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Convene Magazine Contacts
Michelle Russell, Editor in Chief
Michelle joined Convene in 2003 and has overseen the growth of the magazine to a monthly award-winning print and digital publication. She has more than 30 years of experience as an editor and writer, and began her career as a nonfiction book editor at Random House. Prior to joining Convene, Michelle served as editor for variety of trade publications and websites in such industries as commercial real estate and food and drug retailing. [email protected]
Barbara Palmer, Deputy Editor
Barbara has spent her career as a writer and editor working for a variety of nonprofit and news publications, ranging from a stint as a science reporter and columnist at The Daily Oklahoman to covering arts and humanities at Stanford University for the Stanford News Service. She joined Convene in 2008 as senior editor and became the magazine’s director of online content in 2013. [email protected]
Jennifer N. Dienst, Managing Editor
Before joining the team as managing editor in 2020, Jen spent more than a decade contributing to titles in the travel, hospitality, and lifestyle space, includingTravel + Leisure, Roads & Kingdoms, Southern Living, and of course, Convene. She also has had brief interludes in public relations and sales. If not writing, she is probably planning her next trip. She resides in Charleston, SC (but will call any place with a Wi-Fi connection home).[email protected]
Casey Gale, Associate Editor
Casey has spent her career thus far exploring the hospitality space. She served as online editor for the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Lodging magazine before joining Convene in 2017. She graduated from Rider University, where she majored in journalism and American Studies. [email protected]