August 3, 2009

Son follows father into top role at Advance's business journals

Whitney Shaw has been named president and chief executive of American City Business Journals, according to S. I. Newhouse Jr., chairman of ACBJ parent company Advance Publications

Shaw, son of late CEO Ray Shaw, has been tapped to lead the 40-newspaper chain. Formerly the company’s senior vice president and president of its sports publishing division, Shaw moves into the job two weeks after his father died at age 75 from complications following a wasp sting.

Shaw's brother added executive vice president to his title, while remaining the chief financial officer.

Additionally, American City’s sports publications include Sporting News, NASCAR Scene, Sports Business Journal and Inside Lacrosse. It also publishes Hemmings Motor News.

The full press release is on, which the American Business Journals took over this spring.


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