Maria Van Wambeke Promoted to Vice President, Product Development & Integration at Business Wire


Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:10 am EDT



SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Business Wire announced that Maria Van Wambeke has been promoted to Vice President, Product Development & Integration at Business Wire.

Van Wambeke has more than 13 years of experience at Business Wire and has led the product development effort for projects including enhancements to Business Wire’s online client interface, BW Connect and its measurement suite, BW NewsTrak. In addition, Van Wambeke has played a critical role in the development of key automation systems for Business Wire’s editorial department, and the highly successful online newsroom products, NewsHQ and InvestorHQ. Business Wire’s EON: Enhanced Online News service, Press Release Builder tools, BW Mobile apps, products and sites, and the upcoming Smart Marketing Page all benefited from Van Wambeke’s influence.

Her promotion to Vice President is a recognition of the growing role Van Wambeke plays in Business Wire’s product strategy and development. She reports to Laura Sturaitis, Executive Vice President of Media Services & Product Strategy.

"Maria has helped to create and nurture some of the most important products and projects that Business Wire has undertaken in recent years,” said Sturaitis. “Her knowledge, experience and ability to conceptualize products that help solve problems for our clients and staff as well as her ability to communicate complex technical concepts in plain English make her a valuable member of our team."

A California native, Van Wambeke earned an undergraduate degree in English from Dominican University of San Rafael and a Masters of Business Administration from San Francisco State University. In her spare time, Van Wambeke enjoys hiking, tennis, fashion, psychology, and interior design.

“There are a lot of smart strong women here at Business Wire,” said Van Wambeke. “I feel honored to be recognized as one of them.”

About Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Public relations and investor relations professionals rely on Business Wire for both broad-based and targeted market reach. A recognized disclosure service in the United States, Canada and a dozen European countries, Business Wire handles XBRL tagging, document formatting and regulatory filing into EDGAR, SEDAR and other systems. Business Wire provides online newsroom hosting and integration services as well as search engine optimization, mobile distribution and detailed measurement on every press release. Its patented NX delivery platform provides simultaneous full-text posting of Business Wire content to news systems and websites in virtually any country or language. With 31 bureaus worldwide, Business Wire offers local service and global reach.

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