J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Stuart Greif Named Vice President and General Manager of the Global Travel and Hospitality Practice

Jan 13, 2010, 12:00 ET from J.D. Power and Associates

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Stuart Greif has been named the vice president and general manager of the global travel and hospitality practice at J.D. Power and Associates.

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Greif, who most recently led the company's business development and strategic planning, will be responsible for driving global growth of the travel practice, which includes hotel, airport, airline and rental car industries. The travel practice is part of the company's global services and emerging industries division.

"Stuart has played an important role in developing J.D. Power's global strategy," said Gary Tucker, senior vice president of the global services and emerging industries division. "As our clients look more and more to leverage benchmarks with global scale and reach, Stuart's experience will be crucial as he and his team deliver insights and solutions that our clients expect from J.D. Power's voice-of-the-customer marketing information and tools."

Prior to joining J.D. Power and Associates in 2007, Greif was the director of planning and business development for the Information & Media segment of The McGraw-Hill Companies. J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Greif began his career with The McGraw-Hill Companies in 2002.

Greif earned a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

About J.D. Power and Associates

Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, Web intelligence and customer satisfaction.  The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually.  For more information on car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please visit JDPower.com. J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP) is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts, Capital IQ, J.D. Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill Construction and Aviation Week. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2008 were $6.4 billion. Additional information is available at www.mcgraw-hill.com

Media Relations Contacts

Jeff Perlman; Brandware Public Relations; Westlake Village, Calif.; (310) 589-7749; jperlman@brandwaregroup.com

Syvetril Perryman; J.D. Power and Associates; Westlake Village, Calif.; (805) 418-8103; media.relations@jdpa.com

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