Goodenough Resigns as Head of Summit Business Media

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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New York, NY – Andrew Goodenough resigned as president and CEO of Summit Business Media, and CFO/COO Thomas Flynn was named interim CEO while a search for a replacement was conducted. Goodenough joined Summit in 2007 from the financial industry and stepped down to pursue other opportunities.

Summit provides data to the insurance industry but also publishes 16 magazines and organizes about a dozen conferences in the financial and mining-investment sectors.

Charlie McCurdy, chairman of the Summit board of directors and CEO of GLM Holdings, said Goodenough left the company in good shape. “Summit is a strong, financially sound company with a well-diversified set of operating assets,” McCurdy said. “The company will be accelerating its focus on digital delivery of Summit’s editorial and data products, and will continue to support the expansion of its global events programs.”

Summit’s board includes a high level of experience in the b-to-b and events business. Along with McCurdy, the members include former Penton Media executives David Nussbaum and Jean Clifton and Jason Young, chairman and CEO F+W Media and former CEO of Ziff Davis Media.

Flynn is a former senior vice president of Primedia. The company’s events division is led by Senior Vice President Jonathan Moore, who joined the company in 2007 after stints in event management for the Interactive Advertising Bureau and Thompson Media/Source Media.

Reach Thomas Flynn at (212) 557-7480 or tflynn@sbmedia.com