Mark M. Edmiston Elected Chairman of Children's Aid Society Board

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Contact:
Ellen Lubell, (w) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864, ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org
Emily Crossan, (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742, emilyc@childrensaidsociety.org

NEW YORK, October 25, 2010 – The Children’s Aid Society is pleased to announce that Mark M. Edmiston was elected Chairman of the Board at the Board’s annual meeting on September 30th.

Edmiston, a publishing and finance executive, has been a Trustee of The Children’s Aid Society since 1981, and heads the Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board. He succeeds Angela Diaz, M.D., M.P.H., whose term as chairman ended on September 30th and who has stepped down from the Board.

The new chairman is a business leader with a record of success in publishing and finance. Currently he is President and CEO of Nomad Editions LLC, a new media start-up that develops original content for mobile devices. His career began at Time Inc., where, among other positions, he was Circulation and Marketing Director of LIFE Asia, based in Tokyo. Later, he was President and CEO of Newsweek Inc. and Executive Vice President of Times Mirror Corporation. More recently, he was a co-founder and partner in The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc., a boutique investment bank specializing in print media and a partner in Admedia Partners Inc., an investment bank specializing in media and advertising/marketing.

“We are thrilled that Mark Edmiston, with his business and finance acumen, will steer The Children’s Aid Society’s Board at this challenging moment,” said Richard Buery, President and CEO of Children’s Aid. “His expertise will be an invaluable resource for the Board as it navigates this economy’s rough waters.”

About The Children’s Aid Society
The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to provide comprehensive support for children in need, from birth to young adulthood, and for their families, to fill the gaps between what children have and what they need to thrive. Founded in 1853, Children’s Aid is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call 212-949-4938, email ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org, or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.

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