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WHERE San Francisco Names Alison Short Group Publisher.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Morris Visitor Publications has announced Alison Short as the new Group Publisher for WHERE Magazine, WHERE GuestBook and the WHERE Visitor Annual Map. Short will report directly to Courtney Fuhrmann, Regional Vice President.

"Alison has provided outstanding sales and marketing skills since joining our organization - her promotion is an acknowledgement of her strong skill set and I know she will continue our dedication to the visitor market as well as the concierge community. We are fortunate to have a strong brand and a dedicated team in San Francisco," said Fuhrmann.

Prior to joining WHERE, Short had a career filled with experience in management, communication and publishing, and was affiliated with Magazine Publishers of America, Architectural Digest and Elle Decor.

Short succeeds Jerry Ferguson who has accepted a position at MNI, a division of Time Inc. "We wish Jerry continued success and thank him for his strong leadership and market growth over the last five years," said Fuhrmann.

The WHERE San Francisco brand reaches more than one million visitors every month. Tourism plays a key part of the San Francisco economy with visitors outnumbering locals 20 to 1.

About Morris Visitor Publications: Morris Visitor Publications, a division of Morris Communications Co., LLC, publishes the WHERE GuestBook , WHERE magazines, WHERE QuickGuides, In New York, In London and The London Guide magazines, and a host of other maps, guides and directories for business and leisure travel and owns the Hospitality Industry Association. Morris Communications Co., LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper and magazine publishing, outdoor advertising, book publishing and distribution, visitor guide publishing, radio broadcasting and online services. For more information, visit
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