Minneapolis, April 14, 2005 – Eric Podewell has joined the team at Minnesota Monthly Publications as the Circulation Manager. In this capacity, Podewell will be responsible for strategic initiatives and program implementation in the area of circulation for Minnesota Monthly magazine, Midwest Home and Garden and all MMP Inc. specialty titles.

Prior to joining MMP Inc. Podewell worked as the Senior Circulation Auditor and Internal Auditing Supervisor with BPA Worldwide. Originally from Homewood, Ill., Podewell received his Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University and his Masters of Business Administration from Eastern Illinois University. After leaving Minnesota two years ago, Podewell recently returned from Cincinnati, OH.

“We are very excited to have Eric join our organization”, commented Publisher and President Steve Fox. “He will be instrumental in developing strategies to strengthen and expand all areas of circulation within the company.”

Minnesota Monthly Publications, Inc. publishes Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home and Garden and multiple custom publications. In addition to the publishing segment of their business, MMP Inc. has an events division of the company that facilitates signature events including the Twin Cities Food and Wine Experience and the Midwest Home and Garden Luxury Home Tour. Please see Minnesota Monthly’s website at MinnesotaMonthly.com for more information.