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Jonathan  Newcomb
Managing Director, Berenson & Company

Jonathan Newcomb, 66, is currently a Managing Director at the New York investment firm Coady Diemar Partners, with which he first became affiliated in November 2004. Mr. Newcomb was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cambium Learning, an education company located in Boston, from January 2006 until April 2007. Prior to that, he was a principal at Leeds Equity Partners, a New York private equity firm that invests primarily in information, education and training businesses. Mr. Newcomb served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Simon & Schuster from 1992 until 2002. He also held positions as President and Chief Operating Officer and President of the Professional Publishing Group at Simon & Schuster from 1989 until 1994. Prior to that, he was President of McGraw-Hill’s Financial Information Company (S&P). Mr. Newcomb was elected to the Board in February 2005 and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Newcomb is also a director and member of the audit committee at both BNA Corp. and United Business Media.