Kathryn M. Downing, former publisher of the Los Angeles Times, has been appointed chief executive of Mypotential.com, a Santa Monica- based self-help start-up founded by New Age guru Deepak Chopra and his daughter [Mallika Chopra], the younger Chopra said Friday.
Chopra said Downing stood out among several candidates culled through referrals and recruiters. Chopra declined to disclose Downing's compensation.
Before joining The Times, Downing was president and chief executive of Times Mirror's Matthew Bender publishing unit, then of the combined Mosby Matthew Bender unit. Before joining Times Mirror in 1995, Downing had been president and chief executive of Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, a unit of Thomson Legal Publishing.