American Business Media Names Clark Pettit as
President and CEO
July 08, 2010 03:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--American Business Media, the leading voice for the Business-to-
Business media industry, today announced that it has named Clark Pettit as President and CEO, succeeding Gordon
T. Hughes II.
Pettit has extensive experience driving digital transformation in the entertainment and music industries. He has held
key technology and senior management positions at major public media companies and at a digital media services
startup within a major consulting firm, and has also advised private equity funds investing in media companies. His
work in the U.S. market is enhanced by a global perspective gained from significant experience on the ground in
Europe and Asia.
“The ABM Board made a conscious decision to select a candidate from outside the B-to-B media industry,” said
Charles G. McCurdy, ABM Chairman and President and CEO of Canon Communications, a major B-to-B media
company. “Chosen from a wide and diverse pool of over 100 candidates, Clark has a strong and compelling mix of
management and transformational experience in the technology and digital solutions and services markets.”
McCurdy added, “Success for the American B-to-B media industry lies in driving the evolution of how critical
content is employed, decisions are made, and marketing services are provided across the B-to-B sector of the U.S.
economy. Extending beyond a strong base of publications and events, these activities are increasingly digital and
web-based. They’re also increasingly tied into the global economy. Clark’s appointment follows a thorough strategic
analysis of ABM’s role in helping member companies address those issues. His experience set matches our needs
Pettit has a degree in chemical engineering but began working in IT early in his career. In the mid-1990s he moved
into the music industry, starting as an IT executive for EMI Music in its in