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CHICAGO-Lisa Goff has joined the Advertising Age staff as Washington editor, Editor Steve Yahn announced.

Ms. Goff, 36, will coordinate 1996 political coverage and other federal government-related news.

She joined Crain Communications Inc. in 1984 as an associate editor for Crain's Chicago Business and served as managing editor of Crain's New York Business for two years before moving to the Washington area last summer.

"Lisa's wide range of business journalism assignments and accomplishments, from international editor of Crain's Chicago Business to award-winning reporter, perfectly suit her to help us keep tabs on advertising and marketing developments from the nation's capital," said Mr. Yahn. "We look forward to her becoming a key member of our editorial team."

A South Carolina native, Ms. Goff graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia with a bachelor of arts degree in 1980 and received a masters in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism in 1984.

She may be reached at (804) 979-0416.

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