Bonnier Corp. Hires Events Expert | People on the Move
Stamats Communications taps its first new CEO in over 20 years, The Atlantic continues its expansion, and more people on the move this week.
Bonnier Corp. has named Jonathan Moore as senior vice president, events, effective July 2. Moore joins the company from Family Media, where he served as president since 2016. Prior to that, Moore spent two years as managing director of Institutional Investor’s annual Mining Indaba conference and spent several years running Summit Professional Networks’ conference business.
At Bonnier, Moore will be tasked with further expanding the company’s more than 100 annual events as part of the enthusiast publisher’s broader diversification strategy, according to CEO Eric Zinczenko.
“The portfolio of events is well diversified and supported by highly passionate audiences,” said Moore in a statement. “The opportunity to identify new offerings around the existing portfolio as well as launching new products is tremendous.”
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Stamats Communications Inc. appointed Peter S. Stamats to the role of CEO, succeeding Guy Wendler, who is retiring after 35 years with the company and over two decades as chairman and CEO. Stamats, the grandson of company co-founder Herbert Stamats, formerly served as the company’s CFO and COO, and has been with Stamats since 1988.
Katie Bo Williams is joining Atlantic Media as a senior correspondent for Defense One, effective July 30. She will be leading the publication’s daily global security news coverage with an emphasis on big-picture analysis of national security, military, foreign policy, politics and intelligence topics. Williams will also work with the events and editorial teams on various projects and will be based in the Washington, D.C. headquarters where she will report to executive editor Kevin Baron.
Williams comes from The Hill, where she held the role of a national security reporter since 2015, and extensively covered the ongoing Special Counsel investigation. “For a while now, I’ve been impressed by her reporting, energy, sourcing, and grasp of the top news stories we are all grappling with these days,” says Baron.
Elsewhere at Atlantic Media, Todd S. Purdum is joining The Atlantic as a staff writer and California correspondent, covering politics and culture. He will be tasked with growing The Atlantic’s presence in Los Angeles out of the newly-opened Los Angeles office, the second California-based office for the brand.
Prior to this, Purdum spent 23 years with the New York Times as a Washington correspondent, then moved to Vanity Fair in 2006 before joining Politico as a senior writer in 2013. The hire of Purdum is part of The Atlantic’s plan to increase its Culture and Politics team as well as spearhead overall expansion for the brand, including the addition of 100 staffers this year.
Politico’s current VP of communications, Brad Dayspring, is taking on the new responsibility of leading a newly consolidated marketing and communications team across the company.
Michael Bingham was named editor-in-chief of New Haven Biz. Bingham has been with the publication for over two decades.
Former executive editor of Foreign Policy, Sharon Weinberger, is taking on the role of Washington, D.C. bureau chief at Yahoo News, starting July 23. Weinberger will work with editor-in-chief Daniel Klaidman to establish a vision for Yahoo News in Washington, including the Russia investigation, coverage of the upcoming midterm elections, and the White House.
Hamed Aleaziz is joining BuzzFeed News to cover immigration. Most recently, Aleaziz was a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle.
Business Insider’s former senior correspondent, Steve Kovach, is taking on the role as technology editor at CNBC.com.
NBC News has tapped Dan DeLuce as an investigative reporter covering national security and global affairs. He most recently held the title of chief national security correspondent for Foreign Policy.