The Great Convergence, Executive Edition

Message from NGS President Tim Kelly

via NG Communications, 1 February 2012

Today I announced a major reorganization designed to more closely align our print publishing and digital teams and further accelerate transformational growth across the Society. Declan Moore has been named President, Publishing and Digital Media, and John Caldwell will report to him in John’s new capacity as Chief Digital Officer.

Our future success will depend on our ability to create, coordinate and deliver cutting edge editorial that works across all of our platforms and for all of our audiences, serving our Channels as well as our Membership, Enterprises and Mission programs. This new structure, led by Declan and John, empowers everyone on the team with a broader view, which can only enhance our impact.

While this reorganization strengthens and streamlines our activities, it also means we’re eliminating the Chief Operating Officer role within Global Media, which impacts Ted Prince. While change is inevitable, in this kind of situation it is also incredibly hard. Ted has played an important role in the success of our Channels to date, and our growth in digital media, including our expansion into mobile, apps and games, and he has been personally instrumental in recruiting much of the incredible talent that is powering us into the future. I’m delighted that Ted will continue to contribute to NGS on a consulting basis, helping us refine our international media strategy for new digital platforms, and it’s our hope that we’ll continue to find ways to work together going forward.

As part of the reorganization, Maryanne Culpepper, president of NG Television, will report to me.

At the same time, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Chris Liedel and I are also announcing the formation of a centralized Finance group and the promotion of Mike Ulica to Deputy Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Chris. Adam Sutherland, senior vice president for Corporate Strategy and Development, will now report to Mike.

In other moves intended to further streamline our operations, Stavros Hilaris has been named Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Chris Liedel, and will also become a member of the Executive Management Committee (EMC). Over the next few months, he and Chris will work with John Nguyen to integrate our various IT and related technology activities. The goal is to create a more agile, nimble and focused organization that puts both our technology and financial expertise, systems and talent into centralized groups that can better serve the entire organization.

NO NEW POSTS will be published here after February 6, 2014. THIS IS WHY.