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Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Arizona State University

555 N. Central Ave., Suite 406E
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248

E-mail: sabew at sabew dot org

Kathleen Graham, executive

director, comes to SABEW from
Alfred Friendly Press Partners in
Washington, D.C., where she
served as executive director. During
her leadership at Alfred Friendly,
she oversaw a distinguished
international journalism fellowship
program and established long-term
newsroom training partnerships.
Prior to that, she worked for 17
years at the Radio Television Digital
News Foundation in several
positions, culminating in executive
Contact Kathleen:
Phone: (202) 549-0158
E-mail: kgraham at sabew dot org
Tess McLaughlin, membership
coordinator, has experience in
member services, social media and
copy editing, and most recently
worked at a community newspaper
as a copy editor. She received her
undergraduate degree from the
University of Pittsburgh and her
J.D. from Villanova University
School of Law.
Contact Tess:
Phone: (602) 496-7862
E-mail: tmclaughlin at sabew dot

David Wilhite, office

manager, has 30 years of
professional writing experience. He
started his career at Scott,
Foresman and Company as a writer
and editor in the company’s
computer books division. He later
moved into corporate positions in
marketing and public relations. He
works out of our SABEW office at
the Walter Cronkite School of
Journalism and Mass
Communication at Arizona State
Contact David:
Phone: (602) 496-5189
E-mail: dwilhite at sabew dot org
David works Tuesday and
Wednesday from 9 – 5 EST
Renee McGivern, director of
sponsorships, is a marketing and
communications consultant with
experience in nonprofit
management, training design,
marketing and fundraising. She
lives in Woodbury, Minnesota.
Contact Renee:
Phone: (651) 210-0911
E-mail: rmcgivern at sabew dot org

Liisa Straub, fiscal manager

Contact Liisa:
E-mail: lstraub at sabew dot org