'Runner's World' Editor to Head Magazine Society

David Willey Replaces Cindi Leive as ASME President

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The American Society of Magazine Editors, sponsor of the annual National Magazine Awards, has elected David Willey, the editor in chief at Runner's World, as its president. He succeeds Cindi Leive, editor in chief at Glamour.
David Willey
David Willey

"I'm honored to serve as ASME's president, especially during this dynamic time," Mr. Willey said in a statement yesterday. "Under Leive's leadership, the ASME board has embraced the digital challenges that editors face today. I look forward to continuing those efforts, while remaining a strong voice for editorial excellence and integrity in print, online and in whatever medium comes our way next."

Ms. Leive called her successor at ASME a real leader and journalist. "He's immensely respected by his peers, and I can't think of anyone better to oversee ASME's evolution at this key moment for magazines."

Runner's World is part of the Rodale magazine group headquartered in Emmaus, Pa., making Mr. Willey the society's first president in almost 10 years to be based outside New York City.

Three other editors in chief were elected for second one-year terms in various positions at ASME: Elle's Roberta Myers was re-elected vice president, New York's Adam Moss was re-elected secretary, and Self's Lucy Danziger was re-elected treasurer.

The 2008 National Magazine Awards arrive today.
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