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Changes at Ziff Davis, Fairchild, Crain Communications, and 'Wall Street Journal'

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Ziff Davis Enterprise, publisher of eWEEK, announced that it has hired three key executives: Matthew Sweeney was named president-sales and marketing; Peggy Schecter, VP-eastern regional sales manager; and Eric Lundquist, VP-strategic content. Sweeney was formerly CEO of the Computerworld and InfoWorld brands at International Data Group. Schecter most recently had been a sales executive at UBM's TechWeb. Lundquist returns to Ziff Davis Enterprise from IDG. Fairchild Fashion Group has named Lisa Ryan Howard senior VP-chief revenue officer for the group and Marc Berger publisher of Footwear News, according to a report on WWD.com. Howard is a former executive director of corporate sales and VP-interactive at Condé Nast. Berger was the publisher of Men's Vogue. (Condé Nast is the parent company of Fairchild.) Crain Communications Inc. announced that Chris Crain has been named group publisher for Pen-sions & Investments, Business Insurance, Workforce Management and the recently acquired Staffing Industry Analysts. He will also continue to oversee Crain's Manchester Business, a publication he started in December 2007. Crain Communications also publishes Media Business. The Wall Street Journal has announced a number of executive moves. Patience Wheatcroft was named editor in chief, Europe. She will oversee the transition to an integrated London newsroom, with the relocation of the Journal's editorial and online teams from Brussels. Wheatcroft was editor of the Sunday Telegraph between 2006 and 2007. Almar Latour was named editor in chief, Asia. Latour was previously managing editor of wsj.com.
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