Former Condé Nast Publisher Bill Wackermann Named CEO Of Wilhelmina International Inc.

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CondĂ© Nast Traveler‘s former publisher Bill Wackermann is leaving print for modeling.

The publishing vet has been named chief executive officer of Wilhelmina International Inc.

Wackermann spent more than 20 years at Condé Nast in various publisher roles at Details, Traveler, Glamour, W, Brides and Bon Appétit.

He starts his new position at Wilhelmina today, succeeding former CEO Alex Vaickus, who has stepped down.

“As a longtime admirer of Wilhelmina, I believe the company has tremendous potential to continue expanding both in our core modeling business as well as in our growing celebrity talent management business,” Wackermann stated. “I am excited to have the opportunity to leverage my luxury expertise and market relationships to lead Wilhelmina into the next phase of dynamic growth.”

Mark Schwarz, executive chairman of Wilhelmina International, added: “We have a shared vision for the future of the agency. Bill’s proven track record and drive will bring fresh perspective to our growth initiatives.”

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