NEW YORK — Christine Guilfoyle has been named publisher of WWD, effective Sept. 10.
She will be responsible for the publishing business and advertising operations of all WWD publications, including the daily newspaper, magazine editions and supplements. She joins WWD from Reader's Digest Association's Every Day with Rachael Ray title, where she served as publisher since its launch in 2005.
In other developments, senior vice president and group publisher Ralph Erardy will take over the new role of executive director of sales for the Fairchild Fashion Group, a unit of Condé Nast Publications and parent of WWD. In this position, Erardy will work with publishers and business leaders to grow ad revenue and market share with Fairchild's major accounts.
WWD publisher Jay Spaleta has been named group publisher of DNR and FN, sister publications of WWD. He will oversee publishing and advertising efforts for both publications, which cover the men's and footwear businesses, respectively.
Guilfoyle, Erardy and Spaleta will report to Daniel Lagani, president of the Fairchild Fashion Group.
"Chris is a great strategist and leader with a track record of success," Lagani said of Guilfoyle's appointment. "Having worked together at Better Homes & Gardens, I know she is the ideal person to help lead the global expansion of the WWD brand." During her tenure at Every Day with Rachael Ray, the magazine won Launch of the Year in both Advertising Age and Adweek. Prior to that position, Guilfoyle was advertising director for Better Homes & Gardens. She began her career with sales positions at People, TV Guide and Omni magazines.
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