Ed Keating has left his role as Vice President Content Division for the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) to become the Chief Content Office (CCO) for BLR (Business & Legal Resources), a leading information resource provider.

BLR helps companies comply with federal and state laws related to employment (Department of Labor), safety (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and the environment (Environmental Protection Agency) through training that keeps those companies out legal trouble and helps them avoid paying fines.

According to the BLR press release, Ed’s new role with the company will allow him to identify new product opportunities, research market needs, evaluate new opportunities, assess competitors, and oversee editorial content operations. BLR serves over 250,000 professionals in human resources, environmental compliance management, employee safety, workers’ compensation management, and workplace training who use BLR products to develop policies and train employees.

During his time at SIIA, Ed’s role focused on business-to-business publishing, content monetization, social media, and more. He also worked with startups in the content industry through the SIIA Previews.

Newstex President Larry Schwartz shared his thoughts on Ed’s move from SIIA to BLR saying, “I have had the good fortune to work with Ed for the past 6 years at SIIA. He will be sorely missed, but we wish him well on his new journey.”

Please join us in thanking Ed for his years of service with SIIA and wishing him the best for his future endeavors with BLR.