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John Robinson
Publisher and Chief Executive

John is responsible for high-level strategy, client and partner relationships, and day to day operations of MCG.  John has been in the China business for 15 years and speaks fluent Mandarin. 

Sara Simmons
 Director of Finance & Administration and Associate Publisher

With over a decade of business management and administrative service experience, Sara oversees company wide office operations, HR, finance & administration for MCG. After receiving her MBA in London, England, Sara returned to Chicago in 2007 and joined MCG in 2012.

Shari Christofferson
Senior Consultant

Shari oversees business development efforts and marketing strategy.  Her background is in sales, marketing, and consulting.  She heads up Mandarin Environment. 

Yu-jin Chou
Senior Editor

Jin oversees editorial direction for Mandarin Quarterly and Mandarin Weekend, with a particular focus on fashion and dining.   She has her Masters of Journalism from Roosevelt University.   

 
 

Kim Yu
Senior Editor

He earned his Master's degree in journalism from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Kim mostly oversees lifestyle content, including fashion, grooming, travel and dining. 

 

Jany Zhang
Direct of Art & Deisgn

Jany is responsible for MCG's publications, branding, and creative for clients and partners.   Jany graduate from SAIC with a Masters in Fine Arts. 

 

Xiaoyang Liao
Director of Digital 

Xiaoyang oversees digital platforms for MCG, including web, email, and social media.   Xiaoyang also supports marketing and branding efforts.  

 

Candice Wang
Integrated Marketing Manager

Candice oversees MCG's integrated marketing efforts, which calls for her to work closely with clients marketing and branding efforts towards Chinese in North America.