2021 Speakers

CEO, Adams Publishing Group
Following a 20-year stint in a 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, Adams launched APG.
Publisher, E&P Magazine
Mike Blinder is a multi-talented, multi-media maven and entrepreneur.  From radio to TV to print, from morning personality to sales to management, he has walked the talk.
Group Publisher, Palm Beach Media Group
During his time as Group Publisher, PBMG has more than tripled the number of publications delivered to market each year. Recent acquisitions include Florida Design, AVENTURA, Jupiter and Stuart.
Publisher and Editor, Indian River Magazine
After a 25 year career as a reporter and editor and newspapers in Florida and Alabama, Gregory Enns launched Indian River Magazine in his home town of Fort Pierce, Fla., in 2006.
Vice President, Global Revenue, Sensi Media Group
Lou brings over 30 years of Sales Leadership with extensive experience in recruiting, training and developing world class sales organizations and companies.
Sheriff, Pinellas County
Sheriff Gualtieri returned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in 2006 as general counsel and was appointed chief deputy in 2008. Sheriff Gualtieri served both roles until the governor appointed him sheriff in 2011.
President, Visit Sarasota County
Virginia Haley has served at the helm of Visit Sarasota County (VSC) since 1999.  VSC is an independent partnership organization serving all of Sarasota County and delivers an innovative $4.5 million tourism marketing campaign to benefit the citizens of Sarasota. 
President, Sales Transformation Now, Inc
Amy has been consulting in the area of sales, sales management and customer experience since 1998. Amy’s area of expertise is providing value-based strategies designed to maximize revenue and market share growth.
CEO, Tribune Publishing
Terry Jimenez is currently the CEO at Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ: TPCO).  Previously, from April 2016 Terry was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Tribune Publishing. 
Founder and Creative Director, StudioJones Design
Jason has over 20 years of Graphic Design experience in marketing, advertising, and publishing in several industries ranging from hospitality to non-profits. He is the owner of StudioJones Design, an independent creative studio based in Orlando, Fl.
Owner, em agency
Known for his hands-on, shoes-off approach to creativity, Jamie has amassed a vast magazine portfolio that includes both a plethora of Florida titles and national heavy-hitters such as Weight Watchers, Digital South, Arthritis Today, Sensi magazine, and Latitudes for Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Executive Director, First Amendment Foundation
Pamela Marsh is the Executive Director of the First Amendment Foundation, a non-partisan non-profit that believes government openness and transparency are critical to citizen trust and participation in our democratic society.
Editor in Chief, Internal Auditor Magazine
Anne Millage is editor-in-chief of Internal Auditor, the magazine of The Institute of Internal Auditors, a global association based in Lake Mary, Fla.
Sr. Vice President, Local News and Audience Development, Gannett
Amalie joined Gannett in 2011 as an editor on the metro desk of the Detroit Free Press, where she helped supervise coverage of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy filing and the federal extortion and bribery trial of the former mayor.
Creative Director, Sarasota Magazine
Gigi Ortwein's award-winning career with Sarasota has spanned many years (and a few too many weekends!). She has also designed for many of Sarasota’s non-profits and arts organizations.
VP of Sales Learning & Development, LOCALiQ
Tracy Oswald is the Vice President of Sales Learning & Development for The USA TODAY Network's LOCALiQ brand, national speaker, executive coach, and founder of The Leadership Brand Academy.
Washington Bureau chief, USA Today
Susan Page is the Washington Bureau chief of USA Today, where she writes about the White House and national politics. She is the author of two biographies, both instant New York Times bestsellers.
Creative Director, Ft. Lauderdale Magazine
Jonathan has been specializing in magazine design and redesign for almost 20 years as creative director for several national and regional publications.
Managing Editor, Boca Raton and Delray Beach Magazines
John Thomason is the managing editor of the award-winning Boca Raton and Delray Beach magazines, where he also serves as arts and entertainment editor and features writer.
VP of local news initiatives and Atlantic regional editor, USA Today Network
Hollis R. Towns is an award-winning senior news executive who has a passion for news and community interests. He is currently vice president of local news initiatives for the USA Today Network and Atlantic regional editor.
President of News and Publisher of USA TODAY
Ms. Wadsworth was named President of USA TODAY NETWORK in 2017 and publisher of USA TODAY in 2018, overseeing the company’s consumer business. Ms. Wadsworth formerly was Gannett’s Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer.
CEO, Adams Publishing Group
Following a 20-year stint in a 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, Adams launched APG.
Publisher, E&P Magazine
Mike Blinder is a multi-talented, multi-media maven and entrepreneur.  From radio to TV to print, from morning personality to sales to management, he has walked the talk.
Group Publisher, Palm Beach Media Group
During his time as Group Publisher, PBMG has more than tripled the number of publications delivered to market each year. Recent acquisitions include Florida Design, AVENTURA, Jupiter and Stuart.
Vice President, Global Revenue, Sensi Media Group
Lou brings over 30 years of Sales Leadership with extensive experience in recruiting, training and developing world class sales organizations and companies.
President, Visit Sarasota County
Virginia Haley has served at the helm of Visit Sarasota County (VSC) since 1999.  VSC is an independent partnership organization serving all of Sarasota County and delivers an innovative $4.5 million tourism marketing campaign to benefit the citizens of Sarasota. 
President, Sales Transformation Now, Inc
Amy has been consulting in the area of sales, sales management and customer experience since 1998. Amy’s area of expertise is providing value-based strategies designed to maximize revenue and market share growth.
CEO, Tribune Publishing
Terry Jimenez is currently the CEO at Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ: TPCO).  Previously, from April 2016 Terry was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Tribune Publishing. 
VP of Sales Learning & Development, LOCALiQ
Tracy Oswald is the Vice President of Sales Learning & Development for The USA TODAY Network's LOCALiQ brand, national speaker, executive coach, and founder of The Leadership Brand Academy.
President of News and Publisher of USA TODAY
Ms. Wadsworth was named President of USA TODAY NETWORK in 2017 and publisher of USA TODAY in 2018, overseeing the company’s consumer business. Ms. Wadsworth formerly was Gannett’s Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer.
CEO, Adams Publishing Group
Following a 20-year stint in a 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, Adams launched APG.
Publisher, E&P Magazine
Mike Blinder is a multi-talented, multi-media maven and entrepreneur.  From radio to TV to print, from morning personality to sales to management, he has walked the talk.
Group Publisher, Palm Beach Media Group
During his time as Group Publisher, PBMG has more than tripled the number of publications delivered to market each year. Recent acquisitions include Florida Design, AVENTURA, Jupiter and Stuart.
Sheriff, Pinellas County
Sheriff Gualtieri returned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in 2006 as general counsel and was appointed chief deputy in 2008. Sheriff Gualtieri served both roles until the governor appointed him sheriff in 2011.
CEO, Tribune Publishing
Terry Jimenez is currently the CEO at Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ: TPCO).  Previously, from April 2016 Terry was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Tribune Publishing. 
Executive Director, First Amendment Foundation
Pamela Marsh is the Executive Director of the First Amendment Foundation, a non-partisan non-profit that believes government openness and transparency are critical to citizen trust and participation in our democratic society.
Sr. Vice President, Local News and Audience Development, Gannett
Amalie joined Gannett in 2011 as an editor on the metro desk of the Detroit Free Press, where she helped supervise coverage of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy filing and the federal extortion and bribery trial of the former mayor.
Washington Bureau chief, USA Today
Susan Page is the Washington Bureau chief of USA Today, where she writes about the White House and national politics. She is the author of two biographies, both instant New York Times bestsellers.
Creative Director, Ft. Lauderdale Magazine
Jonathan has been specializing in magazine design and redesign for almost 20 years as creative director for several national and regional publications.
VP of local news initiatives and Atlantic regional editor, USA Today Network
Hollis R. Towns is an award-winning senior news executive who has a passion for news and community interests. He is currently vice president of local news initiatives for the USA Today Network and Atlantic regional editor.
President of News and Publisher of USA TODAY
Ms. Wadsworth was named President of USA TODAY NETWORK in 2017 and publisher of USA TODAY in 2018, overseeing the company’s consumer business. Ms. Wadsworth formerly was Gannett’s Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer.
CEO, Adams Publishing Group
Following a 20-year stint in a 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, Adams launched APG.
Publisher, E&P Magazine
Mike Blinder is a multi-talented, multi-media maven and entrepreneur.  From radio to TV to print, from morning personality to sales to management, he has walked the talk.
Group Publisher, Palm Beach Media Group
During his time as Group Publisher, PBMG has more than tripled the number of publications delivered to market each year. Recent acquisitions include Florida Design, AVENTURA, Jupiter and Stuart.
Publisher and Editor, Indian River Magazine
After a 25 year career as a reporter and editor and newspapers in Florida and Alabama, Gregory Enns launched Indian River Magazine in his home town of Fort Pierce, Fla., in 2006.
Vice President, Global Revenue, Sensi Media Group
Lou brings over 30 years of Sales Leadership with extensive experience in recruiting, training and developing world class sales organizations and companies.
CEO, Tribune Publishing
Terry Jimenez is currently the CEO at Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ: TPCO).  Previously, from April 2016 Terry was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Tribune Publishing. 
Founder and Creative Director, StudioJones Design
Jason has over 20 years of Graphic Design experience in marketing, advertising, and publishing in several industries ranging from hospitality to non-profits. He is the owner of StudioJones Design, an independent creative studio based in Orlando, Fl.
Owner, em agency
Known for his hands-on, shoes-off approach to creativity, Jamie has amassed a vast magazine portfolio that includes both a plethora of Florida titles and national heavy-hitters such as Weight Watchers, Digital South, Arthritis Today, Sensi magazine, and Latitudes for Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Editor in Chief, Internal Auditor Magazine
Anne Millage is editor-in-chief of Internal Auditor, the magazine of The Institute of Internal Auditors, a global association based in Lake Mary, Fla.
Creative Director, Sarasota Magazine
Gigi Ortwein's award-winning career with Sarasota has spanned many years (and a few too many weekends!). She has also designed for many of Sarasota’s non-profits and arts organizations.
Managing Editor, Boca Raton and Delray Beach Magazines
John Thomason is the managing editor of the award-winning Boca Raton and Delray Beach magazines, where he also serves as arts and entertainment editor and features writer.
President of News and Publisher of USA TODAY
Ms. Wadsworth was named President of USA TODAY NETWORK in 2017 and publisher of USA TODAY in 2018, overseeing the company’s consumer business. Ms. Wadsworth formerly was Gannett’s Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer.
CEO, Adams Publishing Group
Following a 20-year stint in a 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, Adams launched APG.
Publisher, E&P Magazine
Mike Blinder is a multi-talented, multi-media maven and entrepreneur.  From radio to TV to print, from morning personality to sales to management, he has walked the talk.
Group Publisher, Palm Beach Media Group
During his time as Group Publisher, PBMG has more than tripled the number of publications delivered to market each year. Recent acquisitions include Florida Design, AVENTURA, Jupiter and Stuart.
Sheriff, Pinellas County
Sheriff Gualtieri returned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in 2006 as general counsel and was appointed chief deputy in 2008. Sheriff Gualtieri served both roles until the governor appointed him sheriff in 2011.
CEO, Tribune Publishing
Terry Jimenez is currently the CEO at Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ: TPCO).  Previously, from April 2016 Terry was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Tribune Publishing. 
Executive Director, First Amendment Foundation
Pamela Marsh is the Executive Director of the First Amendment Foundation, a non-partisan non-profit that believes government openness and transparency are critical to citizen trust and participation in our democratic society.
President of News and Publisher of USA TODAY
Ms. Wadsworth was named President of USA TODAY NETWORK in 2017 and publisher of USA TODAY in 2018, overseeing the company’s consumer business. Ms. Wadsworth formerly was Gannett’s Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer.