OLD Media Moves

Washington Biz Journal publisher named to ACBJ position

September 2, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Alex Orfinger is stepping down as publisher of the Washington Business Journal after 18 years to take a new position overseeing 20 business journals for the organization’s parent company.

Michael Neibauer of the Washington Business Journal writes, “American City Business Journals CEO Whitney Shaw announced Orfinger’s promotion to executive vice president, effective immediately, in a memo Tuesday. ACBJ Chief Revenue Officer Mike Olivieri was also named to the same position.

“Orfinger and Olivieri will each oversee half of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based company’s 43 markets, working directly with publishers, management teams and staffs to ‘maximize local performance across all departments,’ Shaw said. Orfinger will remain based at the WBJ office in Rosslyn.

“‘In their new jobs, Mike and Alex will each be responsible for a business operating in 20 markets with more than 500 employees,’ Shaw said. ‘Clearly, it is a significant task, but I believe this will pay both short- and long-term dividends by focusing additional resources on local performance and by bringing better organization to the corporate support that is already in place.'”

Read more here. Senior vice president Rob Fisher, who was based in New York, left the company in May.

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