Press Release: Glenn Spoto Named Senior Vice President and CFO of MPA
New York, NY (February 29, 2016) — Glenn Spoto has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, it was announced today by Linda Thomas Brooks, MPA president and CEO. Spoto’s appointment is effective immediately.
Spoto has an extensive finance background in the magazine media industry, most recently at Condé Nast where he was Director of Finance and Business for Self. Prior to that, he was Global Business Director, Global Client Finance at McCann Worldgroup. He held a variety of senior finance roles at Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing, and upon Meredith Corporation’s acquisition continued with the company, most recently as VP, Digital Revenue Operations. Spoto earned a BA in Economics from Rutgers University and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers Business School.
In addition to having financial reporting and analysis responsibility for the organization, Spoto is in charge of human resources, legal and facilities. He replaces William Wood, who announced his retirement to the MPA Board of Directors at the start of the month.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Glenn’s caliber join our team at MPA. His vast finance background is specific to magazine media and he clearly understands the unique challenges and enormous opportunities in our industry,” said Thomas Brooks. “He has the exact skill set we need to aggressively and intelligently propel the magazine media industry forward.”
Thomas Brooks added, “I am grateful to Bill Wood for his many contributions to MPA, and for agreeing to postpone his retirement until the ideal replacement was found.”
“I'm thrilled to be joining MPA during this exciting time for the magazine media industry,” said Spoto. “I look forward to leveraging my 20 years of publishing experience and relationships in new and meaningful ways.”
MPA—The Association of Magazine Media is the primary advocate and voice for the magazine media industry, driving thought leadership and game-changing strategies to promote the industry’s vitality and increase its revenues and market share. Established in 1919, MPA represents 200 domestic, associate and international members. MPA is headquartered in New York City, with a government affairs office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.magazine.org.