Footwear News Names New Publisher

Condé Nast and the Fairchild Fashion Group announced on Tuesday that former Men’s Vogue publisher Marc Berger will take the business helm at Footwear News, effective immediately.

Berger, who left Men’s Vogue when the magazine closed in November, began his career with Condé Nast at GQ in 1999, and over the years held advertising and publishing positions with Vanity Fair, Cargo and Details.

The move to FN marks a return to the footwear industry for Berger, who worked for four years as an account executive for footwear at GQ.

Immediate plans, he said, include beginning to build and foster business relationships within the industry and “engage leaders to continue to push product, look for newness and discover up-and-coming designers, as well as support the leaders out there.”

Though he did not disclose specifics, Berger said he plans to aggressively pursue new business initiatives for the magazine and the industry.

Berger replaces Jay Spaleta, who left the position on Monday after five years with the magazine.

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