Peter Abrahams, former publisher of DC magazine and a veteran of the D.C. media scene, has been named publisher and market president of the Washington Business Journal.

According to WBJ, Abrahams, 53, will take over Nov. 1 from James MacGregor, who has served in the role for four years. MacGregor was recently named vice president of local markets for American City Business Journals Inc., the parent company of WBJ.

The WBJ post stated that “Abrahams was the founding publisher of DC magazine, a monthly luxury magazine that debuted  in 2005, for 12 years. He was also a partner in Atlanta-based Modern Luxury, which publishes the magazine and other titles around the country.

“He left Modern Luxury in 2017 for a major career shift: He took over as president for Distillery No. 209, where he led efforts to expand the San Francisco gin distillery’s sales and distribution.

“Abrahams also was vice president for 12 years at The Magazine Group, a D.C.-based custom publisher, and district manager for Hanley Wood, a business-to-business publisher based in D.C.”

MacGregor will oversee a number of ACBJ markets, including Washington, in his new role. He will remain in Greater Washington.

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