It is my pleasure to introduce the MBAs who will be leading The Harbus for the next twelve months. Since joining our humble publication, each has demonstrated a passion for the paper, as well as the follow-through to execute good ideas.
Kate Lewis (NE) and Bart Clareman (NI), the new Editors-in-Chief, have been instrumental in engaging the RC class as well as contributing some of our most compelling content, including FIELD coverage and our alumni interview series. With their help, The Harbus has grown its online viewer base from 5,000 visitors per month last March to over 15,000 per month this year, and for the first time in memory, our stands consistently stock out of papers.
Jyll Saskin (NG) will continue her role as Chief Online Strategist. Her initiatives included live tweeting HBS conferences as well as boosting Facebook engagement through polls and other interactive content. Under her guidance, our Facebook fan count can increased from 150 to almost 600, and our twitter followers have increased from 80 to 450. Both of those numbers continue to rapidly increase.
Rebecca Greene (NA) will be taking on Business Development initiatives at The Harbus. Though she joined relatively recently, Rebecca has already established a partnership with MBA Social and is following several other leads. Through the year, The Harbus has had opportunities to syndicate our content with Business Insider, Poets and Quants, BostInnovation, and PolicyMic, and have been referenced in The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, The Boston Globe, and E! Online, to name a few. We hope to continue building informal and formal relationships with other media publishers in the future.
Alex Pak (NB) will replace Miguel Ruiz (OD) as Publisher. Alex was one of our strongest Harbus reps.
Feel free to reach out to Kate, Bart, Jyll, Rebecca, or Alex for all of your Harbus needs. And thank you to everyone, especially Section B, for making this year a blast.