Bonnier Installs Chris Allen in Top Sales Post

Bonnier Corp., one of the few magazine companies that’s been expanding lately, has nabbebd ex-Cooking Light senior vp, publisher Chris Allen for a top sales job.
Allen, who will have the newly created position of vp of group publishing and corporate sales, will oversee nine travel, shelter and lifestyle titles including Spa, Caribbean Travel & Life and Islands.
The titles’ three group publishers—who used to report directly to Bonnier CEO Terry Snow—will now report to Allen. He’ll be Bonnier’s second vp, group publisher after Dave Freygang, who heads Bonnier’s winter water sports magazines.
Allen, who had spent 26 years at Time Inc., was among a handful of high-ranking executives shed by the company late last year as it reorganized and cut around 600 employees in the face of the economic downturn.