Jim Kristie, former editor of Directors & Boards, passed away April 8.
April Hall of Directors & Boards writes, “Kristie joined the magazine in 1981, just five years after its founding when the magazine’s offices moved to Philadelphia. He remained editor, eventually adding the title of associate publisher, for 35 years. He retired in 2017.
“‘As for how I lasted this long? I guess the simple answer is that I never found anything else I wanted to do more,’ Kristie told Talking Biz News a few months before his retirement. ‘I always felt I had one of the best jobs in journalism. And I have always had great ownership of the journal with Milt Rock and his son Bob Rock.’
“The following is publisher Bob Rock’s letter from Directors & Boards’ First Quarter 2017 issue, Kristie’s last at the helm:
“‘Hey Jim . . . Yo Bob’ is how I have begun many days at work. With these greetings, Jim Kristie and I kicked off the day, which was often punctuated with several impromptu conversations about Directors & Boards as well as a wide range of topics including politics, sports and philosophy.”
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