Active Interest Media (AIM) has named Sharon Houghton group publisher for Backpacker and Climbing. Houghton will be both brands’ first female publisher.
Houghton was most recently AIM’s national sales director. She joined the company in 2010.
“Backpacker and Climbing have thrived for decades because the brands’ strong history of leadership,” said Kent Ebersole, vp and gm of AIM’s Outdoor Group, in a statement. “With her track record for sales across all platforms including video and events, Sharon’s stewardship will help the brands continue to grow and thrive in the midst of an ever changing media landscape.”