Washington, DC (December 5, 2013) – Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announces the promotion of Dave Colford to President of the Hanley Wood Media Network, effective immediately. In his new role, Colford will oversee the content and revenue organizations within Hanley Wood’s digital and print media business.

Hired in late 2012 as Hanley Wood’s Chief Customer Officer, Colford has over 15 years of B2B sales and marketing experience. He has held leadership positions at several major B2B media companies including Ziff Davis Enterprise, CMP Media, InfoWorld Media Group and IDG. Most recently, Colford served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Operations at Geeknet Media.

“Dave has helped transform our go to market strategy over the past 12 months, and the results have been amazing,” noted Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “With Dave’s leadership, the Hanley Wood Media Network will continue to align and advance so that we can drive new value for our audiences and our customers.”

The promotion of Colford simplifies the management structure of the Hanley Wood Media Network. Bob Benz, President of Content for Hanley Wood, will report directly to Colford and continue to lead the content organization. Andy Reid, President of Digital for all of Hanley Wood, will continue to advance the company’s digital media and strategic partnership initiatives, while continuing to report to Goldstone.