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Press Release

A New Voice Joins the Site Selection Editorial Team

Atlanta, October 11, 2013: Further strengthening the team of journalists behind its growing family of award-winning publications, Site Selection magazine has hired Patty Rasmussen as senior writer.

“Patty is a most welcome addition to our editorial team,” says Mark Arend, Site Selection's editor in chief. “Her enthusiasm for covering our industry and for writing about it engagingly will help ensure that Site Selection remains the must-read publication that it has been for nearly 60 years.”

Patty Rasmussen has worked for the past 15 years as an Atlanta-based freelance writer, covering such subjects as Major League Baseball, health care, business and economic development for publications and websites including ChopTalk Magazine, WebMD, and, for the past decade, Georgia Trend. Her monthly column, “Power Players,” profiled Georgians from all walks of life: philanthropists and entrepreneurs, CEOs and college presidents, a golf caddy in Valdosta, and elected officials at every level. Rasmussen also co-wrote the recently published memoir of retired All-Star pro baseball pitcher Billy Wagner titled “A Way Out: Faith, Hope and the Love of the Game.”

“I could not have written my book without Patty Rasmussen,” says Wagner. “She has a knack for getting to know people, really listens and then translates that to the page. Patty was great to work with — professional in every sense of the word. And she's also a lot of fun."

“I'm delighted to join the team at Site Selection magazine,” says Rasmussen. “Site Selection has a well-earned reputation for excellence, both in content and in style. I'm looking forward to contributing to the magazine and newsletters alongside some great colleagues.”

Site Selection magazine, published by Conway Data Inc., delivers expansion planning information to 49,000 executives of fast-growing firms. The senior publication in the development field, Site Selection is also available via Site Selection Online ( The publication also publishes or co-publishes e-newsletters, including The Site Selection Dispatch, Life Sciences Report, Aerospace Report and Energy Report; Site Selection International; The FDI Report; Trust and the OnSITE Travel blog. The magazine's redesign, content and online presence last month received multiple awards from the Magazine Association of the Southeast.

Conway Data is an international publishing, consulting and association management company headquartered in Atlanta. It is also a fast-growing firm, having more than doubled in size over the past two years.

Conway also owns and manages London-based Red Hot Locations, organizer of world-wide FDI events; Berlin-based FDI advisory firm Terrain Consulting; New York-based The PONT Group, a leading PR and lead-generation firm; economic development education and research organization the Janus Institute; and manages the Industrial Asset Management Council and the forthcoming FDI Association, launching in November 2013.