Paul Jowdy promoted at PMC, now Senior VP and Group Publisher of WWD
In his expanded role, Jowdy will lead the Fairchild Summits & Events division as well as collaborate with each of the PMC brands to extend their industry presence
NEW YORK, NY – February 18, 2015 — Jay Penske, Chairman and CEO of PMC, today named Paul Jowdy Senior Vice President and Group Publisher of WWD, effective immediately.
In his expanded role, Jowdy will lead the Fairchild Summits & Events division as well as collaborate with each of the PMC brands to extend their industry presence. Jowdy assumes this role after having successfully served for the past three years as VP and Publisher of WWD. In his new role, Jowdy will work with Stephanie George, who recently returned to Fairchild as President and Vice Chairman. George oversees the business management of all Fairchild Media, which includes WWD, FN, Fairchild Summits & Events, Beauty Inc and international brand expansion.
“With Stephanie George, Paul Jowdy, Ellen Dealy, Sandi Mines and Jennifer Macaluso leading the major business initiatives across the Fairchild organization, our brands are poised for their next phase of growth and innovation,” said Penske. “We are continuing to implement a more entrepreneurial culture at Fairchild, and with these recent hires and announcements we intend to further propel the Fairchild business both domestically and internationally.”
“Fairchild’s next chapter is here and the evolution to where the market will be next depends much on leveraging the talent and experience of Paul, whose proven leadership and sales advances have established a momentum we’ll continue to build upon,” said George. “Paul is a standout executive and I look forward to him working closely with me for years to come.”
“Fairchild and WWD offer the world’s most significant and decision-driving content in the fashion industry,” said Jowdy, who will report to George and Penske. “I am thrilled to take on this expanded role and work with Stephanie and the talented PMC team to drive innovative advertising opportunities while continuing to elevate Fairchild’s position in the fashion, beauty and retail marketplace.”
Fairchild’s Vice President and General Manager of Summits Jennifer Macaluso will report to Jowdy, activating a seamless integration of Fairchild’s forward-looking Summits & Events business with WWD sales and the Fairchild brand’s unparalleled editorial content. Prior to Jowdy’s position at Fairchild, he was Vice President and Publisher of Details after his time as Publisher of Bon Appetit, Associate Publisher of Vanity Fair, and Advertising Director of Conde Nast Traveler.