Industry News 5/12/2008

Transworld Snowboarding Promotes Annie Fast and Nick Hamilton

Transworld Snowboarding Promotes Annie Fast and Nick Hamilton

For Immediate Release

Oceanside, Calif. May 12, 2008 Transworld SNOWboarding, a division of Bonnier Corporation, is pleased to announce the promotions of Annie Fast to Editor and Nick Hamilton to Director Of Photography and Video.

"We are all excited to have Annie and Nick stepping up to lead Transworld SNOWboarding," says Adam Cozens, Associate Publisher. "They both have the experience, vision, and relationships that it takes to lead the world's #1 snowboarding magazine and Web site into the most successful years ever."

Annie joined Transworld Media in 2002, as an integral part of the team that created Transworld SNOWboarding's special editions. Since her hire, Annie's position has grown to encompass every aspect of both print and online publishing. Prior to her Transworld tenure, Annie had wrapped up her education at Montana State University and was snowboarding year-round at places like Big Sky, Montana and Mt. Hood's High Cascade Snowboard Camp, where she coached freestyle snowboarding. Despite Transworld SNOWboarding's intense production schedule, Annie continues to ride 60-plus days each season, and in 2007 she managed to take top honors in the Women's Master's Division of the Mt. Baker Banked Slalom.

"I'm excited to continue the tradition of success and progression at Transworld SNOWboarding," said Annie. "I'm confident that, along with our experienced staff, we'll keep moving forward and growing both in our print publication and with the exciting relaunch of"

Nick Hamilton joined Transworld as Photo Editor in 2002 after spending six years as a Photo Contributor. Since his hire, Nick's role has expanded to include all details of photography production for Transworld SNOWboarding and Previously, Nick spent six years shooting around the world as the Photo Editor for British snowboard magazine White Lines. Nick's eye for great shots and expertise in photography helped earn Transworld two Henry R. Luce Awards: Cover Of The Year in 2004 and Photography Award in 2006.

"TWS has always been known for the best photography in the business and with the addition of Joe Carlino's feature film, These Days, we will continue to push the visual envelope with more award-winning imagery," says Nick.

Reorganization follows the departure of longtime Editor In Chief Kurt Hoy who has decided to pursue other opportunities. "I'm really pleased that Bonnier recognized the talent we have on staff and chose to promote from within," says Kurt Hoy. "I can't wait to see where Annie and Nick take Transworld SNOWboarding going forward."