DeLuca Named Associate Publisher of Maxim

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New York, NY (May 30, 2006) — Steven DeLuca has been named associate publisher of Maxim magazine, it was announced today by group publisher Rob Gregory.

Maxim is the best-selling men’s lifestyle magazine in America and the world. According to the newly released MRI syndicated research, Maxim leads the entire men’s category with 13.7 million readers in the United States.

DeLuca recently spent two years as the publisher of Rolling Stone magazine, where he directed sales efforts of a 16-person staff in eight offices around the country and Europe.

DeLuca, you’ll recall, allegedly exited Wenner Media after a spat with Jann Wenner over plans for Rolling Stone‘s 1000th issue party — DeLuca wanted Rockefeller Center, Jann the Hammerstein Ballroom.

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