Meredith Corporation announced that 20 year publishing veteran Jack Griffin will become President of the Meredith Magazine Group, effective June 30. In this role, Griffin will oversee Meredith's stable of magazine titles, which include Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, American Baby
and Country Home
. Griffin, 42, will replace Jerry Kaplan, who announced he will retire at the end of calendar 2003. In the interim, Kaplan, 56, will serve as Executive Vice President of the Meredith Publishing Group, helping with Griffin's transition and handling special assignments for Meredith Publishing Group President Steve Lacy.