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Costas Panagopoulos Named Executive Editor of Campaigns & Elections



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Costas Panagopoulos, PhD, Named Executive Editor of Campaigns & ElectionsMagazine
Prominent political expert and media figure to join leading publication for campaign professionals

Plainsboro, NJ, August 16, 2010–Nationally known political commentator and campaign expert Costas Panagopoulos, PhD, has joined Campaigns & Elections as Executive Editor. In this role, Panagopoulos will lead editorial development at the magazine and help build the brand through representation at industry events and media appearances, beginning immediately with development of the September issue.

Panagopoulos is also Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, where he founded and directs the Master’s program in Elections and Campaign Management and the Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy. He has authored over 30 scholarly articles, co-authored (with Joshua Schank) All Roads Lead to Congress: The $300 Billion Fight Over Highway Funding, and edited two book volumes, most recently, Politicking Online: The Transformation of Election Campaign Communications.
 
Panagopoulos, who was a candidate for the Massachusetts State Legislature earlier in his career, comments frequently on politics in leading national and international news media outlets and has appeared on CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and BBC. He was previously a contributing editor to Campaigns & Elections and has written for a wide range of consumer outlets including politico.com. Panagopoulos earned his PhD in Politics at New York University and his undergraduate degree in Government from Harvard University.

“We’re excited about Costas joining Campaigns & Elections,” said Mike Hennessy, Chairman and CEO of MJH & Associates, the parent company of Political World Communications, LLC. “His deep experience as a political commentator and consultant—as well as his connections in the industry and his passion for political campaigning—will help C&E not only continue to lead the industry, but take us to the next level in our efforts to be the voice of the political professional.”
Panagopoulos joins a publication that is considered the authority on campaigning for the more than 10,000 political professionals who run, lead, and manage political campaigns. “The world of professional politics is in the midst of revolutionary change, and it is a very exciting time to be monitoring developments in the political arena,” said Panagopoulos. “I am very pleased to join the nation’s premier publication for people in politics.”

In addition to his campaign, academic, and media experience, Panagopoulos has developed professional specializations in the marketing, media and public relations industries. He worked for top domestic and international clients—including the United Nations Association—as a member of the Public Affairs and Crisis Management units at Burson-Marsteller, the world’s largest public relations firm. He previously served as Features Editor at AdWeek magazine, where he analyzed the political advertising of the 1996 presidential campaign. He subsequently held positions at Hearst, Condé Nast, and Miramax.

About Campaigns & Elections Magazine

Campaigns & Elections magazine educates, informs, entertains and connects all those who touch politics, from high-profile players to political junkies and casual observers. The magazine is published 13 times per year by Political World Communications, LLC. For more information, visit www.politicsmagazine.com. To reach Panagopoulos directly, e-mail costas@campaignsandelections.com.

About MJH & Associates
MJH & Associates is a leading provider of publishing, research, information, and education. Operating within both traditional and digital media channels that support the dissemination of content on technology and clinical research, our company serves the needs of hundreds of thousands of political professionals, general practitioners, specialists, nurses, pharmacists, and managed care professionals through an extensive suite of magazines, journals, e-mail databases, websites, events, and personal meetings. MJH & Associates’ publications include Campaigns & Elections, Pharmacy Times, The American Journal of Managed Care, The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, MDNG, and Oncology & Biotechnology News.

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