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Kerry Smith

President, Red 7 Media
Senior Vice President, Access Intelligence
ksmith@accessintel.com

Dan Hanover

Vice President, Event Marketing Group
dhanover@accessintel.com

Tony Silber

Vice President
tsilber@accessintel.com

Amy Jefferies

Vice President, Marketing
Media/Communications Group
ajefferies@accessintel.com

Leslie Bacon

Group Publisher, Direct Marketing Group
lbacon@accessintel.com

Rob Beeler

Publisher, AdMonsters
rbeeler@admonsters.com

Cory Smith

Director of Tradeshows, Marketing &
Media Group
csmith@accessintel.com

 

Diane Schwartz

SVP & Group Publisher, Media & Communications Group
dschwartz@accessintel.com

Jeff Fortmann

Associate Publisher, Event Marketing Group
jfortmann@accessintel.com

Warren Pickett

Content Director,
LeadsCon
wpickett@accessintel.com

Jessica Heasley

Group Editor, Event Marketer
jheasley@accessintel.com

Steve Goldstein

Editorial Director, PR News
sgoldstein@accessintel.com

Michele Shapiro

Editorial Director, min
mshapiro@accessintel.com





   

Kerry Smith

Senior Vice President, Access Intelligence

Kerry oversees the Marketing Communications Group, which includes Event Marketer, the Chief Marketer Group, Multichannel Merchant, LeadsCon and their related event and emedia businesses. Kerry joined Access Intelligence with the sale of his company, Red 7 Media, to AI in 2011. Kerry started Red 7 Media in 2002 with a vision to create and launch magazines and conferences in niche business categories. The company was named the fastest-growing privately-held publishing company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine in 2007 and 2008. He has launched 5 magazines and 8 conferences/shows over the past 30 years. Prior to founding Red 7 Media, Kerry was Group Publisher at Primedia, Inc., where he was responsible for editorial, business management and brand development for a group of 8 business publications, including American Demographics, Corporate Meetings & Incentives, and PROMO Magazine, which he founded in 1987. Kerry is a board member of the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and serves his community as Fire Commissioner. He is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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Diane Schwartz

SVP & Group Publisher, Media & Communications Group

Diane oversees the Media/Communications Group, which includes Folio, min, PR News, Cablefax and StudioDaily. In her 18 years at Access Intelligence, Diane has launched more than four dozen conferences, web sites, events, e-media ventures and ancillary products. A 25-year media veteran, Diane served on the board of the Specialized Information Publishers Association and on the Digital Media Committee of American Business Media and serves on numerous other PR, media and business committees. Follow her on Twitter @dianeschwartz and read her blog at prnewsonline.com.

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Dan Hanover

Vice President, Event Marketing Group

Dan Hanover runs the largest network of event marketing content in the world, overseeing a print, web and face-to-face content portfolio that includes Event Marketer magazine, The Event Marketing Summit, EventTech and The Event Marketing Institute. He also leads the group’s corporate training practice, which produces executive training worldwide for marketing departments at such companies as Mercedes, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Coca-Cola Co. and Procter & Gamble. Before joining Access Intelligence in 2011, he built his b-to-b media career working and growing high-performance properties at companies such as Red 7 Media, Penton, Lebhar-Friedman, and Nielsen.

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Tony Silber

Vice President

Tony is vice president of Folio: and min. Prior to his current role, he was VP of content for Folio:, min, EXPO and PR News. Before that, he served as general manager of Folio:, min, EXPO and Audience Development, overseeing sales and content strategy. Tony was part of the acquisition team at Red 7 Media that purchased Folio:, CM, and their related products in 2004. In 2003, Tony launched M10, the executive-level magazine and information service for the magazine industry. Prior to M10, Silber served as publisher of Folio: and Circulation Management when they were owned by Primedia. Tony has also served as editor of Folio:. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the State University of New York at Albany.

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Amy Jefferies

Vice President of Marketing, Media/Communications Group

Amy oversees all operations, from marketing to social media to editorial, conferences, webinars, awards, guidebooks and online initiatives for the group. Since joining Access intelligence in 2000, Amy has managed a multitude of products and events in the media, cable and PR space. Before joining AI, Amy worked at AIIM International, where she was a marketer for the annual AIIM Tradeshow.

 

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Leslie Bacon

Group Publisher, Direct Marketing Group

Leslie is the business owner/group publisher of AI’s brands serving cross-channel marketing professionals and multichannel/ecommerce professionals. Her brands include Chief Marketer, DIRECT, Promo and Multichannel Merchant, with product portfolios that include websites, e-newsletters, research reports, awards programs, rankings, educational webcasts, video, online directories, live events, as well as custom marketing services offerings. She enjoys building great teams, developing and launching new products, and employing data-driven testing of new approaches to improve customer engagement and conversion. Her responsibilities include conceiving new products and improving or retiring current products, to meet the needs of her targeted audience-- researching, developing, testing and executing; leading sales and marketing, content development, and audience development.

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Rob Beeler

Publisher, AdMonsters

Rob Beeler became Publisher for AdMonsters in 2015 after serving as Vice President of Content and Media overseeing the development of content for AdMonsters events and Editor in Chief for AdMonsters.com. Rob joined AdMonsters in October 2008 after nearly 10 years at Advance Internet, a leading creator of local news and information web sites across the United States. At Advance Internet, Rob started as the only Ad Operations person and developed a department of 15 people in 8 locations across the country responsible for operations, project management, business development, web analytics and financial reporting, becoming Executive Director of Ad Operations and Analytics in early 2007.

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Cory Smith

Director of Tradeshows, Marketing & Media Group

Cory joined Access Intelligence in 2013 to manage and grow the LeadsCon Community, the leading source of business information for the performance marketing and Lead Gen industry. Cory is a veteran of twenty-two years in business media having managed two Tradeshow Top 100 events and recognized for having managed two of the fastest 50 growing events in the industry. Prior to joining AI Cory was the Director of Events at Mining Media International, where he was responsible for launching new events and growing a portfolio of seven conferences and tradeshows in the mining and construction marketplace. Prior to his role at Mining Media International, he served as Vice President of Events for both Nielsen Business Media and F+W Media. In these roles, he managed several industry leading events: Kitchen/Bath Industry Show, Medtrade, and the HOW Design Conference. Cory is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA in Risk Management/Insurance.

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Jeff Fortmann

Associate Publisher, Event Marketing Group

Jeff runs the sales operations behind the world’s largest portfolio of products serving the event industry. He joined Access Intelligence 2005 as an account executive on Event Marketer and Event Design magazines. He later was promoted to National Sales Director. In 2011 he was tapped for his current role, in which he effectively manages day-to-day sales operations and executes growth initiatives across digital, social, print, and face-to-face properties. He began his sales career at 6FigureJobs.com and honed his techniques as an ad sales director at Media Ventures. He has a BA from the University of Connecticut.

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Warren Pickett

Content Director, LeadsCon

As the content director for LeadsCon events, Warren brings more than a decade of event programming experience and more than 20 years of experience in B2B print, online and digital media. He helps drive engagement in the performance marketing marketplace and brings together marketers, executives, agencies, technology & service providers, entrepreneurs, corporate communications experts and audience development team members to help foster B2B and B2C communities in real-time at face-to-face, in-person events.

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Jessica Heasley

Group Editor, Event Marketer Group

Jessica joined the company in 2007 as a Senior Writer with Event Marketer magazine. She has since been promoted first to Associate Editor, then Executive Editor, overseeing editorial content and strategy for the magazine and website, and most recently, Group Editor. In 2010, she won an ASBPE award for a feature profile she wrote on Microsoft’s events department. That same year, Event Marketer was named a Top 10 finalist in the ASBPE Magazine of the Year competition. She also received a regional ASBPE award for her monthly editorial columns. Jessica began her career in marketing and events, where she spent 15 years in various management positions before pursuing a career in journalism. She earned her master’s degree with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2007, and her bachelor’s from the University of Washington.

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Steve Goldstein

Editorial Director, PR News

Steve Goldstein is editorial director of Access Intelligence’s PR News, which encompasses how-to content, conferences, workshops, webinars and competitive intelligence for public relations professionals, as well as awards programs. Previously at AI Steve was editorial director of min and managing editor of Cablefax: The Magazine. Before joining Access Intelligence, he was executive editor of World Screen News, and editor of Film/Tape World in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Michele Shapiro

Editorial Director, min

As the Editorial Director of min, Michele works to champion the industry by making sure that the weekly newsletter, website and the events and awards ceremonies all provide critical insight into timely topics that give industry leaders a competitive edge. Michele has more than 20 years of experience on the editorial side of consumer magazines. She has held senior-level positions at publications including Time Out New York, SELF, Seventeen, Glamour, Weight Watchers and First for Women. Most recently, she has worked as an editorial consultant, advising brands about how to create a singular voice for their various platforms and spearheading content marketing projects for a handful of corporate clients. She earned a BA in English from Barnard College and a BS in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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