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<em.WaPo Names New Conf. & Events GM

WaPo Media President and GM Stephen Hills announced today that Jenny Abramson will become the GM of WaPo‘s conferences and events business unit, reporting to Ken Babby, Vice President of Advertising.

In this role Abramson will oversee all business aspects of Post-branded live events, which will focus on topics of local, national, and international interest.

See the memo from Hills after the jump.

We are pleased to announce today that Jenny Abramson will become General Manager of The Washington Post’s conferences and events business unit, reporting to Ken Babby, Vice President of Advertising. In this role she will oversee all business aspects of Post-branded live events, which will focus on topics of local, national, and international interest.

Jenny will continue to serve as General Manager of The Washington Post’s Magazine, Special Sections and TV Week Group and Publisher of FW. Jenny has also overseen the Sports Marketing Group since late 2006. Other positions she has held at The Post include Jobs category sales management and sports advertising.

Prior to coming to The Post, Jenny was a management consultant in New York at The Boston Consulting Group and Director of Program Strategy and Development at Teach for America. In 2007, she took a leave of absence from The Post to manage D.C. Public School Chancellor Michele Rhee’s Transformation Management Office.

Ms. Abramson has a BA and MA from Stanford University and graduated with Honors, Distinction, and Phi Beta Kappa. She also has an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and was a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom where she studied the political, ethical, and legal implications of the Human Genome Project at The London School of Economics.

Jenny Abramson will lead this effort on the business side and work closely with The Post’s news department to ensure that conferences and events meet The Post’s high journalistic standards. Under The Post’s newsroom guidelines, conferences and other events will be on the record and the newsroom will determine the topics and the content of each conference.

The program is in its early stages and we will share more information with you as plans take shape. We would be happy to answer any questions and we welcome your comments. Please join us in congratulating Jenny in her new role.

Stephen P. Hills
President and General Manager
Washington Post Media

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