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New regime takes over at VNU Business Media

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New York--There's been changing of the guard at VNU Business Media, the U.S. arm of Anglo-Dutch publishing giant VNU Communications Inc. Michael Marchesano, formerly the CEO of Bill Communications, is in as president-CEO of VNU Business Media. John Wickersham, who has resigned to pursue a family business, is out.As part of the transition, both Bill Communications and BPI, previously subsidiaries of VNU, have been folded into the VNU USA holding company.Howard Lander, formerly exec VP of BPI and president of the music/media group, which includes Billboard, has been tapped as COO of VNU Business. John Babcock, CEO of BPI, will be leaving the company once the transition period is completed.
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