Harold Shain was president and chief operating officer of Newsweek from 1998 through 2007, when he was named president and CEO of Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine, also owned by The Washington Post Company. Shain began his 23-year Newsweek career as circulation director, followed by several business-related positions until becoming the magazine’s general manager and U.S. publisher and eventually its president and COO. Before joining Newsweek, Shain held various business-related positions at Fairchild Publications, Outdoor Life, Popular Science, Golf, Ski, New York, Scholastic Inc., and Boardroom Reports. He has been named by Target Marketing as one of the most influential individuals in the direct marketing industry and has served on the Audit Bureau of Circulations and Ad Council boards of directors.
Hal Oringer is a founding partner of Consumer Marketing Solutions, a leading provider of consumer marketing programs to the publishing industry. A leading consumer marketing and management consultant, he has counted among his clients Hearst, Time Inc., Hachette, Scripps Networks and Morgan Stanley. Previously, Oringer was vice president of strategic planning and business development for Newsweek, vice president of consumer marketing, research and development at Meredith Magazines, Meredith Books and Meredith Interactive, and vice president of circulation.