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Washington Press Club Foundation Names New Board Members, Elects 2014 Officers

Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 09.38.15The Washington Press Club Foundation announced Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner and AP’s Sonya Ross as its newest members to its Board of Directors. The foundation works to create opportunities for students in DC newsrooms and highlight journalism accomplishments.

Ferrechio and Ross will join the Board on June 20 for its annual “Welcome to Washington” lunch with summer interns from WPCF-partner newsrooms. Speaking at the luncheon will be ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and NPR’s Juana Summers.

This week, the board elected officers for 2014-15 including CQ’s David Meyers as president, Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev as vice president, The Hill’s Sheila Casey as treasurer, and PolitiFact’s Louis Jacobson as secretary.
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Sam Youngman’s Goodbye Soirée is ‘The Other Side of This Town’

photo-25A sizable gathering of journos packed into the dimly-lit Oyster Bar of Old Ebbitt Grill last night to bid farewell to Sam Youngman, who’s headed to Lexington, Ky. to shake things up at the Kentucky-Herald Leader.

“It’s so easy to sh-t all over this town, and I will continue to do so with great relish,” Youngman told FishbowlDC by email today. “But last night was a reminder that there are so many wonderful and talented people here, and I’m fortunate to know them.”

Kevin Madden, a CNN Contributor, pointed out last night, “This is the other side of This Town.” You hear that Mark Leibovich?

The party was meticulously organized by CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, who regularly frequents Old Ebbitt and is something of a star there. (We resisted the terrible urge to give Garrett an impromptu spelling test. He assures that he can spell fairly well, just not in a Spelling Bee format.)

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WPCF Elects New Officers, Adds Board Members

The Washington Press Club Foundation has announced its 2012 officers:  Medill News Service’s Ellen Shearer will serve as president; David Meyers from CQ Roll Call was elected vice president; The Hill’s Sheila Casey will be treasurer and Bloomberg’s Julie Davis will be secretary. The group also welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors:  Lesley Clark, McClatchy News; Nia-Malika Henderson,Washington Post; Laurie Kellman, Associated Press; Ken Strickland,NBC News.

In addition, the foundation announced that the Annual Congressional Dinner will take place on February 8, 2012.  For more info on the association or dinner, visit

The Hill Makes Senior Management Changes

From Jimmy Finkelstein, chairman of Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.:

    To the Staff

    I’m very pleased to be able to tell you about senior management changes at The Hill that I am announcing today. They reflect the great success that the newspaper, websites, etc have been enjoying for the past number of years.

    All of you are part of that success, and I wanted to let you see the announcement before it goes out. I also wanted to thank you for your efforts and effective work.

    Warm regards,
    Jimmy Finkelstein
    Chairman of Capitol Hill Publishing Corp


    James A. Finkelstein, Chairman of Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., has announced three key promotions in the company’s senior management.

    Francine McMahon
    , Associate Publisher of The Hill, has been promoted to Publisher and Executive Vice-President. McMahon joined The Hill in 1997. Ms. McMahon previously worked at The Weekly Standard, Roll Call and Congressional Quarterly.

    “Francine’s accomplishments have been remarkable,” Mr. Finkelstein said. “She has been with The Hill from almost the very beginning and, under her leadership, the company’s revenues have increased dramatically. Her efforts have been instrumental in establishing The Hill and THEHILL.COM as the premier sources for information for Congress and for those interested in Congress.”

    Hugo Gurdon, Editor in Chief of The Hill newspaper, has also been promoted to Executive Vice-President, a position in which he will oversee the company’s rapid expansion in a variety of new media. Gurdon will also remain in charge of the newspaper’s editorial content and production.

    Mr. Gurdon arrived at The Hill in 2002 after more than two decades in journalism, having previously worked at The Daily Telegraph (UK) and National Post (Canada). When Gurdon joined The Hill, the newspaper was published only once per week. Now, while Congress is in session, The Hill publishes four times a week. On the Web, Gurdon has already helped make THEHILL.COM the most highly trafficked Web site serving Capitol Hill and will be launching a new Web site in the next month.

    “Hugo is one of the finest editors you’ll find anywhere,” Mr. Finkelstein said. “He has not only made The Hill the most important publication on the Hill, but has also made THEHILL.COM the preeminent Web Site covering Congress.”

    Sheila Casey has been promoted from Chief Financial Officer to the post of Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, Casey will oversee the day-to-day operations at The Hill’s headquarters in Washington D.C.. Casey joined The Hill in 1997. She has previously worked at Grant Thornton.

    “Sheila has done a brilliant job as the company’s CFO,” Finkelstein said. “As The Hill and Capitol Hill Publishing diversifies into multiple new platforms, Sheila will be responsible for overseeing, managing and coordinating efforts across all of the company’s endeavors.”

    Mr. Finkelstein noted that while the company’s performance has been impressive in the past few years, The Hill and Capitol Hill Publishing are on the threshold of far greater growth.

    “In the last three years, revenues at Capitol Hill Publishing have more than doubled,” Mr. Finkelstein said. “With the launch of a variety of new initiatives under our new leadership structure we are confident that we will continue this growth.”