PSBJ Names Emily Parkhurst Editor in Chief

Amy Snow Landa / May 24, 2016

Emily Parkhurst, photo by Marcus R. Donner
Emily Parkhurst (Photo Credit: Business Journal, Marcus Donner)

The Fearey Group congratulates Emily Parkhurst on her promotion to editor in chief of the Puget Sound Business Journal.

She is the first woman to hold the position.

Emily has become well known in Seattle media and communications circles during the four years she has been with the PSBJ. She started as a technology reporter in 2012, then was promoted to digital managing editor in 2014, becoming the second highest-ranking employee in the newsroom. She was promoted to managing editor in January, following the retirement of veteran Seattle journalist Steven Goldsmith.

In this latest move, Emily takes over as editor in chief for Rob Smith, who announced earlier this month that he was stepping down for personal reasons.

We also want to acknowledge the incredible work of PSBJ aerospace reporter Steve Wilhelm, who announced last week that he was leaving the publication after 28 years. Wilhelm, who covered Boeing, manufacturing and trade, has been a figure on the media landscape for a very long time. We wish him well as he devotes his considerable intellect and compassion to sharing Buddhist teachings.

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Amy Snow Landa

Account Supervisor + Editorial Strategist

Amy has more than 15 years of health journalism and communications experience, including extensive reporting on health care policy for news organizations that include The Seattle Times, American Medical News and Health News Daily. She spent four years reporting in Washington, D.C., mostly on Capitol Hill. As an account supervisor at The Fearey Group, her recent and current clients include Humana, Providence Health & Services, UCSF Medical Center, Seattle Reproductive Medicine and Perkins Coie LLC.

A native Minnesotan, Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a master’s degree in health journalism, with a graduate minor in bioethics, at the University of Minnesota.

Amy lived in Japan for three years, including two years as a teacher and translator on the small island of Zamami in Okinawa.