Diversified Communications Reaches Tipping Point, Announcing New Structure to Focus on US Division

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Diversified Communications announces a new structure which includes the creation of two leadership teams. One to support Diversified Communications’ global divisions, and another to lead Diversified Communications US.

These organizational moves will enable Diversified US to grow in the important and reliable North American market and create additional career path opportunities, while also improving corporate governance across all our divisions.

Diversified Communications announces a new structure which includes the creation of two leadership teams. One to support Diversified Communications’ global divisions, and another to lead Diversified Communications US.

Diversified employs over 800 people operating out of 14 offices in seven countries. Collectively they produce over 100 exhibitions and conferences annually, 35 eMedia products and print publications and two television stations. Diversified US alone added 50 new positions and grew revenue by 35% over the past three years.

“These organizational moves will enable Diversified US to grow in the important and reliable North American market and create additional career path opportunities, while also improving corporate governance across all our divisions,” says Ted Wirth, President & CEO. “This new structure will provide additional leadership to our seven global divisions in the areas of strategy and corporate development, human resources, finance, and business operations; and provide strong leadership to support and grow our profitable US division.”

The Corporate Team will support Diversified’s seven divisions and two television stations, working with the Managing Directors and leadership from each business unit. This team includes Oakley Dyer, Corporate VP – Strategy & Corporate Development; Janice Rogers, Corporate VP – Human Resources; Anthony Martin, VP – Business Operations; and Kathy Willing, Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Willing joins Diversified as Paul Clancy, Diversified’s long-standing Executive Vice President & CFO, retires at the end of the year.

The strategy and direction of Diversified Communications’ US division will be led by a team of Executive Vice Presidents: Mary Larkin, Mike Lodato and Bill Springer, with nearly sixty years combined service, and their newly formed VP team: Vicki Hennin, Sr. Vice President and newly appointed Vice Presidents, Liz Plizga, Bob Callahan, Joann Leonard, Eric Wagner and RD Whitney.

“The tenure within both these new teams is exceptional,” says Daniel Hildreth, Diversified’s Board Chair. “The combination of their unique skills, industry experience and shared values will lead to an exciting future for our US division and increased corporate support of our global operations.”

Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, eMedia, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, US, Diversified has divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: http://www.divcom.com

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