WeddingWire Appoints New Board Member
Liddy Manson joins WeddingWire Board of Directors
BETHESDA, MD – February 27, 2009 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, today announced the appointment of Liddy Manson to its Board of Directors. Ms. Manson currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Digital Sports Network, an online community media company focused on high school and youth sports.
“We are thrilled to have Liddy join the WeddingWire Board of Directors. We are confident that her vast experience in both new media and local sales will help continue the current growth we are experiencing at WeddingWire,” said Timothy Chi, CEO of WeddingWire Inc.
Prior to Digital Sports, Manson was Chief Operating Officer of Freewebs, where she managed the business operations of the company, including sales, marketing, programming, and human resources. Before joining Freewebs she was a Vice President and General Manager at Washington Post/Newsweek Interactive. Ms. Manson is a seasoned Internet and new-media executive who has held senior positions in interactive media for over 15 years. During her 9 years at WPNI, she held many senior roles including Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, and Vice President of Advertising and Marketing, responsible for Washingtonpost.com’s and Newsweek.com’s revenue and audience growth initiatives. Prior to WPNI, she was Vice President of Special Projects for Discovery Channel Multimedia. Ms. Manson earned an MBA and Certificate in Public Management from Stanford University and received a BA in Music from Yale University.
Of the appointment, Manson says, “It is an honor to join this Board of Directors. I strongly believe in WeddingWire’s foundation and hope to bring a balanced perspective to the group through my previous business operations and experience. I think we all look forward to assisting in this company’s strategic growth and to the promising future of WeddingWire.”
The addition of Liddy Manson increases the number of board members to five. In addition to Ms. Manson, the members of WeddingWire’s Board include Tim Chi, CEO of WeddingWire; Lee Wang, COO of WeddingWire; Wenda Harris Millard, Co-CEO and President of Media for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; and Michael Plonski, CIO for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding vendors. WeddingWire enables engaged couples to search, compare and book over 100,000 wedding vendors nationwide, from wedding venues to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools, including wedding websites, all at no charge. For wedding vendors, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. In addition, WeddingWire has partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) to provide its network of local vendors and online wedding-planning tools at www.MarthaStewartWeddings.com. For additional information, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.
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