Out Publishing Names Steve Pippin President

Posted on November 29, 1999

Robert Hardman, chairman of OUT Publishing, Inc., publisher of OUT and HIV Plus magazines, has named Steve Pippin president. Pippin, formerly executive vice president and general manager of OUT, succeeds Henry E. Scott, who has recently resigned.

"I'm delighted to have someone of Steve's caliber as president of OUT," Hardman said. "He has an excellent background in magazine management. And he has been a key figure in OUT's success to date."

Pippin, 46, joined OUT in May 1995 as its first full-time circulation director and chief financial officer. Under his guidance, OUT has grown into the largest gay and lesbian magazine in the United States. Pippin has 20 years of experience involving such diverse titles as The Atlantic, Commentary and Civilization, and has served as a consultant for several magazine launches.

"OUT has permanently changed the landscape of gay and lesbian publishing," said Pippin. "I look forward to building on that progress."

Scott said his resignation comes because he feels he has accomplished what he set OUT to do and is ready for new challenges. "I came here to put the magazine on a sound footing-financially and journalistically," he said. "We have become the largest and best gay and lesbian magazine in America, thanks to the hard work of a great team of editors and businesspeople."

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