Rob Blackwell, who left his position as editor of American Banker last month, has been hired by Promontory Interfinancial Network as chief content officer and head of external affairs.
Promontory provides cash and liquidity management solutions.
Blackwell will lead government and media affairs. As part of this new role, he will also produce content and analysis that spotlights complex developments in financial services policy and how they might impact banks.
Blackwell was a journalist for more than 20 years, rising through the ranks at American Banker, first as a reporter covering the FDIC, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac and later serving as Washington Bureau Chief during the financial crisis. He was named editor-in-chief in 2017.
During his tenure, American Banker won more than a dozen major journalism awards, including its first Grand Neal Award for a podcast tackling the policy implications of vacant housing. In 2017, Blackwell was awarded the prestigious Timothy White Award, which recognizes journalists who display “extraordinary courage, integrity, and passion.”