ASME Board of Directors

Clara Jeffery
President
Editor in Chief, Mother Jones

Clara Jeffery is the editor in chief of Mother Jones, which was just named “Magazine of the Year” by the American Society of Magazine Editors. During her tenure, Mother Jones has won other National Magazine Awards, including for general excellence, reporting, and video; redesigned its magazine and website; established bureaus in Washington and New York; and become a social-media powerhouse. Clara has edited stories that have been included in pretty much every “Best American” anthology. Along the way, she also won a PEN award for editing, became a mom, and forgot what it’s like to sleep. It probably doesn’t help she’s on Twitter so much: @clarajeffery.

Janice Min
Vice President
Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief, The Ankler

Ankler Media’s CEO and editor in chief, Min was formerly co-president of the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Entertainment Group, leading a publishing rebirth of The Hollywood Reporter called a “stunning transformation” by the New York Times. An Emmy winner, Min has been profiled by the New York Times and NPR, and received her alma mater Columbia Journalism School’s Alumni Award, two National Magazine Awards, and five nominations. Min led THR’s expansion into TV and live events including the star-studded Women in Entertainment. Min sits on the boards of Columbia Journalism School, UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. As a contributing editor at TIME, she covered cultureSilicon Valley and entertainment, and recently wrote about ethical issues and alleged racism at a Silicon Valley unicorn.

Alison Overholt
Treasurer
General Manager, Oprah Daily

Alison Overholt is General Manager of Oprah Daily, a new multimedia lifestyle brand from Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines. The new brand includes robust digital and video storytelling on OprahDaily.com; a membership community, Oprah Insiders, offering exclusive content and access to livestream events with Oprah, Gayle King and the brand’s other personalities; ecommerce offerings; and a premium print edition, O Quarterly.

Overholt was formerly ESPN’s Senior Vice President of Multiplatform Storytelling & Journalism, a portfolio including the teams reporting and producing content for E60, ESPN Cover Story, espnW, Outside The Lines, the ESPN Daily podcast, 30 for 30 podcasts, ESPN’s investigative reporting and enterprise unit, and all of ESPN’s digital longform storytelling. Overholt was Editor in Chief of espnW and also Editor in Chief of ESPN The Magazine—the first woman to head a major US sports magazine. In her tenure, Overholt’s teams earned multiple Emmys, Gracies, Deadline Club, and National Press Club Awards, along with the 2017 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, and a 2019 Peabody Award for reporting and coverage of the Michigan State and USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar, including the landmark Arthur Ashe presentation to 141 survivors on the 2018 ESPYs stage.

Adweek twice named Overholt one of the 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports, she was one of CableFax’s Most Powerful Women in Cable four years running, was named to the FOLIO 100 list, was a 2016 Sports Business Journal Game Changer, and was honored as an MCN Wonder Woman in the class of 2019.

Alison Overholt has been an editor and digital strategist at Fast Company and Seventeen, and her writing has appeared in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, and O: The Oprah Magazine. She graduated with honors from Harvard University with an A.B. in government, and lives in West Hartford, CT, with her husband, Seth, and their two children.

  Anna Holmes

Secretary
Executive Vice President, Higher Ground Audio

Anna Holmes is an award-winning writer, editor and creative exec whose work has appeared numerous publications, including the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post and The New Yorker. A one-time columnist for the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Anna has published two books, including 2013’s The Book of Jezebel, based on the website she founded in 2007. An executive producer of numerous documentary and scripted shorts, she is currently the creative director of Higher Ground Audio, part of the production company founded by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. She lives in Los Angeles.

  Joe Brown

Founder and Editor, one5c

Joe Brown has been the editor in chief of Popular Science since September 2016. He successfully transitioned the magazine to a quarterly print cadence, transforming the paper PopSci into keepsake that dives deep into a single subject rather than a traditional periodical. Online, he focused on expanding PopSci.com’s reach by courting readers previously underserved by science and tech publications; his team has shifted the website audience from 74-percent male to an even 50/50 split, while increasing unique visitors by more than 50 percent and pageviews by more than 130 percent. He also launched two new podcasts, a successful events series, and several exciting international partnerships.

Prior to joining PopSci, Brown was executive editor of WIRED. His second time at the brand, he returned oversee WIRED.com and all associated digital platforms, including social and video. He also built out a New York bureau and ran tech and automotive coverage in print and digital. During his tenure, WIRED.com became the first Conde Nast publication to earn more than a billion page views; within two years of taking over, Brown's strategy of skipping news blips in favor of deeply reported stories increased unique visitors by more than 40 percent.

Before WIRED, Brown was editor in chief of Gizmodo. He came in with the aim of transitioning Gizmodo from a blog into a first-rate online technology publication. He recruited several dedicated features writers including Mat Honan, Cord Jefferson, and Sam Biddle, and earned the site a reputation for quality journalism. His team broke several big stories: they were the first to investigate illegal weapons sales by Silk Road, and their embedded reporting in John McAffee's Belize compound gave the world its first look at one of the most bizarre scenes in tech.

Brown is a graduate of Cornell University. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

  Edward Felsenthal

Editor in Chief and Chief Executive Officer, TIME

Edward Felsenthal is the editor in chief and CEO of TIME, the 18th top editor since TIME’s founding in 1923. Under Felsenthal’s leadership, TIME has reached the largest audience in its history—100 million people around the world, built a world-class video operation that won an Emmy in 2017 and a National Magazine Award in 2018, and significantly expanded its franchises and events. TIME’s agenda-setting magazine, with 2 million subscribers, remains the largest U.S. print title in news.

Edward joined TIME in April 2013 as editor of TIME digital, and led a major expansion of TIME’s digital footprint, including the establishment of a 24/7 newsroom and video operation. During that time, TIME’s audience tripled, with monthly video streams exceeding 100 million across platforms and social media followers exceeding 50 million.

In 2016, Edward was named group digital director of News and Lifestyle at Time Inc., a role in which he led digital content and growth across a dozen titles, including TIME, Health, MONEY, Real Simple, Southern Living, Travel & Leisure and Food & Wine.

Edward began his career at The Wall Street Journal, rising to deputy managing editor in 2005 and serving as the founding editor of Personal Journal, where he led coverage that won two Pulitzer Prizes. Earlier in his career, he covered the U.S. Supreme Court in the Journal’s Washington bureau.

In 2008, he was the founding executive editor of The Daily Beast, a role in which he built and managed a digital newsroom that quickly grew from a startup to a nationally known brand.

A native of Memphis, Edward graduated from Princeton University. He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a master’s in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Tennessee.

He is on Twitter @efelsenthal.

Susan Goldberg

Vice Dean and Professor of Practice, Arizona State University

Susan Goldberg is a Vice Dean and Professor of Practice at Arizona State University, with dual appointments to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the College of Global Futures. She is based in Washington, D.C. and joined the university after working as a journalist and leader across print and digital media. Before coming to ASU in 2022, Goldberg was editor in chief of National Geographic and editorial director of National Geographic Partners, where for eight years she led all journalism across platforms, including digital journalism, magazines, podcasts, maps, newsletters and Instagram. She was the 10th editor, and first female editor, of the magazine since it was first published in October 1888.

Under her leadership, National Geographic was honored with 11 National Magazine Awards, including four awards in 2020 and the top prize for General Excellence in 2019. National Geographic was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2021, for Feature Photography in 2019 and for Explanatory Reporting in 2017. In 2022, 2020 and 2018, National Geographic was named the Webby Media Company of the Year, and in 2020 it also earned the Gold Medal as Brand of the Year for the Society of Publication Designers, the most prestigious award for visual journalism. The magazine received hundreds of other awards for photography, storytelling and graphics. Prior to National Geographic, Goldberg led reporting that was honored with multiple local, state and national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize at the San Jose Mercury News (1990/Breaking News), and four finalists for the Pulitzer at The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (2008/Commentary; 2009/Feature Writing and Commentary; 2010/Commentary).

Before her employment at National Geographic, Goldberg was executive editor for federal, state and local government coverage for Bloomberg News in Washington. From 2007 to 2010, she was editor of The Plain Dealer, the daily newspaper of Cleveland and the largest newspaper in Ohio. Prior to that, from 2003-2007, she was the executive editor of the San Jose Mercury News, and served as the paper’s managing editor from 1999-2003. From 1989 to 1999, Goldberg worked at USA Today, including stints as a deputy managing editor of the News, Life and Enterprise sections. Previously, she worked as a reporter and editor at the Detroit Free Press. She began her career as a reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A Michigan native, Goldberg has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University, where she now funds the Susan Goldberg Scholarship at the university’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences’ School of Journalism.

In addition to awards for journalism, Goldberg has been recognized repeatedly for leadership. In March 2015, Goldberg received the Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award from Exceptional Women in Publishing. In 2017 and again in 2019, Washingtonian named Goldberg among the most powerful women in Washington across professions. In 2020, InStyle magazine included Goldberg on its “Badass 50” list, naming her as No. 7 in its issue about “women who are changing the world;” she was selected as one of Folio’s Top Women in Media for having an “exceptional impact” on the direction of the industry; and she was recognized by the International Women’s Media Foundation as the Leadership Honoree for her work in uplifting women journalists and telling under-reported stories.

Goldberg lives in Alexandria, Va., with her husband, Geoffrey Etnire, a real estate lawyer. They have one grown son.

 
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Radhika Jones

Editor in Chief, Vanity Fair

Radhika Jones is the editor in chief of Vanity Fair. Previously, she held senior editorial roles at The New York Times, The Paris Review, and Time, where she oversaw the Person of the Year franchise as well as the Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She has also worked at Artforum, Bookforum, and the literary and arts quarterly Grand Street. She began her journalism career in 1995 at The Moscow Times, serving as arts editor.

Since her appointment as editor in chief in December of 2017, Vanity Fair has been widely recognized for its fresh new direction, and its audience has grown significantly. Jones' focus has been on repositioning VF as a cultural barometer. New contributors to the magazine under her tenure include Jesmyn Ward, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jeff Sharlet, Kiese Laymon, Ann Patchett, Collier Schorr, Ayman Mohyeldin, Quil Lemons, May Jeong, Jenny Lumet, Amy Sherald, and countless other leading voices in the culture.

Jones graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree from Harvard University, and holds a Ph.D. in English and comparative literature from Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son, and serves on the nonprofit boards of CARE and The Paris Review.

  Amanda Kludt

Group Publisher, Lifestyle, Vox Media

Amanda Kludt is the editor in chief of Eater, a publication covering the ins and outs of dining and food in America and around the world. Through original reporting, longform journalism, maps and guides, television shows, and podcasts, Eater informs its audience on the latest news, tells them where to eat and drink, and highlights important issues in dining and food culture. Before Eater, Kludt worked at Gridskipper and Metro. She has contributed to Lucky Peach, Cherry Bombe, The Guardian, and others.

Stephanie Mehta

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Content Officer, Mansueto Ventures

Stephanie Mehta is editor in chief of Fast Company, overseeing its print, digital, and live journalism since 2018. She was previously a deputy editor at Vanity Fair, where she edited feature stories and coedited the annual New Establishment ranking. She also curated the invitation-only New Establishment Summit and Founders Fair conference for women entrepreneurs, which she launched in 2017. Prior to that, Mehta was an editor at Bloomberg Media and worked at Fortune for 14 years, rising from senior writer to deputy managing editor. She was also a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal and began her career as a business reporter at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia. She is a director of the Women’s Forum of New York and sits on the board committee of Airbel Impact Lab, the innovation team at the International Rescue Committee. 

Paul Reyes

Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review

Paul Reyes is the editor of Virginia Quarterly Review, a publication that was transformed in 2004 from a traditional literary journal into a dynamic literary and general-interest magazine. Since joining VQR, Reyes has helped further the magazine’s evolution by introducing a unique front of the book, through ambitious reporting projects and partnerships, and through smaller experiments like its Instagram journalism project, #VQRTrueStory. During his tenure as editor, VQR has earned nine nominations for a National Magazine Award, winning General Excellence in 2019, and has been included in several of the “Best American” anthologies. Prior to joining VQR, Reyes was a senior editor with The Oxford American. His essays and reporting have appeared in VQR, The Oxford American, Harper’s, The New York Times, Literary Hub, Mother Jones, and elsewhere. His writing earned him a Literature Fellowship in Nonfiction from the National Endowment for the Arts, a nomination for the Harry Chapin Media Award, and a nomination for the National Magazine Award in Feature Writing. He also wrote a book: Exiles in Eden, Life Among the Ruins of Florida’s Great Recession.

Julia Turner
Deputy Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times

As deputy managing editor for arts and entertainment at the Los Angeles Times, Julia Turner oversees the paper’s coverage of culture and the entertainment industry.

Before joining the Los Angeles Times in November 2018, Turner was the editor in chief of Slate. During her four years in that role, she expanded the online magazine’s audience, its podcast network, and its membership program, and the journalism Slate published earned numerous accolades, among them a Polk Award for “Sixteen Shots,” Jamie Kalven’s investigation into the killing of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police.

Turner first joined Slate in 2003, and also served as deputy editor, as culture editor, and as a reporter and critic covering television, media and design during her time there. For more than a decade, she’s also been one of the co-hosts of the Slate Culture Gabfest podcast.

Born in Boston, Turner is the daughter of two journalists who met working at the Boston Globe. She graduated from Brown, where she studied history, and got her start at Time Inc., where she worked first in magazine development and then at Sports Illustrated Women.

Turner serves on the board of the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Liz Vaccariello
Editorial Director, Dotdash Media

Liz Vaccariello was named Vice President and editor in chief of PEOPLE in February 2022. Previously, she held the role of Vice President and editor in chief of REAL SIMPLE, one of the premier brands in the women's lifestyle space, with a print and digital reach of nearly 22 million. She also served as group editorial director overseeing multiple home, beauty and health magazine brands including REAL SIMPLE, InStyle, SHAPE, Martha Stewart Living, Health, PARENTS and PARENTS LATINA.

Liz has more than 25 years of experience, leading many of media's most recognizable brands, and has developed award-winning content across print, digital and social platforms. She regularly appears on national broadcast media including the Today show, CBS Mornings, Good Morning America and Live with Kelly and Ryan. Liz is the author of nine best-selling books. Liz is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.

  Geoff Van Dyke

Editorial Director, 5280 Publishing, Inc.

Geoff Van Dyke is the editorial director of Denver-based 5280 Publishing, Inc. During his tenure as editorial director, 5280 has been a National Magazine Award finalist five times and won the Ellie for Personal Service in 2019. From 2009 through 2021, he helped lead 5280 to more than 100 City and Regional Magazine Association award nominations, including multiple nods in General Excellence; in 2014, 5280 won its first award in CRMA’s Excellence in Writing category, and in 2018 and 2020 5280 won the award for General Excellence among big-city magazines. Van Dyke has edited stories by 5280 staffers that have been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing, Best American Crime Reporting, and Best Food Writing. In 2018, 5280 published an anthology of the magazine’s longform journalism on its 25th anniversary, which Van Dyke edited. His own writing has appeared in publications including Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, Outside, Bicycling, and the New York Times. He studied English as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

  Charles Whitaker

Dean, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

Charles Whitaker is interim dean and professor at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

He previously served as the Helen Gurley Brown Magazine Professor and associate dean of journalism for the school. Since joining the Medill faculty in 1993, he has taught courses in news writing, magazine writing, magazine editing and blogging. In addition to teaching in Medill’s graduate and undergraduate programs, Whitaker teaches high school students in the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute (aka, the Cherub program).

Whitaker was one of the rotating directors of Medill’s graduate Magazine Publishing Project, an enterprise in which teams of students developed a new magazine or worked in collaboration with an existing publishing company to reinvigorate the editorial and business approach of an existing magazine. For nine years, Whitaker directed the Academy for Alternative Journalism, a summer fellowship program that trained young writers for work at the member publications of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in an effort to address the field’s lack of diversity.

Before joining the Medill faculty, Whitaker was a senior editor at Ebony magazine, where he covered a wide range of cultural, social and political issues and events on four continents, including two U.S. presidential campaigns and the installation of the first black members of the British Parliament. Whitaker began his journalism career as a newspaper reporter at the Miami Herald, where he covered education in Dade County and municipal government in Palm Beach County. From the Herald, he went to the Louisville (Ky.) Times, where he worked as a deputy feature editor and enterprise feature and arts writer. He has received commendations for his work from a number of journalism societies, including the National Association of Black Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists and National Education Writers Association.

Whitaker is the co-author of “Magazine Writing,” a textbook that examines the magazine industry and deconstructs the art of feature writing for consumer and business-to-business publications. He also is the author of four statistical analyses of the hiring of women and minorities in the magazine industry and has served as an adviser on diversity issues for the Magazine Publishers of America. He was the co-director of Project Masthead, a program designed to encourage students of color to consider careers in magazines on both the editorial and business side of the industry. He is also one of the co-curators of the Ida B. Wells Award, presented by both Medill and the National Association of Black Journalists to individuals who are working to increase newsroom diversity and improve the coverage of communities of color.

Whitaker has contributed articles to the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Magazine, Jet Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Saturday Evening Post, Chicago Parent magazine, and Folio, the magazine of the magazine industry. In addition, he is an editorial consultant to CATALYST magazine, a publication dedicated to coverage of Chicago Public Schools, and served as president of the editorial board of the Chicago Reporter, an acclaimed investigative publication that covers issues of race and class. Whitaker has also served as a judge for the National Magazine Awards and the International Regional Magazine Awards Association.

Whitaker earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Medill and is a doctoral candidate in Human Development and Social Policy in Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy.