Peopleware: Content Industry Staffing News for the Week of Dec. 2

Dec 02, 2010

AOL is naming Mike DeLuca as Head of Sales for AOL Local. DeLuca will be responsible for building and overseeing a regional and local sales team for Patch, City's Best, MapQuest, and Wow! Deal of the Day properties. DeLuca joins AOL from Yodle, where he most recently held the position of SVP of Sales and Marketing.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is bringing aboard Darrell W. Gunter as chief commercial officer, where he will be responsible for delivering the company's global marketing and sales strategy. Gunter most recently served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Collexis Holdings, and previously held the position of senior vice president for sales and marketing for the Americas marketplace for Elsevier.

McGraw-Hill is splitting its financial services unit into two segments, Standard & Poor's and McGraw-Hill Financial, and is making some accompanying management changes. Deven Sharma will remain as president of S&P, while Lou Eccleston will take over as president of McGraw-Hill Financial. Eccleston previously managed S&P's Fixed Income Risk Management services.

McGraw-Hill is also naming Jack F. Callahan Jr., who most recently served as CFO of Dean Foods, as the new CFO of McGraw-Hill Cos. Previous CFO Robert J. Bahash will take over as president of McGraw-Hill Education.

The Public Library of Science is appointing Gary Ward as its new board chairman, beginning January 1. Ward served as a charter member of the PLoS Biology Editorial Board and received his PhD from UC San Diego. He has also served as a senior staff fellow at NIH's Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, as well as treasurer and member of the executive committee at the American Society for Cell Biology.

The Financial Times is appointing Richard McGregor as its Washington bureau chief. McGregor is taking over the position from Edward Luce, having most recently served as deputy news editor for the FT. McGregor has also served as Beijing bureau chief and Shanghai correspondent for the Financial Times.