McGraw-Hill Cos. announced the appointment of Keith Fox as president of McGraw-Hill Construction, which includes Sweets, Dodge, Architectural Record and Engineering News-Record. Fox most recently was president of BusinessWeek. He remained with McGraw-Hill after the company sold the title to Bloomberg L.P. last year. Fox succeeded Norbert Young, who left McGraw-Hill Construction.
Forbes Media announced the appointment of Kevin Gentzel as chief revenue officer. In this newly created position, Gentzel will lead all advertising sales and marketing for North America and Europe. He was most recently president-group publisher of Forbes Media. Meredith Levien has been promoted to senior VP-group publisher of the company. Previously, Levien was VP-group publisher of ForbesLife and ForbesWoman.
Robert H. Christie has joined the New York Times Co. as senior VP-corporate communications. Christie was previously VP-communications at News Corp.'s Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal. Last month Dow Jones also announced the appoint-ment of Bethany B. Sherman as chief communi-cations officer. Sherman was previously senior VP-corporate communications for the Nasdaq OMX Group.
Everything Channel, a United Business Media company, announced that Miriam Kutcher has joined the company as VP-marketing. Kutcher has more than 15 years of experience in media and research, and formerly held positions at Time Inc. and Discover magazine. Most recently, she was VP-marketing at IDC.
Bloomberg L.P. has hired Kevin Sheekey as chairman of its new government-oriented division. Sheekey, who most recently was New York's deputy mayor for government affairs, worked at Bloomberg from 1997 to 2001. He will also oversee government relations and communications for Bloomberg, which recently acquired Eagle Eye Publishing, a supplier of data on govern-ment procurement.