Jennifer Nycz-Conner, a reporter at the Washington Business Journal, remembers one of the first times she met her boss, American City Business Journals chairman Ray Shaw, who died suddenly on Sunday.
Nycz-Conner writes, “Our editor and friend John McCalla passed away very suddenly in 2007, and Ray and our former editor Beth Hunt found a way to get from Charlotte to our newsroom in mere hours after we heard to be with our staff. It was a gesture that said more than any words ever could, and it stays with me to this day as a light on a very dark day.
“The Washington Post has a quote from Neil Armstrong today that caught my attention: ‘We’d all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.’
“Somehow, I canâ€™t help but think how much that seems to apply to Ray, who made this large company feel like a family business.”
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