MPA President Nina Link Announces Decision to Step Down at Year's End
New York, NY (June 7, 2012) — Nina Link, President & CEO, MPA – the Association of Magazine Media, announced today that she will step down from her position at the end of 2012. Ms. Link informed the MPA Executive Committee this morning of her decision. Michael Clinton, Chairman of the MPA Board of Directors, and President, Marketing & Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines, said that MPA has retained the executive recruiting firm of Blinkhorn, L.L.C, to conduct a search for a successor to Ms. Link.
“Nina Link’s extraordinary vision and thought leadership have guided the magazine industry throughout her 13-year tenure as President and CEO of MPA,” said Clinton. “She’s been tireless in her efforts championing the strengths and vitality of magazines to the advertising, technology and financial communities as well as the press.”
Clinton added, “The fact that almost every major consumer magazine publishing company in the United States is an MPA member and that the organization remains fiscally sound especially after the recent recession speaks to Nina’s exceptional skills as a manager and a unifying force in a competitive industry with so many disparate interests.”
“MPA has worked effectively over the past two years to reposition itself and the industry,” said Link. “We rebranded and refocused the mission and priorities of MPA. We changed our management team. We changed how we engaged with our members. Because of the successful transformation of MPA, I decided that this was the ideal time to reestablish my consulting and product development firm.”
Under Link’s leadership, MPA undertook numerous successful initiatives including:
• Strengthened MPA’s influence in Washington to address print and digital issues in the areas of copyright, privacy, First Amendment and consumer protection. MPA has also been at the forefront in the battle to contain postal rate increases and a strong advocate for the passage of postal reform.
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