Snowboarder Hires Kyle Kennedy as National Sales Manager and Promotes Drew Amer to Events ManagerTuesday, January 24, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Snowboarder Hires Kyle Kennedy as National Sales Manager and
San Clemente, CA (January 24, 2012) – Grind Media is proud to announce the addition of Kyle Kennedy to the Snowboarder Magazine powerhouse publishing crew. As the former Sales and Marketing Manager of Snowboarder, Kyle brings years of experience and expertise and will become the National Sales Manager. After a short hiatus away from Snowboarder, Kyle rejoins the crew after co-founding KidsKnow Distribution with industry veteran Mikey Leblanc. “The crew at Snowboarder is the best in its class and I couldn’t be more excited to rejoin the family. Working with kidsKNOW distribution has helped strengthen my relationships with snowboard retail and I look forward to continue working closely with the front line of the snowboard industry,” explains Kyle.
Additionally, Snowboarder has promoted Drew Amer to Events Manager. “Events production has seen tremendous success and growth over the last four years. Our events have been instrumental in making Snowboarder #1 and I’m stoked to promote Drew to Events Manager,” claims Publisher Jeff Baker. “Additionally, Drew adds a sales background and will continue to represent key account on the publishing side,” Jeff adds.
Grind Media continues to grow and reinvest in the future of the title even in challenging economic times. “In 2011, Snowboarder grew 11%, produced the largest issues in the history of the magazine and even added three new members to the team (Jeff Baker, Drew Amer and Mike Yoshida) while competitors seem to be on the decline by cancelling issues and losing staff,” explains Associate Publisher Ryan Field. The success of Snowboarder is attributed to its All-Star team and the dedication, commitment and passion of its members. Editor, Pat Bridges enters his 13th year, Senior Editor, Tom “T Bird” Monterosso love for snowboarding has made him a favorite in the industry and the list goes on.
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