The Association of Magazine Media announced that Andrew Clurman, president and CEO of Active Interest Media, was elected to serve as chairman of the IMAG board of directors.
AFAR Media COO Laura Simkins was elected vice chairwoman.
Both positions are two-year terms.
Trade Only Today is part of the Active Interest Media Marine Group.
Bonnie Kintzer, president and chief executive officer of The Reader’s Digest Association, was elected as a new board member for a three-year term.
“Andy is the perfect choice to lead the IMAG board,” Association of Magazine Media president and CEO Mary G. Berner said in a statement. “He has been an IMAG board member for the past decade and has dedicated his career to publishing some of the most popular enthusiast magazine media brands in the country. We welcome his smart, passionate and energetic leadership to the board.”
“I am honored to serve as chair of IMAG during what is — I firmly believe — the most exciting time for independent magazine media publishers,” Clurman said. “This forward-thinking group of executives shares a unique passion for innovation and a fierce commitment to their enthusiastic consumers. I look forward to working more closely with everyone in the IMAG community.”