ACBJ’s Skoog to retire at end of the year

Joanne Skoog

Joanne Skoog, who has worked at ACBJ for more than 35 years, will be retiring at the end of the year.

Skoog joined ACBJ in 1987, starting as the real estate reporter at the year-old Charlotte Business Journal. She moved up the ranks to news editor, then managing editor and was named editor in 1991. She held that post for 10 years.

During her tenure, the Charlotte Business Journal was a SABEW Best in Business General Excellence winner and was awarded numerous N.C. Press Association awards.

She joined the corporate staff in 2001 as an editorial consultant, working on market support, training and development. She was named director, editorial operations in 2016, adding roles as the content team’s liaison for legal matters with Advance legal and digital publishing with the product team.

Before joining ACBJ, Skoog worked at newspapers in upstate New York and central California.

A native of North Easton, Massachusetts, she graduated from St. Lawrence University with a degree in government.