Flynn of MacNeil/Lehrer to join FORA

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Rob Flynn, communications and marketing v.p. for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, is departing after 11 years to accept a newly created position as sales and marketing v.p. with, a San Francisco-based digital media company. Flynn will open a Washington, D.C., office for FORA focusing on corporate sponsorships and content partnerships — “generally trying to grow the brand,” he said in an email to colleagues. FORA (Latin plural of “forum”) curates and distributes a massive video library of live events, lectures, and debates at universities, think tanks and conferences. It currently works with partners including the Aspen Institute, the New Yorker, the New York Times and the Economist. “As I move along, there is much I will miss about the NewsHour and about public television,” Flynn said in the note. He’ll be at PBS NewsHour for a few weeks more, and begins at FORA in early August. His experience prior to NewsHour includes marketing and communication positions at the Golf Channel, National Cable & Telecommunications Association and GE.

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