Judith A. Harrison-Warner, more commonly known as Judy Warner, is an editorial project manager who specializes in coverage of corporate governance issues and the imperative work of boards of directors. She is the founder and principal of ComAve, an independent editorial advisory firm.

Warner initially established ComAve in 2000 after she left a 15-year tenure at Adweek magazine that culminated in her advancement to New England bureau chief (1990-2000).

The relaunch of ComAve in early 2022 follows Warner's departure from the National Association of Corporate Directors, where she served as an editor for 14 years—the last seven as editor in chief of Directorship magazine.

Warner has a well-earned reputation for editorial integrity, creativity, and vision built over a now 30-plus-year career as a manager, producer, editor, writer, and reporter. She began her journalism training in the newsroom of The Boston Globe. She has lived, worked, and together with her husband, William D. Warner, raised two daughters in greater Boston.

Of note, Warner and her four sisters grew up on a progressive ESOP- owned dairy farm in southern Vermont, where she was introduced and began to foment her love of reading, storytelling, and cows. Her early appreciation for the importance of understanding business and politics was primarily learned from sparring sessions at the dinner table with her entrepreneurial father.

Her lifelong admiration of the printed word was also imbued as the middle child of an indomitable larger-than-life altruistic mother and as a reader, delivery gal, and high-school columnist for The Bennington Banner.

Warner is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in journalism.

Other Works

  • At CVS Health, the Pandemic Affirms Strategy, Directorship

    Nov/Dec 2020
  • The Directorship 100 cover

    Nov/Dec 2015
  • Editorial: "Warner Bids Farewell to Adweek Readers"

    May 29, 2000
  • "Samantha Power: A Humanitarian Force Whose Words Matter," Directorship magazine

    Mar/Apr 2021
  • Balancing Human Capital Priorities, Directorship

    Mar/Apr 2021
  • Page 1: TOC example, Directorship

    Mar/Apr 2021
  • Page 2: TOC example, continued

    Mar/Apr 2021
  • "A Few Words About Judy Warner"

    Jan 2022
  • Page 1 "Mattel's Blues: Lessons From a Crisis of Enormous Proportions," Directorship

    Dec/Jan 2008
  • Page 2: "Mattel's Blues"

    Dec/Jan 2008
  • "Newspapers: Survival in the Internet Age"