SOURCE: Leadership Directories, Inc.

November 19, 2009 09:00 ET

Gretchen Teichgraeber Named CEO of Leadership Directories, Inc.

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - Leadership Directories (LDI) announced today the appointment of Gretchen G. Teichgraeber to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

"We are very pleased to welcome Gretchen to LDI," said Chairman of the Board William W. Cressey. "Her breadth of experiences and expertise, and strong track record in building both digital and print content businesses, will make her a valuable asset to our company."

From 2000 to 2007, Teichgraeber served as President and CEO of Scientific American, Inc., publisher of the premier science and technology magazine Scientific American. As leader of this global media company, Teichgraeber significantly improved its financial performance by introducing two new publications -- Scientific American Mind and Scientific American Reports, building the magazine's digital platform, and expanding its international network. Since then, as co-founder of White Oak Partners, she has worked as an independent marketing and strategy consultant to media and business services companies. She serves as a member of the board of directors of Forrester Research, Inc. and The New York Hall of Science.

Teichgraeber began her career at Time Inc., where she held numerous positions in consumer marketing, business development and general management, and helped launch Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine. She also worked at The New York Times Company as Director of Marketing, Planning and Product Management and Director of Corporate Strategic Planning. In 1997, she joined CMP Media Inc., a leading provider of technology news and information, and as Vice President of Marketing and Information Services, she established a business unit that developed and marketed numerous highly-profitable database products and services.

Teichgraeber is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, and received her MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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