SmartBrief Launches Professional Development Team

Two new hires emphasize company’s focus on culture building, recruitment and growth

WASHINGTON -- In a move to serve its 120+ employees better and continue its strong growth, Washington D.C.-based digital publisher SmartBrief, Inc. has tapped two industry leaders to steer its new Professional Development Team.

Janis Becker and Kwanza Nunn bring more than 30 years of combined experience and a diverse set of recruitment and career development skills to the company.

Ms. Becker is charged with leading the Talent Development function at SmartBrief. In this role, Janis is responsible for reinforcing and articulating the culture in addition to developing talent and leadership across the organization. A former Vice President at Lehman Brothers, Janis received her BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland, as well as her MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Columbia.

Ms. Nunn joins SmartBrief from Berkshire Hathaway Media Group and serves as Talent Acquisition and Development Manager. In her role, she is responsible for recruiting top talent to the company, across a wide variety of skill sets and industries. Kwanza also previously served as a Corporate Recruiter and Talent Acquisition Manager at Media General, and has a BS in Marketing from Tuskegee University.

About SmartBrief

A leader in the digital content industry, SmartBrief’s mission is to give its readers a competitive edge by providing relevant, timely, and reliable information as efficiently as possible. SmartBrief’s curated content helps its readers transform information into insight, empowering smarter decisions.

Serving over 4.5 million senior executives, thought leaders, and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities.