Washington, DC – FierceMarkets, a DC-based producer of email newsletters, websites and events for the telecom, life sciences, healthcare, IT and finance industries, said on Thursday that chief operating officer Maurice Bakley will take over as president, effective Jan. 3.

He will succeed Sean Griffey, who is leaving to pursue a new entrepreneurial opportunity.

Bakley joined FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group, in 2007 and was named chief operating officer in early 2009.

“He is the logical choice to take the company into the next phase of its growth,” said chief executive officer Kerry Gumas.

Bakley earlier served as the vice president of Internet publishing at PostNewsweek Tech Media, a unit of the Washington Post Company.

This article was also published in Potomac Tech Wire.

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