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Key Management Team Biographies

  • Tom Becktold, Senior Vice President, Marketing
    Tom Becktold
    Senior Vice President, Marketing

    Tom Becktold serves as Business Wire's Senior Vice President of Marketing.  In addition to leading the company's U.S. marketing efforts, Tom was instrumental in establishing successful programs as the company expanded internationally, including in Canada, the U.K, Germany, France and Japan.   

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  • Pat Evans, Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Human Resources
    Pat Evans
    Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Human Resources

    Pat Evans was promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Human Resources in June, 2006. She oversees the company's newsroom operations and human resources departments and works closely with senior management to set policies and procedures for both areas.

    Pat joined the company in 1981 as a biller and soon after moved over to the newsroom as an editor. She continued her growth in the newsroom, becoming national operations manager in 1985 before moving to human resources in

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  • Neil Hershberg, Senior Vice President, Global Media
    Neil Hershberg
    Senior Vice President, Global Media

    Neil Hershberg was named Senior Vice President in 2005. He joined Business Wire in 1998 as Vice President of Global Media. He is in charge of worldwide media relations, including building strategic relations with international partners.

    Prior to joining Business Wire, Neil spent more than 25 years in the news industry. He began his journalism career as a Newsman with United Press International, New York. Hershberg later joined Newsweek, New York, where he remained for more than 11 years

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  • Richard DeLeo, Senior Vice President, Business Operations
    Richard DeLeo
    Senior Vice President, Business Operations

    Richard DeLeo was named Senior Vice President in December 2009. He retains his Group Vice President responsibilities for the New York office, the largest in the company in terms of revenue.

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  • Michael Becker, Senior Vice President, Financial Product Strategy
    Michael Becker
    Senior Vice President, Financial Product Strategy

    Michael Becker was named Senior Vice President, Financial Product Strategy in December 2009. Prior to that he was Vice President, Global Disclosure and Financial Reporting Services.

    Michael oversees Business Wire's global disclosure services, partnerships within the broader financial community, and is responsible for identifying revenue-generating opportunities for Business Wire. He also possesses overall responsibility for Business Wire's Canadian and Hong Kong operations.

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  • Ken Bouton, Senior Vice President, Global Sales
    Ken Bouton
    Senior Vice President, Global Sales

    Ken Bouton was promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Sales in December 2011. Based out of Business Wire’s Chicago bureau, Ken oversees worldwide sales and related services.

    A Business Wire veteran since 1997, Ken formerly managed Business Wire’s Dallas and Chicago offices before being promoted to Regional Vice President, Midwest Region, in September 2007. Ken was promoted to Group Vice President, Central U.S.

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  • Dick Bromley, Group Vice President
    Dick Bromley
    Group Vice President, Northern California, Pacific Northwest and Asia-Pacific Region

    Dick Bromley was named to Group Vice President, Northern California, Pacific Northwest and Asia-Pacific Region in January 2012. He is responsible for overall sales and operations for Business Wire's offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento and Seattle, in addition to Tokyo and Sydney. He is based in Business Wire's San Francisco bureau.

    Dick joined Business Wire as UK Sales Manager in 2001 and was named Sales Director, Europe in 2006.

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  • Josh Rehrer, Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region
    Josh Rehrer
    Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region

    Josh Rehrer was promoted to Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic region, in January of 2010. Based in Philadelphia, he is responsible for overall sales and operations for the Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Charlotte offices.

    Josh joined Business Wire in 1999 as an Account Executive in its Phoenix office. He transferred to the Washington office in 2002, and was named district manager in 2004. He was appointed Director, Mid-Atlantic sales in 2007, and was promoted to Vice President,

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  • Neal Wells, Vice President, Southeast Region
    Neal Wells
    Vice President, Southeast Region

    Neal Wells was promoted to Vice President, Southeast Region in February, 2006. Based in Atlanta, he is responsible for sales and administrative activities for the company's regional bureaus in Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Miami.

    Neal joined the company in 1991 as Regional Manager of the Atlanta bureau.

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  • Matthew Policastro
    Matthew Policastro
    Vice President, Southern California Region

    Matthew Policastro was promoted to Regional Vice President, Southern California Region, in January of 2012. Based in Los Angeles, he is responsible for overall sales and operations for the Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and San Diego offices.

    In 2003, Matt joined Business Wire as an Account Executive in its Los Angeles office. In 2008, he was appointed Regional Manager of Los Angeles.

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  • Sarah Shepard
    Sarah Shepard
    Regional Vice President, New York

    Sarah Shepard was promoted to Regional Vice President, New York, in September 2011.  Shepard joined Business Wire in 2005 as a Senior Account Manager and was named Director of New York Sales in January, 2009.

    Shepard is a member of National Investor Relations Institute and participates in several national and local industry groups, such as the Public Relations Society of America, The Council of Public Relations Firms, The Publicity Club of New York, The Social Media Club

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