John Q. Griffin is retiring from his post as executive vice president of the National Geographic Society and president of publishing, the Society announced today. Replacing him is Declan Moore, a 15-year veteran of the National Geographic Society and who, since 2009, has been responsible for all National Geographic publishing issues that deal with non-English versions. In his new role, which is effective Dec. 15, he will be responsible for all editions of National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Little Kids magazines, as well as National Geographic Book Publishing, in all languages, including English, the society said.
In addition, Claudia Malley has been promoted to executive vice president and worldwide publisher for National Geographic Global Media.
“These two executives are smart, quick and highly collaborative, and together will continue the forceful and deliberate transformation of our publishing business into the new media world to ensure that we continue to inspire people to care about our planet,” National Geographic Global Media president Tim Kelly said in the release.