ABM News Archive - Executive Moves

4/4/2014 - Farm Journal has hired Ron Wall, former evp at Advanstar, to serve as division president.

3/12/2014 - Next month, six of the 20 seats on the SIIA’s board of directors will be up for election. Any full member of SIIA can self-nominate for a two-year term on the board.

3/10/2014 - Shauna Rumbaugh’s appointment to High Plains Journal’s newly-created position of web editor is the latest step in the publisher’s digital push. She has worked for High Plains Journal as a copy editor since 2010, and will now take a larger role in overseeing the company’s web presence.

1/15/2014 - News broke this weekend that David Levin, CEO of UBM plc, is leaving the British media corporation in order to take a new position as president and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education.

1/2/2014 - Last month, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced that Carl Schonander had joined the organization in order to function as director of international public policy.

10/8/2013 - ABM talked to Minna Rhee, SourceMedia's newly named chief digital officer, about her initial focus and thoughts on b-to-b digital strategies.


9/30/2013 - Previously, he worked as CEO of Aequor Media, managing director of JEGI and CTO at The Nielson Company.

8/7/2013 - Joe Angel, who took over as CEO of Chicago-based Summit Media Group last month, now oversees a company looking to drive growth through digital and custom media. In a Q&A with ABM, Angel shares his priorities.

7/11/2013 - Harold "Terry" McGraw III will step down from his president and CEO roles at McGraw Hill Financial effective Nov. 1, according to a company release.

6/26/2013 - NewBay Media is launching of NewBay Plus, a marketing services division led by Vice President and Corporate Director Joe Braue. Braue spoke with ABM about his new role and more.

6/5/2013 - Crain Communications Inc. has promoted Christopher Crain to executive vice president-director of strategic operations, according to BtoB Magazine.

5/6/2013 - In a commentary published on MediaPost, ABM's President and CEO Clark Pettit speaks out on why associations must consolidate to help members.

4/29/2013 - ABM voted four media organizations into membership during its board of directors meeting on Sunday and named nine new board members.

4/3/2013 - Diversified Communications announced the retirement of its president and CEO Nancy Hasselback, effective June 28. Ted Wirth, the company’s current vice president of business development, will lead the organization.

3/27/2013 - After purchasing Farm Progress for $80 million in November 2012, Penton will unveil its new ag division during the NAMA Agri-Marketing Conference next month.

12/28/2012 - Bobit Business Media has acquired Auto Dealer Monthly's assets, weeks after announcing its acquisition of Limoforsale.com.

12/5/2012 - In addition to three executive appointments, the company has announced a new social community, digital-only magazine, publication makeover and citizen reporting.

10/17/2012 - Kimberly Baker, of Great American Media Services, talks to ABM about her company's new marketing services division, which specializes in social media marketing and custom marketing solutions.

10/10/2012 - ABM talked to three former editors now in content marketing on how they got into the business and what writers make the best content marketers.

9/26/2012 - Three years after emerging from bankruptcy protection, Cygnus CEO John French tells ABM about his corporate turnaround strategy, the company’s recent data launch and his vision for the future.

9/19/2012 - After an acquisition and new hires, CEO Bill Carter says he’s focusing on boosting the company’s online services.

9/18/2012 - The acquisition includes magazines JEMS, FireRescue, Law Officer and Public Safety Communications.

9/5/2012 - In July, Hanley Wood dubbed itself “in a digital transformation.” On the heels of the announcement came a series of appointments including Andrew Reid’s promotion to head the company’s digital businesses.

8/15/2012 - Britton Jones, Tom Kemp and Don Pazour have joined ABM's board of directors.

8/1/2012 - Randall-Reilly's revamped structure is now fully in place. The new collaborative structure allows the company to easily expand offerings and into new industries, says President Brent Reilly.

7/31/2012 - Aviation Week's longtime editor-in-chief, Anthony L. Velocci, Jr. announced his retirement after a 23-year career with the company. Velocci chatted with ABM about the b-to-b media industry -- what's changed, what's on the horizon and what's needed to succeed today.

7/25/2012 - F+W Media is continuing to expand beyond its roots as a publisher of trade and enthusiast magazines to become a significant online retailer, with the hire of Lucas Hilbert as vice president of its rapidly developing e-commerce business.

5/14/2012 - Lenny Izzo will head a new division that combines ALM’s legal marketing, audience development and marketing database teams.

4/19/2012 - New CEO Steve Weitzner drops three execs, changes a title, fills one of the three empty jobs, creates two new positions.

4/9/2012 - New division, led by Tracy Samantha Schmidt, will offer training seminars, executive coaching, social media auditing and strategic planning.

3/28/2012 - Performance Racing Industry has been sold to the Specialty Equipment Market Association.

3/14/2012 - Time Warner's CNN is reportedly in talks to acquire Mashable, a social media technology news site.

3/6/2012 - In an exclusive interview with ABM, incoming CEO Bill Carter says, "We have to start to enhance our online capabilities."

3/1/2012 - Northstar Media is up for sale, and has the interest of several buyers.

2/21/2012 - Sally Slarke talks about her new position as the head of CBS Interactive's new b-to-b group.

2/17/2012 - Hanley Wood has hired Bob Benz as the new president of content. He is the company’s first senior-level executive to be focused exclusively on editorial.

2/14/2012 - Former Vogue publisher Tom Florio has been named the new CEO of Advanstar Fashion Group.

2/13/2012 - Steve Weitzner, former CEO of Ziff Davis Enterprise, is now the CEO of Summit Business Media.

2/10/2012 - CBS Interactive brought together CNET Direct, SmartPlanet, TechRepublic and ZDNet to form CBS Interactive B2B Group.

2/9/2012 - McGraw-Hill Cos. acquired privately held R2 Financial Technologies, a provider of risk and scenario-based analytics for traders and other financial customers.

2/8/2012 - Industry sources revealed to Media Business that former CEO of Ziff Davis Enterprise, Steve Weitzner, is in negotiations to become the next CEO of Summit Business Media.

2/8/2012 - Gigaom purchased paidContent's parent company, ContentNext, on Wednesday from the UK’s Guardian News & Media.

2/2/2012 - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp on Thursday named Bloomberg LP executive Lex Fenwick as chief executive officer of its Dow Jones & Co unit.

1/30/2012 - Penton named David Kieselstein as CEO. He was previously CEO of TNS North America, a custom research division of WPP.

1/13/2012 - Matthew Petersen brings deep marketing expertise to the job after working as a senior vp at both Hearst and Meredith Corp.

1/5/2012 - 1105 Media hired Daniel McKinnon as vice president of government events, which includes the annual flagship government technology FOSE show.