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Introducing Texas Monthly’s New Editor in Chief and Chief Creative Officer

The 43-year-old magazine is pleased to welcome Tim Taliaferro as its sixth EIC and Scott Brown as the first chief creative officer.

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Paul Hobby, Texas Monthly’s chairman and CEO, today announced the appointments of Tim Taliaferro as executive vice president and editor in chief and Scott Brown as chief creative officer.

Taliaferro had previously served as the vice president for communications and digital strategy for Texas Exes, the alumni association serving the University of Texas, and the editor in chief of Alcalde, UT’s award-winning alumni magazine. Under Taliaferro’s leadership, the communications arm of the Texas Exes has expanded to include video, interactive media, television, and podcasting. He supervised the association’s website, bi-monthly print publication, social media, creative services, media relations, and video production. A native of San Antonio, Taliaferro earned his bachelor’s degree in history and Plan II at UT and his master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern’s Medill School.

Scott Brown was previously president and chief creative officer of The Company of Others, a marketing and innovation firm based in Houston, and he led creative and business-transformation initiatives for clients including McDonalds, Phillips 66, and Direct Energy. Prior to founding The Company of Others, Scott was the digital creative director at Barkley, a Kansas City–based advertising agency. A Houston native, Brown holds a bachelor of arts in management and French from Rice University.

“I am thrilled to announce the appointment of both Tim and Scott,” says Hobby, whose private equity firm, Genesis Park, purchased Texas Monthly earlier this year. “I believe they are the perfect individuals to lead our brand forward, particularly in the areas of digital journalism and live events.”

Hobby also announced that Erin Beil would become controller. Beil will be responsible for all accounting operations, including managing the complete revenue cycle, implementing processes and procedures, and financial reporting. Prior to joining Texas Monthly, she was controller for Austin-based HotSchedules.com. Beil also served as controller of SaaS company Model Metrics pre- and post-acquisition by Salesforce.com and as a senior auditor at Arthur Andersen and Grant Thornton. A native of New Mexico, Beil holds a bachelor’s of accountancy from New Mexico State University.

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  • Debby Ewers Everett

    I have not been able to buy TM for 2 MONTHS in Stephenville, Texas!!!!!!!……not in any of the stores….last month they said something about the cover was torn and they were sent back, but still haven’t seen any this month!!!!!! What’s up with that???? I’ve bought Texas Monthly since they first came out…Debby Ewers Everett

    • Tim Taliaferro

      Debby, we will get right on this! Thanks for letting us know!

    • Natalie Moore

      Hi Debby! I work in TM’s Audience Development department. We are so sorry that you have experienced this inconvenience. You can find issues at four locations in Stephenville. They are the HEB, Walmart, CVS and Walgreens. All of these are located on West Washington Street. Could you please email us at [email protected] so we can further assist you? We’d like to make this right.

  • Charlie Primero

    I have hope this change in leadership will return Texas Monthly to the Texas Cultural Institution representing Texas Culture is was in decades past.

  • Jed

    who are they replacing?

    • Unwound

      Brian Sweany

      • Jed

        did he tweet his resignation, too?

        missed that.

  • nataliejharms

    Yo, TM, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but Brian Sweany was one of the best EICs of all time.

  • wessexmom

    As a long long time subscriber, I’m a bit wary of and worried about this change in editorial leadership.
    I don’t see anything in the work histories of Taliaferro and Scott Brown to show they have the experience or knowledge required to maintain the quality of this special magazine. What do they really know about serious in-depth journalism, as opposed to institutional promotion and corporate marketing?

  • Randal Ford

    Tim Taliaferro is a very talented leader and great guy! He’s going to do a fantastic job. Congrats Tim!