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Posts Tagged ‘Emily Akhtarzandi’

NPR’s Margaret Low Smith Named President of AtlanticLIVE

md2qtgdoloqe8n04c95kNPR’s Margaret Low Smith was named VP of The Atlantic and president of AtlanticLIVE, its events division. In this role, she’ll oversee all aspects of AtlanticLIVE and lead Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large of The Atlantic and head of LIVE content, and Emily Akhtarzandi, the LIVE sales team’s managing director of business development. Smith replaces Elizabeth Baker Keffer, founding president of AtlanticLIVE, who left for the Chicago-based investment firm BDT & Company in February 2014.

For NPR, Smith ran a division of nearly 400 journalists as its senior vice president for news since early 2011. Read more

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AtlanticLIVE Staffs Up; Lauren Evans Named Assoc. Director of Biz. Development

Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director of AtlanticLIVE, announced today that Lauren Evans will join the AtlanticLIVE team as Associate Director of Business Development. Lauren has spent the past six years with The Wall Street Journal, most recently as a Multimedia Account Executive. Evans will not only manage several clients in the DC area, but will also expand her portfolio to include the Southeast region.

This brings the AtlanticLIVE business development team up to five people, as Atlantic Media looks to expand their events operations. Akhtarzandi was herself hired recently -or rehired -in the newly-created position of Managing Director of Business Development and charged with cultivating new clients and event partners. She previously worked at The Atlantic magazine from 2000 to 2008, and helped develop Atlantic Media’s event business.

Evans’ first day will be February 10th. A big FishbowlDC congrats Lauren, and good luck on the new gig!

 

Akhtarzandi Starts Work Today at AtlanticLIVE

Today is Emily Akhtarzandi‘s first as Managing Director of Business Development at AtlanticLIVE. Last week she was hired away from Washington Post Live. This marks a return to Atlantic Media for Emily -she previously worked for 8 years as the advertising director for The Atlantic magazine. Congrats Emily, and good luck from us here at FishbowlDC!

Emily Akhtarzandi Back at Atlantic Media

In an email to staff yesterday, AtlanticLIVE President Elizabeth Baker Keffer announced the hiring of Emily Akhtarzandi as Managing Director of Business Development. AtlanticLIVE is the events division of Atlantic Media, and in the newly-created position, Emily will be responsible for cultivating new clients and event partners. Emily previously worked at The Atlantic between 2000 and 2008, ultimately rising to National Advertising Director there. During that time, she was instrumental in developing Atlantic Media’s event business and brought some of their original clients into custom programs, public forums, and the Aspen Ideas Festival.  For the past three years, she has served as Strategic Partnership Manager for Washington Post Live, where she has managed relationships and sales with major event clients.

Emily will be based out of Washington, and reports to work January 14th. Join us in wishing her well at her new job!