New York--Reed Business Information, a unit of Reed Elsevier Group plc, announced the promotion of William McGorry to exec VP-licensing and electronic development group. Previously, McGorry was senior VP-television and telecommunications group at Reed Business, helping oversee Broadcasting & Cable
and other publications. In his new role, McGorry will have profit-and-loss responsibility for all aspects of Reed Businessâ licensing businesses. He will also be charged with expanding the business internationally and developing new revenue streams, including broadband television, conferences and custom publishing.