Summit Business Media Completes Executive Team With CFO Hire

first_imgMore on this topic Job Cuts, Restructuring at Ziff Davis Enterprise After Restructuring, ZDE Names CFO Weitzner: ZDE Needs a Name Change Weitzner Lays Out His Plan for Summit Business Media Summit Professional Networks hires new VP of Digital Strategy Brand ConfusionJust In Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the MovePowered by Adam Marder, most recently the vice president and general manager for sales at, has been named executive vice president and CFO of Summit Business Media. The appointment completes the new executive management team that CEO Steve Weitzner has been putting together since he joined the company in February. The new group effectively replaces the previous executive team—former CTO Dave MacDonald, VP of human resources Kathy Schnieder and CFO Thomas Flynn have all since left the company. Weitzner has a background in technology publishing, formerly an executive at CMP/UBM and then Ziff Davis Enterprise. And he’s been bringing that market’s aggressive digital content development, marketing services and lead-gen sensibilities to Summit. Marder’s experience at was key in winning the CFO spot. “I was looking to strengthen the operational management side of the business with people who had a lot of digital experience—and experience around transforming companies of this type,” says Weitzner. “So everybody that I’ve brought on has had experience in traditional b-to-b, but also at a company that moved aggressively into digital.” Marder, says Weitzner, has experience in setting up digital reporting systems and, importantly, an understanding of digital sales management. “The digital sales process is different,” he explains. “It’s realtime, not set up around a monthly cycle as it is in print. Things happen very quickly, there’s a constant evolution of the product and there’s a lot more going on after the sale with reporting and deliverables.”Also on the executive committee are chief audience officer Peter Westerman, who came to Summit via Ziff Davis Enterprise; chief information officer Brian Magnotta, also from Ziff Davis Enterprise where he was CTO; and senior vice president of human resources Colleen Zelina who most recently held that same title at KnowledgePoint360. Rounding out the team, and on the scene before Weitzner arrived, are John Whelan (EVP and managing director, media division), Jonathan Moore (SVP and managing director, event division) , Rick Kravitz (VP and managing director, professional publishing division) and Jamie E. Green (VP content). last_img read more

Air Force Completes Replacement of Firefighting Foam

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Air Force last month completed its shift from legacy aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) — the source of widespread concern about the safety of drinking water supplies in communities outside more than 100 active and closed installations — in fire vehicles and stockpiles across the service to a more environmentally responsible firefighting agent. Officials marked the completion of the Air Force’s move to replace legacy foam following a changeover on June 14 at King Salmon Air Force Station, Alaska. In total, 176 bases transitioned to the new firefighting foam.The step marks an important milestone for the Air Force as its effort to identify and respond to past AFFF releases continues, reports the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center. Legacy AFFF contains PFOS and PFOA, two kinds of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that persist in the environment and the human body. The new foam is PFOS free, only contains trace amounts of PFOA and meets the military specifications for firefighting.To further protect the environment, the Air Force limits the use of the new foam to emergency responses, treats all releases as hazardous spills and takes immediate action to ensure containment and removal. In addition, the Air Force will replace AFFF contained in aircraft hangar fire protection systems in conjunction with hangar renovations. Those projects are expected to be finished by the end of 2018. Air Force photo by Shannon Carabajallast_img read more

HBOs Watchmen ComicCon trailer goes deep into masked vigilante war

first_img Comic-Con 0 TV and Movies Comics Comments The very best cosplay we saw at Comic-Con 2019 The trailer opens with a vigilante crashing into a convenience store being robbed by a gunman — but this isn’t your fun Shazam-type hero moment. For one, the vigilante wears a noose around his neck. We cut to a Rorschach-inspired mask-wearing vigilante, who says, “soon they will shout, ‘Save us.’ And we will whisper, ‘No.'”  The best San Diego Comic-Con celebrity disguises 3:00 Very ominous. HBO Damon Lindelof, best known for creating The Leftovers, is the man helming HBO’s Watchmen. A new trailer for this sequel (of sorts) to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel snuck up on San Diego Comic-Con, despite the absence of a panel. 62 Photoscenter_img More from HBO and Comic-Con HBO HBO’s Watchmen series: New teaser trailer, release date, cast and plot Every Comic-Con San Diego 2019 trailer: Picard, Netflix’s The Witcher, It 2, Top Gun sequel HBO’s His Dark Materials lights up Comic-Con with a new trailer Share your voice Tags Originally published July 20, 11:15 a.m. PT.  Now playing: Watch this: The masks, the vigilantes, Ozymandias — they’re all familiar to fans of the graphic novel, but Lindelof isn’t exactly adapting it. Well, at least that’s what he implied in an open letter to fans. Instead of retreading “sacred ground,” he’s going to remix it. The TV series is an original sequel set in the Watchmen world, where new masks and new characters will take the stage.Regina King plays Angela Abraham, Jeremy Irons plays an older Ozymandias, Jean Smart plays Agent Blake — and that’s pretty much all we know about the new cast of characters. A war seems to be in the cards between vigilantes and the police, who — twist! — have also jumped on the mask-wearing bandwagon.Watchmen is set to arrive on HBO sometime in October, 2019.last_img read more

Ravi Shankar Prasad replaces Shatrughan Sinha in Patna Sahib will the latter

first_imgIn the Mahagathbandhan rally, organised by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, Sinha was seen taking centre stage with the Opposition leaders. This could have been a reason for the snub since he must have rubbed the BJP in a wrong way.In many recent tweets, the ex-Patna Sahib MP also hinted that it was time for new leadership.Speculations are rife that Sinha will soon be joining the Congress party. Sinha had in many instances shared a dais with the Opposition.”It is almost final that Shatrughan ji will join Congress either on March 24 or 25…Congress is a better option as it would provide Shatrughan ji the opportunity to be in national politics,” reported a source close to the situation was quoted as saying by Times of India.The source went on to say that Sinha would contest from Patna Sahib Constituency, his previous one with BJP.BJP released its first list on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi contesting from Varanasi while the BJP chief Amit Shah will contest for the first time in the elections from Gandhinagar in Gujarat.The second list, which was released on Saturday, saw Nawada MP and Union minister Giriraj Singh replacing Syed Shahnawaz Hussain in the Bhagalpur constituency. Rajiv Pratap Rudy still has his BJP candidature from Saran Lok Sabha seat. While LJP Chirag Paswan will be fielding his votes from the Jamui Constituencies. Shatrughan Sinha during a meeting of the Rashtra Manch, in Patna on April 21, 2018.IANSThe National Democratic Alliance (NDA) released its second list of candidates contesting in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Saturday, March 23. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has replaced actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha for the Patna Sahib constituency.On multiple occasions, Shatrughan Sinha, known as the black sheep of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has publicly criticised various policies, including demonetisation, GST, among others. Recently, he also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day before Holi.last_img read more