American Business Media (ABM) had a productive board of directors meeting last Wednesday. The trade media association added ten new members to its roster, including three media companies, six associate members and a sister association, the PPA, which ABM has also formed a strategic alliance with. The organization also voted in three new board members.
Joining the board of directors are Access Intelligence president and CEO Don Pazour (AI is the parent company of Red 7 Media, publisher of EXPO); Northstar Travel Media chairman and CEO Tom Kemp (Northstar was just sold to The Wicks Group in early July ); and Britton Jones, president and CEO of Business Journals Inc. (Jones has also served on the boards of the Society of Independent Show Organizers and the Exhibition Industry Foundation).
Pazour, Kemp and Jones are now part of a roster of 16 other ABM board members, 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
The association's new members include a couple that are returning to the fold. In all, ABM added the following companies:
United Publications (returning member)
iNet Solutions Group
Mequoda Group (returning member)
Predictive Growth Institute
ABM also added the Professional Publisher's Association to its membership, which included a strategic partnership intended as the first of several alliances that will ultimately form an international coalition of b-to-b media and information associations.