Andrew JulienPublisher & Editor-in-Chief – Hartford Courant Media Group
Andrew Julien is Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the Hartford Courant Media Group. A 25 plus-year veteran of the Courant newsroom, Julien has overseen an expansion and diversification of the newsroom’s operations over the last four years as Editor and Vice President.
Before that, he served as Integrated Media Editor for the Courant and Fox 61, a position in which he played a leadership role in blending print, broadcast and digital operations to create a fully integrated newsroom. Julien, who led the coverage of the Sandy Hook shootings, a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2013, was part of the reporting team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for coverage of the shootings at Connecticut lottery headquarters. His previous positions at the Courant include Metro Editor, City Editor, investigative reporter and health writer. He is a graduate of Williams College.
Mary Lou StoneburnerVice President of Advertising - Hartford Courant Media Group860-241-6241
Mary Lou Stoneburner began her career at The Hartford Courant as a local retail account executive. Stoneburner’s sales success and leadership resulted in her ascending roles in advertising sales management including retail sales manager, classified sales manager, assistant classified director, classified director, Senior advertising director and most recently VP of Advertising.
Stoneburner has a provided strategic vision during the course of her career. She has built integrated sales teams, implemented new products, and managed successful business operations for print, online and multimedia.
As the classified sales manager, Stoneburner launched real estate and automotive online products such as cars.com and apartments.com. She also developed two newspaper special sections, Wednesday’s On the Road (formerly Wednesday Wheels) and the Friday Real Estate section. As classified director, she added recruitment to the categories she oversaw, continuing to focus on integrated sales strategies to grow print and online revenue.
As digital advertising has gained traction over the past few years, Stoneburner has been there step by step to champion the integrated sale. As the Courant’s senior advertising director she was responsible for digital retail sales, providing an overarching strategy for all digital platforms, sales teams and product lines.
Stoneburner’s enthusiasm comes through in her ability to grow market share in the changing world of digital and social media. During her career as an advertising executive she has consistently shown a passion not only for what she does, but for her customers as well.
Stoneburner graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Business. She lives in Rocky Hill with her children, Julianne and Christopher, and her dog, Kooda.