Summit Business Media L.L.C. today announced that Andrew Goodenough has been named chief executive officer.
The CEO title previously was held by William Reilly. Reilly, a well-known business-to-business media investor, will continue to serve as chairman, in a non-executive capacity, and remains a major investor in Summit, New York.
Summit is now the owner of National Underwriter Life & Health, the NU Online News Service, and many other affiliated business publications.
Goodenough, 52, was named president of Summit in September 2007.
“Going into the formation of Summit in November 2006, my plan was to drive the initial growth of the business for several years as CEO, and then step back to the chairman role,” Reilly says. “I am delighted to be able to report that Summit, in less than 2 years, is off to a great start and has taken its place as a major B2B media company with more than 26 magazine titles, 150 reference books and electronic products and 100 live events. We’ve built a best-in-class management team led by Andy Goodenough, and I’m pleased to be able to step back to that chairman role sooner than expected and turn over the day-to-day executive reins to Andy and his team.”