Spafax Names Maryann Simson as New Director of APEX Media


Trade media veteran will provide editorial leadership to award-winning team; Caroline Ku promoted to Managing Editor

London, UK and Orange County, CA | April 3, 2017– Spafax, publisher of Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Media, is pleased to announce that Maryann Simson has been named as Director, APEX Media. In her role, Maryann will oversee the award-winning editorial team responsible for APEX Experience Magazine and its multi-channel platform.

Most recently, Maryann served as Director of Commercial Partnerships at noted industry outlet Runway Girl Network, where she created several highly visible integrated media campaigns. Prior to Runway Girl, Maryann was the Managing Editor at PAX International in Toronto. In addition, Maryann has worked as an expert freelance journalist in the Passenger Experience industry.

Spafax SVP and APEX Media Publisher, Al St. Germain said, “I have known Maryann for almost a decade, and I am thrilled that she will be leading this dynamic and creative team. Her expertise and industry relationships will be vital assets as we expand APEX’s information network.”

APEX CEO Joe Leader added, “Maryann is highly respected in the world of passenger experience with a level of depth incredibly beneficial to the expansion of both APEX and the International Flight Services Association (IFSA). I look forward to working with her as we continue to work on behalf of our member airlines and vendors around the globe.”

Maryann will be based in Spafax’s London Office, starting April 24, 2017. Caroline Ku, who most recently served as Acting Editor, has been promoted to Managing Editor and will provide additional leadership for the APEX Media team in Montreal.

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