OLD Media Moves

AP hires Heitmann from Dow Jones

December 1, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Kristin Heitmann

The Associated Press has hired Kristin Heitmann as senior vice president and chief revenue officer, responsible for its revenue functions globally.

She will start Jan. 3, 2022.

Heitmann will lead a division comprising AP’s sales, product, marketing and customer operations worldwide. She will serve on the AP Management Committee and report to incoming President and CEO Daisy Veerasingham.

Heitmann, 41, joins AP from Dow Jones, where she has held various digital, strategy and business development roles at The Wall Street Journal and its parent company for over a decade.

“It is a great honor to join The Associated Press, an organization renowned for its world-class journalism,” said Heitmann in a statement. “I look forward to working with the many talented people worldwide who are dedicated to AP’s mission, and to serving the customers who count on AP for factual, unbiased reporting.”

Most recently Heitmann served as chief commercial officer for media and marketing solutions at Dow Jones, responsible for driving a turnaround in the company’s advertising business.

Prior to that she led large-scale strategic projects as chief transformation officer and previously oversaw revenue optimization for digital projects as the general manager of WSJ Digital.

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