ACBJ’s Hunt to leave by the end of the year

Beth Hunt

Beth Hunt, senior director of editorial recruiting and development at American City Business Journals, is leaving the company at the end of the year.

Hunt has been with ACBJ for 33 years, starting as a reporter for the Orlando Business Journal in 1989.

She entered a master’s program in conflict resolution at George Mason University in 2019 “and immediately found my next calling,” she wrote in an email to friends. She plans to become a mediator and conflict coach.

Hunt moved to ACBJ’s headquarters in Charlotte in 2006 and provided training and consulting to ACBJ’s 40-plus newsrooms. She became director of editorial recruiting and development in August 2016.

In recent years, she also wrote a weekly column.

Hunt was editor of the Washington Business Journal from 1999 to 2006 and editor of the Austin Business Journal from November 1994 to June 1999.

At the Orlando Business Journal, she rose from tourism reporter to news editor and then managing editor.

Hunt is a University of Florida graduate.