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Tuesday, 27 October 2015 10:52

MiBiz announces executive changes, new hires

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MiBiz announced a series promotions and new hires.

Managing Editor Joe Boomgaard has been promoted to the position of editor of the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based business fortnightly. He assumes the editor title from Editor & Publisher Brian Edwards, who will remain as publisher. Boomgaard will be responsible for all editorial operations of MiBiz, including the company’s biweekly print newspaper, online presence through, and a variety of digital news products.  

The business publication also promoted longtime executive Kristi Kortman to the post of Director of Marketing & Audience Development. In her new role, Kortman will be responsible for building the publication’s subscriber base and enhancing its marketing and advertising programs for clients.

“Joe and Kristi have quietly led the reinvention of MiBiz over the past three years into a regional leader in business coverage,” Edwards said. “As we head into 2016, they’re working closely with Associate Publisher Denise Schott to reinvent MiBiz again.”

As the publication continues to grow, MiBiz also announced two new hires.

Experienced sales professional Renee Looman will serve as an Advertising Consultant. Looman previously worked for Veritas Distributors Inc.

Additionally, Rachel Harper joined the publication as Editorial Designer & Ad Traffic Coordinator. She previously served as a designer at City Pulse, an alternative newsweekly in Lansing.

“These changes reflect the growth of MiBiz and our plans to continue investing in expanded editorial coverage, business intelligence and delivering more value to readers and advertisers,” Edwards said.

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