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J.P. Donlon Rejoins Chief Executive As Editor-In-Chief

Montvale, N.J.- Chief Executive announced today that J.P. Donlon has rejoined the magazine as Editor-in-Chief. He replaces William Holstein, who previously served as Editor-in-Chief. Donlon worked for Chief Executive for 22 years, including serving as Editor and Chief from 1981 through 2001 and brings with him tremendous knowledge of Chief Executive and CEOs.  While at Chief Executive, J.P. launched two of the magazine’s most exciting and successful programs — the Chief Executive Roundtable and the CEO of the Year Award.

 “We are excited to have J.P. back at Chief Executive. He is without peer when it comes to knowing what keeps CEOs up at night and is committed to exploring those issues in the magazine and at our events,” commented Edward M. Kopko, Chairman, Chief Executive Office and Publisher of Chief Executive. “We understand the importance of providing CEOs with the tools they need to compete in today’s world. With J.P.’s help, we look forward to bringing the magazine and events to the next level,” added Kopko.

Donlon said: “Chief Executive is the preeminent brand and forum for business leaders and I am delighted to rejoin and help the team take it to the next level of success with new products and ways to help CEOs elevate their game.”

Prior to rejoining Chief Executive, J.P. Donlon was Editor-in-Chief of Directorship, the business monthly of views, best practices, and issues driving corporate governance published by Directorship Services LLC.  In addition to his editorial duties, he was actively involved in the firm’s governance and leadership conferences, communications, and business development.

Before joining Directorship in 2004, he served as a principal since 2001 with The Dilenschneider Group, a New York based strategic communications and public relations firm where he was extensively involved in the firm’s CEO leadership and corporate governance practice.  Donlon originally joined Chief Executive in 1978 as senior editor, progressed to managing editor in 1979, and became editor-in-chief in 1981.  During this time J.P. focused on raising the editorial quality of the magazine as well as launching Chief Executive’s unique CEO events.

Prior to joining Chief Executive, Donlon wrote and edited business and financial features for Fairchild Publications.  He was feature editor from 1974 to 1976 and senior editor from 1977 to 1978.  Before his work in business journalism, he was a music critic for weeklies in Boston and London. He edited and contributed to “The Best of Chief Executive” (McGraw Hill), which was honored as one of the top 30 business books of 1993.  A frequent commentator on management and business, he addresses CEO leadership and governance issues from time to time on CNN, CNBC, and Fox News Channel among other broadcast business media.

He is a member of the board of directors where he is, chairman of the nominating and governance committee and member of the marketing committee of AIESEC-U.S. (Association International des Etudiants en Science Economique et Commerciales), the largest international student exchange and business training organization in the world devoted to developing management skills.

Chief Executive is a controlled circulation magazine that has been published since 1977. It reaches 42,000 chief executive officers and their peers, reaches a total readership of 170,000.  Chief Executive Group facilitates “Chief Executive of the Year,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of his or her peers.  George David, Fred Smith, Hank Greenberg, Bill Gates, John Chambers, Michael Dell and Sandy Weill are just some of the leaders who have been honored during the award’s 20-year history.  Chief Executive also organizes roundtable meetings and conferences to foster opportunities for top corporate officers to discuss key subjects and share their experiences within a community of peers. 


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