Time Inc.’s Jack Griffin Elected Chairman Of MPA As The Group Announces New Members

Lots of changes are happening for the newly-revamped MPA. For one, the trade group has announced that Jack Griffin,Time Inc.’s chief executive officer, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of MPA — The Association of Magazine Media, the group announced today at the American Magazine Conference.

Griffin, who was previously vice chairman of the MPA Board, takes over for John Q. Griffin, president, publishing group, National Geographic, who has completed his term as Chairman, but will retain a seat on the Board.

Efrem Zimbalist III, president and CEO of  Active Interest Media, Inc., takes over as vice chairman. Terry Snow, CEO, Bonnier Corporation was appointed treasurer. Tom Harty, president of the National Media Group, Meredith Corporation, was named the Board’s secretary.

New members elected to the MPA Board include Tom Ascheim, CEO, Newsweek, Inc.; Paul Bascobert, president, Bloomberg BusinessWeek; Larry Burstein, publisher, New York Magazine; Stephanie George, executive vice president, Time Inc, president, Time Inc. corporate sales and marketing; Suzanne Grimes, president, North American Affinities, The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.; John Gruber, COO, Wenner Media, LLC; David Leckey, EVP/Consumer Marketing, American Media, Inc.; Greg Loewen, president/chief strategy officer, Emmis Publishing; David Lusterman, publisher, String Letter Publishing; Andy Sareyan, president, Consumer Brands, Meredith Corporation; Monica Ray, EVP, consumer marketing, Condé Nast; and Maria Rodale, CEO, Rodale Inc.; and Justin B. Smith, president Atlantic Media Company.

Additionally, the organization took an opportunity during the American Magazine Conference (going on right now in Chicago) to announce that 14 domestic member publishing companies have joined the MPA over the course of 2010. The include the following:

  • American Media Inc. (National Enquirer, Star, Shape)
  • Wenner Media, LLC (Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, US Weekly)
  • Competitor Group (Competitor, Triathlete, Velo News)
  • Dulce Domum, LLC (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens)
  • Flavor Magazine
  • Homes & Land Affiliates, LLC (Homes & Land Magazine)
  • Intellitravel Media Inc. (Budget Travel)
  • Lowe’s Companies (Lowe’s Creative Idea)
  • Nantucket Magazine
  • QuanTuro Publishing, Inc. (Florida International Magazine)
  • Scott Publishing LLC (360West Magazine)
  • Schuman Publishing Company (Oklahoma Magazine)
  • Spotlight Publications (Hudson Valley, Westchester Home and Westchester Weddings Magazines)
  • Weider History Group (America’s Civil War, Armchair General, World War II)

In addition, Honduran publisher Grupo OPSA joined MPA as an international member.