CIO Communications Appoints Ellen Romanow Executive Vice President, Sales And Custom Publishing

FRAMINGHAM, MA—MARCH 6, 2000—IDG's CIO Communications, publisher of CIO and Darwin magazines, today announces the appointment of Ellen Romanow to Executive Vice President, Sales and Custom Publishing. Romanow, who came to CIO in October 1998 to champion a new custom publishing division, will expand her current role to serve as leader and visionary for the entire CIO Communications’ sales team.

“In less than two years, Ellen has taken CIO’s custom publishing group from 0 to 160 mph,” says Gary Beach, Group Publisher of CIO Communications. “Her drive, instincts and tremendous talent will only accelerate CIO’s already booming growth.” CIO Communications has increased its revenues and profits at a compound annual rate of +35% over the past twelve years.

An industry veteran, Romanow has extensive experience in sales and custom publishing programs. She directed the start-up of custom publishing programs for both Cahners Publishing’s Datamation and Ziff-Davis Publishing. In addition, she held executive publishing and marketing posts at Walking magazine (Raben Publishing), Reed International/ABC International, US Trust, Chase Manhattan Bank and United Marine Publishing. Romanow also currently serves as Vice Chair of the Custom Publishing Council, Magazine Publishers' Association.

Romanow will be supported by Michael J. Masters, Sr. Vice President of Sales/East, as well as Bob Sawdon, South Central Regional Sales Director; Keith Kenner, Senior Regional Sales Manager (Midwest); Rich Bastas, Western Regional Advertising Director and their regional sales teams.

CIO Communications, Inc. was formed in 1987 to help chief information officers (CIOs), information technology (IT) executives and other senior management executives succeed in their enterprises through the use of information technology. In addition to publishing the award-winning magazine, the company also produces the http://www.cio.com Web site and develops and produces CIO Executive Programsa series of conferences that provide educational and networking opportunities for corporate and government executives who want to expand their knowledge of technology, business management issues and innovative products and services. In June 2000, CIO Communications will launch the first issue of Darwin magazine, a business and technology publication for corporate officers and business executives. CIO Communications, Inc. is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company.

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