Former Computerworld editor in chief Bill Laberis has returned to the IDG title and will head up the brand’s custom content division. Laberis served as the magazine’s editor in chief from 1986 to 1996, a period when the title won more than 80 awards for editorial and design excellence.
Patricia A. Mondello has been named group associate publisher of AARP Publications. She will also be responsible for financial management and sales operation for AARP The Magazine, AARP Bulletin and AARP Sugunda Juventud. She has been with AARP since 1979.
Rodale’s Best Life has hired Jack Otter as deputy editor where he will take on the role of lead financial expert. Otter was formerly at Hearst’s Smart Money. Robert Love joins the magazine as editor at large. Love spent 20 years at Rolling Stone and will cover breaking news and celebrity exclusives in his new position.
Jeff Kamikow has joined the CMP’s Business Technology Group as eastern regional sales director for InformationWeek. Kamikow has held positions at PC Magazine and Inter@ctive Week, PC World and Field & Stream.
Hearst Corp. has promoted Jay McGill, senior vice president and publisher of SmartMoney, to senior vice president of Hearst Magazines International. Bill Shaw, formerly the general manager of SmartMoney.com, has been named publisher of SmartMoney.