American Society of Magazine Editors

Board of Directors

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Eric Sullivan

Associate Editor, GQ, 212.286.6760

Eric entered magazines as a Ben Bagdikian Fellow at Mother Jones in San Francisco. He then made his way east to GQ, where he began as the assistant to GQ editor in chief Jim Nelson and is now an associate editor. He oversees The Punch List, the magazine's culture calendar, in addition to editing long form features. He and Jeff Sharlet, a writer with whom he works, won the 2015 National Magazine Award for Reporting for a story about the crackdown on gay culture in Russia.


Alexandra Engler
Assistant to the Editor in Chief, SELF

Alexandra Engler is the assistant to the editor in chief at SELF magazine, where she also writes about fashion, beauty, health and fitness. Prior to joining SELF she was an editorial assistant at Cosmopolitan, where she wrote about health and relationships, and an intern at Esquire and Sports Illustrated. She graduated from Marquette University with degrees in journalism and political science.


Becky Mickel

Assistant Editor, Martha Stewart Weddings

Becky Mickel is the assistant editor at Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, where she covers etiquette, planning, real weddings and registry—all while sampling cake and other treats (which she also reports on). A longtime devotee of the Martha Stewart brand, Becky first joined the team as the Martha Stewart Living ASME editorial intern in 2012. After graduating with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia the following year, the Louisiana native moved to Charleston, South Carolina to work for an event design firm. Becky later traded in the south-eastern shore for bustling New York City to start her post as MSW's editorial assistant and found a home away from home in Hoboken, New Jersey.


Seth Plattner
Associate Editor and Menswear Editor, ELLE

Seth has been a mainstay on the ELLE masthead for the past six and a half years, having started his tenure as the assistant to the Editor in Chief Robbie Myers. Now, as an associate editor in the editorial department and the menswear editor in fashion, on any given day he could be writing/editing pieces on theater, art, TV and music for ELLE's Intelligence section, working with writer Mickey Rapkin to book and edit ELLE's back page, Cherchez la Femme, or combing the men's market for the best ready-to-wear and accessories for a photo shoot. Before ELLE, Seth worked as a freelance editor for a motivational speaker in Denver, Colorado, and in college at NYU—where he majored in English literature with a concentration on fiction writing—he was a bustling intern in the script department at Saturday Night Live.


Laynie Rose
Assistant Editor, More

Laynie joined More as an editorial assistant shortly after graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in magazine journalism. Now an assistant editor, she edits a FOB page and writes book reviews for the magazine and website. Prior to More, Laynie was an ASME editorial intern at Money and editor of UGA's official student-produced magazine, Ugazine. She and her magazine-obsessed roommates live on the Upper East Side, where they can be found watching House Hunters and staring longingly at puppies in Carl Schurz Park.


Samantha Shelton
Web Editor, Redbook

Samantha Shelton is the web editor at Redbook, where she manages features content covering everything from fashion, beauty, and fitness to health, sex, and relationships. She started out as a 2010 intern at FITNESS, and after graduating with degrees in journalism and creative writing from Oswego State, worked on the editorial and web teams for teh same publication for four years before moving to Redbook. Now that she works in web—and has a profound love for social media—you can basically count on seeing Samantha 'gramming her favorite food and fitness finds, stalking Facebook for the latest BuzzFeed quiz (because knowing what farm animal you are is important), or trying to convince Kristen Bell to re-tweet her—of which she has been successful once.


Libby Sile
Associate Travel Editor, Departures

Libby Sile is the associate travel editor at Departures, American Express' luxury lifestyle magazine, where she writes and edits stories on desitnations, hotels and fine dining—near and far. She is also a freelance writer, editor and copywriter, and her work has appeared in EsquireParentingInc., and more. Before Departures, Libby was an editorial assistant at Esquire, where she edited the magazine's Politics Blog with Charles P. Pierce, and she was a 2010 ASME intern at Reader's Digest. She has degrees in journalism and political science from Ithaca College, where she edited the college's student newspaper and created a narrative nonfiction magazine.