SOURCE: Americas Society

Americas Society/Council of the Americas

SOURCE: Council of the Americas

June 26, 2015 12:53 ET

Americas Society/Council of the Americas Names Brian Winter Vice President, Americas Quarterly Editor-In-Chief

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 26, 2015) - Americas Society and Council of the Americas President and CEO Susan Segal announced today the appointment of Brian Winter as the organizations' Vice President and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Americas Quarterly. Winter is a seasoned journalist, author, speaker, and policy analyst who spent a decade in Latin America as a correspondent for leading international news and information provider Thomson Reuters, delivering outstanding business and political coverage on the major developments in the region. Based in São Paulo, Brazil from 2010 to June 2015, Winter had unparalleled access to a remarkable period in the history of Latin America's economic powerhouse, which allows him to bring valuable depth of knowledge and expertise to AS/COA members and constituencies across the Americas.

"We are delighted to welcome Brian Winter to our organization. His deep understanding of the region, vast network of contacts, and breadth of journalistic and publishing experience will further enhance AS/COA's already sterling lineup of inter-American affairs experts," said AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal. "His contributions will allow us to continue breaking new ground on those topics that are important to anyone who follows business, political, and cultural developments in the hemisphere."

"The people of Latin America treated me beautifully for ten years, and I now look forward to telling the region's stories and exploring its challenges in a whole new way. We will turn Americas Quarterly into the leading publication on policy, leadership, and life in our hemisphere," Winter said. "I greatly value the role that Americas Society and Council of the Americas have played in bringing the countries of the hemisphere together and I look forward to continuing and deepening that integration."

Brian Winter is the author or co-author of four books about Latin America including Why Soccer Matters, a New York Times bestseller he wrote with Brazilian soccer legend Pelé; The Accidental President of Brazil, co-authored with President Fernando Henrique Cardoso; No Lost Causes, with President Álvaro Uribe; and Long After Midnight, a memoir about his time in Argentina. Proficient in Spanish and Portuguese, Winter is a regular guest on Brazilian and international media.

Americas Society (AS) is the premier organization dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Established by David Rockefeller in 1965, our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Council of the Americas (COA) is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Americas Quarterly is the only magazine dedicated to policy analysis and debate of economics, finance, social development, and politics in the Western Hemisphere. Launched in 2007, AQ reaches over 17,000 readers-high-level policymakers in Washington DC and throughout the region, top-level business men and women investing in the Americas, and new leaders in the worlds of finance, business, politics, and the media. AQ has gained a reputation as a balanced, authoritative, and accessible journal that responds to issues facing the region and brings a diverse set of key players to the table. The editorial mission is to engage a new generation of political, economic and social leaders in a discussion of future policy alternatives and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas. Editorial Board members include former presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Ricardo Lagos and Ernesto Zedillo, as well as a new generation of emerging scholars from the worlds of economics and political science.

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