A NETWORKING EVENING WITH DOUG BANKS -
EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL
The Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF) will feature an evening with Doug Banks on Thursday, December 13, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), 151 Martine Street, Fall River.
- 5:30 PM - Dinner & Networking
- 6:30 PM - "Why the SouthCoast of Massachusetts is right for entrepreneurs?" - Keynote by Doug Banks
- 7:30 PM - Q&A
Doug Banks is Executive Editor of the Boston Business Journal, where he oversees all editorial content of the company’s daily web site, multiple electronic newsletters, weekly print edition, and panel and award events.
The BBJ is Boston's leading business media company. It has received regional and national journalism awards for general excellence, breaking news, investigative and government reporting from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the New England Newspaper & Press Association, New England Society of News Editors, among others.
Doug appears regularly as a news analyst on New England Cable News, and is a frequent guest lecturer, speaker and panel moderator on issues from regional business and economic trends to communications, journalism and digital media.
Prior to his current role, he was publisher and editor of BBJ sister company Mass High Tech and served for three years as associate vice president for economic development at the University of Massachusetts President's Office, where his duties included developing strategic partnerships with state and federal government, business and industry, and where he managed a seed-fund investment program for faculty research projects. He also worked as an editor at Fast Company magazine from 1999 to 2001.
A native of Worcester, Banks has a wife and two teen-aged children. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism and English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master of fine arts degree in nonfiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught journalism at multiple universities, including Boston University and Emerson College.
He has served on the boards of several area nonprofits and is currently board treasurer at WriteBoston Inc. in Roxbury and board treasurer at Calvary Christian Church in Lynnfield.