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NEWS Leadership Shifts Gears

NEWS leadership
Kimberly Schwartz, Mike Murphy, and Kyle Gargaro.

Four key members of The NEWS editorial and publishing team will switch roles in January in a planned transition to further strengthen the magazine’s leadership position in the industry. The moves were prompted by John Conrad’s decision to step down from his publisher position after 10 years.

Kyle Gargaro has been promoted to editor-in-chief of The NEWS, to be effective Jan. 1, 2012. He has been with the magazine since 2004, primarily serving as the managing editor. Conrad said, “Kyle has been the critical glue at the operational level of the magazine, and during his tenure, he has immersed himself in issues that are important to the HVACR industry. I am excited to announce his promotion to the top editorial position. He has led the charge into new electronic communications such as a multi-faceted social media campaign and podcasting.”

John Conrad
John Conrad

Mike Murphy, current editor-in-chief, will take over as publisher, also effective January 1, when Conrad will begin a transition from publisher to senior editor. “Mike has a unique background in sales and marketing that he brought to The NEWS. This succession plan for the magazine’s future and my personal career planning have been in sync for quite some time as both Mike and Kyle have been mastering new responsibilities with The NEWS. Now, we can confidently pass the baton knowing that the people we serve will continue to receive quality information and quality care.”

Murphy said, “John Conrad has created some rather large footprints at The NEWS. I am excited about the journalistic experience and industry knowledge he will bring to the magazine as our senior editor, and look forward to his continued mentoring during our transition.”

Kimberly Schwartz has been promoted to the position of managing editor, effective January 1. Schwartz has seven years of magazine management experience and has most recently served as The NEWS’ legislative editor.

“With this new mix of our veteran staff, we look forward to the opportunity to continue serving our customers,” said Murphy.

Publication date: 12/05/2011

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