Washington Business Journal Updates

From an internal email:

    Timothy Burn is our new associate editor, replacing Amanda Long. Tim since May 2005 has been Editor of Washington SmartCEO, a magazine he helped to launch that focuses on entrepreneurship and executive management in the Washington region. Prior to SmartCEO, Tim was a deputy business editor at the Washington Times, where he managed a staff of a dozen reporters and editors, developing story ideas on local business, commercial real estate, technology and transportation issues, among others. He was a reporter with the Times for four years before that. He also served as a political editor, foreign desk editor and writer for United Press Interational; and as an editor for Phillips Publishing titles Technology Transfer Week and Northeast Oil and Gas World.

    Roger Hughlett has been promoted to Assistant Managing Editor. Roger has been a news editor since 2004, and at this paper since March 2003, after starting at the Baltimore Business Journal as a reporter in 1999.

    Gillian Gaynair joins our newsroom to cover retail, tourism and hospitality. Gillian has been a staff writer for the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk since 2005, where she has covered issues related to immigration, class and race relations–a beat she designed to address the area’s changing demographics. She was a reporter for the Portland Oregonian from 1996-2001, covering family issues and education, and also spent three years at the Dayton Daily News, where she covered politics, education and religion. Gillian interrupted her journalism career in 2001 for a two-year stint in Ecuador for the Peace Corps, and then went on to become deputy director for development for Partners of the Americas, an international development organization.

    Jonathan O’Connell is coming aboard to cover the region’s nonprofit sector as well as economic development for the District. Jonathan comes to us from the Hartford (Conn.) Business Journal, where he has been a reporter since 2005, covering financial services, insurance and economic development. Prior to that, Jonathan was a staff member of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Washington bureau, where he followed Wisconsin’s congressional delegation around the Hill.