Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Magazine Publishers of America names three senior execs to serve changing needs of members

The Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) has named three executive vice-presidents in what appears to be a major reorganization to reflect the challenges and opportunities facing its members in such things as digital publishing.  Francis R. Costello was named executive vice president and general manager, Andrew Jung was named EVP and CMO, and Christopher Kevorkian was appointed EVP of digital. In a release on its website, the association said
“The additions are intended to more effectively serve the changing needs of its members as well as help them capitalize on advances in technology that have presented new opportunities for magazine media companies.”
Just last year, battered by the recession, MPA laid off 14% of its staff. It's not known how many, if any, layoffs are associated with this consolidation of senior executive positions.

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