Marshall out as CMP CEO; Weitzner takes over

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Manhasset, N.Y.—United Business Media announced Monday that Steve Weitzner has been named CEO of CMP Media, effective immediately. He succeeds Gary Marshall, who is leaving CMP “to pursue other interests,” according to the company.

Weitzner, who was promoted from COO, joined CMP in 1984. He will report to David Levin, CEO of United Business Media, CMP’s parent company.

“Steve has the skills, knowledge and passion to make the business increasingly customer-focused, to lead the online migration of the business and to drive top-line growth,” Levin said in a statement.

Robert B. Crosland III, managing director at media investment bank AdMedia Partners, said: “They [CMP] have had several strategic acquisitions recently. It kind of makes you wonder who’s been pulling the strings. Only an insider can read the tea leaves.”

—Carol Krol

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