Brett Wilson Named ‘USA Today’ Top Ad Chief

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By: Joe Strupp

Former Money magazine publisher Brett Wilson has been named senior vice president of advertising sales for USA Today, the newspaper announced Thursday.

USA Today president and publisher Craig Moon revealed the news in a release that said Wilson replaces Jeff Webber, “who will continue in his role as publisher of USATODAY.com and will maintain responsibility for USATODAY.com advertising sales.”

?We are eager to have Brett join USA TODAY as he brings more than 20 years of sales experience and leadership to our brand. He has directed sales across the United States with news, money, sports, and lifestyle publications and we think his experience will be a great complement to the USA Today brand,? Moon said in a statement.

Wilson spent 21 years at Time Inc., serving as publisher of Money since November 2007. “In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the business side of the magazine,” the release stated. “Previously, he was associate publisher for Time Magazine. Prior to that, he was Group Associate Publisher, managing all new sales efforts for Fortune, Fortune Small Business, Business 2.0, Money, and CNNMoney.com.”

Wilson?s years at Time Inc. included stints as associate publisher for Money, advertising director for Sports Illustrated, advertising manager and director for Time Magazine, and advertising manager for Southern Living Magazine. He started his career with Time Inc. as regional marketing manager for Southern Living Magazine in 1987.

Wilson is a graduate of Troy University with a B.S. in marketing.

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