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July 29, 2015 2:37 PM ET


Company Overview of The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

Company Overview

The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. offers direct marketing and publishing service that educates, entertains, and connects audiences worldwide. Its portfolio of products include their flagship magazine Reader's Digest; Taste of Home, which is a food publication; The Family Handyman; and a suite of Enthusiast titles including Birds & Blooms, Country, Country Woman, Farm & Ranch Living, and Reminisce. The company provides products and services through owned and licensed operations. The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. was founded in 1922 and is based in White Plains, New York with business operations worldwide. The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of RDA Holding Co...

44 South Broadway

White Plains, NY 10601

United States

Founded in 1922

4,700 Employees



Key Executives for The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director
Age: 53
Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of International Editions & Magazine Development
Age: 73
Vice President and Editor-in-Chief for Home & Garden Affinity
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. Key Developments

Reader's Digest Association Announces Executive Changes

Reader's Digest Association, the iconic multi-media publishing company announced that it has appointed Tom Callahan as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1. Callahan brings more than two decades of experience to the company, after spending the majority of his career in senior finance positions at Forbes Media. Callahan joins from Forbes Media, where he most recently served as Chief Financial Officer. Callahan possesses extensive knowledge of financial analysis and a strong history directing accounting, finance, payroll, treasury and tax operations. Prior to Forbes Media, Callahan held positions with Ernst & Young and Mahoney Cohen in New York. Howard Halligan, who has been with Reader's Digest Association since 2000, was serving as interim Chief Financial Officer and will remain with the company as Chief Operating Officer.

Reader's Digest Association Names Kirsten Marchioli as Vice President and Group Publisher

Reader's Digest Association has appointed Kirsten Marchioli to vice president and group publisher to oversee sales, marketing and digital strategy for the Reader's Digest and Taste of Home brands. As a veteran cross-media seller, Marchioli brings more than 15 years of media experience to Reader's Digest Association, with expertise in digital and integrated sales. Marchioli joins Reader's Digest Association from WebMD, where she served as Vice President, Consumer Markets. Marchioli's previous experience includes positions at Time Warner and Warner Brothers Online.

Reader's Digest Association Grants Exclusive License to The Reader's Guild, LLC to Market Condensed Books as Classic Editions

The Reader's Guild, LLC announced the signing of a long-term, exclusive licensing agreement with Reader's Digest Association to publish and promote the backlist of its iconic brand, Reader's Digest Condensed Books as the Classic Editions.

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