Board Converting News has announced that Susan Riley has joined the publication as its Associate Editor. As a skilled content creator with a strong background in journalism, public relations and marketing, she brings more than 25 years of experience in the newspaper and manufacturing industries. Riley began her career in the news business as a copy editor/features reporter and spent 16 years at the Tulsa World, where she was an award-winning reporter for the government and state teams, as well as the business section covering the oil and gas industry.

She later ventured into the business world as a public relations specialist for McElroy, a Tulsa, Oklahoma based pipe fusion machine manufacturer, where she wrote for marketing campaigns as well as articles that were published in various trade journals covering the infrastructure industry. Among her other duties, Riley successfully pitched stories, provided content for company and customer newsletters, and promoted the organization on its social media channels. 

“It is exciting to be on the team at BCN and humbling to have the opportunity to contribute to the publication’s continued success into the future,” she said. “I am fortunate to be working closely with Len Prazych, whose leadership is an inspiration and I look forward to meeting our many partners in the corrugated and folding carton industries.

“Susan is a most welcomed and critical addition to the BCN team, especially as we continue the countdown to Corrugated Week and beyond,” said Prazych. “We look forward to sharing her deep knowledge and excellent writing skills with our loyal readers and advertisers.”

Riley received her B.A. in English from Missouri Southern State University and is based in Tulsa, OK. Reach her at (918) 706-9899 or [email protected]