NEW YORK — WWD publisher Paul Jowdy has been promoted to senior vice president and group publisher, effective immediately.
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In his expanded role, Jowdy will lead the Fairchild Summits & Events division as well as collaborate with each of the brands of parent company Penske Media Corp. to extend their industry presence. Jowdy assumes this role after having successfully served for the past three years as vice president and publisher of WWD. Jowdy will work with Stephanie George, who recently returned to Fairchild as president and vice chairman. George will oversee the business management of all Fairchild Media, which includes WWD, FN, Fairchild Summits & Events, Beauty Inc and international brand expansion.
Jay Penske, chairman and chief executive officer of Fairchild parent Penske Media Corp., said: “With Stephanie, Paul, Ellen [Dealy], Sandi [Mines] and Jennifer [Macaluso] leading the major business initiatives across the Fairchild organization, our brands are poised for their next phase of growth and innovation. We are continuing to implement a more entrepreneurial culture at Fairchild, and with these recent hires and announcements we intend to further propel the Fairchild business both domestically and internationally.” (Dealy is senior executive director of Consumer Marketing; Mines is vice president and publisher of Footwear News, and Macaluso is vice president and general manager of Summits and Events.)
“Fairchild’s next chapter is here,” said George, “and the evolution to where the market will be next depends much on leveraging the talent and experience of Paul, whose proven leadership and sales advances have established a momentum we’ll continue to build upon. Paul is a standout executive and I look forward to him working closely with me for years to come.”
“Fairchild and WWD offer the world’s most significant and decision-driving content in the fashion industry,” said Jowdy, who will report to George and Penske. “I am thrilled to take on this expanded role and work with Stephanie and the talented PMC team to drive innovative advertising opportunities while continuing to elevate Fairchild’s position in the fashion, beauty and retail marketplace.”
Macaluso will report to Jowdy, integrating Fairchild’s Summits & Events business with WWD’s sales efforts. Prior to Jowdy’s position at Fairchild, he was vice president and publisher of Details after serving as publisher of Bon Appétit, associate publisher of Vanity Fair, and advertising director of Condé Nast Traveler.