People on the Move | 01.10.08
The latest comings and goings around the magazine industry.
The first full week back after the holidays was a busy one for people moves.
The Hearst Corporation has named Roger Paschke to the newly-created role of CIO. As CIO, Paschke will manage the company’s pension assets and those of The Hearst Foundations. Previously, Paschke was CFO and senior vice president of insurance firm the OIL Group of Companies from 1997 to 2005.
Summit Business Media has appointed Christos J. P. Moschovitis to the position of chief information officer. He will continue in his current role as president of tmg-emedia, a New York-based information consultancy.
American Express Publishing has announced a pair of personnel changes. Sean Giancola has been named vice president of corporate sales. Most recently he served as advertising director of Travel + Leisure Golf. Ron Mulliken, from Travel + Leisure, replaces Giancola at Travel + Leisure Golf, serving as vice president and associate publisher.
Evilee Ebb has joined 1105 Media’s government information group as publisher of print and online products. Ebb joins the company after nearly two decades at IDG Communications’ Network World, including eight years as CEO of the business unit.
The Fader has hired ex-rocker Chris Richards as executive editor. Most recently Richards spent six years at the Washington Post covering music, art and culture. Before that, he was a member of indie punk band Q and U.
The Sports Illustrated Group has named Scott Novak as vice president of communications for the magazine’s print and digital properties. Before joining SI, Novak was senior vice president at a New York City-based public relations firm.
New York Post business writer Roddy Boyd has made the jump to Fortune. Boyd will cover Wall Street news and analysis and will write primarily for Fortune.com.
The Bonnier Marine Group has named John Brownlee as editor-in-chief of Salt Water Sportsman. Prior to rejoining the magazine Brownlee launched Center Console Angler magazine in 2006. He served as senior editor of Salt Water Sportsman in the 1990s.
ALM has named Robin Sparkman has been named executive editor of ALM’s The American Lawyer. Previously, Sparkman had been editor-in-chief of ALM’s Corporate Counsel since 2001. She also is deputy editorial director for the company’s national magazines. Sparkman replaces David Brown, who was appointed editor-in-chief of ALM’s Legal Times.
Bauer Advertising Sales has announced a number of personnel changes:
In addition to her role as VideoPlus president of publishing, Deborah Heisz has been named editor-in-chief of Success magazine, which was purchased by VideoPlus last July.
Martha Lostrom has been named publisher of Straight Up, the New England Licensed Beverage Association’s bi-monthly magazine that’s set to launch in February. Lostrom will continue her role as publisher and editor of the Postmasters Advocate for the National League of Postmasters.
WiesnerMedia Financial Group, a division of WiesnerMedia, has announced that Joe Haddock has joined the company to oversee the development of new digital products. Previously, Haddock was vice president of technology at Wicks Business Information where he was responsible for corporate internet and information technology strategy and development. WiesnerMedia publishes titles such as Senior Market Advisor, Benefits Selling and Boomer Market Advisor.
BPA Worldwide has named Linda Petersell manager of marketing services for the Eastern region. Most recently, Petersell worked for Taunton Press’ Fine Cooking magazine where she held the posts of senior national accounts manager and advertising sales manager.
Kenneth A. Sylvia has joined Current Psychiatry as publisher. Most recently, Sylvia was part of the team at Hearst Business Media’s Diversion. He spent the first two decades of his career at Cliggott Publishing where he launched the Journal of Critical Illness
Vio Worldwide, a digital solutions provider, has appointed Al Edwards, a 30-year industry veteran, president. Most recently, Edwards was president and director at Advanced Technical Solutions, a newspaper production, ad management and publishing systems solution provider.
Glenn Shapiro will be joining New York-based M&A firm Whitestone Communications in all three areas covered by the company—publishing, information and training. Most recently, Shapiro worked for 12 years buying, operating Executive Enterprise Institute, a conference and seminar training company for lawyers, accountants and financial executives.