A veteran of the publishing and research industries, Christine Malina-Maxwell is focusing her extensive research, publishing and Internet expertise on creating a new information retrieval and publishing vehicle for high-value intellectual property. As a co-founder of the Magellan online directory, Ms. Maxwell was the publisher and creative visionary behind the McKinley Group, owners of the Magellan directory, which is now part of the Excite search directory. Prior to launching The McKinley Group, Maxwell held senior marketing, strategic business and development positions with Pergamon Press Publishers, Science Research Associates (SRA) and Macmillan Publishing Company. She holds BA degrees in sociology and Latin American Studies from Pitzer College, Claremont, California, USA. She also serves as a Trustee and Vice President of Membership & Communications on the Board of the Internet Society. Ms. Maxwell co-authored the original "New Riders Official Internet Yellow Pages" in 1994.