SmartBrief Launches Professional Development Team

  SmartBrief Launches Professional Development Team

Two new hires emphasize company’s focus on culture building, recruitment and

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- December 21, 2012

In a move to serve its 120+ employees better and continue its strong growth,
Washington D.C.-based digital publisher SmartBrief, Inc. has tapped two
industry leaders to steer its new Professional Development Team.

Janis Becker and Kwanza Nunn bring more than 30 years of combined experience
and a diverse set of recruitment and career development skills to the company.

Ms. Becker is charged with leading the Talent Development function at
SmartBrief. In this role, Janis is responsible for reinforcing and
articulating the culture in addition to developing talent and leadership
across the organization. A former Vice President at Lehman Brothers, Janis
received her BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland, as well as her
MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Columbia.

Ms. Nunn joins SmartBrief from Berkshire Hathaway Media Group and serves as
Talent Acquisition and Development Manager. In her role, she is responsible
for recruiting top talent to the company, across a wide variety of skill sets
and industries. Kwanza also previously served as a Corporate Recruiter and
Talent Acquisition Manager at Media General, and has a BS in Marketing from
Tuskegee University.

A leader in the digital content industry, SmartBrief’s mission is to give its
readers a competitive edge by providing relevant, timely, and reliable
information as efficiently as possible. SmartBrief’s curated content helps its
readers transform information into insight, empowering smarter decisions.

Serving over 4.5 million senior executives, thought leaders, and industry
professionals, SmartBrief is the leading online publisher of targeted business
news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial
expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most
relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations,
professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities. Visit for more details.


Joe Webster
Director of Marketing
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