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January 8, 2008 • Fashion

The Conde Nast cafeteria: minus a few regulars this year.

WWD reported there will be some changes this year including 3 top-level departures. Mitchell Fox is leaving his position as group president and publishing director. Amy Churgin is also leaving (from the corporate department) and Sandy Golinkin, Lucky Mag VP and publisher. Looks like things are getting might tight in the print world. — Joanne Molina, Senior Editor

slew of changes was unveiled Monday by Condé Nast Publications Inc.,
resulting in three top-level departures and several high-level


Fox is leaving his position as group president and publishing director
of Condé Nast Publications. Fox oversaw the Golf Digest Publications;
the Fairchild Fashion Group, parent of WWD; W magazine; Bon Appétit,
and Condé Nast Bridal Media.


Golf Digest Publications will now report to David Carey, who currently
is a group president and publishing director overseeing Portfolio. He
will continue to oversee that title as well, and also oversee Wired


Fox was told of his dismissal Monday morning by Condé Nast president and chief executive officer Chuck Townsend.


job here was a newly created position,” Fox told WWD. “We all agreed
that my abilities were underutilized in this job, but there was not
another position that could take advantage of my abilities. As a
result, we all mutually agreed that rather than me bide my time here,
I’d rather move on."


He will be leaving the company in the next two weeks.


Also, three Condé  Nast
publishers were promoted to senior vice presidents: Bill Wackermann,
Lou Cona and Tom Florio. Wackermann, currently vice president and
publisher of Glamour, will now also take responsibility for the Bridal
Media group. His new title will be senior vice president, publishing


who is publishing director of Vogue, Men’s Vogue and Vogue Living, will
add Teen Vogue to his portfolio and add senior vice president to his


vice president and publisher of The New Yorker, has been promoted to
senior vice president, Condé Nast Media Group, reporting to Media Group
president Richard Beckman. Cona will replace Amy Churgin, who was moved
to the corporate department in March and now is leaving the company.
Replacing Cona at The New Yorker will be Drew Schutte, most recently
vice president and publishing director at Wired Media.


vice president and publisher Sandy Golinkin will also leave the company
along with Fox and Churgin. Replacing Golinkin will be Gina Sanders,
now vice president and publisher of Teen Vogue. A replacement was not
named, but a statement from the company said Florio is expected to name
one in the coming weeks.


memo Monday afternoon circulated to Condé Nast staffers outlined the
executive moves, in which Townsend said "these changes in the
management structure will serve to position us for many years of
continued growth."


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