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Beckman Continues To Build His Team: WWD Gets Three New Associate Publishers

wwd.pngFairchild Fashion Group CEO Richard Beckman is at it again.

After appointing a new CRO to the group, which publishes trade pub WWD, last week and assigning a new publisher to Footwear News the week before that, Beckman yesterday named three new associate publishers to the women’s wear publication.

Erica Bartman, Paula Fortgang, and Elizabeth Webbe Lunny will all take on roles of associate publishers at WWD starting July 13. All three women join Fairchild from various positions at Conde Nast, which owns the smaller fashion trade publisher. They have all worked with Beckman during his career there, he said.

“Erica, Paula, and Elizabeth are some of the best professionals I have worked with in my time at Conde Nast,” Beckman said in a release about the appointments. “Each will bring great intelligence and intensity to their new positions at Women’s Wear Daily.”

Full release and more background information about the new associate publishers after the jump.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2009

ERICA BARTMAN, PAULA FORTGANG, AND ELIZABETH WEBBE LUNNY NAMED ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER’s OF WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY

Erica Bartman, Paula Fortgang, and Elizabeth Webbe Lunny have been named Associate Publisher’s of Women’s Wear Daily, it was announced today by Richard D. Beckman, President & CEO, Fairchild Fashion Group. Their appointments are effective July 13, 2009.

“Erica, Paula, and Elizabeth are some of the best professionals I have worked with in my time at Conde Nast,” Beckman said. “Each will bring great intelligence and intensity to their new positions at Women’s Wear Daily.”

Ms. Bartman was at Vogue (2000 to 2006 and 1997 to 1998) as Associate Publisher where her team helped launch both Teen Vogue and Men’s Vogue. Prior to that position, Ms. Bartman was Publisher of Allure (1998 to 2000). She also held the positions of Advertising Director and Advertising Manager and Fashion/Retail Director at Mademoiselle and Mirabella. Earlier in her career, she held positions at both Details and Family Life.

Paula Fortgang currently holds the position of Advertising Director, International Fashion for Vanity Fair, where she has been since March 2008. Previously, Ms. Fortgang was Fashion Director at the New Yorker (2006 to 2008), where she directed U.S., international, and retail sales and marketing efforts for the magazine and the Corporate Fashion Director at the Conde Nast Media Group where she was responsible for a $115 million portfolio of international, American, and retail accounts. Before that, she held the position of Fashion Director at Vanity Fair (2000 to 2005). Ms. Fortgang is a graduate of Emory University and lives in Manhattan.

Elizabeth Webbe Lunny has been the Corporate Sales Director for the Conde Nast Media Group (CNMG) since 2004. Prior to that position, Ms. Lunny was the Director of Integrated Marketing and Corporate Sales Director of American fashion, retail, and beauty at CNMG, where she was responsible for $140 million in revenue (2004 to 2009). She was the Accessories Director at Vogue (2001 to 2004) and was part of the team that launched Teen Vogue. Ms. Lunny started her career at Icon International and held sales positions at WMI and Harper’s Bazaar. Ms. Lunny holds a B.S. from the Florida Institute of Technology and lives in Connecticut with her husband and two sons.

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