Dan Bigman, Veteran Business Editor, Joins Chief Executive Group | People on the Move — 9.14.17
Nancy Gibbs steps down from Time Magazine, Garage taps a new editor-in-chief, and more...
“This is an extraordinary time for corporate leaders, and Dan’s hire reaffirms our deep commitment to serving and championing our vibrant communities,” said Marshall Cooper, CEO of Chief Executive Group in a statement. “Dan has a long track record of editorial excellence and digital innovation, and we’re excited he’ll help lead our rapidly expanding operations. We have big plans for the next few years—especially online—and Dan will help make them a reality.”
Bigman joins Chief Executive Group with years of experience as a business editor under his belt. He formerly worked at Forbes for ten years, first as executive editor, rising to managing editor, as well as The New York Times for six years, where he served as lead editor for news at NYTimes.com and business editor.
Most recently, Bigman worked as a publisher at Verse, an interactive video platform that allows publishers to share and create video and multimedia experiences.
Bigman joins Chief Executive Group fresh off its acquisition of Corporate Board Member magazine and its related research and events businesses announced late last month.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Nancy Gibbs, Time magazine’s first female editor-in-chief, announced this week that she is stepping down after 32 years with the publication, continuing as editorial director of the company’s news group through the end of the year.
Ed Felsenthal, Daily Beast and Wall Street Journal veteran, will succeed her as the magazine’s 18th editor-in-chief .
Garage magazine has named Mark Guiducci editor-in-chief. Joining the publication from Vogue where he most recently served as arts director, Guiducci replaces Thessaly La Force, who left for The New York Times’ T Magazine as features director after less than a year.
Time Inc. has appointed Lenore Moritz as vice president, publicity for the organization’s video and television divisions. Moritz most recently served as vice president of communications at Viacom.
Nylon Media has named Evan Luzzatto president. Luzzatto joins the company from Snapchat, where he served as business development lead.
Code and Theory has hired Zooey Purdy (pictured) as a senior strategist. Purdy joins the organization from Refinery29, where she most recently served as senior product manager.
Ruth Reichl has joined Town & Country as contributing editor, with her column debuting in the October issue on newsstands next week, according to a report from WWD.
National Geographic Partners has announced two new additions. David Miller has been hired as senior vice president and general manager, NationalGeographic.com, and Kyle Christensen has been named vice president of channel social and digital Strategy. Miller formerly worked as vice president of product management at AOL, while Christensen joins the company from Netflix.
Condé Nast has appointed two new senior sales team executives. Lisa Green has been named vice president of fashion and luxury, joining from Google, where she most recently worked as head of industry, fashion and luxury. Additionally, Steven DeMain has been named vice president of video sales, joining the organization from Whipser, where he most recently served as senior vice president of revenue.
Meredith Corporation has promoted Tiffany Ehasz to publisher of EatingWell magazine. Most recently, she served as the food/packaged goods director at Rachael Ray Every Day.
Garden & Gun has appointed Chris Kraft as digital director. Kraft joins the publication from Runner’s World, where he most recently served as site director for RunnersWorld.com.
AMG/Parade has named Cathy Cavender as vice president/managing editorial director of Athlon Special Interest Media. In her role, she will oversee over 60 issues within the decorating, gardening and women’s lifestyle group, as well as special interest magazines.
Matt Reynolds has been appointed editor of Packaging World, succeeding Pat Reynolds in January 2018. Reynolds currently serves as director of content and research for PMMI Media Group.