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Hamilton named Casual Living publisher

Norman Hamilton joined Casual Living magazine as publisher, effective July 2, replacing former publisher Terry Lail, who left Reed Business Information to pursue other interests.

"Norman's been involved in consumer media — print, TV and radio — and he's been a publisher in home furnishings," said Kevin Castellani, vice president/publishing director, Reed Business Information. "He's bringing all this wealth of multimedia experience and knowledge, which will enable Casual Living to focus on the future and to move ahead with Web initiatives."

Hamilton, 57, brings an extensive publishing background. He previously worked for Reed Travel Group, Murdoch magazines, Ziff Davis and Fairchild Publishing. While at Fairchild, Hamilton was publisher of High Points magazine, a monthly publication for the home furnishings industry, and was responsible for furniture advertising sales at HFN magazine, another home furnishings publication.

"Sometimes everything just falls into place and it is a winning situation for everybody," Hamilton said. "The opportunity to work for Reed again, especially in the home furnishings division under Kevin, and the chance to be involved with the casual living segment of the industry, was just too good to pass up. I am excited about joining Reed Business Information but even more so about getting to be a part of the fastest growing segment of the furniture industry."

Hamilton also has knowledge and experience in the hospitality niche as well as with travel/tourism, spa/resort, scuba diving, cable television and newspaper industries, most recently with the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C. A graduate of Clemson University, Hamilton is a single parent who lives with his two children in Greensboro.

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