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Key Management Team Biographies

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

    Pat Evans was promoted to Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Human Resources in January, 2016. Previously, she had served as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Human Resources since June 2006. Pat oversees the company's newsroom operations and human resources departments and works closely with senior management to set policies and procedures for both areas.

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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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  • Michael Becker, Executive Vice President, International Business Strategy
    Michael Becker
    Executive Vice President, International Business Strategy

    Michael Becker was named Executive Vice President, International Business Strategy in January 2016. Previously, he had served as Senior Vice President, Financial Product Strategy. 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

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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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  • 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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  • Dick Bromley, Group Vice President
    Dick Bromley
    Group Vice President

    Dick Bromley was named Group Vice President, Northern California, Pacific Northwest and Asia-Pacific region in January 2012. He moved back across the pond in March 2015 to become Group Vice President, Europe and Asia-Pacific region. In his role, Dick is responsible for overall sales and operations for Business Wire's offices in London, Paris and Frankfurt, in addition to Tokyo and Sydney. He is based in Business Wire's London bureau.

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  • Elaine Stiles, Regional Vice President, Chicago & Texas
    Elaine Stiles
    Regional Vice President, Chicago & Texas

    Elaine was promoted to Regional Vice President in January 2013.   Based in Cleveland, she is responsible for overall sales and operations for the Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Houston offices.  Elaine joined Business Wire as an Account Executive in the Chicago office in 2005.  She was promoted to a Senior Account Executive in 2008 and appointed Chicago Regional Manager in 2010.    Elaine is an alumna of Cleveland State University with a Bachelor degree in

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  • Brenda Bell, Regional Vice President
    Brenda Bell
    Regional Vice President
    Brenda Bell was promoted to Regional Vice President in January of 2014. Based in Denver, she is responsible for overall sales and operations for the Denver and Phoenix offices. 
     
    Brenda joined Business Wire as a Senior Account Manager in the Denver office in 2006 and was named Regional Manager, Denver in 2011.
     
    Prior to joining Business Wire, Brenda spent 18 years in the wire service industry. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor degree in
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