Women’s Wear Daily has named Jay Spaleta publisher. He has served as publisher of Footwear News since 2004.

March Bloom, previously advertising director at GQ, has been named associate publisher.

VNU Business Media has appointed two vice presidents to its retail group. Joe Flynn will take on sports, which includesAction Sports Retailer, Outdoor Retailer, Interbike, Fly-Fishing Retailer, and Health & Fitness Business. David Korse, new VP and general manager of merchandise, will handle the Merchandise shows from Business Media’s Los Angeles Office. Korse was most reently president and CEO of IDG World Expo Corp.

RMS Media’s Northshore magazine has hired Claire McCarthy. McCarthy has written for Robb Report, New York Post and People.

Overtime Magazine has added two members to its editorial staff. Stephen Hanks joins the magazine as editorial director. He was formerly publisher and editor of Energy Times. Jeff Louderback comes on board as senior editor. He has been a contributing writer to the magazine since it launched in 2004.

CMPMedica has hired Ronald Pies as editor in chief of Psychiatric Times. Dr. Dies is an established author of many psychiatric textbooks, and has served as professor of psychiatry at Tufts University. He was also the science content editor for the magazine.

Richard Lloyd has been named chief European correspondent for American Lawyer magazine. Lloyd will be based in London and is formerly deputy editor of the U.K. publication, Legal Business.

Helen Hoart, president of StayWell Consumer Health Publishing, was awarded the Hudson Valley DMA’s HVDMA Founder’s Award last week. StayWell works with Harvard Health Publications on its five consumer health newsletters. The Founder’s award recognizes individuals who have contributed in an exceptional and visionary way to the professionalism of the direct marketing industry and the development of the Hudson Valley DMA.

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