Hasselback Becomes CEO of Parent Company Diversified Communications as Lowell Retires

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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Portland, ME – Nancy Hasselback, president and CEO of Diversified Business Communications (DBC), became CEO of parent company Diversified Communications at the start of the New Year following the retirement of CEO David Lowell. Lowell stepped down on December 31, 2008 after 30 years with the company, but will remain on the board of directors. He served as CEO since 1994.

DBC produces 80 face-to-face events in North America, Europe and Australia. Its trade show brands include International Boston Seafood Show, All Things Organic, Kosherfest and Administrative Professionals Conference.

Hasselback has led the events, publishing and eMedia activities of Diversified Communications since 2003 and will now oversee all of the company’s divisions. Hasselback will be assisted in her new role by Paul Clancy, who was named executive vice president of Diversified Communications in addition to his duties as chief financial officer.

Diversified Communications is a privately held, family-owned business that operates in the broadcasting, exhibition, publishing and eMedia industries. Founded by former Maine governor Horace Hildreth, the company started as WABI-AM radio station in 1949, and quickly became the state’s first television station, WABI-TV in Bangor. In addition to WABI-TV, the company also owns WCJB-TV in Gainesville, FL.

Reach Nancy Hasselback at (207) 842-5500 or nhasselback@divcom.com; David Lowell at 207-842-5500 or dlowell@divcom.com