Fortune hires Brady to run its events business

Fortune hires Brady to run its events business

Diane Brady

Fortune has hired Diane Brady as executive director of Fortune Live Media and editorial director of Fortune CEO Initiative.

She will start Jan. 29.

Brady will serve as a coordinating moderator of a growing events portfolio. She will also curate Fortune’s CEO Initiative, a global gathering of C-suite and executive leadership. Brady will help create compelling events with and for CEOs and thought leaders,  convening top executives, policymakers, and experts to appear in innovative live formats alongside Fortune’s top editors and reporters.

Brady was most recently an assistant managing editor at Forbes, where she oversaw a team of journalists covering and convening C-suite leaders and other communities. She also created new event franchises at Forbes and served as editorial chief of its video interview series.

Her resume includes extended stints at The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Maclean’s, and McKinsey & Co.

Fortune Live Media hosts invitation-only meetings and membership communities for  leaders who shape the global business agenda. Fortune runs some of the most exclusive conference franchises in the world, including Most Powerful Women, the CEO Initiative, and Brainstorm Tech and Brainstorm AI.

The number of Fortune events has tripled since before the pandemic, and are now being expanded globally.

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