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On 1 December 2011, Mary Kirby was appointed by London-headquartered Ink as Editor-in-Chief of the Airline Passenger Experience magazine and APEX media platform. The magazine aims to become the premier aviation B2B title in the world.
For nearly 14 years Mary has covered the aviation industry as both a journalist and an editor. In 1999 she joined Flightglobal as a reporter for its real-time news site Air Transport Intelligence. She was promoted to deputy editor (Americas) in 2003 and later to US editor. In 2007 Mary assumed the position of senior editor at Flightglobal’s weekly title, Flight International magazine, where she led coverage of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) and aircraft interiors, and became a regular contributor to sister publication Airline Business. She was also proprietor of the highly regarded Runway Girl blog, which focused on covering the passenger experience industry.
Mary regularly speaks at industry events about such topics as in-flight connectivity, ancillary revenue opportunities for airlines, and social media.
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Adam Tinworth – Writes the popular “One Man and His Blog”, where he has long tracked the transition of journalism, publishing and content into the online world. Until recently, he was employed as RBI’s editorial development manager, providing internal consultancy, training, strategy work and project management for its various sites and magazines. He now works as a consultant on content strategy, digital journalism, mobile and social media.
Barbara Cockburn – Never met an air show she didn’t love. She traversed the world for five years as online content editor for Flightglobal – writing, researching, tweeting and towing a ridiculously heavy video camera along the way. Prior roles included editor of Aviation Business & Air Cargo, and reporter for Business Insurance. She now works as web editor across Ink’s Trade Media & Events division, where she shares her unique brand of snarky humour on a daily basis.
Benét Wilson - Author of the AviationQueen.com blog and a long-time aviation/travel writer based in Washington DC, Benét has also worked for Mesa Air Group and Delta Air Lines, Rolls-Royce North America and the Regional Airline Association. She now handles communications for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Christine Negroni – Covers aviation and travel for The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Airways and Executive Travel magazine. She blogs at www.christinenegroni.blogspot.com and www.gohowknowhow.com
Guy Dimond - An award-winning food, travel and drink writer who has eaten rotten shark in Iceland, dog in Vietnam, and poisonous fugu fish in Japan in the line of duty.
Lori Ranson - Has spent more than a decade covering the commercial aviation industry, specialising in the North American market. Previously she was Americas Air Transport Editor for Flightglobal and currently is a Senior Analyst at the Centre For Aviation and a freelance journalist. Her coverage has touched on all aspects of commercial aviation, including marketing and distribution, network development, safety, maintenance, repair and overhaul, aircraft programmes, alliances, regulatory developments and finance.
Michael Childers - Chief Consultant, Content and Media Strategy at Lufthansa Systems. For 12 years COO of the largest distributor of independent motion pictures in IFE, and president and CEO of LightStream Communications Group, a digital supply chain integrator. Chairman of APEX’s Digital Content Management Working Group for more than ten years.
Nikos Loukas - Founder of onboard dining site Inflightfeed.com.
Olivia Gunn - Playwrite, screenwriter and critic | Working towards BFA degree in Dramatic Writing at SUNY Purchase in New York | Published in Washington City Paper’s Fringe and Purge Blog | Her screenplay ‘Sex and Spaghetti’ is being filmed this winter.
Paul Eden - Has been editing and writing for aviation publications since 1996. Having worked very successfully in the part-work industry for many years, he now edits for AIR International and Aviation News, as well as several publishing houses. Paul edited and wrote the acclaimed Royal Air Force Review 2012.
Paul Thompson - Lives in Dallas, Texas, where he is an airline industry veteran of over 10 years. He is passionate about all things aviation and photography. He enjoys using social media platforms for sharing his photographic work, travel experiences and airline news.
Rebekah Michaels - An airline industry veteran with over a decade’s worth of experience working at both a US major carrier and a large aviation management consulting firm. She has done everything from participating in a 100-narrowbody aircraft fleet renewal project to scheduling flights in West Africa to assisting in building a plan to shut down a European flag carrier. She has her MBA from a Big 10 university and is currently preparing to begin law school. Rebekah loves to eat sushi, travel and take lots of pictures – occasionally doing all three at the same time!
Seth Miller – Authors the popular Boarding Area blog, The Wandering Aramean. A world traveller and avid frequent-flyer points collector, Seth has become an expert in the field of airline loyalty programmes. You can connect with Seth on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.
Tomás Romero - An award-winning writer/producer from Los Angeles, CA. He has written dozens of screenplays, two of which were produced as feature films. Aside from screenwriting, Romero has generated original online content, articles and blog posts for over five years on topics as varied as food, movies, music, books, travel, techie gear, politics, and the gleeful insanity of stay-at-home fatherhood.