ROCKVILLE, Maryland (April 28, 2016) – Access Intelligence LLC has named Tish Drake as acting publisher of Rotor & Wing International, adding to her portfolio as VP and group publisher of the company’s aerospace group.
Drake succeeds longtime Rotor & Wing International Publisher Randy Jones, who is leaving the magazine after 27 years in which he built it into the world’s leading rotorcraft trade publication.
“Through his dedication, expertise and many personal relationships, Randy forged Rotor & Wing International into a publication that is respected and beloved throughout the international rotorcraft industry,” said Access Intelligence President & CEO Don Pazour. “With Tish’s proven track record, she will build on that reputation to expand the essential business information that we provide to the rotorcraft industry through events, digital content and print products.”
Jones told colleagues and friends throughout the industry, “After a more than a quarter of a century’s affiliation with Rotor & Wing International, I have decided it is time to do something new.”
He added: “The publication has the good fortune to be a part of the family at Access Intelligence — one of the most forward-thinking business-to-business publishing companies with some of the most talented new-media minds on the planet. That will allow Tish and the rest of the R&WI team to remain on the cutting-edge of business aviation media.”
“I’m thrilled by the opportunity to work with our readers and advertisers to develop new offerings and refine existing ones to meet their business needs,” said Drake. “Together with Editor-in-Chief Jim McKenna and Assistant Managing Editor Amy Kluber, we will draw on the successes of our other events and publications to build Rotor & Wing International’s standing as the business resource for rotorcraft management.”
As vice president and group publisher, Drake oversees Avionics magazine, Avionics Today, Via Satellite magazine and Satellite Today and the organization and execution of the Global Connected Aircraft Summit and the Avionics for NextGen event. With more than 20 years of B2B sales, management and marketing experience, she is a seasoned veteran in the publishing industry.
In a related move, Drake has named Susan Joyce as global sales director for Rotor & Wing International. Joyce previously was national sales manager for Avionics Today, the Global Connected Aircraft Summit, the Avionics for NextGen event and aviationtoday.com.