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.
Virginia Haley, CDME
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.
Jason Jones, M.B.A.
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.
Jamie Ezra Mark
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.
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.
Hollis R. Towns
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.