Amy McCombs is a chief executive and business leader with broad-based experience in the information media, financial service, higher education and nonprofit sectors. She is widely acknowledged for transforming traditional, legacy-based organizations into proactive businesses ready to respond to changing competitive, regulatory and technology environments. McCombs was at the forefront of technological advances and the creation of news content for multiple media platforms.
McCombs spent the majority of her career in media with executive management responsibilities at both the Chronicle Publishing Company in San Francisco and the Broadcast Division of the Washington Post Company. She was the president and CEO of Chronicle Broadcasting with properties in San Francisco, Omaha and Kansas. She pioneered bundling content and revenue between cable, Internet, and broadcast TV. While at the Broadcast Division of the Washington Post Company, McCombs served with increasing responsibility and led the turnaround of underperforming stations in mature markets during a period of economic crises in the 1970s and 1980s.
- MA, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
- MA in Journalism from University of Missouri