NEW YORK, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Hamrick, Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Economic Analyst at Bankrate.com, has been named president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), a leading organization of business journalists.
SABEW was formed over fifty years ago to promote exceptional coverage of business and economic topics and events. Mr. Hamrick joined the Board of Governors in 2014 and has held the positions of secretary, treasurer and most recently vice president.
"I'm humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve SABEW members and the profession at this critically important time for our industry and our nation. The rapid pace of change, including the ongoing digital transition, affords opportunities for new and agile media enterprises, but is also prompting others to downsize."
"Our priorities include providing support, including networking opportunities and training, sought by our colleagues in business and financial journalism as well as other stakeholders. We'll also look to advocate where appropriate for our profession," Mr. Hamrick stated.
Mr. Hamrick joined personal finance site Bankrate.com in January 2013 after leading business news for the Associated Press radio and television/online video operation in Washington for many years. In his role as senior economic analyst for Bankrate.com, Mr. Hamrick translates developments in the economy, financial markets, politics and business, providing commentary and expert analysis for radio, television, print and online publications. He hosts regular 60-second personal finance features for CBS Radio and has been a contributing columnist for the New York Daily News.
Before joining the SABEW board, Mr. Hamrick served as 2011 president of the National Press Club in Washington. It was in that capacity that he hosted World Press Freedom Day, organized by the U.S. State Department and the United Nations Foundation, held that year for the first time in the U.S. He also hosted dozens of top-notch VIPs who spoke at the Club's historic Speakers' Luncheon program, including Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, billionaire inventor Elon Musk, CNN founder Ted Turner and NBC anchor Tom Brokaw.
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Bankrate.com provides consumers with the expert advice and tools needed to succeed throughout life's financial journey. For over two decades, Bankrate.com has been a leading personal finance destination. The company offers award-winning editorial content, competitive rate information, and calculators and tools across multiple categories, including mortgages, deposits, credit cards, retirement, automobile loans, and taxes. Bankrate aggregates rate information from over 4,800 institutions on more than 300 financial products. With coverage of over 600 local markets, Bankrate generates rate tables in all 50 U.S. states. Bankrate develops and provides web services to more than 100 cobranded websites with online partners, including some of the most trusted and frequently visited personal finance sites on the internet, such as Comcast, Yahoo!, CNBC and Bloomberg. In addition, Bankrate licenses editorial content to more than 500 newspapers on a daily basis including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.
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