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October 15, 2014 16:00 ET

Recognition: Professional Builder Magazine Announces the Appointment of Denise Dersin as Its New Editorial Director

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2014) - SGC Horizon's Professional Builder magazine, the leading media brand for the nation's homebuilders since 1936, announces the promotion of Professional Builder Editor-in-Chief Denise Dersin to editorial director. Dersin will be responsible for overseeing the content and development of Professional Builder and Custom Builder, as well as related websites, and, digital products and events.

Dersin joined the SGC Horizon Building Group in 2013 after serving for 10 years in a similar capacity at Builder magazine, where she led many key editorial initiatives for the building industry. In her 25-year career as an editor, she captured numerous editorial awards, including four Jesse H. Neal Awards.

"Denise Dersin has developed enduring journalistic relationships with leading builders throughout the country. In the past year at Professional Builder, she has made a significant impact on the quality of our products and events," says Tony Mancini, SGC Horizon Building Group Director-Principal. "She shares our long-term vision for serving home builders and helping them to grow their businesses."

Professional Builder is known for its business advice to its more than 117,000 subscribers nationwide; its annual list of Housing Giants, a compilation of the industry's largest firms; Professional Builder Show Village, the long-running, award-winning, new-home demonstration project at the International Builders' Show each year since 1998; and for establishing the industry's highest honor with its Builder of the Year Award, given annually for nearly 50 years. Professional Builder is the media partner of the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) New American Home in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

For more information on Professional Builder, visit and, or contact Denise Dersin at

SGC Horizon serves the infrastructure, equipment, residential and commercial construction markets with award-winning publications, websites and events.

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Founded in 1906, American Business Media is the association of business information providers, delivering business intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. Its 300 plus member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 6,000 print and online titles and over 1,000 trade shows, with well over $26 billion in annual revenues.

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