BETHESDA, Maryland, USA (7 December 2004) -- Robert N. Snyder, Chairman of Cambridge Information Group, Inc., has announced the promotion of James P. McGinty to Vice-Chairman of the Cambridge Information Group and the promotion of Andrew M. Snyder to President of the Cambridge Information Group.
James McGinty will be responsible for overall strategic planning, executive development and exploring opportunities in overseas markets. He will also continue to direct the RefWorks joint venture. Jim has been President of the Cambridge Information Group for four years, after spending eight years as president of its CSA division. He is a veteran of more than two decades with the Dun and Bradstreet Corporation, serving during his last assignment as Managing Director of D&B North Pacific. Jim is a long-time member of the Software and Information Industry Association, and served on its board of directors (when it was the Information Industry Association) from 1984 to 1988; he has also served on the board of NFAIS, the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services. Jim is currently serving on the management board of Sotheby's Institute of Art -- London.
Andrew Snyder, currently Executive Vice President of the Cambridge Information Group, will succeed McGinty as President. He will be responsible for the activities of all Cambridge Information Group operating units. Snyder joined the Cambridge Information Group in 2003. Before that, he was Vice President in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman Sachs where he focused on investments in media, information, and business services industries, leading Goldman Sachs' investments in nearly a dozen companies. Prior to that assignment, he spent a year as the Assistant to the Chairman of Goldman Sachs. Snyder was awarded a J.D. degree from Georgetown University, graduating Magna Cum Laude; he also holds B.S.E. degree (Cum Laude) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
The Cambridge Information Group is a privately owned group of companies in information services, bibliographic publishing and education. Founded in 1971, CIG is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, and has over 500 employees throughout the U.S., Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe and the United Kingdom. Its operating companies include RR Bowker, publisher of Books in Print and the leading provider of bibliographic data and services to the libraries, publishers and retailers worldwide, and CSA, a leading publisher of bibliographic databases and print journals used by more than 4,000 research institutions. It also owns the Sotheby's Institute of Art – London and is a partner in RefWorks, the Web-based bibliographic management service.