Comtex News Network, Inc., a wholesaler of electronic real-time news and content, has announced that C.W. Gilluly has been elected chairman of the board of directors and appointed to the position of interim CEO. Stephen W. Ellis, former chairman and CEO, and Laurence F. Schwartz, former president, have resigned their positions. Comtex also announced that Pieter VanBennekom has joined its board of directors, following the resignation of Ellis from the board. Steve Brosnihan, vice president, business development, directs the company's New York operations and Dee McGonagle, vice president, publisher relations, continues to serve as general manager of Comtex's Alexandria, Virginia operations. Robin Deal, vice president, finance, runs all financial and administrative activities for the company.