Thomas Frascatore Named Publisher of Metropolis

Metropolis is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year (just imagine the architectural marvel of a cake involved!) and with it a changing of the guard. The magazine’s newly appointed executive publisher and chief operating officer is Thomas Frascatore, who comes to Metropolis from VoodooVox, an audio advertising company that happens to be headquartered just down the road from MASS MoCA. The management shift comes at a time when magazines of all kinds are looking to make the most of the Web as well as video and live events. “It was time for us to bring in an expert who understands the new avenues of marketing and revenue sourcing in our mixed-media world,” said Metropolis founder and outgoing publisher Horace Havemeyer III in a statement announcing the appointment. Meanwhile, Susan S. Szenasy is still going strong after 25 years at the editorial helm. “I’m looking forward to the new worlds we will conquer now that Tom is with us,” she said.