Mark Hamrick of Bankrate.com takes the helm at SABEW; seven are elected to the Board of Governors

Posted By Crystal Beasley

Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst and Washington bureau chief at Bankrate.com, was installed as the new president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) at its annual conference on April 29, 2017, in Seattle. Hamrick succeeds Cory Schouten, senior editor at the Columbia Journalism Review.

“I’m humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve SABEW members and the profession at this critically important time for our industry and our nation. The rapid pace of change, including the ongoing digital transition affords opportunity for new and agile media enterprises, but is also prompting others to downsize,” said Hamrick. “Our priorities include providing support, including networking opportunities and training, sought by our colleagues in business and financial journalism as well as other stakeholders. We’ll also look to advocate where appropriate for our profession at a time when legitimate and respected news outlets are under unprecedented attack.”

In addition to Hamrick (@hamrickisms), SABEW’s officer ladder comprises Xana Antunes (@xantunesx), executive editor of Quartz, and Bryan Borzykowski (@bborzyko), freelance business writer.

Ballots were cast during the SABEW17 conference for seven additional seats on the SABEW Board of Governors, six with a term ending in 2020 and one ending in 2018.
Candidates elected to the board were:

  • Robert Barba, technology editor, American Banker (@Barba_AB)
  • Shobhana Chandra, Economics reporter, Bloomberg News (@ShoChandra)
  • Glenn Hall, U.S. news editor, The Wall Street Journal (@GlennHall)
  • Dean Murphy, associate editor, The New York Times (@deanemurphy)
  • Rich Barbieri, executive editor, CNNMoney (@richbarbieri)
  • Marilyn Geewax, senior business news editor, National Public Radio (@geewaxnpr)‏
  • James B. Nelson, deputy business editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (@jamesbnelson)

SABEW has many upcoming events that the board will be working on in coordination with SABEW’s Executive Director, Kathleen Graham. On June 1, the 2017 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award contest will open. On Oct. 12-13, SABEWNYC17, the organization’s fall conference, will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The conference will include the SABEW/NEFE personal finance reporting workshop and the SABEW/McGraw Symposium. The 2017 Best in Business Awards contest opens December 1. In the spring, the SABEW18 conference will be in Washington, D.C.

SABEW, the largest association of business journalists, encourages comprehensive reporting of economic events without fear or favoritism and upgrades the skills and knowledge of business journalists through continuous professional development and educational efforts.

For more information, contact cbeasley@sabew.org. Follow @sabew on twitter.

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