ONA Weekly #492: Hanaa Rifaey Joins ONA As Head Of Strategic Partnerships

By on December 20, 2023

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Welcome, Hanaa Rifaey!

We are thrilled to announce Hanaa Rifaey as ONA’s Head of Strategic Partnerships. Hanaa joins ONA’s executive team after nearly eight years as a close collaborator with longtime ONA leader Jessica Strelitz, who is leaving the organization at the end of the year.

In this position, Hanaa will continue to build effective partnerships and learning opportunities that drive growth and innovation in digital news. If your organization is interested in investing in ONA programs and connecting with other tech and media leaders in our global community, schedule a time to chat with Hanaa via Calendly or connect by email at hanaa@journalists.org.

ONA also added two positions to the new executive team. Liz Leith, CPA, has been promoted to Head of Finance and Administration, and Trevor Knoblich is now the Head of Operations and Culture. Read the full announcement to learn more about our new leadership going into 2024.


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P.S. from the ONA team

We’re taking a break! Our team will be Out of Office for well-deserved rest from Dec. 25 – Jan. 2. This newsletter will be on pause during this time and resume in January. We wish you joyful holidays and a happy new year!

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