September 11, 2018

AGiLE announces editorial promotion and staff addition

Business journalist Victoria Kickham joins DC Velocity, Ames named senior news editor, Solomon leaves AGiLE.

By DC Velocity Staff

Reflecting its continued growth, AGiLE Business Media announces the following enhancements to its award-winning editorial team effective October 1.

Victoria Kickham, a veteran business journalist, joins AGiLE's DC Velocity editorial team. Ben Ames, who has been a senior editor at DC Velocity since 2015 will advance to the new position of Senior News Editor.

Kickham has a long list of journalism awards and accolades. She has been a freelance contributor to AGiLE's media brands for the past two years. She began her career as a newspaper reporter in the Boston area before moving into B2B journalism. She has covered manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain issues for a variety of publications in the industrial and electronics sectors.

Ames, a career journalist with previous experiences at such media brands as Modern Materials Handling and Design News, has emerged as a leading journalist in the logistics space during his short tenure at AGiLE. In his new role, he will help lead DC Velocity's expanding daily news coverage while also maintaining his feature writing responsibilities.

According to Mitch Mac Donald, group editorial director and president & CEO at AGiLE Business Media, these staff enhancements are both a reflection of DC Velocity's success and growth, as well as its plans for further expansion, specifically in digital media platforms. "Ben's work with us has been exemplary," Mac Donald says. "Right from the start he has not only delivered consistently high-quality content for our readers, but he has also helped advance AGiLE's strategy to expand into non-traditional, digital media channels. In his new role with expanding responsibility, we fully expect he will enhance our service to our readers even more."

Like Ames, Kickham has already proven herself as one of the market's leading editors and also enhances AGiLE's editorial team as it expands its digital media strategy. "Like every member of the AGiLE team, Victoria is someone who is a proven talent with a passion for serving readers with must-have business intelligence. We have always invested more than any other brands in maintaining the most-talented and respected editorial teams in the markets we served. With Victoria, the best team just got better and is being further enhanced and positioned for future success."

Finally, Mark Solomon, DC Velocity Executive Editor - News, will be leaving the company effective Oct 3. Since joining AGiLE in 2008 Mark has established himself as one of the leading business journalists in the market. His work as part of our daily news team has been instrumental in making one of the preeminent logistics news outlets. "Mark is a genuine professional in every sense of the word," says Mac Donald. "His contributions to our content strategy have been significant and we wish him the very best as he explores new opportunities."

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