WASHINGTON (Feb. 15, 2008)—National Geographic Global Media (NGGM) announces the appointment of Charles Regan to vice president, digital mapping business. Under the direction of Paul Levine, senior vice president, NGGM corporate strategy, development and extended platforms, Regan will be responsible for expanding National Geographic’s digital mapping business and leveraging new and existing content, products and services on multiple platforms.
“Charlie’s longtime experience in the maps and publishing industries will greatly benefit National Geographic as we continue to expand our various digital and print offerings into new global markets across multiple platforms,” said Levine. “His proven capabilities in business and product development and broad industry contacts are assured assets in both the digital maps division and across the National Geographic Global Media group.”
Regan has experience within the mapping industry and the education and publishing vertical markets. He also brings expertise in marketing, online content distribution and e-commerce to his new position. Prior to joining National Geographic, Regan spent 10 years with Maps.com, where he was responsible for business development, creating strategic partnerships and leading the business strategy development team. He has worked previously for National Geographic, serving its education programs as geography education program analyst; manager, Canadian education initiative; and manager, special outreach programs.
Regan holds a B.A. from Villanova University.
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National Geographic Global Media combines the consumer content units of National Geographic into one group, including those of the National Geographic Society (NGS), comprising National Geographic Book Publishing and the National Geographic Magazine Group, and those of National Geographic Ventures, a wholly owned taxable subsidiary of NGS that includes National Geographic’s Television Production and Distribution, Maps, Digital Media and Entertainment divisions. National Geographic Ventures also includes the NGS ownership share of National Geographic Channels, a joint venture owned by National Geographic, Fox and Sky Broadcasting. These consumer media units utilize multiple platforms and multiple media formats to advance National Geographic’s mission to inspire people to care about the planet.