Former BusinessWeek President to Take Over at McGraw-Hill Construction

Keith Fox, formerly president of BusinessWeek, will now take over as president of McGraw-Hill Construction, the company announced yesterday.

Fox was president of BusinessWeek from 2007 until McGraw-Hill sold the magazine to Bloomberg LP in 2009. He has been with McGraw-Hill since 2000.

McGraw-Hill Construction provides information to the construction industry. It publishes Architectural Record, among other titles.

Press release after the jump.

NEW YORK, March 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) today announced the appointment of Keith Fox as president of McGraw-Hill Construction, the leading provider of design and construction information and intelligence in North America. Mr. Fox, 45, most recently was president of BusinessWeek.

“Keith brings strong leadership and operational experience to this role, as well as a proven track record in innovation and product development,” said Harold McGraw III, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

“With deep experience in business information, Keith will work with the management team to enhance McGraw-Hill Construction’s leadership in providing information, marketing services and analytics to the construction industry and to accelerate our growth in the emerging areas of sustainability, renovation and technology-enabled design and construction,” said Glenn S. Goldberg, president of McGraw-Hill Information & Media.

Mr. Fox served as president of BusinessWeek from 2007 until its sale in December 2009. Under his leadership, BusinessWeek expanded the global audience and accelerated its digital transformation. With the launch of the Business Exchange, BusinessWeek successfully entered social networking media and was awarded BestDigital Launch by MIN. Prior to leading BusinessWeek, Mr. Fox was president of McGraw-Hill Professional, where he helped substantially improve performance through the successful launch of several new products and the creation of new digital businesses.

Mr. Fox joined the Corporation in 2000 as senior vice president of Marketing and Business Development for BusinessWeek. Prior to joining The McGraw-Hill Companies, Mr. Fox was vice president of new media at the Reader’s Digest Association, where he launched and He has held positions at Unilever and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Mr. Fox holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University.