ICYMI: Keith White Abruptly Departs CQ Roll Call

Keith White quietly announced on Tuesday that he would be leaving CQ Roll Call, effective Jan 31, after 13 years

Keith White quietly announced on Tuesday that he would be leaving CQ Roll Call, effective Jan 31. White, who was upped to executive VP and managing director in early 2011, leaves Roll Call after a 13-year tenure with the company.

He told Roll Call staffers of his planned departure in a memo earlier this week:

Folks –

I wanted to let you know that I am leaving the company and my last day will be January 31 of this year. The Economist Group will begin recruiting for my replacement right away – in the meantime, Paul McHale, our global head of HR, will run the business based out of Washington.

Although it is difficult to leave, I am pleased to do so while there is so much momentum in our business. In the wake of structural changes in our markets, we have emerged more focused, innovative and digital, prepared to take advantage of the growing markets in front of us. None of that would have been possible without the tremendous talent, dedication and goodwill of all of you.

After thirteen years with CQ and CQ Roll Call, however, I am also excited to pursue new opportunities and challenges. I appreciate this tremendous opportunity and thank Chris Stibbs, Andrew Rashbass and The Economist Group, as well as Bob Merry and the St. Petersburg Times for their faith and support over the years.  I am certain all that we have learned and accomplished here will serve me well in my next endeavor.

Please welcome Paul in this new role, and accept my appreciation for all you have done for me,

Thanks,

Keith

No word as to the reason for his departure. White, a University of Virginia graduate, previously worked at SIIA as a content board member from 2002-2010, as well as an associate editor at Reader’s Digest before that.