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President and CEO
Through the 1960s and 70s, Warren Phillips continued to rise through the Journal’s ranks, serving in several editorial positions before being promoted to top executive posts at Dow Jones & Co. In 1975, he was elected Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Meanwhile, he spearheaded internal changes in the paper’s format and content while leading Dow Jones’ expansion into global markets. He forged a partnership with the Associated Press to create an international electronic news service, numerous agreements with foreign publishers, and Asian and European editions of The Wall Street Journal.
In the late 1980s, the Journal celebrated its centennial and Mr. Phillips began to prepare for retirement. He stepped down in 1991 and was succeeded in his responsibilities as Publisher and CEO by longtime colleague Peter Kann. Even in retirement, he remained ambitious – along with his wife Barbara, he went on to found an independent publishing house, Bridge Works, which produced quality fiction and nonfiction.