Maureen Azzato named H&TT Publisher

Warren Shoulberg retires, becomes editor-at-large

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New York – Maureen Azzato, publisher and editorial director of HFN, has assumed additional responsibilities as publisher of Home & Textiles Today (H&TT).

On H&TT, Azzato succeeds Warren Shoulberg, who was also editorial director of H&TT and Gifts & Decorative Accessories (GDA). Shoulberg is now editor-at-large of both H&TT and HFN. Shoulberg has stepped back from his day-to-day brand management responsibilities, retiring from parent company Progressive Business Media (PBM) after a 44-year career as a retail business journalist with a special focus on the home industry.

Azzato joined PBM as chief brand officer of HFN in June of 2015 and was promoted to publisher and editorial director in January of this year. She has overseen the successful relaunch and repositioning of HFN as well as the development of its Total Home Omnichannel Summit and inspirational Idea Book series for the home markets.

“With her additional responsibilities, Maureen will be focused on H&TT’s strategic direction as well as drive its advertising and sponsorship related revenues, said Bruce Morris, PBM’s vice president and group publisher, who oversees H&TT, HFN and GDA.

Reporting to Azzato are H&TT Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks, and H&TT account executives Penny Sikalis and Timothy Harris, as well as the brand’s international sales representatives.

A 27-year media veteran, her past roles include president of Azzato Enterprises, a content creation company she operated for eight years working with a number of media properties, including Stagnito Business Media, Gourmet Business, Store Brands Decision and Green Retail Decisions. Previously, Azzato was vice president, publisher and editorial director of Convenience Store News, where she worked for 17 years.

“H&TT is a great brand with outstanding editorial content that serves its readers so admirably,” Azzato said. “I look forward to working with this talented team to identify opportunities where we can provide solutions that will enable our customers to expand and succeed in this competitive and fast-moving marketplace.”

Shoulberg will continue his regular columns in H&TT, HFN and GDA along with special project work.

“Our brands are all the better for Warren’s stewardship, and we look forward to his continued counsel,” said Morris.

With offices in Greensboro, N.C., and New York, Progressive Business Media’s portfolio of industry-leading brands also includes Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Casual Living, Exterior Design, Kids Today and Designers Today.

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