CEDARBURG - Jim Conley, president of Conley Media, has
announced that Fran Gimla will take over as publisher of
M Magazine in April, replacing Gail Ostermann, who is
Gimla, a 15-year veteran of the glossy lifestyle
magazine, has served as its art director for the past
seven years. She has a bachelor’s of fine arts degree
from Cardinal Stritch University.
publisher, she will oversee the day-to-day operations of
the magazine as well as strategize for its future
growth, Conley said.
Ostermann joined Conley Media 27 years ago as the
advertising director for two of its Ozaukee County
publications: the News Graphic and Ozaukee Guide. She
was a member of the original team that launched the
magazine in December of 1993, when it was then known as
Northshore Lifestyle. The magazine subsequently added
two more editions - Lifestyle West and City Lifestyle -
and then merged them all into one in 2010 under the name
of M Magazine.
will all miss Gail’s enthusiasm, energy and good spirit
at the magazine and wish her the very best,” Conley
Magazine is based in Cedarburg with 40,000 copies
delivered monthly to a select audience throughout
metropolitan Milwaukee. It also has 5,000-plus
subscribers to its digital edition.
addition to M Magazine, Conley Media publishes 12
newspapers, shoppers and monthlies in southeastern
Wisconsin, including The Waukesha Freeman, and has a
portal website for Greater Milwaukee,