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July 25, 2016 40 Under Forty 2016

Liz White Notarangelo

Liz White Notarangelo Liz White Notarangelo
Liz White Notarangelo shown at the Meriden YMCA's Mountain Mist Outdoor Center for summer camp. She is currently serving her third year as president of the Meriden YMCA's board of directors.
The New York Yankees have withstood the test of time for Liz White Notarangelo. She and her dad have been going to Yankees games since she was little and they have gone to Florida for Yankees spring training for 20 consecutive years.

Age: 34

Company: Record-Journal

Title: Executive Vice President & Assistant Publisher

Town where I live: Meriden

Town where I work: Meriden

College: Boston College (Bachelor's), Yale School of Management (MBA)

Q&A:

What do you do and what are your goals in your current job? I focus on digital growth opportunities and innovation for our business. I research success stories of other media and digital companies to determine what we can launch here. My goals are to work with our teams to achieve our goals for digital revenue and audience growth.

What are your goals for your community involvement? The priority is finding the best ways to serve as many people in our local communities as possible.

What's your biggest passion? Family. From my home life to my work life, I am centered around family. I am fortunate to be in a family business and work with my dad every day and have a mom and a husband who always support me. And our world revolves around our two sons, Jackson and Noah.

What are your future aspirations? To continue the transformation of our company to evolve in a quickly changing environment to best serve readers, local businesses and our community. Personally, I look forward to further expanding my leadership role at the Record-Journal as the fifth generation of our family business as well as in our local community.

What role can young leaders play in shaping Hartford's future? As leaders, we must strive to enhance the cultural and economic vitality of the cities and towns we call home. Working together, we can bring the academic, cultural and industrial centers together to create a new era of growth and prosperity and a lasting legacy for our region's next generation.

List four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

  1. I helped lead the transformation of our 149-year-old newspaper into a modern, innovative media company, including the move to a new open, collaborative office space in 2015 and rebranding our company into RJ Media Group and introducing a new brand HOMEBASE Digital. We have created a culture of continuous change to encourage trying new ideas.
  2. I was the chair of Revolution 2015, a successful companywide initiative resulting in 53 percent growth in digital revenue and 40 percent growth in digital audience year over year, for which the Record-Journal was named to Editor & Publisher Magazine's '10 Newspapers That Do It Right' list in March 2016.
  3. I was named to Editor & Publisher Magazine's 25 Under 35 list in April 2016.
  4. I served the last two years as the Meriden YMCA board president.

Time Tested:

What personal possession in your life has withstood the test of time? A sweater from high school that belonged to my high school sweetheart Mike, who is now my husband

What hobby did you develop at a young age that you still enjoy today? Playing soccer

Twenty years ago, what did you envision as your future profession? Running our newspaper

Who do you consider your mentor? My dad Eliot White, President and Publisher of Record-Journal, and my mom Sue White

See the complete list of Forty Under 40 Winners for 2016! 

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