April 29, 2008 12:45 ET

New Officers Named for Society of American Business Editors & Writers

COLUMBIA, MO--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Bernie Kohn, assistant managing editor of business for The Baltimore Sun, was named president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers during its annual conference on Monday.

Greg McCune, training editor for Reuters, became vice president. Rob Reuteman, business editor of the Rocky Mountain News, became treasurer. Kevin Noblet, former business editor for the Associated Press, became secretary.

SABEW, a 501(c)(3) organization with 3,500 members, is the leading trade group for business journalists. Formed in 1964 to promote superior coverage of business and economic events and issues, it is the only business journalism association for editors and writers. SABEW is headquartered in Columbia, Mo., at the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.

The three officers assumed their new jobs at the organization's 45th annual conference in Baltimore. Gail DeGeorge, Sunday editor of The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., completed her year-long term as president at the conference.

SABEW members also elected three new board members, each serving three-year terms, to the Board of Governors:

-- Cliff Cumber, business editor of the Frederick News-Post in Maryland;

-- Beth Hunt, manager of editorial operations for American City Business Journals;

-- David Morrow, editor of

Three incumbent governors were re-elected:

-- Ray Hennessey, director of business news, Fox Business Network;

-- Gail MarksJarvis, columnist for the Chicago Tribune;

-- Dawn Wotapka, a reporter for Dow Jones Newswires.

The new and re-elected governors join these current members of SABEW's board:

-- Becky Bisbee, business editor, Seattle Times;

-- Bill Choyke, business editor, Virginian-Pilot;

-- John Corrigan, deputy business editor, Los Angeles Times;

-- Diana Henriques, financial reporter, The New York Times;

-- Lisa Gibbs, executive business editor, The Miami Herald;

-- Andre Jackson, an editorial writer for the Atlanta Constitution;

-- Josh Mills, journalism professor, Baruch College/CUNY;

-- Chris Roush, journalism professor, UNC-Chapel Hill;

-- Jill Jorden Spitz, assistant managing editor for news, business and training, Arizona Daily Star;

-- Susan Tompor, finance columnist, Detroit Free Press;

-- David Wilson, columnist, Bloomberg News;

-- Pamela Yip, personal finance reporter and columnist, Dallas Morning News.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Carrie Paden
    SABEW Executive Director
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