John Huey

Huey has been the editor-in-chief of Time Inc. since 2006.

A onetime intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy and a native of Atlanta, Huey started his career at a small Georgia newspaper before joining the Dallas bureau of the Wall Street Journal in the mid-1970s. In the late '80s, he joined Fortune and forged close ties with Time Inc.'s longtime chief Norm Pearlstine, who promoted him quickly through the organization. By 1997, Huey was running Fortune during a rather fortuitous era to be in charge of a business magazine. In 2001, Pearlstine named him Time's editorial director. Following Pearlstine's retirement in 2006, Huey was named editor-in-chief.

Despite budget cuts and titles being sold off or closed, Huey has soldiered on, and has made moves to beef up the most profitable titles. Perhaps the biggest challenge now facing Huey is beefing up the company's online properties, particularly as more ad revenue is directed away from print and invested in the web. But while the Time Inc.'s core sites—those associated with Time, People, and Sports Illustrated, for example—continue to lead their respective categories, their efforts to create standalone brands haven't been as successful. One early effort, OfficePirates.com, was launched in February 2006 and shuttered less than seven months later. [Image via Getty]