Professional Jeweler has new editor

Mike Mallowe has been named editor of Professional Jeweler magazine. The appointment became effective Monday.

Mallowe is the former founding editor of Main Line Today magazine, a suburban Philadelphia publication, and has won numerous awards for his work as an investigative reporter with Philadelphia Magazine, including The Society of Professional Journalists, The National Press Club, and Women in Communications honors. He has also been a senior editor at Business Philadelphia magazine and has written for magazines such as Life, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and Reader’s Digest.

Mallowe replaces Peggy Jo Donahue who left the jewelry trade magazine to become director of public affairs for Jewelers of America.

“As a top flight journalist and an accomplished publishing professional, Mike’s insight and depth of experience will have a monumental impact on an editorial product that is highly respected in the industry,” said Lee Lawrence, Professional Jeweler publisher. “His vast business and consumer editorial experience, his educational background, and the many awards he has received are strong indicators that Mike is fully capable of successfully immersing himself into the complexities of our industry as he moves forward.”

In addition to his publication experience, Mallowe has taught writing and communications at Penn State University and Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, and also developed the Masters Program in English and Publishing at Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa.