National Press Club Chooses New General Manager

From the release:

    The National Press Club Board of Governors is pleased to announce it has hired Bill McCarren as the Club’s general manager.

    McCarren, a 20-year Club member with more than two decades of management experience in the media world, will assume the Club’s top management position July 9. General manager John Bloom, who is resigning after 15 years of service including 10 as general manager, will stay on board until July 20.

    “In Bill McCarren, we found the ideal general manager: A longtime NPC member who understands that the Club is about its members — and who understands that the Club and the services it offers can be bigger and better than ever in this new media age,” said NPC President Jerry Zremski. “Bill came to us with an extraordinary record as an entrepreneur and extraordinary ideas for adding new members and expanding the Club’s business services. And as a familiar face, he will be able to implement those ideas with the same strong leadership and grace that he showed as an NPC committee chairman.”

    McCarren founded the new release wire service U.S. Newswire in 1986. The company was sold in 1999 to Medialink Worldwide Inc., the nation’s largest video public relations company. McCarren is currently president of Medialink Public Affairs.

    McCarren’s Club involvement includes past chairmanships of the Speakers and Newsmakers committees. In 2005, he received the Club’s Berny Krug Award for outstanding volunteerism.