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Mark M. Edmiston
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Mark M. Edmiston has had extensive experience in magazine publishing, electronic media and financial advisory work.

After starting his career at Time Inc, Mr. Edmiston held various positions in consumer marketing with Life Magazine and then with The Saturday Review and CRM Inc., publisher of Psychology Today. In 1973 he joined Newsweek Inc. as the circulation director of its international editions. He was appointed president of Newsweek International in 1975, executive vice president of the company in 1979 and, in 1981, President/CEO of Newsweek Inc. As president, Mr. Edmiston led Newsweek in investing in the application of personal computing throughout the company. He extended the magazine into its first foreign language edition in Japan, reorganized the printing operation and streamlined corporate overhead functions. Despite lower ad lineage, the company's profits increased 90% by 1985.

After leaving Newsweek in 1986, he led a management buyout of TVSM, Inc., the leading publisher of cable television guides; was a founding director of Hippocrates (which was purchased by Time Warner and renamed Health); founded Civilization magazine (later sold to a subsidiary of Fidelity Investments); and served as a director of America Online. In 1992 he was a co-founder of The Jordan, Edmiston Group Inc. (JEGI), a media financial advisory boutique, which still bears his name.

Mr. Edmiston joined AdMedia Partners in 1999. During his ten year tenure he lead the firm's media practice and successfully closed transactions for top magazine publishers including Bonnier, Hachette Filipacchi Media and Gruner + Jahr. Mr. Edmiston retired in 2009 as a Partner and Managing Director.

In 2009, Mr. Edmiston founded Nomad Editions. He is currently President and CEO of Nomad, a new media start-up that develops original and exclusive content, delivered in a superior format, to mobile devices.

Mr. Edmiston is a graduate of Wesleyan University. He served as a director of the Magazine Publishers of America for more than 10 years and was chairman of the organization from 1985 through 1986.

He is a Chair of City Limits, a not-for-profit, multi-platform media effort aimed at New York City policymakers, a trustee-emeritus of Wesleyan, a Chair of the Children's Aid Society of New York and a member of the Board for Publishing of the American Chemical Society.

Mark M. Edmiston