Publisher of the Year: David Carey

It's Hearst's moment, and Carey is its man (knock on glass)

It’s the first real day of spring in New York City, and David Carey, the 50-year-old president of Hearst Magazines, is in a perpetual state of motion. He has just returned from the company’s “leadership conference” in Washington, D.C., and is leaving tomorrow for a quarterly meeting with its subsidiary in London. Even in this brief moment of rest, he’s on the edge of his seat.