Mark M. Edmiston
Chairman of the Board
Mark M. Edmiston was elected Chairman of the Board of The Children’s Aid Society on September 30, 2010. He has been a Trustee of Children’s Aid since 1981.
A publishing and finance executive, Edmiston is currently President and CEO of Nomad Editions LLC, a new media start-up that develops original content for mobile devices. He started his career at Time Inc., and became Circulation and Marketing Director for LIFE Asia, based in Tokyo (1969-70). Shortly after his years at Time Inc., he joined Newsweek Inc., ultimately becoming President and CEO of the newsmagazine (1972-86). As its chief executive (1981-86), he led several major modernization efforts and saw the company’s profits increase 90% by 1985 despite lower ad lineage.
He spent 17 years in media investment banking (1992 - 2009), first founding The Jordan Edmiston Group, a boutique investment bank specializing in media, then becoming managing director at AdMedia Partners. After leaving AdMedia in 2009, he founded Nomad Editions.
Edmiston serves on a number of boards. He was a trustee of Wesleyan University from 1984-1996, and is a former chair of Wesleyan’s Alumni Association (2005-06). He is Chair of City Limits, a not-for-profit, multi-platform media effort aimed at New York City policymakers, and is a member of the Board for Publishing of the American Chemical Society (2004 to present).
Mark M. Edmiston graduated with a BA in Government from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He lives in Bronxville, NY.