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Frontdoors Media Selects Journalism and Magazine Industry Veteran Karen Werner as New Editor


Evans Communications' sister company Frontdoors Media, a digital media company that publishes Frontdoors Magazine and provides extensive online coverage of the Valley’s philanthropy and lifestyle, has selected industry veteran Karen Werner as its new Editor.

Werner is an accomplished writer with experience in a number of different platforms, and frequently serves as an adjunct professor of editing and magazine writing at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She is the founder and principal of KWink Media, a consulting firm that helps create publications and manage communications for a number of prominent for-profit and nonprofit organizations. 

Werner previously worked as Executive Editor of Arizona Foothills Magazine, and has produced publications for the Musical Instrument Museum, the Arizona Office of Tourism, and the City of Glendale. She also created and served as Editor in Chief of Wavelength, a magazine for Phoenix-area NPR affiliates KJZZ and KBAQ.

Frontdoors Media Publisher Andrea Tyler Evans, who bought Frontdoors Media along with her husband Tom in early 2017, said Werner’s expertise and exceptional writing skills make her an ideal choice to lead the Frontdoors editorial team moving forward. 

“We are very excited to welcome Karen to the team and to have her take the lead in advancing our editorial coverage of the community,” Evans said. “Karen is an ideal choice to take the vision we’ve created for the publication and help it grow and expand its reach in the Valley. We’re looking forward to seeing what kind of positive impact she can have on our coverage across our digital platforms.”

Werner will succeed previous Frontdoors editor Mike Saucier, who passed away on November 1 after a brief battle with cancer. Evans said that Saucier was instrumental in the creation of the vision for the revamped magazine and digital platform, and Frontdoors Media has been dedicated to Saucier’s memory in perpetuity.

Werner said she is looking forward to the new position and helping shape the company’s editorial approach moving forward.

“I am honored and excited to take on this role and to build on the impressive foundation Mike Saucier laid,” she said. “I believe my experience across print and digital platforms coupled with my deep interest in the Valley’s philanthropic community will continue to drive the success of the Frontdoors brand.”

Frontdoors Media celebrates the people and groups who give generously and work to build the future of our community. It’s the premier source of information – and inspiration – for those who strive to make the Valley of the Sun a better place to live. For more information, visit www.frontdoorsmedia.com.

We're hiring! Sales Account Manager for Frontdoors Media

Our sister company, Frontdoors Media (www.frontdoorsmedia.com), celebrates the people and groups who give generously and work to build the future of our community. It’s the premier source of information – and inspiration – for those who strive to make the Valley of the Sun a better place to live. Our content is delivered to an online subscriber base of more than 35,000 people through a monthly digital magazine, robust web presence, twice-weekly e-blasts and our new Frontdoors TV online broadcast.

Frontdoors Media is currently accepting applications for a part-time Sales Account Manager to manage sales outreach for our digital products. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in print and digital sales as well as extensive contacts in the business community. Compensation would be a mix of a monthly base fee and commissions on all advertising sold.

To apply for the position, please e-mail tom@frontdoorsmedia.com with your resume and background information. No phone calls please.

ACG Arizona events promise to connect business community

Our client the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona chapter is one of the leading networking groups in the Valley business community, connecting business professionals in the mergers and acquisitions field.

They have two great events coming up that are open to the public. The first is their Our third annual "A Celebration of Leadership" event on Tuesday, September 19 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. This year, they're getting together some of the most renowned Board leaders in the Arizona marketplace for a Board of Directors panel discussion. You can register for this event at this link. Click here for a calendar link.

And on Tuesday, October 24, ACG Arizona will be hosting its “A Taste of Private Equity” wine tasting event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the new Mountain Shadows Resort. This event includes great food and drink as well as a panel discussion on the private equity industry in Arizona. Click here to register for this event. A calendar link is available here.

In November, ACG Arizona will feature Lt. Gen. David P. Fridovich in honor of Veteran's Day. Gen. Fridovich will talk about his extensive experience with leadership at the event. Click here to register and a calendar link is available here.

And be sure to join us for ACG Arizona's Holiday Social on December 12 at the Wrigley Mansion. You can register for the event at this link and download a calendar invite here.

January's event will feature an economic update and forecast with James Glassman from Chase. The event will take place on January 9. You can register at this link and download a calendar invite here.

The February 13 breakfast will feature Lauren Bailey of Upward Projects. Click here to download a calendar invite. The March 6 event is the Spring Social featuring Beer, Brats and Business, and will be held at Brat Haus. Click here for calendar invite.

We hope to see you at one of these great events!