Conde Nast Plugs Holes Left By Berner's Poaching

Amy Churgin, Thomas Hartman Promoted; Cookie Still Seeks Publisher

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NEW YORK ( -- Filling a big vacancy created by a raid from Mary Berner last week, Conde Nast Publications has promoted Amy R. Churgin to succeed Suzanne Grimes as senior VP-corporate sales, reporting to Richard Beckman, president of the Conde Nast Media Group.
Amy R. Churgin
Amy R. Churgin

Ms. Churgin has been VP-publisher at Gourmet magazine just since February, when she swapped posts with Giulio Capua, who became VP-publisher at Architectural Digest.

Ms. Grimes last week announced her decision to leave for the Reader's Digest Association, where Ms. Berner has been installed by new owners as the president-CEO. She then went to work poaching former colleagues from Conde Nast.

Thomas Hartman was promoted from associate publisher at Gourmet to become the magazine's third VP-publisher in two months. Conde still has a Berner-created vacancy to fill at Cookie magazine, where VP-publisher Eva Dillon is also leaving for Reader's Digest Association.
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