Highlights Leadership

Christine French Cully

Chief Purpose Officer and Editor in Chief

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In her dual role as Chief Purpose Officer and Editor in Chief, Christine French Cully provides strategic, ongoing oversight for the development of the Highlights vision and brand across all markets and channels. As Chief Purpose Officer, she focuses on growing awareness and implementation of the Highlights purpose, core beliefs, and values—to help actualize the organization’s vision for a world where all children can become people who can change the world for the better. As Editor in Chief, she is chief steward of the company’s guiding editorial principles and is responsible for ensuring that the products and experiences the company develops are aligned with Highlights’ mission.

Cully serves as a brand ambassador through writing and speaking engagements and focuses on fostering relationships with mission-aligned organizations, companies, and individuals as well as creating ways to share Highlights’ vision for the world more broadly.

After 15 years in children’s publishing, Cully joined the company's flagship magazine Highlights in 1994, and served as its editor from 2004 to 2012. Under her leadership, the company launched three additional titles: Highlights High Five and High Five Bilingüe for preschoolers and Highlights Hello for babies and toddlers. She also oversaw the editorial teams that produced seven continuity book clubs, an extensive list of Highlights branded books found in retail and online, several digital apps, and two podcasts, one for children and one for grown-ups.

In 2011, she was also named an executive vice president of the Highlights Corporation. She is only the fourth editor in chief who has led the company during its 75-year history.

Cully is the mother of a grown son and daughter and she lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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