Modern Luxury Magazine is expanding its executive ranks in Southern California, the company will announce Monday.
The largest publisher of luxury regional and speciality magazines in the U.S. is moving its Vice President and Editorial Director Beth Weitzman to Los Angeles to sharpen its focus on entertainment, beauty, and lifestyle coverage. Weitzman joined Modern Luxury in 2011 after the company was acquired by DM Luxury.
In her role, she leads the magazine’s editorial staff and design direction for 56 magazines across 18 cities.
“I have always spent a good amount of time in Los Angeles and really feel at home in the city,” Weitzman said. “I am looking forward to expanding brand awareness and growing an already solid network in Los Angeles for Modern Luxury and for our more than 50 titles.”
“Beth has been instrumental to the growth of Modern Luxury. Her leadership across publications, commitment to elevating the brand and tireless drive for superior editorial content has been an inspiration to each of our regional teams,” said Michael Dickey, CEO of Modern Luxury. “Our strengthened Southern California team led by Beth, Jessica and Ken will continue Modern Luxury’s proven track record of excellence in the region.”
As part of West Coast expansion, the company also promoted two other senior executives in San Diego and Orange County.
Jessica Cline has been named Group Publisher of RIVIERA SAN DIEGO and RIVIERA ORANGE COUNTY; Ken St. Pierre will now serve as Publisher of RIVIERA SAN DIEGO.
“With the intention of spearheading the same growth in Orange County that we’ve achieved in San Diego, my focus will be on the new community partnerships and collaborations with difference-makers and tastemakers throughout the county. I’m thrilled to be here to explore and lead with vigor and excitement,” said Cline.
“This is an exciting new chapter for RIVIERA SAN DIEGO. Jessica has done an amazing job as publisher in this market over the past four years and I look forward to continuing to work with her on our growth in the years to come,” said St. Pierre.