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Rockville, MD — February 17, 2023

Access Intelligence (“AI”) a leading worldwide information, marketing & events company, announces Heather Farley as its new CEO. 

After beginning her career with IBM, Farley has spent roughly 30 years with AI and its predecessors Phillips Publishing International and PBI Media in a variety of leadership roles, most recently for nine years as AI’s Chief Operating Officer. Farley led the integration of many successful acquisitions for AI including TradeFair Group, Red7 Media and Ad Exchanger. She navigated the company’s operating groups through the pandemic-related downturn to substantial financial success. She has served on the boards of SIPA, SIIA and chaired SISO’s Events Sustainability Committee. 

Farley succeeds Don Pazour who has been CEO since 2000. Pazour will transition to the role of Executive Chairman. “After working with Heather for 22 years”, Pazour noted, “I have deep respect for her business acumen and operating skills”.  Jeffrey Stevenson, long-time owner of AI, further commented that he could think of no one better to succeed Don in leading AI to additional growth.

“Don has capably steered AI through two decades of success, developing a special culture of ownership and growth.  I am grateful to him for the years he served as CEO and looking forward to his continued involvement on our board”, said Stevenson.


About Access Intelligence:

Access Intelligence is a privately held b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, MD, serving the marketing, media, esports, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, energy, infrastructure, engineering, satellite and aviation markets. Leading brands include AdExchanger, AdMonsters, Chemical Engineering, Cynopsis, Cablefax, Chief Marketer, Defense Daily, Event Marketer, LeadsCon, POWER, Via Satellite and P3C. Market-leading conferences and trade shows include LeadsCon, AdMonsters OPS and Publisher Summits, AdExchanger’s Programmatic IO, Esports & Gaming Business Summit, Experiential Marketing Summit, SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition, OR Manager Conference, LDC Gas Forums, Clean Gulf, Experience POWER and The P3C Conference & Expo.