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Steel, Payne, Withiam Move Up at dmg


San Francisco, CA – Alan Steel was named executive vice president of Business-to-Retail, dmg world media (B2R), a division formed after dmg completed the acquisition of GLM last October. The B2R division unites GLM’s operations with all of dmg world media’s North American gift business on the West coast and in Canada, and the Surf Expo group. Prior to this appointment, Steel was executive vice president and partner, GLM.

Another top GLM executive, Jack Withiam, was named senior vice president and general counsel of dmg world media, while George “Jeff” Little II will remain as a strategic adviser to Steel. All of them will remain based at the GLM office in White Plains, NY.

The company also promoted Duncan Payne to the newly created position of executive vice-president, business development where he will assist in the planning of show launches and acquisitions.

Payne, who launched Fitness Expo and also worked with various dmg shows and publications in the United Kingdom, was most recently regional vice president for dmg’s Home Interest North America group. He will remain in the Toronto office.

Mike Cooke, CEO of dmg and also the chairman and president of GLM, said the moves announced May 20 reflected a thorough recruiting process that took place after the GLM acquisition. dmg world media produces 300 trade shows, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.

Reach Alan Steel at (914) 421-3200 or; Jack Withiam at (914) 421-3200 or; Jeff Little at (914) 421-3200 or; Duncan Payne at (416) 385-1880 or

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