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IDG Communications CEO Carrigan steps down

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Boston—International Data Group announced that Bob Carrigan is stepping down from his position as CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide. He will work through the remainder of IDG's current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, and will continue after that as a member of the CEO Advisory Board at IDG Ventures USA and join the IDG board of directors. Two IDG veterans have been promoted to fulfill Carrigan's former responsibilities. Michael Friedenberg, president-CEO of IDG Enterprise, has been appointed CEO of IDG Communications U.S. David Hill, president-CEO of IDG International Publishing Services, has been named president of IDG Communications. Both will report to IDG Founder and Chairman Patrick J. McGovern. Carrigan spent his entire 26-year career at IDG, except for the period from 1999 to 2003 when he served as senior VP-interactive marketing at AOL Inc. He returned to IDG in 2003 as president-CEO of IDG's Computerworld and was elevated to CEO of IDG Communications U.S. in 2005. He was named to his current post in 2008. Friedenberg was elevated to his current post in 2009, after leading IDG's CXO Media division from 2008. He joined IDG in 2005 from CMP, a former tech publishing unit of UBM. Hill, a 28-year veteran of IDG, was previously responsible for international business development and global editorial operations in 97 countries. He will now oversee IDG's corporate services, global sales and international media operations. Hill also serves as chairman of FIPP, the worldwide magazine media association.
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