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Roll Call’s National Account Manager Walks Out

On Friday, Kelly Lindner, their National Account Manager, walked out after 17 years. The scene was tense and she did not leave amicably. She is the 11th woman to leave in recent weeks.

The publication maintains that the departures have nothing to do with gender. Some top women presently at Roll Call on the editorial side include Christina Bellantoni, managing editor Katie Smith, and Politics Editor Lauren Whittington. There have been four new female hires in the past month: Shira Toeplitz (returning from her year abroad at Politico), Janie Lorber, Amanda Becker and Cyra Master.

“While we don’t comment on individual personnel matters, CQ Roll Call continues to recruit the best talent in the business, and we encourage ambitious, hard-working men and women to apply and work for us,” said Rebecca Gale, Director of Promotions and a relatively new hire who started with CQ-Roll Call in January.

The Departed:

Laurie Battaglia
Jen Yachnini
Jennifer Bendery
Erin Billings
Ali McSherry
Elizabeth Brotherton
Debbie Bruno
Kate Hunter
Jackie Kucinich
Monica Sweet

Correction: The above has been corrected to reflect that Kelly Lindner is National Account Manager, not VP of Sales & Events, a role which she previously occupied.

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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