The Association of Magazine Media


For immediate release:

Feb. 8, 2018 WAUKESHA, WI – Kalmbach Publishing Co. has announced the promotions of long-time employees Sarah Horner and Brian Schmidt.

Horner has been promoted to Vice President–Human Resources. She has been with Kalmbach for 21 years, most recently serving as Human Resources Director. She earned her Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification in 2008 and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Business and Human Resources Management.

Schmidt has been promoted to Vice President–Operations, with oversight of five departments: Customer Service, Distribution, Creative Services, Art, and Production. Schmidt, who served as Director of Operations for the past 10 years, has also served as General Manager for several of Kalmbach’s brands for the past three years. He earned his degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has been with Kalmbach for 25 years. Kalmbach Publishing Co., based in suburban Milwaukee, publishes 11 special-interest magazines — including Astronomy, Bead&Button, Discover, Model Railroader, and Trains — and produces related books, websites, and events for enthusiasts.


For more information, please contact:

Martha Lundin

                                262-798-6518 |

Thursday, February 8, 2018