SVP of Strategy & Development, Associated Press
Jim Kennedy is senior vice president, responsible for strategy and enterprise development, for The Associated Press. Kennedy was named SVP in 2011 and a vice president in 2004.
He has been leading strategic planning for the world’s largest news organization since returning to AP in 2001 from The Wall Street Journal, where he was executive director of product planning for WSJ.com.
In an earlier stint with AP, Kennedy managed business news and financial services and later led the company's first digital unit, called Multimedia Services.
While AP business news editor, he served as a board member and later president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the national association of financial journalists.
He is a founding member of the Online News Association, a current board member of Digital Content Next and an advisory board member of Matter Ventures, a media startup accelerator.
A native of Watertown, N.Y., Kennedy is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College.