Scott Meyer, CEO of information and advice Web site About.com (owned by New York Times Co.), left the company last month. Martin Nisenholtz, senior VP-digital operations for Times Co., and Ron McCoy, CTO of the About.com division, will run the Web site on an interim basis. Diane McNulty, a spokeswoman for Times Co., said the company will look internally and externally for a successor to Meyer. Times Co. bought About.com from Primedia for $400 million in 2005.
Bobit Business Media announced that Cyndy Drummey has been promoted to VP-group publisher. Drummey, who started as executive editor of Bobit's Nails more than 17 years ago, was most recently group publisher of Nails and Police. She is now VP-group publisher of the Beauty Group, which includes Nails, and the Protection Group, which includes Campus Safety, Police and Security Sales & Integration.
NewBay Media has named Kevin Hogan editorial director of its Technology & Learning Group, which includes the Web sites and events associated with Technology & Learning. Hogan will oversee the editorial content of all products. Prior to joining NewBay Media, Hogan was executive editor of Scholastic Administrator.
Susan Whitehurst has been named publisher of Website. She succeeds Alicia Lopez, who is now an officer of the company. Prior to joining Website, Whitehurst was group publisher of Cygnus Business Media's security magazines. Website (133,336 circ.), which debuted in 2006, is a quarterly magazine targeting executives and managers who oversee their companies' Web sites.
Advanstar Communications announced that Rick Stefany has been named publisher of Drug Topics, which covers the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Advanstar, Stefany was VP-sales and marketing for Media Marketing Services, a custom communications company in the health care field. Drug Topics is published monthly and has a circulation of 155,000.