ASME Board of Directors 


Jonathan Dorn
Vice President and General Manager, Endurance Group, Pocket Outdoor Media

Thirty years ago, Jon left a low-paying job in academia for a lower-paying job as a magazine editor at Backpacker. But that opportunity to become a full-time adventure journalist fed his wanderlust, and he’s never looked back. He’s slept under the stars in 17 time zones (only 7 to go!), come face-to-face with wolves and grizzlies, led Backpacker to five National Magazine Awards, and made it the world’s first carbon-neutral magazine. After Active Interest Media acquired Backpacker from Rodale Press, Jon was promoted to editorial director and later to president of the company’s Active Living Groups, which included brands such as SKI, Yoga Journal, Backpacker, Clean Eating, and Climbing. In recent years, he served as the company’s Chief Innovation Officer, adding oversight of AIM's video studio, online education platform, and in-house marketing services agency. Today, he oversees a group of brands at Pocket Outdoor Media that include Triathlete, VeloNews, VeloPress, Women’s Running, and PodiumRunner. Jon is also the co-founder of Cooler, a software startup that calculates and eliminates the carbon footprint of any product or service at checkout. In his spare time, he serves on the board of a nonprofit serving homeless youth in Colorado and is an avid triathlete, cyclist, and hiker.

Janice Min
Vice President
Senior Content Executive, Quibi

Janice Min is a member of the leadership team for Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s new venture, where she oversees daily programming for the short-form video streaming platform, set to launch April 2020.

Previously, she served as the Co-President of the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Entertainment Group (2010-2017), where she engineered a publishing rebirth hailed as a “stunning transformation” by the New York Times. As editor-in-chief of Us Weekly (2002-2009), she was cited as having transformed modern celebrity culture. She also has served as a consultant to NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

An Emmy winner who has also been named Adweek’s Editor of the Year and received AdAge’s Magazine of the Year honors, she is frequently featured as an expert in media and news, and has been profiled by the New York Times, NPR, The Guardian, and by Alec Baldwin for WNYC, who labeled her “The Turnaround Artist.”

She has been honored with her alma mater Columbia Journalism School’s Alumni Award, and was recognized with the University of Missouri’s Honor Medal for distinguished service in journalism. A Matrix Award winner, she additionally has won two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence and been nominated five times.

Min currently sits on the boards of the Paley Center and the American Society of Magazine Editors. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, a fellow graduate of Columbia College, and their three children.

Clara Jeffery
Editor in Chief, Mother Jones

Clara Jeffery is the editor in chief of Mother Jones, which was just named “Magazine of the Year” by the American Society of Magazine Editors. During her tenure, Mother Jones has won other National Magazine Awards, including for general excellence, reporting, and video; redesigned its magazine and website; established bureaus in Washington and New York; and become a social-media powerhouse. Clara has edited stories that have been included in pretty much every “Best American” anthology. Along the way, she also won a PEN award for editing, became a mom, and forgot what it’s like to sleep. It probably doesn’t help she’s on Twitter so much: @clarajeffery.

Nicholas Thompson
Editor in Chief, WIRED

Nicholas Thompson is the editor in chief of WIRED, a position he has held since January 2017. Under his leadership, WIRED has broken massive, and much-lauded, stories about Facebook, cyber-warfare, the Robert Mueller investigation, and numerous other topics. Since Thompson took over, WIRED’s digital subscriptions have climbed almost 300 percent. The magazine has won a National Magazine Award for design and photography and been named a finalist for General Excellence. WIRED has also been named one of Ad Age’s A-List digital publishers and won numerous honors from The Webby Awards, The Shorty Awards, and The Society of Publication Designers.

Thompson is a contributor for CBS News and regularly appears on CBS This Morning and CBSN. He is a cofounder of The Atavist, a National Magazine Award–winning digital publication. Prior to joining WIRED, Thompson served as editor of from 2012 to 2017. Before The New Yorker, Thompson was a senior editor at WIRED, where he assigned and edited the feature story “The Great Escape,” which was the basis for the Oscar-winning film Argo. In 2009, his book “The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War” was published to critical acclaim.

Thompson currently serves on the boards of The Stanford Daily, The American Society of Magazine Editors, and the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. He was a United States Truman Scholar and graduated from Stanford University.

Joe Brown
Editor in Chief, Popular Science

Joe Brown has been the editor in chief of Popular Science since September 2016. He successfully transitioned the magazine to a quarterly print cadence, transforming the paper PopSci into keepsake that dives deep into a single subject rather than a traditional periodical. Online, he focused on expanding’s reach by courting readers previously underserved by science and tech publications; his team has shifted the website audience from 74-percent male to an even 50/50 split, while increasing unique visitors by more than 50 percent and pageviews by more than 130 percent. He also launched two new podcasts, a successful events series, and several exciting international partnerships.

Prior to joining PopSci, Brown was executive editor of WIRED. His second time at the brand, he returned oversee and all associated digital platforms, including social and video. He also built out a New York bureau and ran tech and automotive coverage in print and digital. During his tenure, became the first Conde Nast publication to earn more than a billion page views; within two years of taking over, Brown's strategy of skipping news blips in favor of deeply reported stories increased unique visitors by more than 40 percent.

Before WIRED, Brown was editor in chief of Gizmodo. He came in with the aim of transitioning Gizmodo from a blog into a first-rate online technology publication. He recruited several dedicated features writers including Mat Honan, Cord Jefferson, and Sam Biddle, and earned the site a reputation for quality journalism. His team broke several big stories: they were the first to investigate illegal weapons sales by Silk Road, and their embedded reporting in John McAffee's Belize compound gave the world its first look at one of the most bizarre scenes in tech.

Brown is a graduate of Cornell University. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Edward Felsenthal
Editor in Chief and Chief Executive Officer, TIME

Edward Felsenthal is the editor in chief and CEO of TIME, the 18th top editor since TIME’s founding in 1923. Under Felsenthal’s leadership, TIME has reached the largest audience in its history—100 million people around the world, built a world-class video operation that won an Emmy in 2017 and a National Magazine Award in 2018, and significantly expanded its franchises and events. TIME’s agenda-setting magazine, with 2 million subscribers, remains the largest U.S. print title in news.

Edward joined TIME in April 2013 as editor of TIME digital, and led a major expansion of TIME’s digital footprint, including the establishment of a 24/7 newsroom and video operation. During that time, TIME’s audience tripled, with monthly video streams exceeding 100 million across platforms and social media followers exceeding 50 million.

In 2016, Edward was named group digital director of News and Lifestyle at Time Inc., a role in which he led digital content and growth across a dozen titles, including TIME, Health, MONEY, Real Simple, Southern Living, Travel & Leisure and Food & Wine.

Edward began his career at The Wall Street Journal, rising to deputy managing editor in 2005 and serving as the founding editor of Personal Journal, where he led coverage that won two Pulitzer Prizes. Earlier in his career, he covered the U.S. Supreme Court in the Journal’s Washington bureau.

In 2008, he was the founding executive editor of The Daily Beast, a role in which he built and managed a digital newsroom that quickly grew from a startup to a nationally known brand.

A native of Memphis, Edward graduated from Princeton University. He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a master’s in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Tennessee.

He is on Twitter @efelsenthal.

Anna Holmes
Editorial Director, Topic

Anna Holmes is an award-winning writer, editor and creative exec whose work has appeared numerous publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and The New Yorker online. A one-time columnist for the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Anna has published two books, including 2013’s The Book of Jezebel, based on the website she founded in 2007. She is currently the Editorial Director of—part of First Look Media, the parent company of Field of Vision and The Nib—where she oversees the digital magazine’s journalism and video programming. In the two years since it was launched, has been the recipient of numerous nominations and awards, including an Emmy nomination for the series “aka Wyatt Cenac”, over 12 Society of Publication Designers (SPD) awards and two National Magazine Awards.

Amanda Kludt
Editor in Chief, Eater

Amanda Kludt is the editor in chief of Eater, a publication covering the ins and outs of dining and food in America and around the world. Through original reporting, longform journalism, maps and guides, television shows, and podcasts, Eater informs its audience on the latest news, tells them where to eat and drink, and highlights important issues in dining and food culture. Before Eater, Kludt worked at Gridskipper and Metro. She has contributed to Lucky Peach, Cherry Bombe, The Guardian, and others.

Alison Overholt
Vice President, Storytelling and Special Projects, ESPN

Alison Overholt is vice president, storytelling & special projects. In this hybrid role, she is responsible for developing comprehensive, multiplatform content strategies for espnW and for driving collaborative, innovative approaches to storytelling in ESPN The Magazine, with oversight of producing ESPN’s multiplatform enterprise content. Overholt is the first female editor-in-chief of a national, general-interest sports magazine. In December 2017, she added oversight of all of’s long-form content, and in 2018, she became the lead ESPN executive for The ESPYS.

Since joining as espnW’s editor-in-chief in 2014, Overholt has overseen the transformation of and espnW’s significant rising influence across ESPN’s platforms and beyond the network. Overholt added oversight of ESPN The Magazine in 2016 and under her guidance the magazine received the prestigious National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the “news, sports, and entertainment” category by the American Society of Magazine Editors, and was named the top magazine of 2016 in terms of brand audience reach according to the Association of Magazine Media.

Overholt first joined ESPN in 2005 as general editor, sports business and lifestyle for ESPN The Magazine. In 2007, she was elevated to senior editor, special projects, ESPN The Magazine, overseeing its enterprise and investigative team, as well as managing the publication’s Olympics and X Games coverage. In 2009, Overholt was part of ESPN’s early efforts to research and develop a sports media offering for women and was espnW’s founding editor. Overholt departed ESPN in 2010 to found her own digital content strategy company. She returned to ESPN in 2014.

In 2018, Overholt was named a Top Woman in Digital by Cynopsis in the “Game Changers” category. She was also named one of AdWeek’s Most Powerful Women in Sports in consecutive years (2017 and 2016).  In 2017, Folio honored her as one of its “Top Women in Media,” a recognition she also earned in 2016, and was named to the 2016 “Folio 100.” She was also honored by the NYC Metro Chapter of WISE (Women in Sports and Events) in 2016 as a Woman of Inspiration, and in 2015, she was named a “Game Changer” by Sports Business Journal and one of the “Top Women in Digital” by Cynopsis. As an editor, Overholt oversaw stories that earned the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award (2007) and both magazine and internet category wins from the New York Press Club Awards for Journalism (2010). Overholt was a member of the ASME National Magazine Award-winning team for General Excellence at ESPN The Magazine in 2006. In 2005, she received the AAJA National Print Journalism Award for her writing in Fast Company.

Overholt began her career as a writer and editor at Fast Company magazine and her writing has appeared in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, O: The Oprah Magazine, Working Mother, Cosmopolitan, Inc., Sports Illustrated: Women and Fitness. Born in New York State, Overholt spent her childhood in Hong Kong. She is a former high school basketball player and an avid runner, having finished the Honolulu Marathon in 2003 and the New York City Marathon in 2013, with several half marathons between and since. She graduated with honors from Harvard University with an A.B. in government.

Julia Turner
Deputy Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times

As deputy managing editor for arts and entertainment at the Los Angeles Times, Julia Turner oversees the paper’s coverage of culture and the entertainment industry.

Before joining the Los Angeles Times in November 2018, Turner was the editor in chief of Slate. During her four years in that role, she expanded the online magazine’s audience, its podcast network, and its membership program, and the journalism Slate published earned numerous accolades, among them a Polk Award for “Sixteen Shots,” Jamie Kalven’s investigation into the killing of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police.

Turner first joined Slate in 2003, and also served as deputy editor, as culture editor, and as a reporter and critic covering television, media and design during her time there. For more than a decade, she’s also been one of the co-hosts of the Slate Culture Gabfest podcast.

Born in Boston, Turner is the daughter of two journalists who met working at the Boston Globe. She graduated from Brown, where she studied history, and got her start at Time Inc., where she worked first in magazine development and then at Sports Illustrated Women.

Turner serves on the board of the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Charles Whitaker
Dean, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

Charles Whitaker is interim dean and professor at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

He previously served as the Helen Gurley Brown Magazine Professor and associate dean of journalism for the school. Since joining the Medill faculty in 1993, he has taught courses in news writing, magazine writing, magazine editing and blogging. In addition to teaching in Medill’s graduate and undergraduate programs, Whitaker teaches high school students in the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute (aka, the Cherub program).

Whitaker was one of the rotating directors of Medill’s graduate Magazine Publishing Project, an enterprise in which teams of students developed a new magazine or worked in collaboration with an existing publishing company to reinvigorate the editorial and business approach of an existing magazine. For nine years, Whitaker directed the Academy for Alternative Journalism, a summer fellowship program that trained young writers for work at the member publications of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in an effort to address the field’s lack of diversity.

Before joining the Medill faculty, Whitaker was a senior editor at Ebony magazine, where he covered a wide range of cultural, social and political issues and events on four continents, including two U.S. presidential campaigns and the installation of the first black members of the British Parliament. Whitaker began his journalism career as a newspaper reporter at the Miami Herald, where he covered education in Dade County and municipal government in Palm Beach County. From the Herald, he went to the Louisville (Ky.) Times, where he worked as a deputy feature editor and enterprise feature and arts writer. He has received commendations for his work from a number of journalism societies, including the National Association of Black Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists and National Education Writers Association.

Whitaker is the co-author of “Magazine Writing,” a textbook that examines the magazine industry and deconstructs the art of feature writing for consumer and business-to-business publications. He also is the author of four statistical analyses of the hiring of women and minorities in the magazine industry and has served as an adviser on diversity issues for the Magazine Publishers of America. He was the co-director of Project Masthead, a program designed to encourage students of color to consider careers in magazines on both the editorial and business side of the industry. He is also one of the co-curators of the Ida B. Wells Award, presented by both Medill and the National Association of Black Journalists to individuals who are working to increase newsroom diversity and improve the coverage of communities of color.

Whitaker has contributed articles to the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Magazine, Jet Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Saturday Evening Post, Chicago Parent magazine, and Folio, the magazine of the magazine industry. In addition, he is an editorial consultant to CATALYST magazine, a publication dedicated to coverage of Chicago Public Schools, and served as president of the editorial board of the Chicago Reporter, an acclaimed investigative publication that covers issues of race and class. Whitaker has also served as a judge for the National Magazine Awards and the International Regional Magazine Awards Association.

Whitaker earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Medill and is a doctoral candidate in Human Development and Social Policy in Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy.

Christopher Keyes
Ex officio
Vice President and Editor, Outside

Christopher Keyes has been the editor of Santa Fe-based Outside magazine since 2006, when he became the fourth editor in the publication's 35-year history. Keyes oversees content for the Outside brand, which includes the monthly publication (circulation 675,000), two annual editions of the Outside Buyer's Guide, the monthly Outside+ tablet edition, and the magazine's website, He is also involved with content on Outside's new cable television partnership Outside Television, which launched on Comcast in 2012 and now reaches six million homes.

During his tenure, Outside has remained dedicated to long-form, literary journalism, earning four National Magazine Award nominations, 17 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, including both Gold and SIlver in the 2010 Adventure Travel Article category, and more than a dozen selections in the Best American Magazine Writing book series.

In 2011, he became an ambassador for 1% for the Planet, a global movement of 1,500 companies that donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes. Outside is also a media partner for 1% for the Planet.

Keyes graduated from Duke University with a BA in environmental science and policy. He began his journalism career as an intern at Outside. Prior to becoming the magazine's editor, Keyes was the editorial director at Texas Monthly and an articles editor at Skiing magazine. He now lives with his wife and two kids in Santa Fe, NM.