Non-Profit News Site ?Texas Tribune? Hires Business, Audience Development Execs

By: Non-Profit News Site ?Texas Tribune? Hires Business, Audience Development Execs

Texas Tribune, the non-profit news Website based in Austin, announced two top hires Wednesday: April Hinkle, who  will be director of business development, and Shadi Afshar, who will be director of audience development.

Hinkel spent 21 years in positions of increasing responsibility at Texas Monthly and was only the second publisher the magazine has had in 37 years.  The Tribune said among her tasks will be to sell corporate and events sponsorships.

Afshar is a recent graduate from the McCombs School of Business at University of Texas-Austin who had been a senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Among his tasks will be “converting users to members, increasing Web traffic and getting the word out about Texas Tribune features, polls, events, and more,” the news site said.

This story has been corrected. An earlier version misspelled the surname of April Hinkle.

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