ABM News Archive - Executive Moves

11/4/2014 - Kapur, a longtime tech firm executive, comes to 1105 from Sonic Emotion, a developer of 3D sound technology. He served as CEO there, and has over 20 years of B2B and B2C online experience with companies like Dell, Gateway and Smarthome.

10/9/2014 - The b-to-b media and event company is creating two teams, one to support U.S. business, one focusing on operations outside the United States. "To keep Diversified growing as it has been, we needed to ensure that our organizational structure was not a barrier," says Sr. VP Vicki Hennin.

8/13/2014 - In June, Jessica Perry took over as senior vice president of publications and media for SHRM. ABM spoke with Perry about her new position, b2b media and digital and opportunities for women in the industry.

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.