People on the Move: January 2006
The shuffling continues at Time Inc., where Thomas Beusse has been named president of Time4 Media. Beusse, who had most recently been president of magazine publishing at Rodale, succeeds Mark Ford, who was named president of Sports Illustrated in December. Ziff Davis appointed Georganne Rossi to director, list sales. She most recently served as VP of list management at Direct Media, Inc. Ziff Davis also made a pair of high-level editorial hires eWEEK, promoting Eric Lundquist to vice president and editorial director and Matthew Rothenberg as editor-in-chief.
Playboy’s publisher Diane Silberstein changed P’s this week, moving to rival Penthouse. Playboy, in turn, named ex-Primedia exec Lou Mohn as its new VP/publisher. Time Inc. named ex-Conde Nast staffer Leslie Picard its new SVP of sales for Time Inc. Corporate Sales and Marketing. Picard was most recently VP/publisher of Bon Appetit. Worth promoted advertising director Michael Schneider to VP/publisher of the magazine.
Advanstar hired Jeffrey Bush as group publisher for a pair of titles: Managed Healthcare Executive and Formulary. Bush was formerly employed by Collapsible Pallet Racks, Inc., a leading supplier of commodity plastics.
Future US’s Official Xbox Magazine named Francesca Reyes as its editor-in-chief. Reyes had served as the magazine’s executive editor since March 2004.
IO Integration (IOI), a "systems integrator focused on building workflow efficiencies for advertising agencies, commercial printers, pre-press providers and retail publishers" named digital workflow specialist Linda Manes Goodwin, as its Bay area sales rep. Manes Goodwin had worked with Advanstar Publications, Red Herring and Yoga Journal on workflow issues.
IDG’s Computerworld (www.computerworld.com) recently expanded its marketing unit, promoting Matt Duffy to vice president of marketing and adding Tara Sellazzo as a senior marketing specialist. Thomas H. Lee Partners, a private equity firm and part of a consortium that made an $8.8 billion bid for VNU this week, announced that Richard J. Bressler has joined the firm as a managing director and head of its Strategic Resource Group. Bressler had served as CEO of Time Warner Digital Media and EVP/CFO of Time Warner.
Meredith Corporation named Elizabeth Sheppard director of licensing sales and marketing, a new position.