Nancy Berger Cardone was named Vice President and Publisher of Gourmet, in May 2008. Her return to the magazine is a homecoming; in 1989, she began her Condé Nast career as an account manager at Gourmet.
Previous to her appointment as Publisher of Gourmet, from 2001-2008, Cardone was Vice President and Publisher of Allure. Under her leadership, Allure experienced seven consecutive record-breaking years, increased advertising pages by 50 percent, and published the largest issue in the magazine’s history. During Cardone’s tenure at Allure, the magazine won numerous awards, including Adweek’s Hot List and Advertising Age’s Best Performer.
Prior to that, from 1994-2000, Cardone held several positions at Vanity Fair. Originally hired as their Advertising Manager, she quickly advanced to Advertising Director and subsequently to Associate Publisher. As Associate Publisher, Cardone oversaw the marketing and sales of Vanity Fair’s special signature issues, and presided over a dramatic increase in business, doubling advertising pages from 1,000, in 1994, to more than 2,000, in 2000.
From 1992-1994, Cardone worked in database marketing for the Cowles-Thomas Travel Group, where she served as Vice President, Marketing Director. Cardone began her career working in the travel trade arena, including Meeting News and Hotel and Travel Index publications.
She holds a B.S. in Marketing from Rutgers University. She resides in Scarsdale, New York, with her family.
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