Two Veteran ACJ Team Members Take Role of President, VP of Marketing


Image via Kim McGuane, Mitchell Phillips.
Kim McGuane & Mitchell Phillips have been promoted to President and VP of Marketing.

American Community Journals is excited to announce the promotion of two longtime team members, Kim McGuane and Mitchell Phillips.  

American Community Journals is the parent company of VISTA Today, MONTCO Today, DELCO Today, and BUCKSCO Today. These platforms highlight positive upbeat stories of each county reaching audiences across the Delaware Valley. 

McGuane, who has 20 years of experience in the insurance and marketing industries, joined the ACJ team in 2017.  

“Over the past several years, American Community Journals has become a prominent source of local, positive news in the Philadelphia Region and an important resource for businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions to build their brands and share their positive impact within our communities.” said McGuane.  

McGuane has risen through the ranks during her tenure at American Community Journals. Starting out as an Assistant Editor, she was promoted to Director of Operations in 2019 and Chief Operating Officer in 2022.  

She’s looking forward to her new role as President of the company.  

“I am excited to work alongside a fantastic team in our mission to grow our platforms and shine a light on the incredible people, places, and businesses that make the Philadelphia region so special.” said McGuane.  

Mitchell Phillips started his career at ACJ soon after graduating from Widener University in 2018, earning a Bachelor’s in Business Management, with a concentration in Marketing and minor in Sports Management.  

Phillips originally had a marketing job lined up with the Pro-Hockey team The Reading Royals, but the organization was sold to a new owner, and the offer was retracted.  

This career pivot, however, resulted in Philips making connections across his network that soon landed him a position as ACJ’s Social Media Marketing Manager a few months later.  

After working with the company for four and a half years, Phillips is thrilled to begin his new role as the Vice President of Marketing.  

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a new department,” said Phillips. 

“I look forward to continuing to expand upon our company’s vision to help build stronger, more cohesive local communities by sharing positive and upbeat news, stories, and content that aim to celebrate and unite the people, places, and businesses within the counties we serve.” 

American Community Journal’s CEO & Founder Ken Knickerbocker is pleased to announce these two promotions.

“As we evolve as a company,” he said, “we want to not only get better at sharing and promoting partner and local news stories, but be a company known for its collaborative culture where hard work and success is rewarded.

“Kim and Mitchell exemplify the best of American Community Journals. I know they’ll both do well in their new respective roles.” 

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