Dallas Biz Journal editor Head leaves for new job
Lauren Lawley Head, who had been editor of the Dallas Business Journal since January 2012, has left the American City Business Journals publication to join Success Partners as general manager of Direct Selling News.
Her last day was Friday.
“I have great respect for the DBJ and for ACBJ, and I count myself lucky to have had the chance to spend 15 years with an organization that gave me many opportunities to grow my career,” said Head. “At the same time, I am excited about joining the DSN team and for the growth opportunities ahead.”
Previously, head had been editor of the Pittsburgh Business Times since February 2003. Its reporting team won back-to-back awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2010 and 2011 for its coverage of pharmaceutical company payments to physicians.
“We appreciate Lauren’s many contributions to ACBJ across the years,” said Emory Thomas, the chief content officer at ACBJ, in an email. “She has played important roles in multiple newsrooms for us, and we wish her the very best with her new direction.”
She had also been managing editor of the Dayton Business Journal.
She got her start at ACBJ as a reporting intern for the St. Louis Business Journal in the summer of 1997. When she graduated from college, she joined the Cincinnati Business Courier as a reporter, where she got to cover technology during the height of the dot.com boom and then took on the health care beat.
Head is a University of Missouri graduate.