Politico’s Deputy Managing Editor Quits for Public Affairs Job

Erika Compart, Politico‘s Deputy Managing Editor, left her job last week to go to work for the Public Affairs Council. She came to Politico in 2007 as Copy Desk Chief. She rose to Deputy Managing Editor in 2008. She had 14 years experience working for various news outlets. She will be the Council’s Communications and Editorial Director.

Prior to Politico, Compart was an editor, translator and reporter for Agence-France-Press and before that, a news editor for U.S. News & World Report. The world Compart is entering is not political. The organization is non-partisan and non-political, says a release, and oversees 600 companies and non-profits worldwide. Their purpose involves enhancing the practice and professionalism of the industry.

Compart lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Andrew Compart, a journalist who works for Aviation Week, and their son.

Congratulations and best wishes to Compart.