NWEN’s Lovell to GeekWire

5/2/11

Interesting hiring news in the Seattle-area innovation community: Rebecca Lovell of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network is now chief business officer at GeekWire, the tech-news startup run by former TechFlash and Seattle P-I journalists John Cook and Todd Bishop. Lovell has been executive director of NWEN for just over two years, and worked as program director for the Alliance of Angels for nearly three years before that. Lovell is a fixture on the Seattle tech and startup scene, recently overseeing the “First Look” forum that showed off a diverse collection of startups to investors. Cook writes that Lovell will continue working part-time with NWEN as it searches for a new director. It’s more evidence of the fertile ground for online news companies in Seattle—GeekWire and Xconomy cover a lot of the same territory, and there are good examples of neighborhood news blogs, political sites, and the online-only P-I.

Curt Woodward is a senior editor for Xconomy based in Boston. Email: cwoodward@xconomy.com Follow @

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