Photo: PR Newswire Appoints James B. Slattery as Chief Information Officer
Newswire veteran with more than 25 years of information technology experience

PR Newswire today announced the appointment of James B. Slattery to the position of chief information officer.

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Reporting to PR Newswire CEO Charles Gregson, Mr. Slattery will split his time between PR Newswire's Jersey City, NJ, location and its New York headquarters. Among his responsibilities, Mr. Slattery will oversee the strategic planning and further development of PR Newswire's global technical infrastructure and technical operations company wide.

Before joining PR Newswire, Mr. Slattery spent 14 years with Dow Jones and Company. Commenting on Mr. Slattery's extensive experience in the information technology industry, Charles Gregson said, "Jim brings to PR Newswire an impressive background in launching and updating software to facilitate real- time news distribution, as well as extensive experience in the day-to-day management of large IT departments," said Mr. Gregson. "Jim has demonstrated a remarkable ability to adapt to the rapidly evolving technology of the communications industry, and we welcome his expertise as PR Newswire continues its 50-plus year strategy of integrating new technologies that enable us to better serve our customers and remain at the forefront of the news distribution industry."

Throughout the many years Mr. Slattery spent with Dow Jones and Company, he held numerous executive positions in the company's Print Business Technology Services, Newswires Technology and Interactive Technology Services divisions. Among his accomplishments at Dow Jones, Mr. Slattery developed the technology to launch the Weekend Edition of the Wall Street Journal, coordinated the move of 140 editors from Dow Jones' New York location to Jersey City, and delivered the European and Asian versions of He also managed the launches of Dow Jones' NewsPlus and Global Equities web sites and XML feeds, enabling the company to provide targeted market Internet distribution. Throughout his tenure at Dow Jones, Mr. Slattery spearheaded efforts to develop new technologies for existing products, replaced legacy systems with modern platforms, and improved the speed, availability and reliability of the multi-vendor systems that collect, process and distribute real-time news.

Mr. Slattery commented, "PR Newswire has done a fantastic job at embracing new technology and developing innovative new tools that meet the needs of their technology savvy clients. I look forward to working with the IT team to develop a comprehensive plan that continues to keep PR Newswire's technology on the cutting edge."

Prior to Dow Jones, Mr. Slattery worked in the Financial Services industry where he managed the IT operations for Bankers Trust Company, Financial Technologies International and Key Financial Systems. Mr. Slattery holds a master of business administration in information technology from the IONA College Hagan School of Business and attended the New York University computer programming diploma program. He also holds a bachelor of arts in biology and a bachelor of science in medical technology from University of Bridgeport.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire Association LLC ( provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non- profit, and other customers worldwide. Using PR Newswire, these organizations reach a variety of critical audiences including the news media, the investment community, government decision-makers, and the general public with their up- to-the-minute, full-text news developments.

Established in 1954, PR Newswire has offices in 14 countries and routinely sends its customers' news to outlets in more than 170 countries and in more than 40 languages. Utilizing the latest in communications technology, PR Newswire content is considered a mainstay among news reporters, investors and individuals who seek breaking news from the source. PR Newswire's leading services include ProfNet(SM), eWatch™, MEDIAtlas™, Search Engine Optimization, MediaRoom, MediaSense™, MultiVu™, U.S. Newswire, the preeminent policy newswire in the industry, Vintage Filings, the fastest growing Edgar filing company, and Hispanic PR Wire, LatinClips and Hispanic Digital Network, the foremost Hispanic communications services. PR Newswire is a subsidiary of United Business Media plc of London.

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