Executive Chairman & CEO
Eric Gertler is the chief executive officer of the multifaceted digital media company, in addition to his current Gertler serves as Executive Chairman & CEO of U.S. News & World Report, the nation’s leading news authority on rankings and expert guidance on life decisions, where he has overall responsibility for both editorial and business operations of this multifaceted digital media company. The company reaches almost 500 million people annually.
In August 2019, Gertler was nominated to serve as Acting Commissioner and President/CEO-designate of Empire State Development, New York’s principal economic development agency, a position held through July 2021. Gertler’s tenure focused on four main priorities: meeting the unprecedented economic needs of the State arising from the Covid-19 pandemic; completing critical infrastructure; attracting companies to NY state and expanding job growth; and implementing economic initiatives with long term benefits.