Pamela Fiori made publishing history in May 1993, when she became the first woman to be named editor in chief of Town & Country, America's oldest continuously published general-interest magazine. (It dates back to 1846.)
Fiori revitalized Town & Country by expanding the boundaries of the magazine to include a greater variety of topics, voices, personalities and columns. Her focus on philanthropy and diversity has elevated the magazine's stature. Under her editorship, Town & Country remains the premier luxury lifestyle magazine in America.
In addition to Town & Country, she has also produced a new upscale magazine, Town & Country Travel, which launched in October 2003. Fiori's other initiatives include a special Weddings annual and several books on entertaining, weddings and etiquette. She writes a montly column for Town & Country, as well as feature articles for both Town & Country and Town & Country Travel.
Since Fiori joined Town & Country, fashion has assumed a greater importance in both the magazine's editorial coverage and its advertising. With edit pages up more than 31 percent and advertising pages up 136 percent, Fiori's vision of modern luxury, style and grace obviously resonates with readers and advertisers. Today each issue of Town & Country showcases a vast array of fashion, accessories and beauty products that appeal to the magazine's growing mix of readers.
Prior to her achievements at Town & Country, Fiori was widely credited with the success of American Express Publishing's Travel + Leisure. In 1989 she earned the position of executive vice president and editorial director at American Express Publishing Corporation. In her expanded role, Fiori oversaw all editorial operations for American Express Publishing magazines, which at that time included Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine and Departures.
Fiori's many industry honors reflect her professional achievements. She was presented with France's highest civic honor, the Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite, in 1985. In 1996 Fiori received the National Italian American Foundation's Award for Special Achievement in Business and was also the recipient of the 1998 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. In 2001 she was recognized by the Italian Trade Commission for her work promoting tourism in Italy. In 2004, she was named "Fashion Oracle of the Year" by Saks Fifth Avenue at the Fashion Group International's annual "Night of Stars" gala. Fiori is the founding co-chairperson of the UNICEF Snowflake Project. The UNICEF Snowflake, which hangs above 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, symbolizes a beacon of hope, peace and compassion for children around the world.
Books:Toasts for Every Occasion, November 2004
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