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