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Drew Davis

President and Executive Director,
The American Press Institute

Drew B. Davis took over as President and Executive Director of API in December, 2003. He was previously director of innovation and business development for the Media Management Center at Northwestern University. A brigadier general in the Marine Corps Reserve, Davis took leave from the Media Management Center between July 2001 and July 2003 to serve as director of Marine Corps Public Affairs at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. Prior to joining the Media Management Center, Davis was president of Chicago Sun-Times Features, Inc., a division of The Sun-Times Company, and of Performance Media, a custom publishing division he conceived and developed into a multi-million-dollar venture. He also was vice-president of the Sun-Times Company. He holds a bachelor's degree cum laude in English literature from Princeton University and a master's degree with distinction in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School. For 10 years he was group publisher and newspaper operations vice-president of Pioneer Newspapers, a 41-newspaper group based in suburban Chicago. He is married to Margaret Bergan Davis, a consultant to nonprofit organizations for fundraising and strategy. They have two daughters.


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