The 2013 Board. From left to right, Sheila Mullan, Jan Alexander,Josh Friedlander, Stephen Foley, Rich Wilner, Bob Kozma,Conway Gittens, Terry Wooten, Katy Burne, and Larry Carrel.
THE NEW YORK FINANCIAL WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.
President: Jan Alexander, Institutional Investor’s Alpha
Vice President: Pierre Paulden, Bloomberg
Treas.: Terry Wooten, Crosstie Media Services
Secy-Asst Treas: Stephen Foley, Financial Times
Board of Governors:
Katy Burne, Wall Street Journal
Lawrence Carrel, Freelance
Bill Egbert, Community Newspaper Group
Conway Gittens, Reuters
Josh Friedlander, Absolute Return
Robert Kozma, Dow Jones Newswires
Sheila Mullan, Market News International
Imogen Rose-Smith, Institutional Investor
Richard Wilner, New York Post
Nominated for Associate Representatives:
George Auerbach, George Auerbach PR, retired
Sharon Gamsin, MasterCard, retired
Peter Phalen, MediaMath
2008 President's Blog
President: Jan Alexander is a senior writer at Institutional Investor’s Alpha (www.institutionalinvestorsalpha.com), where she covers hedge funds and the global economy. Her articles have appeared in Forbes Woman, CBS BNET, Institutional Investor, Private Wealth, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek International, Money, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Harvard Management Communication Letter. As a features editor at Worth from 2003 to 2009 she oversaw the magazine’s coverage of the financial crisis and the economic outlook under Obama. She has a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and has worked in Asia and taught a survey course in Chinese civilization at CUNY Brooklyn College, in addition to publishing a novel about business and political intrigue in China.
Vice President: Pierre Paulden is an editor at Bloomberg, which he joined in 2007 from Institutional Investor Magazine. He currently edits the global mortgages column and has previously been a reporter and editor covering credit markets. He's been a NYFWA board member since 2008, helping to write the Follies. Pierre lives in Brooklyn and holds a B.A. in Modern History from St. Anne's College, Oxford University.
Associate Repesentative: George Auerbach joined the Financial Writers in 1952 and was on stage in the Follies from then until 2006. After a long stint as a reporter in the business news department at the New York Times from 1948 to 1963, he joined a financial PR agency and in 1971 set up his own financial PR firm. He retired in 1997. George served as NYFWA VP in 1962-63 and was the Follies’ first producer in 1988.
Governor: Katy Burne is a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, owned by Dow Jones & Co., where she has covered credit markets and derivatives for three years. Previously, she was managing editor of Derivatives Week, a Euromoney Institutional Investor newsletter, and before that she was managing editor of Power Finance & Risk, also at Euromoney. Katy has a post-graduate diploma in magazine journalism from Harlow Journalism Center in the U.K. and a BA from the University of Newcastle-on-Tyne in psychology. An actor in the Follies since 2010, Katy lives in Brooklyn with her husband.
Secy-Asst Treas: Stephen Foley is Markets Correspondent at the Financial Times, specializing in credit markets. He previously spent 13 years at The Independent in London and New York, latterly as Associate Business Editor. He has covered personal finance, the UK stock market and the global pharmaceuticals industry, and has been a newspaper share tipster and columnist. In March 2009, he was named Business and Finance Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards for his coverage of the Credit Crisis.
Governor: Josh Friedlander is the Online Editor of AR: Absolute Return
+ Alpha, a print and online source of data, news and analysis on the
hedge fund industry. He previously reported on hedge funds, private
equity and Wall Street brokerage firms for Investment Dealers' Digest
and Institutional Investor News. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in
History from Connecticut College. He served as a Governor of the NYFWA
from 2006 through 2008, and as President for 2009-2010.
Governor: Conway G. Gittens has been a member of the NYFWA since 2003 after being "star struck" at the Annual Follies Dinner several years before. He became a member of the Board of Directors in 2006. After graduating magna cum laude from Long Island University, Conway joined Reuters Television in 1997. During his decade long career he has reported live from the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq and the NYMEX. His reports now focus on the growing eco-business environment as well as his much-loved beat covering the financial markets.
Governor:A former president of the New York Financial Writers’ Association, Bob Kozma returns to the board as a governor. Until June 1, 2013, Bob was an editor on the Real-Time News Desk at Dow Jones Newswires, where he has been employed for the past 20 years. On June 1, Bob became the new president of the Independent Association of Publishers’ Employees, or IAPE, CWA-TNG Local 1096, the union that represents about 1,400 workers at Dow Jones & Co. Previously, Bob was an editor and reporter at such organizations as AFX News (NY bureau chief), Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill, Fairchild Publications and Reuters. Bob has an MSJ degree from Northwestern University and a BA from Fordham University. A former producer of the Follies, Bob lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
Governor: Sheila Mullan is a senior bond reporter at Market News International. She has also worked as a freelance writer at the New York Times and New York Post's Sunday business news sections, and as an IPO reporter at IFR magazine in New York and Hong Kong, and a bond analyst at Standard & Poor's MMS in Hong Kong. She was president in 2007.
Associate Representative: Peter Phelan has been contributing song lyrics and jokes (both live and recorded content) for The Financial Follies for over a decade. Although he's a human resources executive by day, the financial writing bug won't leave Peter alone and he's always noodling with some article or other. His background includes bachelors and masters degrees in Business/Management from University College Dublin and senior HR roles within Bloomberg, Publicis Groupe, WPP and currently at MediaMath (The Marketing OS). His ability to articulate a clear people management vision has led to dozens of publications in that arena (e.g. Employee Benefit News, HR Magazine, Washington Post). Peter and his wife, Andie, enjoy raising their two "city kids" (a son and daughter) who are native Manhattanites. In his spare time Peter enjoys comedy writing and performing stand-up.
Treasurer: Terry Wooten is the editorial director and owner of Crosstie Media Services, which specializes in editing, writing and other editorial projects. He was most recently the consulting editor-in-chief of Kitco News, a division of Kitco Metals in Montreal, Canada, developing resource news coverage and editorial staff. From 2004 until 2009 Wooten was the Managing Editor/Commodities, Americas for Dow Jones Newswires, directing journalists and editors in North America and South America. Earlier, he was vice president and editor-in-chief of Futures World News, a financial news service, which became OsterDowJones Commodity News in a merger with Dow Jones. Wooten has worked in Kansas City, Chicago and London as an editor and reporter, covering financial and commodity markets as well as economic news. He also reported on and directed coverage of Group of Seven meetings, the World Economic Forum, EU finance minister conferences, the OECD and the 1992 exchange rate mechanism turmoil in Europe. He also spent eight years with United Press International, covering civil rights, politics, and government in Mississippi, Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina. He studied journalism at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. In 2011 he was selected for the prestigious Silver Em Award, the highest honor given by the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at Ole Miss.