The Slate Group has named Keith Hernandez president of Slate. He comes to the company from BuzzFeed, where he served as vp of brand strategy.
Prior to his time at Slate, Hernandez worked for Vevo, Microsoft and The Onion.
“We came across many impressive candidates during our search, and Keith was, by far, the right leader for the role,” said Slate Group chairman Jacob Weisberg, in a statement. “Besides being incredibly smart and having a track record of great client relationships, he helped to grow a brand that we, at Slate, have admired since its inception. His passion and insight into the digital landscape are going to be tremendous advantages to our leadership team.”
Hernandez joins Slate Nov. 2.