Meredith realigns managers

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Meredith Corp., New York, said Meredith Publishing Group VP Jerry Kaplan will add duties as integrated marketing publishing director and will develop the new unit that results from the merger of the Meredith Custom Publishing and Meredith Custom Marketing units. Mr. Kaplan is currently in charge of Meredith Custom Publishing, Group Sales and the business operations of Better Homes & Gardens. Senior VP Bill Murphy, director of the Custom Marketing unit, takes on the new post of senior VP-strategic marketing. Max Runciman was promoted to VP-finance and administration from VP-controller, reporting to Meredith Publishing Group President Christopher Little. In other moves, Deborah Barrow was named publishing director, Traditional Home, Renovation Style, Decorator Showhouse and Crayola Kids; Publishing Director Joe Lagoni gains responsibility for Family Money, in addition to retaining responsibilities for Country Home and Country Gardens. Jerry Ward, publishing director of Successful Farming, Better Homes & Gardens special interest publications and the Australian edition, adds Wood & Crafts magazine.

Copyright February 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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