ABM elects three new board membersAugust 15, 2012 - Last Wednesday, ABM voted to approve three new members -- Britton Jones, Tom Kemp and Don Pazour -- to its board of directors.
Britton Jones is president and CEO of Business Journals, Inc., a family-owned and managed business-to-business communications company that produces magazines, trade shows, seminars and websites, including MR (Menswear Retailing) and Accessories. Jones has served as chairman of the Society of Independent Show Organizers and on the board of the Exhibition Industry Foundation.
Tom Kemp, chairman and CEO of Northstar Travel Media, joined the company in January 2009 with the unique combination of experience as a senior operating executive and private equity investor in business-to-business media. In 2008, he founded Oakstreet Media, a company formed to invest in and acquire lower-middle market business-to-business media and information companies. Prior to that, Kemp was managing director at Veronis Suhler Stevenson. Prior to VSS, he was chairman and CEO of Penton Media. In 2010, Kemp was honored as the CEO Top Innovator in business publishing by BtoB Magazine.
Don Pazour, president and CEO of Access Intelligence, has led the strategy and growth for the company for over a decade, converting magazine-centric businesses into those featuring integrated media. Before joining Access Intelligence, Pazour worked at Miller Freeman, a subsidiary of United Business Media, for 23 years, and was named CEO in 1997. Pazour is a frequent speaker at events held by ABM, Folio:, the Society of Independent Show Organizers (where he is a past chairman) and Specialized Information Publishers Association. He also serves as vice chairman of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research and is on the board of F+W Media.
Jones, Kemp and Pazour join ABM's current board of directors, including:
Frank Anton, CEO, Hanley Wood, LLC
James Casella, President & CEO, Asset International
Gary Fitzgerald, Chairman & CEO, Meister Media Worldwide
Jayne Gilsinger, SVP, Planning and Development, PennWell Corporation
Glenn Goldberg, President, Commodities and Commercial Markets, The McGraw-Hill Companies
Russell Glass, CEO, Bizo
David Kieselstein, CEO, Penton Media
Jeffrey Killeen, Chairman & CEO, GlobalSpec
Jeff Lapin, President, Farm Progress Companies
Joseph Loggia, CEO, Advanstar Communications Inc.
Doug Manoni, CEO, SourceMedia
Marion Minor, CEO, M2MEDIA360
William Morrow, EVP, Operations, Crain Communications Inc.
Anthea Stratigos, CEO, Outsell Inc.
Neal Vitale, CEO, 1105 Media, Inc.
Steve Weitzner, CEO, Summit Business Media