David Greenough Named General Manager/Group Publisher for Library Journal, School Library Journal, and the Horn Book
Here’s the full text of a news release we just received from Media Source.
Today Media Source, Inc. announced the appointment of David Greenough as General Manager/Group Publisher for Library Journal, School Library Journal, and the Horn Book.
Greenough brings experience from an over 32-year career, during which he has proven to be a dynamic business leader: driving growth, engineering innovative business models across multiple delivery platforms, and identifying and nurturing new business opportunities. His energy, vision, and embrace of digital media have served to guide the transformation from legacy publishing operations to digital front-runner focused on providing robust customer experiences.
“David stood out from a group of highly qualified candidates for his deep experience with many aspects of the publishing enterprise in print and digital,” said Randy Asmo, CEO of Media Source. “This is a very important position, and his leadership qualities and professionalism were key characteristics that I believe are essential for our staff, our vendor partners, and for our industry as a whole.”
Greenough’s background includes time at SourceMedia as Publisher of Securities Industry News, where he later became Vice President and Group Publisher for SM’s Business Technology Group, a $20 million portfolio of IT-related brands in capital markets, healthcare, data management, insurance, and banking. In 2008, he joined the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) where he launched Risk Professional magazine and developed a global media operation that included print, web, research, custom publishing, and events related businesses.
Prior experience includes roles at Goldhirsh Group’s High Technology and World Executive’s Digest magazines, the Economist Group’s CFO and CFO Enterprises, technology startup Prodigy Services Company, and World Affairs Television.
Greenough also has an affinity for the education market, having been acting CEO of Sharing World Entertainment, a literacy and learning initiative featuring Richie Havens in the role of Mister Word Wizard and ReadSpeak Action Captions, a patented audiovisual technology that synchronizes the written and spoken word. Mister Word Wizard received the prestigious KIDS FIRST! seal of approval awarded by the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media.
“I’m excited to join Media Source at this time in their evolution as a media company and look forward to working with their highly talented management and staff to grow Library Journal, School Library Journal, and the Horn Book across old and new platforms,” said Greenough. “The role these brands play in helping library professionals in public, academic, and institutional libraries succeed in this age of disruption is important, and the role that libraries play in supporting the reading and learning initiatives in their respective communities is vital. It is a privilege to be here and be part of that ongoing dialogue.”
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.