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Montemayor to speak at writers conference

Date of release: 09/18/98

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Montemayor will be the keynote speaker for the first annual Central Texas Writers Conference, Oct. 3, at Southwest Texas State University.

Currently, he is the senior vice president for circulation and consumer marketing for the Information Services Group. Montemayor is in charge of overseeing the circulation of 25 magazines with a total circulation of more than 3 million worldwide, including Business Week, Aviation Week, BYTE and many others. He is also in charge of customer service and list management of these publications. Additionally, he manages a worldwide circulation sales force of 140 publications and manages the McGraw-Hill corporate marketing database that numbers more than 5 million.

In April 1994, Montemayor joined McGraw-Hill as the vice president of consumer marketing and was promoted to his current position in March 1996. Previously, he worked as deputy circulation director for marketing and sales at Dow Jones and Co. for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s Business and Financial Week. Prior to that he worked as a journalist at the Dallas Times Herald and then the Los Angeles Times.

In 1984, Montemayor was a member of a reporting team at the Los Angeles Times that won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Meritorious Public Service for a series of stories published in 1983 which focused on Hispanics in the Southwest United States. Montemayor holds a master’s degree in business from the University of California at Los Angeles.

The event is sponsored by the Central Texas Writing Project at SWT and is open to all those interested in writing and publishing.