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Aviation Week names new managing director and leader of Air Transport World

11 July 2014

Beth Wagner, publisher of Business and Commercial Aviation, has been named managing director, Americas and Leader of Air Transport World (ATW) for Penton´s Aviation Week group.

Wagner will succeed Bill Freeman, ATW´s Publisher for 38 years who is retiring from Penton on July 31, 2014, in leading the global airline industry´s top media brand. In her new role, Wagner will also lead the integrated Aviation Week sales team, which represents BandCA, along with the group´s media brands across aviation, aerospace and defense, including Aviation Week and Space Technology,, Aviation Week ShowNews, Air Transport World, SpeedNews, International Aviation (China) and Air Transport Observer (Russia/CIS).

Wagner began her career with Aviation Week nearly 18 years ago as an editorial assistant and grew within the editorial team.

Aviation Week, a division of Penton, is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries.

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