Publisher Margo DuBos has named Jeanne Exnicios Foster the associate publisher of Gambit. A New Orleans native, Foster studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and began her publishing career as an intern at Time Out New York. Foster has been an employee of Gambit since 2001, serving in various capacities including advertising coordinator and assistant advertising director. She has been the paper's marketing director since 2008.
Foster has served as project manager for many digital projects for Gambit, including client-designed mobile sites and multiple redesigns of Gambit's website, bestofneworleans.com. She also has headed development for online and print promotions and served as project manager for the company's special events, including the Gambit Food Revue. In the most recent Media Audit survey (Nov. 2012-Jan. 2013), Gambit's readership was up 37 percent.
"Jeanne just gets it," DuBos said. "She has done an outstanding job on print, digital and event projects that keep Gambit Communications current and relevant. This promotion is a tribute to her keen ability and success at advancing the Gambit brand in today's media marketplace."
"We have a really creative and innovative team right now," Foster said, "and I am so excited to help continue to build the Gambit brand in the community and deliver what our loyal and growing readership wants via the print product, bestofneworleans.com and Gambit Events."