SOURCE: Atlantic Media

Atlantic Media

September 10, 2013 12:12 ET

Leading Defense and Aerospace Publisher Katie Taplett Joins Atlantic Media's Defense One as Associate Publisher

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - September 10, 2013) - Atlantic Media today named Katie Taplett as Associate Publisher for Defense One, the media company's new digital media brand serving the U.S. defense and national security leadership community. She will be based in Washington, D.C. and will represent Defense One's digital site, research, newsletters, mobile and events properties.

Ms. Taplett comes to Defense One from Penton's Aviation Week where she was Publisher for the Defense, Space and Security sectors, interacting with all the major defense and aerospace companies with operations in the U.S. Previously, she was U.S. Sales Director for IHS/Janes Information Group. Ms. Taplett also spent several years in sales with technology consulting and technology publishers.

"To have someone of Katie's stature join Defense One validates our opportunity to redefine the defense media landscape," said Tim Hartman, President of Atlantic Media's Government Executive Media Group, which produces Defense One. "Katie's deep knowledge of the defense market combined with her digital and events expertise make her an ideal fit to lead our efforts in the sponsor community." 

Defense One is designed to inform and convene national security leaders, influential professionals, stakeholders, and interested citizens across the defense spectrum with timely analysis and innovative ideas. Available without fees or registration walls, Defense One's radically simple, responsive design helps readers access essential information as quickly as possible across any device. In its first month, Defense One has achieved exceptional growth, eclipsing 450,000 unique visitors and 62,000 newsletter subscribers, 75% of whom are senior defense decision makers (rank of GS-12 or Major/Lt Commander and higher). 

This year, a series of events, research projects, and mobile app launches will complement DefenseOne.com's content. This includes the Defense One Summit on November 14th in Washington, D.C., an exclusive gathering of top national security stakeholders discussing the pressing issues affecting the future of defense and the national security landscape. 

"There has never been a more crucial time in the U.S. defense industry as we face unprecedented changes in the national security community." said Ms. Taplett. "Defense One is positioned to lead this change, and I am very excited to be part of this launch team and introduce Defense One to the industry."

Ms. Taplett is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and completed the Executive Education program in International Business Management at Georgetown University. She's a member of Women in Aerospace, and she resides in Old Town, Alexandria, VA.

About Defense One

DEFENSE ONE is a new digital and events media brand serving the U.S. defense and national security community by delivering news, breaking analysis, and ideas on the topics and trends defining the future of defense and national security. Produced by Government Executive Media Group of Atlantic Media, Defense One offers new voices and innovative, fearless commentary while informing national security leaders, influential professionals, stakeholders, and interested citizens across the defense spectrum with the information that they need to know.

About Atlantic Media

ATLANTIC MEDIA is a global media company with a diverse array of media brands and services aimed at an influential audience across all sectors -- consumer, business, media, and government. Its properties engage audiences across multiple platforms -- online, mobile, print, video, and live events. Atlantic Media Company has been recognized nationally as a leader in transforming all of its products into digital-first brands.

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