2022-2024 News/Media Alliance Board of Directors

2022-2024 News/Media Alliance Board of Directors


A veteran journalist and recognized senior executive, Maribel has held a variety of key leadership positions with Gannett over the past 25 years, including President of USA TODAY NETWORK, publisher of USA Today, Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Strategy Officer.

Prior to Gannett, Maribel held a variety of roles at community news organizations—from reporter to managing editor. In 2009, she transitioned to a business-side role where she led digital strategy for local newsrooms, architected the digital subscription strategy and created the Innovation Lab – in addition to overseeing content and product. In 2014, Maribel was named corporate staffer of the year. She is a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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Vice Chair

Publisher, Newsday Media Group, LLC
Melville, NY

Ms. Debby Krenek serves as Publisher at Newsday Media Group. Krenek joined Newsday in 2001 as associate editor for special projects, including the creation of a Newsday website for New York City. She was promoted to managing editor three years later and was named editor-in-chief and executive vice president of digital media in 2009.  She had been serving as Co-Publisher since June 2016.

Krenek has been instrumental to the expansion of newsday.com, the creation of Newsday apps for mobile devices, and the establishment of a video journalism department, which produces Emmy-winning documentaries.

Earlier in her career, Krenek served as managing editor for features and editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News. She directed the News’ coverage of the Abner Louima police brutality case, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. She also worked at the Dallas Times Herald and Corpus Christi Caller-Times, both in her native Texas.
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SVP, Chief of Staff to the CEO, The New York Times
New York, NY

Rebecca Grossman-Cohen is the Chief of Staff to Meredith Kopit Levien, CEO of The New York Times. She has been at The Times since 2014 as a leader in the marketing department, helping to build and accelerate the success of the digital subscription business. As Chief of Staff she runs the office of the CEO, and leads relationships and strategic work with big platform partners including Google, Facebook, Apple. 

Previous to The Times, Rebecca was Vice President of Partner Relations at News Corp, Vice President of Marketing at The Daily, and Executive Director of Marketing at The New Republic. She has also worked in strategy and development roles for the Associated Press and NPR. Rebecca has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where she was awarded the McCormick Fellow for Media Management at Northwestern. In 2018 she was recognized as a Working Mother of the Year by She Runs It. She previously served as the chair of the Women’s Network at The Times, and on the advisory board of Girls Who Code. She lives with her husband Dan, and their daughters Hazel and Lila, in Brooklyn.
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Executive Vice President, General Manager of Magazine Operations, Dotdash Meredith
Des Moines, Ia.

Mike Riggs is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Magazine Operations. He oversees all aspects of print operations for the company’s magazine portfolio, including circulation, production, finance, consumer distribution, and premium publishing. Mike joined Meredith in 2007 as Senior Vice President of Finance, overseeing the financial operations for all of Meredith’s magazine brands, books and integrated marketing operations.

In 2014 he was named EVP/GM of Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, and in 2018 he assumed responsibility for the financial management of Meredith’s digital, digital consumer and entertainment brands. Earlier in his career, Mike spent nine years at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where he held a variety of operating roles in finance, business planning, and sales and marketing, including Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Interactive Media Sales and Strategy. He’s also worked as a senior auditor for an accounting company and an SEC reporting specialist for a manufacturing firm.

Mike earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from North Dakota State University.
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Chairman, American Press Institute

President and Chief Executive Officer, Lee Enterprises
Davenport, Iowa

Kevin Mowbray was elected president and chief executive officer in 2016, having served as executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2013. He previously was publisher of Lee’s largest newspaper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, since 2006.

Kevin began his career with Lee in 1986 as an advertising sales representative in his hometown of Kewanee, Illinois.  He advanced to sales positions in Helena, Butte and Billings, Montana, before moving to Chicago as Lee’s national sales manager for corporate sales and marketing. In 1995, he joined the Lincoln Journal Star as advertising manager, where he served three years before becoming general manager at the Missoulian in Missoula, Montana, in 1998. In 2000, he advanced to publisher of The Bismarck Tribune in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he guided the newspaper to the 2001 Lee President’s Award for Enterprise of the Year. In 2002, he was appointed vice president for sales and marketing, and in November 2004 he became a vice president for publishing, with responsibility for 13 newspapers, also serving as publisher of The Times in Northwest Indiana. In 2005, Suburban Newspapers of America honored The Times as Newspaper of the Year.

Kevin is active in many civic and industry organizations.  His charitable and civic involvement includes serving on the board of directors of Ladue Education Foundation, The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, Regional Business Council, St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Louis Sports Commission, St. Louis Variety, and Old Newsboys Day Children’s Charity.  He is a journalism graduate of Western Illinois University.  Kevin and his wife, Linda, have four children.
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President & CEO, Adams Publishing Group
Minneapolis, Minn.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minn., Mark Adams attended the London School of Economics and graduated from Tufts University. He also has an MBA and an MS in communications from Boston University. Following a 20-year stint in a Boston-based private equity firm specializing in media, Adams became a consultant for various publishing businesses regarding sales and marketing management, circulation strategies, finance and restructuring, and content and digital development. In late 2013, with backing from his family, Adams launched APG.

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Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Postmedia Network Canada Corp.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ms. Akai joined Postmedia’s predecessor company in 2006 and added corporate secretarial duties to her legal affairs responsibilities in 2010. She was appointed Postmedia’s Chief Administrative Officer in February 2018, adding to her existing role as General Counsel which she has held since November 2016. Ms. Akai is responsible for Postmedia’s legal and regulatory affairs, corporate governance, human resources and risk management.

Ms. Akai currently serves as Chair of the Board of Hydrocephalus Canada and as a Director on the Board of News Media Alliance. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Akai was with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (now Dentons Canada LLP) practicing corporate commercial law including mergers and acquisitions and specializing in technology and intellectual property matters. Ms. Akai holds a joint Bachelor of Laws (LLB)/MBA from Osgoode Hall Law School/Schulich School of Business (York University).
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President and Chief Operating Officer, California Times
Los Angeles, CA

Chris Argentieri is President of California Times, which includes the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune. He was appointed President of California Times in November 2019. He retains the title of COO. Argentieri joined the Los Angeles Times in late 2014 as general manager and has served as Chief Operating Officer since June 2018. 

Since joining the company, Argentieri has led initiatives to extend The Times brand and its journalism to additional platforms, collaborate with other businesses and organizations, and refine the product portfolio and marketing offerings to better serve clients. Argentieri brings more than 20 years of media industry experience to his role at The Times. He was previously President of The Enthusiast Network (TEN), the country's largest collection of special-interest media, which includes more than 75 publications, 100 websites, 800 branded products and 50 annual events. Prior to that, he served as TEN's Chief Operating Officer overseeing technology, consumer marketing and brand development. Earlier in his career, Argentieri held a variety of operational roles at Hearst Magazines.
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President and Chief Executive Officer, Trib Total Media
Warrendale, PA

Jennifer Bertetto is a 26-year veteran of the newspaper industry. In 1992, her career began in the Sports Department of the Valley News Dispatch in Tarentum, PA. Jennifer’s first job in the business was taking baseball scores for the local baseball and soccer leagues at the age of sixteen.

In 1997, Jennifer graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

In 1998, Jennifer was hired by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as an entry level local sales representative, servicing out-of-market accounts. By 2001, Jennifer was promoted to manage the Local Retail Sales Team in the Northern Allegheny County geographical region.

In 2003, Jennifer joined the Corporate Sales Force as a Major and National Sales Executive where she was the top sales person for two years, growing her annual revenue 25% and 7%, respectively. Jennifer was named both the Director’s Award winner and President’s Award winner in 2003 (for highest sales revenue and highest lineage company-wide).

In 2005, Jennifer was asked to return to management as the Ad Director for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. During this time, the advertising department moved to a Universal Rate Card and Dollar Volume Contracting model under Jennifer’s guidance while consolidating 9 different sales departments into one department – creating the company now known as “Trib Total Media”. During her tenure in this role, Jennifer also converted the outside sales force to a straight commission program and effectively reduced the sales force from 152 outside reps to 43 outside reps.

In 2010, Jennifer became Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Trib Total Media – overseeing all aspects of the business division including production, circulation, marketing, advertising, new product development and lean efficiency. Some highlights during her tenure have included becoming the largest regional newspaper 6 days per week (ousting the Post Gazette from this long held position); overseeing the installation of Miles 33 for the advertising and accounting departments, a DTI installation for the newsroom; launching an on-line only sports talk radio station, and the installation of a new community press at Trib Total Media’s Regional Packaging Facility, and bringing distribution back in-house.

Jennifer was promoted in 2015 to her current role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trib Total Media. She has overseen two phases of transformation within Trib Total Media during this time. In 2015, the company sold off several of their daily newspapers and reduced their home delivery footprint in Allegheny and Westmoreland County in an effort to streamline expenses and migrate to new content delivery options. In 2016, the company made the move to all digital for its Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh edition.

Jennifer also serves as the President of 535media, an affiliate of Trib Total Media which focuses on digital products, services and innovation as well as owning its own website, www.upgruv.com. She is also the Vice-President of InvenGlobal, an e-gaming and video game based website (www.invenglobal.com) in which 535media is an investor.

Trib Total Media employs over 450 individuals in Western Pennsylvania and has 2 daily newspapers, over 40 weekly publications, several websites such as www.triblive.comwww.pghtrib.comwww.pittsburghautosuperstore.com and www.pittsburghpennysaver.com, a promotional products division, and web based radio station, www.tribliveradio.com. The Trib’s print products reach over a half a million homes each week and its online presence reaches 2.5 million unique users each month.

Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania News Media Association and for the News Media Alliance. She also serves as the Secretary on the Board of Trustees for the National Aviary and as the Vice-President of The National Flag Foundation. Jennifer is presently seated on the University of Pittsburgh Board of Visitors for the Kenneth P. Dietrich College of Arts and Sciences.

Jennifer resides in Lower Burrell with her husband of 19 years, Keith.
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SVP, Head of Government Relations & Policy, Match Group & IAC
New York, NY

Mark Buse is Senior Vice President and Head of Global Government Relations & Policy for both Match Group and IAC, where he oversees government relations and policy issues across both company’s portfolio of brands. Prior to being at IAC and Match, Mark served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator John McCain, notably serving in this role when the Senator was the Republican Nominee to be President of the United States.

Mark had the privilege to work for Senator McCain in a variety of roles for over 20 years, including serving as Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Staff Director of the Senate Subcommittee on Federalism, and the District of Columbia, and as Campaign Manager/Senior Strategist for Senator McCain’s 2010 and 2016 reelection campaigns. In addition, Mark has worked in senior lobbying positions at BP and ML Strategies.
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President, Hearst Magazines
New York, NY

Debi Chirichella is senior vice president of Hearst and president of Hearst Magazines, one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with more than 25 brands in the U.S. and nearly 250 international magazine editions, after serving as executive vice president, chief financial officer and director of global operations for Hearst Magazines. Chirichella is a member of the Hearst board of directors. 

She joined Hearst Magazines as senior vice president and chief financial officer in November 2011, overseeing the company’s strategic financial planning and reporting. Previously, Chirichella spent seven years at Condé Nast, where she served in a number of executive positions. From 2008 until early 2011, she was chief operating officer of Condé Nast Digital; simultaneously, beginning in 2010, she was COO of the Fairchild Fashion Group. Before that, she was chief financial officer of Condé Nast Publications.

Earlier in her career, Chirichella held several high-level planning, finance and operations roles at Primedia, and most recently, she served as CFO/COO at Prometheus Global Media.

Chirichella is a graduate of Princeton University and received her master’s degree in business from Harvard University. She currently resides in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, with her husband and three children.
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Chief Operating Officer, McClatchy Company
Sacramento, Cal.

Jeffrey K. Dorsey is Chief Operating Officer for McClatchy Company, a Sacramento CA, based publishing company operating several newspapers and digital based assets.  Mr. Dorsey started his employment with McClatchy in September 2020 serving as SVP of Transformation. Prior to starting with McClatchy, Mr. Dorsey was President of Dass Inc, a management/technology consulting and solutions delivery firm. 

Mr. Dorsey has nearly 20 years of media related business experience having served in numerous cross functional middle-to-senior level management roles with Tribune Publishing Company, as well as Tribune Company, including having served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) & SVP at Tribune Publishing Company from 2015 to 2017.  Mr. Dorsey holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor degree from Purdue University in Industrial Management.  He also is a former Certified Internal Auditor.  Mr. Dorsey currently serves on the board for RR Donnelley, News Media Alliance and Timothy Christian Schools. 
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Vice President, Distribution & Customer Care, The Washington Post Company
Washington, D.C.

Gregg Fernandes is the Vice President for Distribution & Customer Care for The Washington Post Company. He has more than 29 years of experience in the newspaper industry and has worked in all capacities of Circulation and Marketing.

Gregg is responsible for all aspects of The Washington Post’s relationship with its customers, including consumer marketing, delivery operations and customer service. 

He oversees The Washington Post Print Operations, Distribution, Transportation and Third Party Affiliates. Gregg earned his BA in Behavioral Science, and an MA in Administration from The University of Maryland at College Park and a JD from The University of Maryland Francis Carey King School of Law. He is a member of the Maryland Bar.

Gregg and his wife, Roslyn have two children: Caitlyn and Michael.
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Chief Legal Officer, Vox Media, LLC.
Washington, D.C.

Lauren has been with Vox Media for 12 years. She and her Legal & Business Affairs Team have advised the company through tremendous growth as it has expanded to a dozen distinct media brands across all digital platforms (including the New York Media properties which became part of Vox Media late last year), launched groundbreaking new digital advertising products, entered the complex world of television and entertainment programming, ramped up two SaaS platform businesses, and added New York Media's consumer revenue businesses - including New York Magazine - to its portfolio.

Prior to joining Vox Media, Lauren spent 7 years working at AOL where she led the team that managed wide-ranging intellectual property matters, complex technology deals, and various aspects of new media law. Lauren has served as the co-chair of the MLRC Committee on Copyrights and Trademarks for the past couple of years and is also a member of the Program Committee for the Entertainment & Media General Counsel Forum. She is also working with the ABA Media and Communications Law Committee and the MLRC to increase diversity at all levels of the Media Bar. She is a frequent speaker on issues involving intellectual property rights, digital media, and scaling legal support in a high-growth environment. Lauren holds her J.D. from the University of Chicago where she was a published member of the law review, and her B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in political history and concentrated on marketing and economics at The Wharton School. 
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CEO, Tampa Bay Times – Times Publishing Co.
St. Petersburg, Fla.

Conan Gallaty is CEO of Tampa Bay Times - Times Publishing Co. In this role, he has overall responsibility for the business operations of the company, including advertising, circulation and operations.

Prior to his current role, Conan was Chief Digital Officer for the Tampa Bay Times and Executive Vice President of Times Publishing Company. He oversaw all digital strategy, development and IT infrastructure. Prior to Times Publishing Company, he was President of Digital for WEHCO Media, Inc., directing all internet operations, editorial and sales for WEHCO’s 14 daily newspapers, 11 digital agencies and cable systems across six states.

He has also held the role of Director of Online Strategy and Operations for Herald-Tribune Media Group, then a division of the New York Times Regional Media Group as well as Online Director for The Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Georgia. In more than 20 years working in digital media, Conan has received numerous awards for his work in news coverage, design, and advertising innovation. Conan began his career as a journalist, starting in the newsroom of the News-Tribune in his hometown of Rome, Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in Journalism and Business.
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Chief Operating Officer, Digital First Media
Denver, CO

Guy Gilmore was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Digital First Media in October 2017. Prior to that, Gilmore, who came to the Pioneer Press in 2005, was publisher since 2007, and was also responsible for DFM’s newspapers in the eastern half of the U.S.

Before joining the Pioneer Press, he held management positions with Tribune Co. and Gannett after working his way up in the newspaper industry.

In St. Paul, Gilmore has been active in various civic endeavors, including serving as board chair of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce in 2013.
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CEO and Publisher, Star Tribune Media Company, LLC
Minneapolis, Minn.

Steve Grove is CEO and Publisher of Star Tribune. Previously, he was Gov. Tim Walz’s commissioner of employment and economic development, where he led the administration’s efforts to grow and protect the Minnesota economy and its workers through a dynamic and challenging four years in state history. Prior to that, Grove spent 12 years as an executive at Alphabet’s Google and most recently was the founding director of the Google News Lab, which was developed to help media companies and startups drive innovation in the news industry.

Grove also led Google’s civic engagement work, including the company’s nonpartisan voter information and get-out-the-vote efforts. He previously built YouTube’s news and politics team, launching the first partnership programs for news organizations, nonprofits, and political candidates. Before that, Grove was a journalist for The Boston Globe, ABC News, and the Northfield (Minn.) News, his hometown newspaper. A Minnesota native and a graduate of Northfield High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics from Claremont McKenna College and a master’s degree in public policy analysis from Harvard. Steve and his wife Mary are the co-founder of Silicon North Stars, a nonprofit that helps underserved youth find career pathways in technology. They moved to Minneapolis from Silicon Valley in 2018 and are the proud parents of six year old twins, a yellow lab, and two farm cats.
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Publisher and CEO, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia, Penn.

As Publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Hughes brings to the role an impressive track record, having successfully transitioned an iconic print brand into a multi-platform, profitable business. Hughes is the first woman Publisher and Chief Executive Officer in The Inquirer’s 190-year history.

Hughes is known as a skilled business executive who values and respects journalism. 

Under her nine-year leadership, The New Yorker, owned by Condé Nast, grew from a largely print-only magazine into a multimedia enterprise. Over the past decade, The New Yorker revamped its website and paid digital content strategy and built award-winning mobile apps.  Hughes launched the acclaimed New Yorker Radio Hour and Podcast, and restructured The New Yorker Festival into a profitable business. She left the company at the end of 2017. Prior to The New Yorker, Hughes served as VP Publisher of Condé Nast Traveler for 10 years, steering that magazine through the most successful period in its history.
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Chairman & CEO, McClatchy
Sacramento, Ca.

Tony Hunter is Chairman and CEO of McClatchy. He is an accomplished operating executive with extensive experience successfully leading large scale media organizations. He joined the Tribune Company in 1994, rising the ranks to Chief Executive Officer of Tribune Publishing and Publisher of the Chicago Tribune, a role he held from 2008 to 2016.

During his tenure at Tribune, he led the company through bankruptcy amid a global recession and transformed the traditional publishing business into a thriving and competitive media and business services company. Tony led the reinvention of Tribune's business model in a rapidly evolving business environment, investing in local differentiated content, new digital products and services, and brokering innovative strategic partnerships and initiatives. Previously, Tony served as Chairman of Nucleus Marketing Solutions, a collaborative venture between McClatchy, Gannett, Hearst, and Tribune, from 2016 to 2019, as well as Chairman of the News Media Alliance and a member of the Board of the Alliance for Audited Media. He serves on the Board of Metropolitan Family Services and is a former board member of United Way of Metro Chicago. Tony earned a B.A. from Coe College, an M.B.A. from DePaul University, and is a non-practicing CPA.
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Senior Vice President, Hearst - President, Hearst Newspapers
New York, NY

Jeffrey M. Johnson is a senior vice president of Hearst and the president and group head of Hearst Newspapers. Johnson previously served as the publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle. He came to the Chronicle in 2013 after a 25-year career in publishing, including serving as president, publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, and six years of work in private equity at the Yucaipa Companies. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and undergraduate accounting degree from the University of Illinois.

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Journalist, Co-Founder, URL Media
New York, NY

S. Mitra Kalita is a veteran journalist, media executive, prolific commentator and author of two books. Once described as “wonderfully blunt” by CNN anchor Brian Stelter, she is a change agent, loves writing headlines and framing stories, and blends digital strategy and audience-centric approaches while advocating for diversity and better management of our newsrooms. Recently, she launched Epicenter-NYC, a newsletter to help New Yorkers get through the pandemic. Mitra has also recently co-founded a new media company called URL Media, a network of Black and Brown owned media organizations that share content, distribution and revenues to increase their long-term sustainability. 

She's on the board of the Philadelphia Inquirer and writes a weekly column for Fortune. Mitra was most recently SVP at CNN Digital, overseeing the national news, breaking news, programming, opinion and features teams. She led the launch of Live Story, a tool that helps audiences follow stories in real time. Her philosophy on the “arc of a story” has been cited and emulated in news outlets across the country. Mitra has been a board member and visiting faculty at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, teaching in its women’s academy, program for journalists of color and a seminar for new managers. She teaches in the accelerator program of the Online News Association. She’s been an adjunct at Columbia Journalism School, St. John’s University, CUNY Journalism School and UMass-Amherst. She was previously managing editor for editorial strategy at the Los Angeles Times. She served as the executive editor (at large) for Quartz, Atlantic Media’s global economy site, and was its founding ideas editor. She also oversaw the launches of Quartz India and Quartz Africa. She worked previously at the Wall Street Journal, where she directed coverage of the Great Recession, launched a local news section for New York City and reported on the housing crisis as a senior writer. She was a founding editor of Mint, a business paper in New Delhi, and has previously worked for the Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press. She is the author of two books related to migration and globalization. She previously served as president of the South Asian Journalists Association. Born in Brooklyn, Mitra was raised in Long Island, Puerto Rico and New Jersey—with regular trips to her grandparents’ villages in Assam, India. Jackson Heights has been home, on and off, for the last 20 years. She is married to the artist Nitin Mukul and they have two daughters and one mutt. She tweets @mitrakalita.
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President and Chief Executive Officer, Trusted Media Brands
White Plains, NY

Bonnie Kintzer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TMB (Trusted Media Brands), the world’s leading community-driven entertainment company powered by content that’s inspired and created by its fans. Authentic to the core, TMB shines the spotlight on amazing people and moments to fuel the passions and pastimes of more than 200 million consumers worldwide. 

TMB’s properties include FailArmy, The Pet Collective, Taste of Home, Family Handyman, Reader’s Digest, People are Awesome, Birds & Blooms and WeatherSpy.  The company reaches more than 250 million social media users and delivers more than two billion minutes of monthly video viewership across streaming TV and social media.

Kintzer has led a bold transformation of the company as part of a broader growth strategy to transform TMB into a video and digital-first company with a portfolio of brands consumers trust. Under Kintzer’s leadership, the company acquired streaming and social video powerhouse Jukin Media and enjoyed impressive organic growth including the doubling of overall digital reach. Kintzer also spearheaded TMB’s launching new direct-to-consumer products such as MyDiyUniversity.com Taste of Home’s Cookware and Bakeware, and Family Handyman digital project plans.

Kintzer, who holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Clark University, is Chairperson of the Reader’s Digest Foundation. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Thryv (Nasdaq: THRY) and SilverSpac (Nasdaq:SLVRU).
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Executive Vice President, New Media & General Counsel, Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston, Mass.

Dan Krockmalnic is the Executive Vice President, New Media & General Counsel of Boston Globe Media Partners, the publisher of The Boston Globe and STAT, the world's leading source for health, medicine, and life sciences news. As the Globe's General Counsel since 2017, Dan oversees all legal affairs, including newsroom, labor, intellectual property, privacy, and litigation matters. He also leads the company's work on legislative and advocacy issues affecting the news publishing business.

Dan was named Executive Vice President of New Media in 2020. In this role, Dan has company-wide business-side oversight for developing projects for television, film, podcasts, and other media. Dan also serves as Vice President of the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association. Prior to joining the Globe, Dan worked at the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray, and as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. Dan was born in Bucharest, Romania, and emigrated with his parents to the USA as an infant on a refugee visa. His family settled in Boston, where years later his first job was as a paperboy for the Globe. He first appeared in its pages as a high school Globe All- Scholastic in track and field, and went on to attend Harvard College (magna cum laude , 2002) and Columbia Law School (2006). He now lives outside of Boston with his wife, Tamar Dor-Ner, and two sons, Felix and Gideon.
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Chief Executive Officer, Condé Nast
New York, NY

Roger Lynch is the CEO of Condé Nast, a global media company producing the highest quality content with a footprint of more than 1 billion consumers in 32 markets worldwide on all platforms available today, including print, digital, video and social. The company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential brands including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Allure, AD, Bon Appétit, and Wired, among others.

Upon joining in 2019, Lynch undertook the ambitious task of merging the Condé Nast businesses into one global company for the first time in its over 100-year history. He continues to lead a digital-first transformation strategy that will double both video and consumer revenue programs over the next several years. In committing to a 25% increased investment in content and journalism, he is transforming the company’s publishing operations by creating globally integrated content teams across its most iconic brands. To date, these efforts have resulted in global audience growth, in addition to double digit revenue growth driven by the expansion of technology-based capabilities.

Prior to joining Condé Nast, Lynch served as President and CEO of Pandora, the U.S.’s largest streaming music service. While at Pandora, Lynch quickly refocused the business on key growth, transformation and investment initiatives to accelerate revenue and generate positive returns. Under his leadership in 2018, Pandora doubled its prior year’s revenue growth rate and grew subscription revenue nearly 50%. As a result, Pandora’s share price grew 68% in 2018, higher than all but two companies in the S&P 500.

Previously, as the founding CEO of Sling TV, Lynch led the creation, launch and scaling of Sling TV, the No. 1 U.S. over-the-top television service that delivers the best of live sports, news and entertainment to broadband-connected devices. Sling TV earned numerous awards for its launch at the 2015 International CES, including the show’s top honors, “Best of CES 2015, Overall Winner.”

Prior to joining DISH, Lynch served as Chairman and CEO of Video Networks International, Ltd., an IPTV technology company in the United Kingdom. While at Video Networks he won an Emmy for Scamp, an on-demand children’s channel, and a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and The Arts) for V:MX, a collection of on-demand music video channels. He also previously served as President and CEO of Chello Broadband N.V., a broadband Internet service provider with operations in ten European countries. Previously, Lynch was a technology investment banker with Morgan Stanley in New York, Silicon Valley and London. He began his career as a member of the physics technical staff at the Hughes Aircraft Company.

Lynch currently serves on the Board of Directors of Condé Nast, Mattel, Inc., and the Partnership for New York City. He is also a member of the Champions of Change Coalition, the Board of Overseers of the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and the Board of Councilors of the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California. He received his Master of Business Administration with the highest distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Southern California.
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President & CEO, Forum Communications Company
Fargo, ND

Bill is CEO of Forum Communications Company, a family-owned media company based in Fargo, ND, which operates more than 75 daily, monthly and weekly print titles with 48 web sites, four ABC television stations, AM radio and a commercial printing division. Twenty years ago, Inforum.com was one of the first fully integrated television, newspaper and radio web sites in the country.

Today the company is reinvesting in journalism and local content, embracing its legacy of serving customers and their communities throughout North and South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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EVP, A. H. Belo Corp.; CEO, DallasNews Corp.; President & Publisher, The Dallas Morning News
Dallas, TX

Grant is currently the Executive Vice President of A. H. Belo Corporation, CEO of DallasNews Corporation, and President and Publisher of The Dallas Morning News.  In his role, Grant is responsible for all core functions instrumental in delivering one of the nation’s best daily local news media reports combined with excellent customer service.

Previously, Grant served as General Manager of The Dallas Morning News and Senior Vice President of Business Development for A.H. Belo.  He managed mergers and acquisitions for A. H. Belo and oversaw the integration of new companies into the company’s marketing solutions ecosystem – including The Dallas Morning News core assets, as well as six new businesses that were built or acquired during the past five years. Prior to that, Grant served as the Vice President of Digital for The Dallas Morning News, where he was responsible for the monetization of all digital assets and was the Publisher of Briefing.

Before his return to The Dallas Morning News in 2008, Grant was the Vice President of Direct Channel Sales for Tribune Media Net.  In his role at The Tribune, Grant oversaw all advertising that came through traditional media buying channels which included direct business or advertising bought through full service advertising agencies.

In addition to Grant’s direct responsibilities, he also sits on the boards of: Neeley School of Business Advisory Board at TCU, and Providence Christian School of Texas and is a member of The Dallas Citizens Council.

Grant is a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas.  He also has an MBA from Texas Christian University.

Grant is married to his wife, Katie, and they have two daughters, Macy and Lyle and a son, Reid.
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Executive Vice President, Newspapers, Advance Publications Inc.
New York, NY

Mark Newhouse is executive vice president of newspapers for Advance Publications in New York City. Previously he has worked in various capacities at Advance newspapers in Queens and Staten Island in New York, and in Portland, Ore., Harrisburg, Pa. and Newark, N.J. Mark served on the board of the Audit Bureau of Circulations from 1995 to 2004. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.


Publisher, Deseret News
Salt Lake City, Utah

Burke Olsen is Publisher of Deseret News. Prior to becoming publisher, Olsen had been a vice president and the head digital officer at the Deseret News since December 2016. Previously, he was general manager of Deseret News digital products and digital content director. He and his teams focus on platform growth, user experience and content strategy. His prior work spans organizations in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, including the Pew Research Center, the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, a liberal arts college and two PR firms. 

Throughout Olsen’s career, he has focused on the intersection of technology, content and marketing. Olsen received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and did graduate work at The Johns Hopkins University.
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President & Chief Media Officer,
A360 Media
New York, NY

Doug Olson currently serves as President & Chief Media Officer of A360 Media, the media division of Accelerate360.

Prior to joining A360 Media, Doug was President of the Magazine Division at Meredith Corporation, the leading multi-platform media company, reaching more than 190 million American consumers every month, including nearly 95% of all U.S. women. In that role, he oversaw all brands and magazine operations, spanning content generation, sales, marketing, newsstand, production, sourcing, and Meredith Premium Publishing across the company’s trusted portfolio that includes PEOPLE, the most profitable magazine brand in the industry.

Before joining Meredith in 2000 as Vice President and General Manager of Meredith Interactive Media, Doug was Vice President and General Manager of ADP’s National Account Services Outsourcing and Technology operation for 13 years. During his career, he has held a variety of senior leadership positions in technology integration, strategic planning, and service delivery.

Doug currently serves on the boards of News/Media Alliance (NMA) and Alliance for Audited Media (AAM). He is also an honorary trustee for the Des Moines Performing Arts. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
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EVP & Global Head of Government Affairs,
News Corp.
Washington, D.C.

Todd Thorpe is the Executive Vice President and Global Head of Government Affairs for News Corp. Mr. Thorpe is responsible for leading the Company’s government relations and advocacy efforts in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

Mr. Thorpe joined News Corp in 2014 as Senior Vice President for Global Government Affairs where he focused on U.S. federal and international government affairs. In this role he worked closely with the News Corp legal team and the company’s business units in the United Kingdom and in Europe on intellectual property and competition cases.

Prior to News Corp, Mr. Thorpe served as Managing Principal at the Bockorny Group, a bipartisan federal advocacy and consulting firm. At this time he engaged on behalf of clients for a wide variety of issues including technology and the internet, telecommunications, privacy and competition policy.

Mr. Thorpe also served on Capitol Hill. During his decade of experience he worked for three Members of the House of Representatives and worked on congressional campaigns culminating as Chief of Staff to a senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee.

Thorpe has a B.A. from Utah State University, a graduate degree from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium and a J.D. from George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law.

He lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children.
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Senior Vice President Public Affairs, Axel Springer SE
Berlin, Germany

Dr. Dietrich von Klaeden is a leading policy strategist, media expert and journalist. At Axel Springer, he is responsible for the group-wide public affairs activities in Germany and internationally. While pursuing his legal studies, his doctorate and his legal training, Dr. von Klaeden worked initially as a reporter, correspondent and moderator for broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk. 

Following the completion of his second state exam, he served as a lawyer and counsel for the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group, as well as press spokesman and marketing head of broadcaster Südwestrundfunk. He has worked for Axel Springer since 2007, serving in various management functions, and as Senior Vice President Public Affairs since spring 2017.
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Director, Gannett Co., Inc.
McLean, Va.

Barbara was named Chief Legal Officer in 2015 and also served as interim chief operating officer in 2019. She had served as the company’s Vice President & Senior Associate General Counsel since 2009 and joined the legal staff of Gannett in 1985. Barbara has represented Gannett’s interests on a variety of issues. 

She has written and lectured on the First Amendment and has taught communications law at George Washington and American Universities. Before joining Gannett, she practiced law with Satterlee & Stephens. In 2012, she received the First Amendment Award from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
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President, Vox Media
New York, NY

Pam Wasserstein is the president of Vox Media, the leader in modern media, where she oversees all editorial brands and content creation, including the company’s studios and podcasting business and dynamic multi-platform brands such as Vox, New York Magazine, The Dodo, The Verge, NowThis, Eater, The Cut and Vulture. Prior to its 2019 merger with Vox Media, she had been the CEO of New York Media (since May 2016), leading the New York Magazine brands and building out the company’s e-commerce business with the launch of The Strategist and consumer revenue business with the launch of a digital paywall.

Before becoming CEO, Wasserstein served as co-chair and head of strategy.

Wasserstein received a 2018 Spirit of ABNY Award recognizing distinguished service to New York City, and was named to Crain’s New York’s 40 Under 40 class of 2017. She has spoken at SXSW, Advertising Week and Code Media, among other venues.

Prior to joining New York Media, Wasserstein worked at Tribeca Enterprises, most recently as vice president, corporate development. Before that she worked at Apollo Global Management, the private equity firm, where she evaluated potential investments and managed existing portfolio companies, and as a corporate lawyer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP. She is a board member at the Charles H. Revson Foundation, and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
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