CQ Roll Call announces the hire of Patrick Zazzara today as their new award-winning National Sales Director. They remained mum on layoffs, such as that of their Circulation Director, which we reported on earlier today.

Zazzarra comes to the publication from Government Executive Media, where he spent a decade. He has held sales positions at TIME and NYT.

His first day is today.

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CQ Roll Call Hires Patrick Zazzara as National Sales Director

Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2012) – CQ Roll Call, an Economist Group business, announced today that veteran Washington ad sales executive, Patrick Zazzara has joined the company as National Sales Director covering Virginia and the Southeast Region.  He will be reporting to Beth Bronder, Senior Vice President and Publisher, CQ Roll Call and joins the team as they ramp up in a number of areas including advocacy outreach, live engagement, marketing services and other customer driven solutions.

Zazzara comes to CQ Roll Call from Government Executive Media, where he spent ten years as Senior Account Director and a top sales performer.  Prior to this role, he held top-level sales positions at TIME Magazine and The New York Times.  Zazzara spent 15 years with The Times where he created and managed tremendous growth in the automotive category for the nation’s top newspaper.

“I’m very excited to bring Patrick on board at CQ Roll Call and he’ll fit perfectly with our seasoned team of ad sales professionals” said Beth Bronder, Senior Vice President and Publisher, CQ Roll Call. “Given Patrick’s track record of sales success and experience working for premium content providers, there’s no doubt he will play a key role as we continue to diversify our portfolio to provide the best methods of communication between our advertising customers and Capitol Hill.”

“I am excited to be joining the CQ Roll Call Advertising team,” said Patrick Zazzara, National Sales Director, CQ Roll Call.  “In an ever changing market, working for a reputable and legacy media brand such as this is an exciting opportunity.”

Zazzara is the recipient of numerous awards, including 5 New York Times Publisher’s Awards.  Patrick arrives in the CQ Roll Call office on Monday, December 10th.