NEW YORK—Former PR Week editor Julia Hood has been named to the newly created position of president of the Arthur W. Page Society. During her career at PR Week, Hood worked as a reporter, editor-in-chief and most recently as publishing director of PRWeek and sister publication DMNews.
The appointment follows the Society’s decision to elevate the position of the executive director and give it a new title, president, in recognition of the Society's growth over the past few years and the role it is now playing in advocating for chief communications officers and the value of strategic communications in the business world.
According to Page Society chairman Bill Margaritis, “We believe that the person in our senior staff position should have a stronger strategic function within the organization, serving as a strategic partner to me and the board of directors. We also want the new president to be more active as an external spokesperson for the Society.
“Julia couldn't be a better fit for this position. She is very familiar with our industry and has cultivated solid relationship with our members. She is a strong leader, a strategic thinker and a talented manager and entrepreneur. Perhaps most important, she is deeply committed to the principles of the Page Society and has exemplified those principles throughout her professional career.”
Prior to her time at PR Week, Hood served as executive administrator of the National Kidney Foundation and held a number of corporate communications positions in the U.K.