Scully to Leave BoMag

1216834041After 24 years, and almost as many job titles, Boston magazine president Dan Scully is stepping down. Scully told the staff at a meeting late this morning.

“I know that we will be fine,” says Scully. “I just have to get past my Catholic guilt.”

Scully will continue to serve the mag as senior publishing consultant, and one of his first goals will be to ease the transition for incoming president Randy Hano, former publisher of Chicago magazine and a veteran of the Herald, who will take over on August 4.

It’s just one more role for Scully, who started at Boston in 1984 as newsstand sales manager, and has also served as business manager, general manager, associate publisher, publisher, executive vice president, and finally president.

Did we miss any, el jefe?

Asked what he was most proud of during his tenure, Scully talked about the magazine’s “separation of church and state” rules governing the edit and sales departments.

“Every time an issue came out, I would gain a friend and I would lose another,” Scully says. “That’s the price of that wall. But we’ve made sure that everyone understands who we are. We serve the reader. We’ve become better corporate citizens, and when people think of Boston magazine, they think of it as part of the fabric of the community.”