The American Society of Magazine Editors has elected People magazine managing editor Larry Hackett as president. Hackett [pictured] succeeds Runner’s World editor-in-chief David Willey.
Peggy Northrop, vice president and global editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest, continues as vice-president, ASME says. Self editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger was elected secretary and Rosemary Ellis, editor of Good Housekeeping, was elected treasurer.
ASME also elected seven new board members to two-year terms. They include: Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson; James Bennet, editor of The Atlantic; Harriette Cole, acting editor-in-chief of Ebony; InStyle managing editor Ariel Foxman; Chris Johns, editor-in-chief of National Geographic; Yoga Journal editor Kaitlin Quistgaard; and Mimi Valdes, editor-in-chief of Kidult.com.
Popular Mechanics editor-in-chief James B. Meigs was elected to serve as second term on the board and Mark Jannot, editor-in-chief of Popular Science, was appointed to a full term after stepping in previously to fill a vacancy.
The elections were all made during ASME’s annual meeting late last month.