Paul McHale Named President of CQ Roll Call by The Economist Group

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 9, 2015) – The Economist Group has named Paul McHale as President of CQ Roll Call.

McHale, who has been interim Managing Director of the Washington-based information business since January, will report to Group Chief Executive Chris Stibbs.

“Over the past 10 months, Paul has spearheaded the transformation of CQ Roll Call. The company has returned to growth, and is exceeding projections at the halfway point of our budget year,” Stibbs said. “His clarity of purpose in bringing change and attracting talent makes him the perfect guardian of these high-quality, independent media properties.”

Previously, McHale was the group’s global head of Human Resources, based in London, and has worked at the company since 1999.

“CQ Roll Call is a public trust, and I’m honored to be given the chance to strengthen and expand this business,” McHale said. “Democracy works best when citizens have access to unbiased, independent information. These storied media properties complement the Economist Group’s mission of offering insight and analysis to a global audience.”

Born in Mayo, Ireland, McHale graduated from University College Dublin, with a degree in politics and economics.  He began his business career at J Sainsbury PLC, the U.K.-based retail and financial services company.

Since January, McHale, 47, has overseen an increase in CQ Roll Call’s delivery of digital information, which includes a redesigned CQ Weekly, expanded services covering state legislation and advocacy, and new mobile apps for both and Roll Call.

“Paul is a results-based manager who has given CQ Roll Call the tools and resources we need to get our exclusive content to clients in new ways,” said Chief Content Officer David Ellis. “I’m confident that he’ll drive the company to greater growth, allowing us to reach new audiences inside the beltway and beyond.”

About CQ Roll Call

CQ Roll Call provides intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources for government and political professionals. As the publisher of, CQ Weekly, Roll Call and several topic-specific verticals, it is the premier source of timely, objective news and analysis on government and electoral politics.

CQ Roll Call has won more Dirksen Awards for ‘Distinguished Reporting of Congress’ than any other organization, and for 70 we have been committed to providing nonpartisan insights and in-depth analysis on Congress and the policy-making process.   Its products and services cover all aspects of legislative, government and electoral processes, giving clients actionable information and custom tools to maximize their influence.


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