March 19th PRSA-IE Luncheon with Aaron Kushner of the Press Enterprise
March 19th Luncheon with Aaron Kushner
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Get tickets, https://prsaie.org/meet-reg1.php
Even the most well-established newspaper companies around the globe are laying off staff, merging with the competition to stay afloat, or closing their doors completely. While many are running from print, Aaron Kushner, CEO of Freedom Communications and new owner of The Press Enterprise is investing in the space.
Join us March 19th as PRSA Inland Empire proudly welcomes Aaron as he shares with us:
- The world of print media and how its changed in a very short time
- How Freedom has charted a different course than the industry by focusing on building community
- Latest improvements to the Press Enterprise in support of its community-building mission
- How PR and nonprofit professionals can engage with and support the P-E
About Aaron Kushner
Aaron Kushner is the CEO of Freedom Communications, 2100 Trust LLC and Publisher of the Orange County Register. Kushner is responsible for the ongoing development and execution of Freedom’s business model, which focuses on serving subscribers and the community in new ways and improving the quality of content across all print and digital platforms. As part of this growth strategy, Kushner is expanding the depth of news coverage, investing in journalist and sales talent, and introducing new programs to make it easier for local businesses and non-profits to engage with Freedom’s subscribers.
In 2010, Kushner founded the holding company 2100 Trust LLC specifically for the purpose of buying and growing major newspapers. The 2100 Trust name was derived from Kushner’s belief in newspapers’ long-term future and their fundamental strength as community institutions. 2100 Trust completed its acquisition of Freedom in July 2012.
Kushner is a mission-driven entrepreneur with a background in creating and leading successful businesses. He purchased Marian Heath Greeting Cards in 2002. Under Kushner’s leadership as CEO through 2009, Marian Heath grew its business dramatically with a major investment in quality product and talent during a particularly difficult time for the industry.
Previously, Kushner served as founder and CEO of MyMove.com from 1996 to 1999, which specialized in consumer related products and services. In 1999, he sold MyMove.com to the marketing company Imagitas which is now a Pitney Bowes subsidiary, and served as a vice president at Imagitas through 2001.
Early in his career, Kushner worked at Boston Consulting Group. He graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Honors and Master of Arts in Organizational Analysis.