CQ Roll Call Adds Patrick Thornton as Head of User Experience

He comes over from Washingtonian.

Patrick Thornton heads over to CQ Roll Call, where he’ll be the senior director of user experience and strategy, the organization announced today.

“The talent CQ Roll Call has been assembling is one of the major reasons I’m excited to join the company,” Thornton said in a statement. “This is one of the places that anyone looking to push journalism forward would want to be. We’re building a very user-focused company making products that people find informational and enjoyable.”

Thornton knows a little something about products. At Washingtonian, where Thornton was director of digital products before coming to CQ Roll Call, he was responsible for the mobile-first site redesign of the site.

Thornton joins a team comprised of a number of recent hires, including Kris Viesselman, senior director of digital content and new products, who joined in December.