Regional business publication MiBiz announced that manufacturing and economic development executive Justine Burdette has joined the company as associate publisher.
In her new role, Burdette will work with the entire MiBiz team to build the organization’s editorial, sales, audience development and production operations. She’ll work closely with Publisher Brian Edwards to boost the 33-year-old publication’s efforts to provide high-quality and high-value business journalism in the Western Michigan region.
Previously, Burdette was a vice president at The Right Place, Inc. and regional director for the Western Michigan office of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center. Prior to that, she worked for a national retail chain as training specialist and as a consultant specializing in performance-based learning.
“I’m excited to have Justine on the team,” Edwards said. “She’s deeply connected with the region’s manufacturing sector, which is the core of our coverage and our audience, but she also brings a breadth of experience in other industries and a track record in operations management, community engagement and talent development.”
With Burdette coming on board, Denise Montambo will be moving from associate publisher into the role of executive vice president of sales and business development with responsibility for driving ad revenues and consulting services.
MiBiz Inc. is a print and digital media company that publishes MiBiz, the region’s leading business publication for C-Suite executives, owners, advisers and policymakers. The company also offers a variety of consulting services for niche publishers, nonprofit organizations and small businesses through a management services division and its unit, which provides web development, digital application development and digital marketing services.