WILLIAMSBURG, VA.: American Business Press presented its new executive committee to members at its 1999 spring meeting at Colonial Williamsburg. Committee members include (l. to r.): Kelly Conlin, president-CEO, IDG Communications, and ABP secretary; Daniel J. Ramella, president-chief operating officer, Penton Media, and ABP vice chairman; John Wickersham, president-CEO, Bill Communications, and outgoing chairman of ABP; Marshall Freeman, chairman, Miller Freeman, and ABP chairman; Guy Wendler, president, Stamats Communications, and ABP treasurer.
NEW YORK: Premiere held a cocktail party recently at Il Cantinori in honor of its May cover subject, "Star Wars" hero Liam Neeson (2nd r.). Joining Mr. Neeson are (l. to r.): George Fellows, president-CEO, Revlon; Diane Fellows; Steve Aaron, senior VP-publisher, Premiere: and James Meigs, VP-editor in chief, Premiere.
SOUTHFIELD, MICH.: David Bell (l.), chairman-CEO of True North Communications, spoke on the future of advertising in the era of mega-mergers to the Adcraft Club of Detroit. With Mr. Bell is Arthur C. "Bud" Liebler, senior VP-marketing, DaimlerChrysler Corp., and president of the Adcraft Club. The luncheon took place at the Michigan Inn.
NEW YORK: Working Mother celebrated its 20th anniversary with a cocktail reception at Bryant Park Grill. Helping the venerable magazine observe the occasion were (l. to r.): Jordan Breslow, project director-media analysis, Grey Advertising; Delia Passi, publisher, Working Mother; and Barbara Litrell,