Press Release

ALM names Debra S. Mason as Chief Financial Officer

Latest addition to senior leadership team comes amid rapid company growth

New York, NY – July 14, 2015  ALM, a leader in specialized industry news and information, has announced that Debra S. Mason will be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer. Mason, who has extensive strategic leadership experience in both private and public environments, joins ALM on the heels of its acquisition of Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory and Summit Professional Networks earlier this year.  Her appointment is a key part of the company’s strategic assessment of growth opportunities as it continues expanding its offerings beyond the legal industry.

“We are very pleased that someone with Debra’s deep experience has joined our team,” said Bill Carter, CEO of ALM. “I have no doubt she is the best person to effectively and efficiently direct all financial operations of our integrated business and help to further position ALM for future success.”

Prior to joining ALM, Mason held a senior executive position at Ipsos where she served as a key advisor to business leaders on corporate initiatives, in addition to leading cross-functional teams to drive efficiencies through process improvements and strategic cost reduction. Before Ipsos, she held various roles of increasing responsibility at [X+1], Inc., Interpublic and the Wolf Group, where she led global finance organizations and directed financial, operational, legal and administrative activities for these various operating companies. While at Ipsos, Mason gained significant experience identifying target acquisition candidates and assisting in the negotiations of acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and alliances.

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