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SABEW board candidates announced

February 19, 2006

There are 10 candidates for the seven open board seats for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. The positions will be voted on at the annual conference the first weekend in May in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Here are the 10 candidates:

1. William Ahearn, an executive editor at Bloomberg News. He is responsible for global hiring, recruitment and training; the syndication of Bloomberg’s broadcast and newspaper reports; its commentary team of 21 columnists; and obituaries.

2. Mark Braykovich, the business editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Braykovich oversees a staff of 35 reporters and editors covering metro Atlanta’s business community at the AJC.

3. John Corrigan, the senior markets editor for the Los Angeles Times. He leads a team of six reporters in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., who cover Wall Street, the Securities and Exchange Commission, corporate crime and personal finance.

4. Andre Jackson, business editor at the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Jackson has overseen business news coverage at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch since spring 2001. Jackson joined the Post-Dispatch in 1987 as a general assignment reporter, covering events ranging from presidential campaigns to a Ku Klux Klan rally.

5. Stephen Keating of the Denver Post, working with a staff of 17. He was hired by the esteemed Henry Dubroff as a business reporter at the Post in 1994 and published a non-fiction book in 1999 titled “Cutthroat� about media moguls in the cable and satellite TV industry.

6. Greg McCune, training editor for Reuters. McCune has 27 years of experience in business journalism. He has been around the world as a business journalist — eight years with Bridge News and 19 years with Reuters.

7. Josh Mills, director of the master’s program at Baruch College/CUNY. He has served on SABEW’s board for three years and its executive committee for one, and chairs SABEW’s education committee and co-chairs its diversity task force.

8. Rob Reuteman, business editor at the Rocky Mountain News since May 1997. He was elected to a one-year term to the SABEW board of governors last May, and helped put together last fall’s reporting workshop in St. Louis.

9. Michael Sasso, the retail/restaurant industry reporter for the Tampa Tribune, where he has been employed for three years. Previously, he was a business reporter for The Ledger of Lakeland, Fla.

10. Susan Tompor, who writes a personal finance column for the Detroit Free Press. Tompor has been a business journalist for nearly 25 years.

The full biographies can be found here.

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