APPOINTS CHRISTINA WAGNERChief Executive Officer at "Newly Acquired" StagebillNew York, July 14, 1994 -- Christina B. Wagner has been named to the newly created position of Chief Executive Officer of Stagebill, the nation's largest publisher of performing arts magazines.K-III Magazines
acquired Stagebill last month and Wagner
played a key role in the negotiations as CFO for K-III
.Wagner, 39, becomes the tenth woman to head a business or editorial unit at K-III.She
joins Beverly Chell, Vice Chairman of K-III Communications Corporation; Janice Grossman, Vice President/K-III Group Publisher; Lori Zelikow-Florio, Publisher of New Woman; Betsy Carter, Editor of New Woman; Sandra Maccarone, Editor of Weekly Reader; Lynn Leahey, Editor of Soap Opera Digest; Linda Vaughan, Publisher of Soap Opera Digest; Mimi Torchin, Editor of Soap Opera Weekly; Susan Lyne, Editor of Premiere; and Caroline Miller, Editor of Seventeen.
...Prior to joining K-III, Wagner held several posts at Macmillan Publishing, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.Wagner, a 1976 graduate of Princeton University with a B.A. in Russian Studies received an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1983.Stagebill
serves some of the nation's leading venues for performing arts, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall in New York City; The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.; and Orchestra Hall and the Civic Opera House in Chicago.The company publishes 16 magazines for 66 separate arts organizations encompassing 25,000 performing arts events a year, producing 50,000 programs daily.K-III Magazines
is a division of K-III Communications Corporation
, a diversified information and publishing company.Founded in 1989, K-III
became a Fortune 500 company in only three years as a result of a series of strategic acquisitions of education, magazine and information companies and products.As well as Stagebill
, K-III Magazines'
properties include New York, Premiere
, New Woman
, Automobile, Soap Opera Digest
, Soap Opera Weekly
and Seventeen magazines; and Intertec Publishing
, publishers of more than 35 trade magazines in the areas of Communications, Apparel, Automotive and Trucking, Electrical and Electronics, and Agriculture and Horticulture.