People on the Move | 7.13.06
Elfrieda M. Abbe has been promoted to publisher of The Writer and Bead & Button magazines after serving as editor of The Writer for six years. She will continue to serve as editor of the magazine.
Working Mother Media has promoted Suzanne Riss to editor-in-chief of Working Mother. She was formerly special projects editor and has been with the flagship title since early 2005.
Event planning and organizing company BiZBash has hired Hamilton Maher as director of circulation/audience development, a newly created position.Maher was previously the circulation audience development manager at Crain Communications.
Seth Nichols has been named vice president of digital media at Questex Media Group, a newly created position.
Fast Company.com has hired Lynne D. Johnson as senior editor of the site. She was formerly general manager of new media for Vibe.com. Peter Cowles has been promoted to associate publisher of marketing for Fast Company magazine. He joined the title as director of marketing in January of this year.
Gayle Butler has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Better Homes and Gardens. She was formerly editorial director for Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications and Creative Collection.
James Schultz has been hired as publisher of Hospitality Design. He joins the HD Group from Hotel Business, where he served as publisher.
Brian Knightlinger has been promoted from national advertising director to associate publisher of Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications.