Bryan Borzykowski becomes SABEW’s first Canadian president

Posted By Aimee O'Grady on Thursday May 23, 2019

Phoenix – May, 2019

Bryan Borzykowski, an independent business journalist who has written for CNBC, the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, BBC Capital, Fortune, Inc., and Financial Planning, among other publications, was installed as the new president of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) at its annual conference on May 18, 2019, in Phoenix.

He succeeds Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief and senior economic analyst for Bankrate.com, who served as SABEW’s president for the last two years.

Borzykowski, who now lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after spending more than 15 years in Toronto, is SABEW’s first Canadian president in the organization’s 55-year history. He helped bring SABEW to Canada in 2015 and served as SABEW Canada’s first chair.

“SABEW has given me so much over the years; it’s an honor to be able to give back in a bigger way and help others get as much out of the organization as I have,” he said. “Creating strong business journalism – and high-quality journalism in general – has never been more important. SABEW has a crucial role to play in helping writers, editors, producers, broadcasters, bloggers, podcasters, and others enhance their training and develop the connections they need to succeed.”

Over the next 12 months, Borzykowski and SABEW’s 22-member board, plan on creating new training programs for its members, new opportunities to network and new ways to showcase its members’ work. SABEW will also continue to produce its popular monthly virtual training programs and its Best in Business Awards, one of the most highly respected business journalism award programs in the world.

“We want to do even more for our members and give business journalists everywhere the skills and opportunities they need to tell the stories they need to tell,” said Borzykowski.

In addition to Borzykowski (@bborzyko), SABEW’s officer ladder is comprised of Kim Quillen (@QuillenKim), SABEW’s vice-president and business source editor of the Chicago Tribune, and Caleb Silver (@calebsilver) SABEW’s secretary/treasurer and Investopedia’s editor-in-chief and SVP content.

As well, ballots were cast during the SABEW19 conference for six seats on the SABEW Board of Governors, all with a term ending in 2022.

SABEW members elected three new members to the Board of Governors:

  • Alan Deutschman, professor and Reynolds endowed chair of business journalism University of Nevada, Reno
  • Desiree Hanford, lecturer, Medill/Northwestern University
  • Scott Wenger, group editorial director, SourceMedia

Three incumbent governors were also re-elected, each serving three-year terms:

The rest of SABEW’s board includes:

  • Xana Antunes, executive editor, Quartz
  • Cesca Antonelli, editor-in-chief, Bloomberg BNA
  • Robert Barba, deputy spot news editor, the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires
  • Rich Barbieri, executive editor, CNN Business
  • Brad Foss, global business editor, Associated Press
  • Pallavi Gogoi, chief business editor, NPR
  • Glenn Hall, chief editor, Dow Jones Newswires
  • Andrew Leckey, president/business journalism chair, Donald W. Reynolds National Center, ASU
  • Heather Long, economics correspondent, the Washington Post
  • Dean Murphy, associate masthead editor, the New York Times
  • James B. Nelson, business editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and business journalism instructor Marquette University
  • Cindy Perman, partnerships and syndication editor, CNBC.com

Ex-officio members:

  • Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst, Washington bureau chief, Bankrate.com
  • Joanna Ossinger, editor, cross-asset group, Bloomberg News
  • Cory Schouten, senior newsletter editor, The Wall Street Journa
  • Marty Steffens, SABEW chair in business and journalism School of Journalism, University of Missouri

About SABEW
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