Trusted Media Brands, Inc. Appoints Dean Durbin Chief Financial Officer
(New York, NY) – February 1, 2016 – Trusted Media Brands, Inc., an iconic, multiplatform media company, today announced that Dean Durbin has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and will report to President and Chief Executive Officer, Bonnie Kintzer.
“I’m delighted that Dean will be joining Trusted Media Brands as Chief Financial Officer. He is intelligent, passionate about the business and truly excited about joining our team,” said Kintzer. “His expertise in financial management, strategy development and information technology will add tremendous value to our company and will help continue to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions to grow revenue and improve our customers’ satisfaction.”
As Chief Financial Officer, Durbin will oversee the company’s global finance, international operations and IT. Durbin comes to TMBI with decades of experience, most recently as CFO at Cengage Learning, where his responsibilities included leading the company’s financial functions, IT organization, and global production and manufacturing.
In addition to his breadth of financial expertise, Durbin also has extensive experience in the marketing, advertising, printing and publishing industries. He previously served as CFO at American Media, Inc., Vertis Communications and The Thompson Corporation, and held several financial executive positions at The McGraw-Hill Companies.
Durbin received his BS in accounting from St. Francis University. He resides in Stanford, Connecticut and will be based in TMBI’s White Plains office.
Most recently, Howard Halligan had been serving as TMBI’s interim Chief Financial Officer, in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer.
About Trusted Media Brands, Inc.
Trusted Media Brands, Inc. (formerly known as The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.), is a visionary, brand-driven multiplatform media company whose portfolio of iconic properties and products include Taste of Home, the world’s largest circulation food media brand; Reader’s Digest; The Family Handyman, America’s leading source for DIY; a suite of highly targeted brands including Birds & Blooms, Country, Country Woman, Farm & Ranch Living and Reminisce; and digital properties which include EnrichU, the Taste Community and Haven Home Media. Trusted Media Brands, Inc. reaches active consumers who genuinely connect with our blend of uplifting and enduring expertly-curated family, food, health, home improvement, finance and humor content – digitally, via social media, magazines and books, and events and experiences. Founded in 1922 by DeWitt Wallace as The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., one of the first user-generated content publishers, Trusted Media Brands, Inc. is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit TMBI.com.