About the Publisher

Stuart Rosenthal has been publisher and editor of the Beacon newspaper since he and his wife founded the company in 1989.

Prior to starting the paper, he worked as a tax attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, a law firm he joined after a stint in the federal government as Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the Commerce Department.

In addition to his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, Rosenthal is a graduate of Yale Law School and Oxford University, which he attended on a Marshall Fellowship.

As part of his commitment to older adults in the Washington area, Rosenthal has been active on numerous boards and committees for many years.

He has chaired the Maryland Commission on Aging since 2007, is a board member of the Maryland Aging and Disability Resource Center Advisory Board, and has served on other state and county commissions, including Maryland’s Continuing Care Advisory Commission and the Commission on the Future of Montgomery County.

Rosenthal recently completed a term as president of the North American Mature Publishers Association, the association representing newspapers and magazines for older adults throughout the country.

He is also a regular speaker at national conferences dealing with senior issues, a weekly guest on WMAL’s “Plan for Life” program, and a monthly guest on “Montgomery Week in Review,” on community access television.