August 27, 2014 10:57 AM ET


Company Overview of Advanstar Communications Inc.

Company Overview

Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications, electronic products, Web sites, and educational and direct marketing products and services for business professionals and consumers in fashion, licensing, life sciences, and powersports industries. It offers trade shows, magazines, journals, professional journals, conferences and summits, continuing medical education products, custom publishing and projects, licensing events, and reports. The company serves clients in automotive, healthcare, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical, science, and drug discovery markets. Advanstar Communications Inc. was formerly known as Edgell Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Advanstar Commun...

2501 Colorado Avenue

Suite 280

Santa Monica, CA 90404

United States

Founded in 1987

1,000 Employees





Key Executives for Advanstar Communications Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 54
Age: 71
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President of Customer Development
Principal Accounting Officer
Age: 57
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Advanstar Communications Inc. Key Developments

Advanstar Communications Inc. Appoints Thomas W. Ehardt as Chief Financial Officer

Advanstar Communications Inc. has announced that as part of its ongoing strategic initiative to consolidate and strengthen financial operations, Thomas W. Ehardt, current executive vice president and chief administrative officer, has been named to the additional position of Chief Financial Officer. In addition to his current administrative responsibilities, which include facilities management and real estate, IT, human resources, legal, audience development and media operations, Ehardt will assume responsibility for all financial services. He will lead the company's efforts to continue to upgrade Advanstar's financial and operating systems, and the ongoing improvement of the quality of the accounting processes. Adele Hartwick, vice president, treasurer and corporate controller, will report to Ehardt. Ehardt previously served as chief executive officer for Advogent Group within the Platinum Equity Group. In his role at Advogent Group he oversaw four business units that developed, provided and delivered full lifecycle solutions for publication planning services, healthcare communications and event management and logistics. Before joining Advogent Group in 2007, Ehardt held the position of CEO at Jobson Publishing Group and served as EVP and chief financial officer at Thomson Healthcare.

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