Dana Brooks recently joined our staff as our new associate editor. Dana graduated from the University of Kansas this past May where she earned a B.S. degree in journalism. We liked the experience Dana gained in college — for one class she literally created a new magazine from scratch. She also served an internship with Milwaukee Magazine. And the fact that her father and uncle own Brooks Plumbing in Memphis, Tenn., didn’t hurt her chances either.

This is a newly created position for our magazine, one we felt was called for considering the growth PM has enjoyed. Thanks to record-setting ad sales, an average issue of PM contains 20 percent more editorial pages than it did just two years ago.

Dana joins our editorial and art department comprised of Jim Olsztynski, editorial director; Steve Smith, editor; Joseph Ursitti, senior editor; Peter Riggins, graphic design manager; and Rachel Parsons, production artist.