Tosca Reno—author, diet and fitness guru, and reality TV star—is extremely confident about the future of her company as she settles into her new role as president of Robert Kennedy Publishing (RKP, booth 3758). Reno took the reins of RKP following the death of her husband, publisher Robert Kennedy, in April of this year.
Reno is now in charge of the popular health and fitness brands that Kennedy built, which include the magazines Oxygen, Clean Eating, MuscleMag International, Reps! and American Curves.
In addition to her role as president, Reno has taken on the unofficial role of coach and motivator of the RKP employees, many of whom were close to Kennedy, who was a hands-on leader well into the years when most would have retired. To keep up morale, Reno sends out daily motivational e-mails and has arranged corporate brainstorming retreats. “I am driven to make good on my promise to Bob and my team to roll up my sleeves and dig in.” she says. “The future looks bright for RKP. Our strength is in our team—and our time is now, more than ever.”