EveryBlock names new president; founder Holovaty to focus on product side

Chicago Tribune

Chicago-based EveryBlock, which was founded in 2007 by Adrian Holovaty and acquired by MSNBC.com in 2009, has hired Brian Addison for the newly created position of president. "I'm going to be in charge of the product side of things, which is frankly what I care about the most," says Holovaty. "I'm a coder at heart, so it's a really nice change for me." Addison, who most recently was general manager of digital advertising firm Band Digital, says:

In my role, I feel as though I'm coming into a fantastic situation where we have an absolutely incredible product, and I will layer in additional business and marketing strategy and overall leadership to help accelerate the growth of the site.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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