Shop Talk: American Farriers Journal Announces Two Editorial Staff Changes

Two changes to the American Farriers Journal award-winning editorial staff were made earlier this summer.

Jeremy McGovern has been promoted to Executive Editor for both American Farriers Journal and the International Hoof-Care Summit.

“In this new role, McGovern will have full oversight of content, including planning, staff and freelance assignments along with on-time production,” says Frank Lessiter, AFJ Editor/Publisher. He has taken quickly to his understanding of equine hoof-care and our audience since joining the company in 2008 as an Associate Editor.

“Not only has he demonstrated a passion and commitment in delivering quality content for our subscribers and attendees, but he has also served as Lessiter Publications’ E-Media Director since mid-2011. During that time, he established the department, oversaw its staffing and managed numerous growth initiatives.”

Michael LoCicero recently joined the AFJ staff as Associate Editor and will be involved in all content-based activity with print and electronic media within the equine hoof-care area. The Port Washington, Wis., native is a graduate of Marquette University and comes to the AFJ staff with reporting experience for a daily newspaper.

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Jeremy McGovern

Jeremy McGovern has been a journalist for nearly 20 years. He has been a member of the American Farriers Journal staff for 7 years and serves as the Executive Editor/Publisher. A native of Indiana, he also is a member of the board of directors for the American Horse Publications organization of equine media.

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