Ilana Lowery was named editor-in-chief of the Phoenix Business Journal in 2013. She had been editor of the paper since August 2001, and managing editor since 1999. She joined the publication as a reporter and projects editor in 1995. Prior to The Business Journal, Ilana was an editor for Independent Newspapers Inc., a community newspaper chain in Scottsdale. Before moving to the Valley in 1989, Ilana served as a reporter/editor for Pulitzer Newspapers in Chicago. She also worked as an associate producer for the NBC-TV affiliate in Chicago. Ilana serves as an associate journalism professor at Arizona State University. She also is on the executive board of Gabriel’s Angels and a member of the prestigious women’s professional associations Central Phoenix Women and Charter 100. In 2015, Ilana was inducted into the Society of Professional Journalists Order of the Silver Key Society for her more than 25 years of dedication to the profession.