American Society of Magazine Editors

Board of Directors

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Danielle McNally
Acting President
Senior Editor, DETAILS, 212.286.4806

Danielle McNally is a senior editor at DETAILS overseeing the magazine's health, fitness, and nutrition coverage in The Body section. She occasionally edits pieces in the feature well and contributes to packages across the range of topics the magazine covers. Prior to joining DETAILS, Danielle was the associate fitness editor at SHAPE, where she wrote the Get Fit News section, as well as the glossy's travel and pop culture coverage. She started as an editorial assistant at Food Network Magazine, where she was proud to be part of the magazine's highly successful launch before being promoted to assistant editor. Danielle got that first job thanks in large part to her ASME internship with Food & Wine, which taught her the ins and outs of a major national magazine. She has degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Miami. While there she spent her time creating and editing the school's first student magazine called, appropriately, Distraction.

Arianna Davis
Associate Editor, O, The Oprah Magazine, 212.903.5239

Arianna is an associate editor at O, The Oprah Magazine, where she edits FOB pages, writes pop-culture, health, and lifestyle features, and runs the intern program. She started at the magazine as an intern, after graduating from Penn State University, where she was a journalism major and editor-in-chief of the student-run magazine, Valley. She’s got big hair, a passion for traveling, and an apartment full of books. You can follow her New York adventures on her blog,

Nina Fortuna
Director, American Society of Magazine Editors, 212.872.3737
@asmenext, @asme1963

Nina Fortuna graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in English. She is the director of the American Society of Magazine Editors where she manages the National Magazine Awards, the ASME Best Cover Contest and the coveted Magazine Internship Program. Nina has been an intern at Seventeen magazine and has freelanced for various magazines including Time Out New York, Glamour, Seventeen and She and her high-maintenance Maltese Penny Lane live in Astoria, where Nina pretends the sound of the subway is really the sound of waves crashing on the beach.


Allie HaakeAllie Haake

Associate Manager, Public Relations, Hearst Magazines, 212.649.2669

Allie Haake is associate manager of public relations at Hearst Magazines, facilitating PR for the corporate, digital and international divisions of one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines. Hearst is home to 20 U.S. titles and nearly 300 worldwide including Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan. Allie oversees corporate partnerships, including Hearst Magazines’ multi-platform global support of Gucci’s Chime for Change initiative, and manages special events, announcements and press coverage for the company. Prior to this, she was executive assistant to the president of Hearst Magazines. Allie has a bachelor of arts in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she was the editor in chief of the student newspaper.


Mark Mikin

Mobile Editions Editor, Esquire

Mark is Esquire’s mobile-editions editor, in which capacity he oversees the magazine’s device-oriented forms of expression. During his tenure, the magazine has been nominated for a National Magazine Award for its tablet edition, launched aniPad-first weekly digital publication, Esquire Weekly, an interactive voice-recognition video app called “Talk to Esquire,” an augmented-reality phone edition, and more. He’s inspired by things that move, make sound, and present words and ideas in a compelling way all at the same time.


Jessica Pels
Features Editor and Online Deputy Editor, Teen Vogue, 212.286.4940

Jessica completed editorial internships at The New Yorker and Vogue before beginning her magazine work in earnest as the assistant to Glamour's editor-in-chief, former ASME president Cindi Leive. Jessica was then promoted to associate editor and worked on a wide range of magazine content in addition to Glamour's book projects and Women of the Year Awards. After a stint as the editorial director of I Like What You're Wearing, where she launched an interactive digital magazine, Jessica was named features editor and online deputy editor at Teen Vogue, where she's thrilled to be able to tell meaningful stories to teens through both print and web. She has a degree in film production from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and spent most of her formative years as a ballerina. If she weren't working in magazines, Jessica would be...working in magazines. Who is she kidding—this is a darn good gig.


Seth Plattner
Associate Editor/Men's Market Editor, ELLE

Seth has been a mainstay on the ELLE masthead for the past six and a half years, having started his tenure as the assistant to the Editor in Chief Robbie Myers. Now, as an associate editor in the editorial department and the menswear editor in fashion, on any given day he could be writing/editing pieces on theater, art, TV and music for ELLE's Intelligence section, working with writer Mickey Rapkin to book and edit ELLE's back page, Cherchez la Femme, or combing the men's market for the best ready-to-wear and accessories for a photo shoot. Before ELLE, Seth worked as a freelance editor for a motivational speaker in Denver, Colorado, and in college at NYU—where he majored in English literature with a concentration on fiction writing—he was a bustling intern in the script department at Saturday Night Live.


Eric Sullivan
Assistant Editor, GQ, 212.286.6760

Eric entered magazines as a Ben Bagdikian Fellow at Mother Jones in San Francisco. He then made his way east to GQ, where he began as the assistant to GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson and is now an assistant editor, writing and editing stories for print and digital on a wide swath of men's lifestyle topics: food, spirits, travel, fashion, politics. Such is the beauty of an ambitious general interest magazine.

Devin Tomb
Associate Lifestyle Editor, SELF; 212.286.3801

Devin Tomb is the associate lifestyle editor at SELF, overseeing career, personal finance, and social issues for the magazine. Prior to that, she was the love editor at Seventeen, where she wrote and edited a book for teen girls on relationships. She spent two years as an editorial assistant at Glamour, eventually editing career and personal finance features as well as the magazine's food and home section. Her writing has appeared in SELF, Seventeen, Glamour, CosmoGirl, and the Los Angeles Times.