People On the Move | 8.17.06
American Business Media chairman Michael Marchesano has been name executive vice president and chief transformation officer for VNU. Robert Krakoff will succeed Marchesano as president and CEO of VNU Business Media USA.
Time Inc. continues to build its Business & Finance Network. Steven Lerch will join as senior agency executive and will concentrate on the Minneapolis territory. Laura Regalado, formerly of Newsweek, will come on board as sales manager or various automotive accounts. Good Housekeeping’s Deborah Schalm has been hired as senior manager of sales development and will handle energy and freight accounts and share responsibility for corporate and manufacturing clients. Summer Penny will also serve as senior manager on the sales development and will partially oversee the auto and health and pharmaceutical accounts. P.J. Boatwright has been promoted from his position as vice president of custom projects and new business ventures to associate publisher of sales development.
Bon Apetit has hired chef Cat Cora as executive editor. Cora is well known in the food industry and was named the Food Network’s first female iron chef and is the author of her own cookbook.
Dave Randell has been named executive director for Meredith’s experiential group, a new business unit in the Meredith Publishing Group. In this position, he will work along with sales and marketing to help generate support from non-traditional sources for the brand such as sponsorship sales and cross platform marketing.
CMP Technology has tapped two former Tech Target VPs. John Cox, formerly vice president of sales for Tech Target, will join as vice president of account development for the company’s Business Technology Group. Lisa Johnson, formerly vice president of marketing for Tech Target, joins as senior vice president of marketing for CMP.
Glenn Coleman will join Crain Communications’ FinancialWeek as the magazine’s editor. He comes to the publication from Popular Science, where he served as deputy editor.