Disney Names Mignucci VP, Group Publisher

NEW YORK Three months after ousting the individual publishers of its parenting books, Disney Publishing Worldwide has named a new group publisher for the titles, Wondertime and FamilyFun.

Deborah Mignucci was named vp, sales and group publisher of U.S. consumer magazines at Disney. She had been vp, publisher, American Media’s Fit Pregnancy. She previously held sales positions at BabyCenter.com, Parenting magazine and Healthy Pregnancy, among others.

Mignucci will now report to Aparna Pande, vp, general manager of U.S. consumer magazines, who overhauled the parenting books’ sales structure and got rid of their publishers shortly after coming to Disney last August.