AMERICAN BUSINESS MEDIA ADDS INDUSTRY VETERAN TO STAFF
Claudia Flowers joins the trade association as vice president of business development
NEW YORK, September 9, 2004—American Business Media has named Claudia Flowers to the position of Vice President of Business Development, effective immediately. Ms. Flowers will focus on retaining and cultivating new members and expanding the scope of the Association.
Ms. Flowers is a veteran of the business media industry, having held executive positions at The Thomson Corporation and The McGraw-Hill Companies. Most recently, she was chief financial officer for the Medical Research division of Wolters Kluwer Health, a global business catering to medical professionals.
“Claudia knows the media industry inside and out, and she has worked with many of the C-suite executives and decision-makers in this business,” said Gordon Hughes, ABM’s president & CEO. “She has been a strong supporter of American Business Media for years. Claudia is insightful, passionate and energetic, and I’m thrilled that she’ll now be devoting her time to helping us grow.”
Before joining Wolters Kluwer, Ms. Flowers was vp and associate managing director for The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc., where she participated in numerous M&A deals and oversaw the investment bank’s advertising and marketing efforts. Prior to that, she was vp-finance for The Thomson Corporation.
Ms. Flowers spent the first 20 years of her career at The McGraw-Hill Companies, where she rose to vp-operations for the Information Technology & Communications Group. Among her responsibilities were developing and directing the group’s strategic plan and annual budget, developing circulation strategy, maximizing manufacturing and distribution resources, and leading new title launches.
“I am delighted to work for an Association for which I have the utmost respect,” said Ms. Flowers. “I truly believe in the mission of American Business Media, and I am determined to take ABM’s membership to new heights.”
A former chairman of ABM’s Strategic Finance and Operations Committee and member of the Business Press Educational Foundation and Marketing Committees, Ms. Flowers holds a B.A. degree from Fordham University. She attended the Pace University Publishing Graduate Program and completed the negotiation course at New York University.
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