• Veteran Journalist Cristi Kempf Joins PCMA-Convene As Executive Editor

    POSTED May 8, 2018

Veteran journalist Cristi Kempf has been named executive editor by PCMA-Convene. Kemp joins PCMA-Convene from the Chicago Tribune where she was associate managing editor for edition and presentation, and then exeuctive director for Tronc’s (formerly Tribune Publishing) new Design and Production Studio.

Kempf will play a key role in PCMA-Convene’s content and engagement strategy. She will oversee a daily and long-term editorial calendar across channels, including helping to plan and executive the print edition of Convene.

“Cristi adds a deep experience and expertise to our award-winning PCMA-Convene editorial team,” said Joycelyn Winnecke, executive vice president and general manager/Media Group. “She comes at an exciting time, as we develop new ways to engage with our audiences.”

Kempf will be based in the Chicago headquarters office, and will bring her love of travel, coffee, and Rome to her PCMA-Convene features.

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