Ann Moore, 52, is the first woman to helm a company once so traditionally male she's called it "a company of war correspondents." It's not now, thanks largely to her tenure presiding over the People Group, launching the likes of In Style and Teen People.
Ms. Moore, a Time Inc. vet since `78 who'd been exec VP, is more aggressive than the laid-back Don Logan ("Someone has to play the extrovert!" she cracks). It's unknown how involved Mr. Logan, to whom Ms. Moore will still report in his new role of chairman of the Media & Communications Group, will remain in Time Inc. decision-making.
"Certain things I want to know," Mr. Logan said. "If we do an acquisition I want to know." But: "Ann and I haven't worked out how we're going to work together and what exactly I'll like to be clued in on."
Exec VP Michael Klingensmith and one other key Time Inc. executive who were seen as possible contenders for chairman-CEO, Bruce Hallett-who was moved from president of Time to president of Sports Illustrated after Ms. Moore had Time put under her-did not return calls. Some company observers expect some executive shuffling in the wake of the appointment. Mr. Klingensmith's been mentioned as a possible CEO of AOL.
Said Ms. Moore of Mr. Klingensmith. "I win if he stays-I adore him, we work really well together. I win if he goes, if that would happen, because he's such a talented executive" for her to work with as her counterpart at AOL. But: "My hunch is he stays-he's a magazine addict like me."
Ann Jackson, group president for Parenting and Real Simple, is considered the likeliest replacement for Ms. Moore. (Ms. Jackson couldn't be reached.) But Ms. Moore noted that Group President-People Group Nora McAniff was on sabbatical until after Labor Day-just past the time frame she said no major changes would be made.