Aviation Week Names Katie Taplett Publisher of Defense, Space and Security

Oct 26, 2010, 14:30 ET from Aviation Week

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week today announced the appointment of Katie Taplett to the position of publisher, Defense, Space and Security. Aviation Week is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Ms. Taplett most recently was defense sales director at Aviation Week and is based in Washington, D.C.

In this position, Ms. Taplett will be responsible for business growth in defense, space and security across Aviation Week's media portfolio. Aviation Week serves this sector through integrated, global media including Aviation Week & Space Technology, Defense Technology International, AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, and multiple defense and government program events.

Ms. Taplett also assumes the roles of publisher, Defense Technology International, and associate publisher, Defense, Space and Security for Aviation Week & Space Technology.

"Katie has an established growth track record, extensive experience in these key markets, and deep customer relationships," said Greg Hamilton, president, Aviation Week. "Her recent work in building talent and motivating her team for growth during tough market conditions is further testimony to the value she brings to her new position."

Ms. Taplett joined Aviation Week in 2005 as national account manager for Aviation Week & Space Technology. Prior to joining Aviation Week, she was U.S. advertising sales director at Jane's Information Group and held several positions at IDG over a 13 year period. Ms. Taplett holds bachelor's degrees in public relations and marketing from the University of Massachusetts.

About Aviation Week:

AVIATION WEEK, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, and includes http://AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Defense Technology International, Business & Commercial Aviation, Overhaul & Maintenance, ShowNews, Aviation Daily, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, The Weekly of Business Aviation, World Aerospace Database, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, MRO Links and MRO Prospector. The group also produces major events around the world.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is a global information and education company providing knowledge, insights and analysis in the financial, education and business information sectors through leading brands including Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts, and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2009 were $5.95 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com.

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