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
. 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.