Amy E. Lestition will join the Society of National Association Publications (SNAP) at the end of this month as its new executive director and the senior associate of the organization’s Association Management Bureau. Lestition joins AMB with six years of non-profit management experience, most recently with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) & The Center for Association Leadership.
At ASAE & The Center, she served as the chief manager of its signature program, The Circle Club – the professional development, events and knowledge resource for ASAE and its members. Lestition also was responsible for the overall development and success of this cornerstone program. In the three years under Lestition’s leadership, the program grew five-fold in total number of members and increased by 525 percent in overall program revenue.
Source Media CEO James Malkin has confirmed that Bruce Morris, a long-time president of the company’s banking and corporate groups, has left the company. Malkin said Morris is being replaced by Jeff Scott, whose background is more in-line with the company’s investment and initiatives in on-line strategy and development.
VNU Business Media has promoted John Kilcullen to president of the Film and Performing Arts Group and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter. He was formerly president of the Music/Literary/Jewelry Group and Publisher of Billboard.
CMP Technology has rehired Tony Uphoff, who will join as president of its Business Technology Group. Uphoff worked for the company during the 1990’s and has most recently been at VNU Business Media where he was publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and President of the Film & Performing Arts Group. He replaces Jeff Patterson, who decided to leave CMP to pursue other opportunities. Fast Company and Inc. publisher, Mansueto Venutres LLC, has hired Cathryn Cronin Cranston as executive vice president of strategy and sales development. She joins the company from Harvard Business Review, where she served as publisher for nearly six years. Shawna Seldon has been promoted to vice president of The Rosen Group, a public relations company serving media, publishing, entrepreneurial and nonprofit organizations. Seldon has worked on a number of magazines including Ladies’ Home Journal, Mass Appeal and People.
Mark Murcko has been named vice president and publisher of Women’s Health. Murcko was formerly founding publisher of Best Life and will be responsible for ad sales and trade marketing for Women’s Health.
Jeff Reinhardt has been hired as a managing director at New York-based media M&A advisory firm Berkery, Noyes & Co. He’ll be part of the firm’s b-to-b communications group and provide M&A advice to U.S. and international information, marketing and communications clients. Reinhardt was most recently senior vice president at Prism Business Media where he ended an 18-year tenure as a result of a series of division realignments. During his career with Prism, he was a group publisher with responsibility for portfolios ranging from $20 million to $100 million and played a central role in the sale of Primedia Business to private equity firm and current owner Wasserstein & Company.