Managing Editor, AAOS NOW
With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.
I consider myself fortunate to have started in journalism when print newspapers were at the top of the media food chain and then watched firsthand the birth of community journalism, which paved the way for digital publishing and the never-ending need for specialized, 24-7 digital content. The demand has never been greater. It’s truly exciting, and I’m glad to be a part of this wild ride. I have 13 post-graduate years of experience (19 years if I go back to my first gig as a sports clerk/writer), focusing primarily on trade publications for nonprofit organizations. Developing print and digital content that engages readers and meets the needs of my clients is my specialty. From a larger perspective, I also have vast publishing experience, ranging from financial management, revenue generation and editorial- and content-specific strategies. At the organizational level, I enjoy enabling personal and professional development of my teams and other colleagues. I am driven by seeking the best…producing the best content, developing the best strategies, enabling the best of those around me. In order to meet my personal and professional goals, I lean on my ability to effectively communicate. Regardless if it is spoken or written communication, I am able to connect with my clients, board members, subject matter experts, vendors, advertisers and my peers. I strive to create meaningful and lasting relationships. Trust, dedication and respect are the cornerstones of such relationships and I embody those innate traits.