NEW YORK, Oct. 30 -- MSLO today announced the appointment of Gregory Barton as General Counsel and Secretary.
Mr. Barton joins MSLO from Ziff Davis Media Inc., a leading integrated media company, where he was General Counsel and Secretary for five years and served for the past three years as Executive Vice President, Licensing and Legal Affairs, in charge of running the company's global licensing operations.
Prior to Ziff Davis, Mr. Barton worked for four years as General Counsel and Secretary at Index Development Partners, Inc., a publicly-traded financial media company, where he assumed positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as head of Business Development and as Chief Financial Officer, before becoming President of the company in 2001. Previously, he served as General Counsel for three years at Alliance Semiconductor Corporation, a publicly-traded semiconductor company. He began his legal career at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher after graduating from Harvard Law School and Claremont McKenna College. He currently is on the board of trustees of WisdomTree Trust, which oversees a family of 38 exchange-traded funds with over $4.5 billion in assets under management.
Stated MSLO President and CEO Susan Lyne: "Greg is a highly accomplished attorney and an effective team-leader with a vast reservoir of experience as a Chief Legal Officer at publicly-traded companies. We are thrilled to have Greg join MSLO."
“MSLO is an incredibly vibrant and diverse company with enormous opportunity in both the media and retail sectors. I look forward to working with the many talented people at MSLO to help continue the company's growth,” said Mr. Barton.
Mr. Barton replaces John Cuti, who left MSLO to return to litigation practice. Mr. Cuti has joined the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, which provides legal services to MSLO.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) is a diversified media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique content and distinctive products. The Publishing segment encompasses five magazines, including the company's flagship publication, Martha Stewart Living, periodic special issues and books. The marthastewart.com website provides consumers with instant access to MSLO's multimedia library, search and find capabilities, and more. The Broadcasting division produces the Emmy- winning daily, national syndicated program, "The Martha Stewart Show" and Martha Stewart Living Radio, channel 112 on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. In addition to its media properties, MSLO offers beautiful, practical and superior quality Martha Stewart products through licensing agreements with carefully selected companies. For additional information, visit www.marthastewart.com.
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