Chief Executive announced Thursday that J.P. Donlon has rejoined the magazine as editor-in-chief.
He replaces William Holstein, who had replaced Donlon as editor-in-chief. Holstein is a former BusinessWeek editor. There is no word on where he is going in the press release. The magazine’s West Coast editor, Russ Mitchell, is also a former BusinessWeek editor and correspondent.
Donlon worked for Chief Executive for 22 years, including serving as editor from 1981 through 2001. While at Chief Executive, J.P. launched two of the magazine’s most exciting and successful programs — the Chief Executive Roundtable and the CEO of the Year Award.
“We are excited to have J.P. back at Chief Executive. He is without peer when it comes to knowing what keeps CEOs up at night and is committed to exploring those issues in the magazine and at our events,” commented Edward M. Kopko, chairman, CEO and publisher of Chief Executive, in a release. “We understand the importance of providing CEOs with the tools they need to compete in today’s world. With J.P.’s help, we look forward to bringing the magazine and events to the next level.”
Donlon said: “Chief Executive is the preeminent brand and forum for business leaders and I am delighted to rejoin and help the team take it to the next level of success with new products and ways to help CEOs elevate their game.”
Prior to rejoining Chief Executive, Donlon was editor of Directorship, the business monthly of views, best practices, and issues driving corporate governance published by Directorship Services LLC. In addition to his editorial duties, he was actively involved in the firm’s governance and leadership conferences, communications, and business development.
Chief Executive magazine has about 170,000 readers.