IDG’s Network World Announces Executive Promotion

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., (December 29, 1997) — Network World, the leading newsweekly of enterprise network computing, today announced that Carol Lasker, Advertising Director for the publication and an industry veteran, has been promoted to Associate Publisher, effective immediately.

"Carol's motivational and leadership abilities have helped make Network World the leading network publication," said Evilee Thibeault, senior vice president and publisher of Network World. "We're fortunate to have her and proud to promote her. Her experience, knowledge, contacts and business development skills have allowed us to capitalize on recent competitive changes. Carol has also done a masterful job attracting, training and maintaining the industry's most marketing-oriented sales force," said Thibeault.

As Associate Publisher, Ms. Lasker will continue to lead Network World's creative and talented sales team, and will play a more active role in the publication's marketing and sales operations.

Ms. Lasker has almost twenty years in publishing. She joined Network World as District Manager in 1993 and in 1994 was promoted to Eastern Regional Manager. In 1995, Ms. Lasker was promoted to Advertising Director.

Prior to joining Network World, Ms. Lasker held positions with CMP, including District Manager with Network Computing, Systems and Network Integration, and Computer Systems News. Prior to CMP, Ms. Lasker was with MacMillan Publishing as District Manager, Standard Rate and Data Service. Ms. Lasker resides in Princeton, New Jersey.

Network World (http://www.nwfusion.com), an International Data Group (IDG) publication, is the industry's only newsweekly shaping the future of network computing in the enterprise. Through its publishing, education, software and online products and services, Network World empowers Network IS professionals with the knowledge to deliver the open applications and infrastructure required to meet their evolving business needs.

Network World is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 285 computer magazines and newspapers and 500 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 200 targeted Web sites in 52 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 110 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.