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CQ-Roll Call: A Personnel Update

From: Laurie Battaglia
To: CQ-RollCall-All Sent: Fri Mar 19, 2010
Subject: Advertising Announcement; We’ve got several people announcements to make in advertising.

Here goes: I’m thrilled to announce that Kelly Lindner will be rejoining CQ-Roll Call on Monday, March 22nd as our new VP of Events and Consumer Advertising. Kelly was one of the bright stars in advertising at Roll Call, where she initially began in consumer sales, and then moved into corporate and advocacy sales. We are incredibly lucky to have her back in Washington. Unfortunately, that means Connie Witherspoon is leaving. Both she and Holly Maine will be joining Victoria Monroe at National Journal. Holly’s last day was this past Wednesday, March 17th, and Connie will be departing next Friday.

Cliff McKinney will become Vice President, National Advertising Sales. In addition to his current role of managing national print operations, he will assume Holly’s online role as well.

Joining Kelly will be Marie Kilroy, who will be moving from her role in advertising marketing (and events) to consumer advertising. For those of you who know Marie we’re very excited to have her move into this new role.

We are planning a renewed focus on the consumer side of the business, from retail to classifieds, so look for more details as we move forward on this initiative. Subi Issa will be taking on a newly created role Operations. Creating a stronger infrastructure is key to our continued success and growth, and this new role has been created to do just that.

Our traffic team will now grow to four, relieving the burden that has been placed on the team, which currently includes Subi, Laura Weeda, and Christina Chao.

Please join me in congratulating the team as they move into new roles and welcoming Kelly on her return this coming Monday. And as always, if you have any questions, please ask.

Laurie Battaglia, EVP and Managing Director CQ-Roll Call Group

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CQ-Roll Call Deal Signed, Management Changes Announced

First on FishbowlDC: The ink is still drying on the Roll Call/Congressional Quarterly deal and new management changes are already being announced — one of which involves Peter Cherukuri‘s position as publisher.

Cherukuri, the boy-wonder publisher of Roll Call will be stepping aside because his position “is redundant.” Cherukuri will aid in the transition for the next 30 days.

From Laurie Battaglia‘s memo (obtained by FishbowlDC) this morning:

The changes

Editorial Mike Mills joined Roll Call as editorial director in February of this year. Mike spent more than 11 years at CQ and will now serve as senior vice president and editorial director for CQ-Roll Call Group, overseeing all products and publications. Under Mike, Susan Benkelman (CQ executive editor) becomes executive editor of news for CQ and John Dineen (managing editor, CQ.com) becomes executive editor of publications for CQ. Both Susan and John are veterans of CQ. Charlie Mitchell will continue in his role as editor of Roll Call.

Information Services Keith White, formerly CQ publisher and senior vice president, will head up Information Services as senior vice president and associate director of CQ-Roll Call Group. Keith has been with CQ since 2001 after serving in executive positions at LexisNexis and AOL. Because Information Services include all subscription-based products, Barkley Kern (senior vice president, Capitol Advantage) will report to Keith. Additionally, Jim Gale (vice president of circulation sales, CQ), Greg Hamilton (chief marketing officer, CQ) and Ron Hogan (general manager, State Track) will continue to report to Keith.

Advertising Victoria Lion Monroe, formerly CQ associate publisher and vice president of advertising, will lead the Group’s advertising team as senior vice president. Victoria has been with CQ since July 2008 and brings more than 20 years of advertising experience, including extensive agency experience. Karen Whitman (vice president of advertising) and Cliff McKinney (director of advertising) will now report to Victoria.

Technology Dennis Arndt, who joined Roll Call Group as chief technology officer this past April, will serve as senior vice president and chief technology officer across the CQ-Roll Call Group. Dennis has more than 20 years of technology experience including senior-level positions with JumpTap, Monster Worldwide and Omgeo. Larry Tunks (chief information officer, CQ) will report to Dennis.

Finance Chip Wallen, Roll Call Group’s director of finance since February 2008, will become senior vice president and chief financial officer, responsible for overseeing all finance functions across the businesses. Chip brings a wealth of experience after serving in senior capacities at CQ and more recently, Legal Times.

Strategy and Development Neil Maslansky, formerly CQ chief financial officer, becomes senior vice president for strategy and development. Neil has been with CQ for seven years. Before that, he held management positions with LexisNexis and Congressional Information Service. Neil’s department will play a vital part in our success by continuing to innovate to ensure we stay ahead of the market.

Client Relationships Arnie Thomas, Roll Call Group senior vice president of client relationships will continue in his role across the new CQ-Roll Call Group. Arnie brings vast experience in our market, having held senior positions at LegiSlate. He was also instrumental in the launch of GalleryWatch Federal, which was acquired by Roll Call Group in 2006.

Battaglia’s full memo after the jump.

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