Columbia Journalism Alum at the Helm of ACBJ Vertical Bizwomen

MaryJohnsonPicThe site, aimed at women business owners and professionals, went live Monday. In command starting next Monday as editor will be Mary Johnson (pictured), previously the managing editor of NJBiz and, before that, a reporter-producer with DNAInfo.

From today’s announcement:

“Mary is an accomplished journalist who brings to the table a remarkable variety of experiences and talents,” said Emory Thomas, chief content officer of American City Business Journals. “As both a reporter and editor, she has a proven ability to identify and build loyal audiences. Her news judgment is sharp and perceptive, and she’s a strong newsroom leader. ACBJ is fortunate to have someone of Mary’s caliber heading this important new media title for us.”

To support this week’s launch, ACBJ yesterday held “Mentoring Monday” gatherings in the 40 cities where it publishes. The events took the form of speed dating and brought together female business leaders and professionals.

Johnson has also served as a multimedia production resident at The Economist and an assistant editor at Columbia Law School Magazine. She earned her undergraduate degree in magazine journalism from the University of Florida and a Master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Congrats.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.