Press Release: Politico Names Poppy MacDonald As Next President
ARLINGTON, VA. - POLITICO, the leading politics and policy global media company, today announced that Poppy MacDonald has been named President of POLITICO US. MacDonald, who previously worked at POLITICO and was instrumental in the launch of the POLITICO Pro service, will lead the company's U.S. operations and strategy as it enters its second decade as the dominant global media force covering politics, policy, and influence.
"Poppy MacDonald has a keen understanding of the mission of POLITICO and we're thrilled that she's agreed to lead our domestic efforts as we enter the next phase of growth," said POLITICO Chairman and CEO Robert Allbritton. "Poppy has a proven record of success at the helm major publications and companies and will be a bold, thoughtful, and team-oriented leader for our U.S. operation."
"The opportunity to return to POLITICO and the outstanding team led by Robert Allbritton is an exciting one, with the historic election and transition of government in 2017 being such an incredible opportunity for POLITICO to showcase to the country the world class news operation that it is," said Poppy MacDonald. "I'm thrilled to be a part of the new team that will lead POLITICO into its 2nd decade of dominance."
MacDonald is currently the publisher and president of National Journal. Before her most recent promotion, MacDonald served as National Journal's chief revenue officer, responsible for the business development, marketing, operations and growth strategy of National Journal's print and digital advertising, underwritten live events, and National Journal Membership.
MacDonald started at National Journal in 2011 as vice president of membership, where she converted the publication's individual subscription model to a membership.
Prior to working at National Journal, MacDonald served as POLITICO Pro's executive director of business development. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing the launch of POLITICO's first paid subscription model focused on providing sector-specific coverage.
Previously, MacDonald worked at Gallup Inc., where over her four-year tenure she launched the World Poll and led the health care practice. Before that, she worked for another David Bradley entity, consulting with hospitals and health systems as a director at The Advisory Board Company. MacDonald began her career serving members of Congress representing her Pacific Northwest hometown on both the Senate and House sides of Capitol Hill.
Poppy lives in Arlington, Va., with her husband, Brian, and two children. She will start at POLITICO on September 12th.
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