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Paul Fishbein Leaves AVN

Paul, I wish you the best in everything you do. You have always been wonderful to me.  xo, Cindi

June 20, 2011

Dear Friends and Associates,

As some of you know, I sold my interest in AVN almost 16 months ago.  Since then, I’ve continued working with the company in a similar capacity to what I had been doing before the sale. It’s with some sadness that I am letting you know that I am now taking the next logical step. Effective immediately, I’m exiting my full-time position at AVN and will instead be serving as a part-time consultant to AVN until further notice. This transition will allow me to pursue other ventures in and out of the adult industry.
 
Meanwhile, you are in good hands at AVN:
 
Theo Sapoutzis is the CEO
Janet Gibson continues her management of AEE and other business: 

Sara Harter is the Sales Director:
Renee Johnson oversees the AVN Awards Show:
For editorial issues, the staff remains the same:
 
Sharan Street is the Editor:
Steve Javors serves as Managing Editor:
Peter Warren handles reviews:
Sherri Shaulis is the Novelty Editor:
Tom Hymes handles technology:
 
…and of course, Mark Kernes remains the Legal Editor
 
For AVN business, I can still be reached at my AVN e-mail address.
 
I have enjoyed working with so many of you for large portions of the 28-plus years I ran AVN. I have a lifetime of memories and great relationships. I remain committed to helping AVN thrive in the paradigm of new management coupled with the changes facing our industry. I am especially devoted to the welfare of the staff I had the pleasure of working with for these many years. Further, in keeping with the standards I strived to maintain for over two decades, it’s important to me that the clients, vendors and readership derive the best possible value from AVN. Our emphasis was always on quality and integrity. I expect that to continue long after my departure.
 
I welcome the opportunity to work with some of you again in some future venture.
 
Sincerely,
 
Paul Fishbein
Founder, AVN

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