WASHINGTON: AFP has named David Millikin regional director for North America, effective April 1.
Millikin previously served as editor-in-chief for North America. He will replace Pierre Taillefer, who will become the organization's Geneva bureau chief. Millikin has previously served as Sydney bureau chief, State Department correspondent in Washington, and director of Newswag, a San Francisco-based AFP subsidiary.
Chris Lefkow will replace Millikin as North American editor-in-chief. He has managed multimedia projects and coverage of media and technology in AFP's Washington bureau, and was named deputy editor-in-chief for North America in 2003.