Mike Prokopeak promoted to helm company’s diverse media and event portfolio
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, Aug. 29, 2014 — Mike Prokopeak has been named vice president and editor-in-chief of Human Capital Media, the largest integrated media company in the HR industry. The promotion advances Prokopeak to the helm of the publisher’s three award-winning titles — Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management and Workforce magazines — and their associated electronic media, websites and events.
The announcement was made today by John Taggart, HCM’s executive vice president/group publisher, who recognized Prokopeak as “a driving force” behind the continued growth of the company.
“Over the past seven years, Mike has emerged as the face and voice of HCM,” Taggart said. “His skills as a communicator, editorial instincts and leadership have helped us become not only a content powerhouse in the industry but also a dynamic community for HR professionals. This promotion is well-deserved and we are excited about his continued contributions as we pursue our vision for the future.”
In stepping into the top editorial role, Prokopeak will set strategic direction for the entire HCM portfolio, which includes the company’s three flagship magazines, websites, e-newsletters, and industry recognition and benchmarking programs, plus live symposiums and virtual conferences that attract a global executive audience.
“As editor-in-chief, one of my primary responsibilities will be to continue to raise the bar for our talented editorial staff,” Prokopeak said. “As a conduit for critical insights and information, we are in a unique position to steer the conversation in the industry and help shape the future of human capital management around the world. It’s an amazing opportunity.”