John S. Suhler, a Managing Partner, is also President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Veronis Suhler Stevenson and a Senior Managing Member of the General Partner of the Fund. Prior to co-founding VSS in 1981, Mr. Suhler was President of CBS Publishing Group, which included Fawcett Books, Holt, Rinehart & Winston and W.B. Saunders book publishing companies, and major magazines including Woman's Day, Field & Stream, Family Weekly, Road & Track, and American Photographer. He was also a member of the CBS Management Committee. Before joining CBS, he was Corporate Vice President of CRM and Publisher of Psychology Today, PT Book Club and Behavior Today newsletter. Before joining CRM, Mr. Suhler worked as a direct-marketing consultant at Benson Stagg & Associates, where he was involved in the launches of New York magazine, Southern Living and Psychology Today. Earlier, he was associated with Look magazine and Metromedia. He had early entrepreneurial experience as a co-owner of a weekly newspaper in Massachusetts.
Mr. Suhler has been a member of the board of directors of the Association of American Publishers and the Magazine Publishers of America, and an affiliate member of the American Newspaper Publishers Association and WRGB-TV, the CBS affiliate in Schenectady, New York. Mr. Suhler currently sits on the boards of Canon Communications, Hanley Wood and PBI Media. Previously, he has served on the boards of PJS Publications, International Media Partners, Hughes Broadcasting Partners, Kansas Broadcasting System, Broadcasting Partners Holdings, Yellow Book USA, Spectrum Resources Towers, Solucient, The Official Information Company, Data Transmission Network, and Triax Southeast Cable. Mr. Suhler created the Veronis Suhler Stevenson Communications Industry Report and the Veronis Suhler Stevenson Communications Industry Forecast, published since 1984 and 1987 respectively.
Mr. Suhler received his BS from the University of Kansas, where he attended the William Allen White School of Journalism and was Chairman of The University Daily Kansan Board. He is currently a trustee of the William Allen White Foundation and the recipient of the University of Kansas Journalism School Legacy Achievement Award.