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Revolving Door: SI, Say Media, NPR, and More

Matt Bean has been named managing editor of Sports Illustrateds website, SI.com. Bean comes to SI from Rodale, where he most recently served  as vice president, digital product development. Bean will succeed Paul Fichtenbaum, who was named editorial director of Time Inc.’s Sports Group. (FishbowlNY)

Anna Baird has been named CFO of SAY Media. Formerly a partner at Connor Group, Baird brings two decades of solid tech-focused financial leadership to her new post. Before joining Connor Group, she was senior vice president at McAfee, working with the CEO and CFO on global strategy and infrastructure and organizational alignment. Prior to her time at McAfee, Baird was an integral part of the leadership team at KPMG in Silicon Valley for more than 17 years, most recently as global lead partner working with several technology companies including Symantec, Oracle and Intuit. (Release)

Monique Hanson has been named NPR’s chief development officer. Beginning in October, Hanson will oversee major and planned giving, and foundation grants. She’ll work with the NPR Foundation, which holds most of Joan Kroc’s $230 million endowment. Hanson has spent the last several years raising money for the YMCA. (Poynter.org)

Tim “Romeo” Herbster has been named vice president of Special Programming Projects at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Herbster is the host of the nationally syndicated show “Saturday Night Online” and will continue to host the show in conjunction with his new position. At his new post, Herbster will manage large-scale national projects, working closely with Darren Davis, Executive Vice President of National Programming Platforms, on advertiser integration programs. He will also develop on-air and digital music programming and content. Herbster will relocate to New York City from Philadelphia, where he most recently served as Program Director for WIOQ (Q102) and Online Program Director for the Clear Channel Media and Entertainment cluster in Philadelphia. (Release)

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Interview: Scott Gulbransen, Senior Manager of Public Relations & Social Media, Consumer Group, Intuit

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Doing taxes is no fun. Scott Gulbransen knows that, and he tries make things a little bit easier in his role as Senior Manager of Public Relations & Social Media, Consumer Group, Intuit. The company is home to such brands as TurboTax, Quicken and now Mint.com.

We spoke to Gulbransen about the PR challenges of incorporating the recently acquired Mint.com brand while phasing out Quicken, how he built the brand’s Twitter presence by engaging, and what his team does to go into “high gear” each tax season.

Intuit is phasing out Quicken with the acquisition of Mint.com, where in the communications process, does that stand?

We’re happy to say that the deal to acquire Mint.com closed on November 2nd, so it’s finally official and we can welcome all the Mint folks into the family.

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