Marlene Kahan Out at ASME

kahan03012010.jpgAmerican Society of Magazine Editors Executive Director Marlene Kahan has left the organization, FishbowlNY has learned.

ASME Chief Executive Sid Holt has confirmed that Kahan has left her position. She announced her decision on Feb. 9, Holt says. Kahan will continue to work on the ASME board with Holt on the National Magazine Awards, Holt said.

Kahan has served as Executive Director of ASME since 1990. Diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s in 2003, Kahan has campaigned extensively to raise awareness, and in 2008 she won the Alan Bonander Humanitarian
Award for her efforts.

For more on Kahan, check out FishbowlNY’s Q&A from April 2008.