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'NYT' Spokeswoman Catherine Mathis Exits for S&P

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'NYT' Spokeswoman Catherine Mathis Exits for S&P

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Longtime New York Times Co. Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications Catherine Mathis is leaving the company.

Mathis is headed to Standard & Poor's, where she will serve as the company's senior vice president and head of marketing and communications, reports The Awl's Choire Sicha.

Mathis did not immediately respond to E&P's request for comment this morning.

The news was disclosed in an internal memo from New York Times chief executive Janet Robinson to employees. Mathis, Robinson wrote, "has been a source of strength to me, our leadership team and her colleagues throughout the organization."

Ethan Riegelhaupt, vice president for speechwriting and internal communications, will take on Mathis' role on an interim basis.

Mathis joined the New York Times in 1997 as director of investor relations. Before that, she was vice president of corporate communications for the Overseas Shipholding Group. She also held management positions at International Paper Company.

While at the New York Times Mathis was selected as one of the YWCA's Women Achievers in New York City in 2000.

The memo follows:


Dear Colleagues,

With truly mixed emotions, I am writing to inform you that Catherine Mathis, senior vice president, corporate communications, has decided to take a new position as the senior vice president and head of Marketing & Communications for Standards & Poor's, a McGraw-Hill Company, and will be leaving at the end of August. …

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