About Us

What is ASBPE?

Founded in 1964 as the American Society of Business Press Editors, ASBPE is the professional association for full-time and freelance editors, writers, art directors, and designers employed in the business, trade, and specialty press. The official name was changed to the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 1997 and to ASBPE in 2012.

ASPBE is widely known for its annual Awards of Excellence competition, which recognizes the best in editorial, design, and online achievement. The organization also sponsors the annual ASBPE National Editorial Conference. Regular educational seminars are held by local chapters. The society is operated in accordance with a set of bylaws drafted by the national board ratified through a member vote.

See answers to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for more information.

For a full roster of ASBPE committee members see our Who We Are page.


National Officers: Staff:
Mark Schlack
Mark Schlack, Senior Vice President, Editorial
(617) 431-9767

Executive Director
Janet Svazas
info [at] asbpe.org
(630) 510-4588
Fax: (630) 510-4501

Immediate Past President
Amy F. Fischbach, Contributing Editor
T&D World
Penton Media
Cell: (913) 579-4242

Vice President
Tina G. Barbaccia, Writer, Editor and Social Media Consultant
Cell: (630) 699-0197