Board of Directors

Joe Bowman, President of ING  
Vice President, Operations
The Plain Dealer Publishing Company

Since 2000, Joe Bowman has been Vice President of Operations for The Plain Dealer Publishing Company in Cleveland, OH.  Prior to Cleveland, Joe served as Vice President of Operations at the Miami Herald, as well as Director of Production for Knight Ridder Inc.  Joe is a graduate of University of Massachusetts and earned an MBA in Operations Management from the University of Miami.

Joe McKinnonSecretary/Treasurer of ING
Vice President, Fulfillment
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Joe McKinnon has more than 33 years of experience in newspaper production operations and is currently Vice President of Fulfillment for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Cox newspaper, where he oversees all production and distribution operations.  He joined Cox in 1997 and held several leadership roles at Cox Ohio Publishing, including Vice President of Operations.

Prior to joining Cox, he held key positions at newspapers in Illinois and Massachusetts, where he gained invaluable experience operating newspaper manufacturing facilities. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, with a minor in Sociology, from The Pennsylvania State University.

Bill May, Program Chairman of ING     (Read Extended Bio)
Vice President, Production
The Dallas Morning News

As Vice President of Production for The Dallas Morning News, Bill May is responsible for all printing operations at the Plano, Texas facility, as well Commercial printing in and around Dallas, and  Design Mail Inc. operations in Dallas, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.  Bill began his career at The Dallas Morning News in 1987.  In addition to printing The Dallas Morning News, the North Plant also produces The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Investor’s Business Daily, to  name a few.

Bill received the 2001 “Chairman’s Award” from Belo Corporation.  In 2005, he was selected by Presstime Magazine as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” newspaper executives.  In September 2009, he was recognized by Editor and Publisher Magazine as a “Production All-Star.”  Bill graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a Bachelor of Science in Printing Management.

Wayne D. Pelland
Vice President – Commercial Print, Third Party Distribution and Operations
GateHouse Media

In his position as Vice President – Commercial Print, Third Party Distribution and Operations at GateHouse Media, Mr. Pelland is responsible for Commercial Print and third party Sales and operations across all of GateHouse Media.

Prior to joining GateHouse Media, Mr. Pelland served as the Senior Vice President – Operations at the Providence Journal Company, Mr. Pelland was responsible for Printing, Print and Distribution Sales, Distribution, Single Copy, Home Delivery, Inserting, Mechanical Support and the Building Facilities departments.

Mr. Pelland joined the Providence Journal in 1989 as a staff Industrial Engineer. He has completed engineering and process studies in all major operating departments including Advertising, Circulation, Distribution, News and Operations. In 1990 he was promoted to the position of Manager of Industrial Engineering.

Mr. Pelland directed the analysis, research and implementation of the Journal’s Circulation/Distribution/Printing network and much of that analysis has continued to support the Journal’s Distribution and Print businesses. In 1995, he was promoted to Assistant Director of Operations with the responsibility to consolidate the evening and morning newspapers. He became Director of Operations in 1998, Vice President in 2003 and Senior Vice President in 2009. Under his direction as SVP the Providence Journal has expanded its printing and distribution to include over 11 daily and many weekly newspapers and has received a number of awards for distribution including the top performing home delivery partner for USAToday.

Mr. Pelland graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1981 (B.S. Industrial Engineering) and completed his MBA at the University of Rhode Island in 1993. Prior to joining the Providence Journal Company, he completed eight years of naval service as a nuclear trained submarine officer and worked as a consultant in the defense industry. He also serves on the board of Trustees for Saint Elizabeth Community, a leading skilled nursing home and advocate for the elderly in Rhode Island.

He resides with his wife, Doreen, in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.

Bill Bolger   (Read Extended Bio)
Vice President, Central Region
Gannett Publishing Services

In his current role as VP, Central Region, Bill Bolger has responsibility for 15 Gannett print sites in his region as well as 6 non-Gannett sites.   In addition to working with each site on operational quality, timeliness and efficiencies, Bill works with the sites on commercial printing opportunities. He began his career with Knight Ridder’s Miami Herald in 1982 in circulation.

Bill joined The Indianapolis Star in 1996 as the Director of Operations responsible for Production and Building Facilities and resigned as the VP Operations. From 1999 through 2002, Bill directed The Indianapolis Star’s $72 million press project at the Pulliam Production Center.  He was recognized as a top production executive within Gannett as a recipient of the company’s President’s Ring in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.  Bill holds a BA in Business Management from the Catholic University of America and an MBA from Barry University.

Judy Busby   (Read Extended Bio)
President & Execution Specialist
Busby TEAM Consulting, Inc.

Judy Busby is President & Execution Specialist of Busby TEAM Consulting, Inc., a service provider that offers organizational development consulting specializing in change management, leadership development, team performance, process optimization, and project management services.  She is also the Midwest Program Manager for WOMEN Unlimited, Inc., a TEAM management development program.

Prior to starting Busby TEAM Consulting, Judy held Sr. Director positions in Publishing, Biotechnology, Transportation, and Process Management Consulting and has led Customer Services, Engineering, Facilities, Human Resources Maintenance, Operations, and Quality for publicly-traded companies.  Judy received her MSMOB with a major in Organization Development from Benedictine University, her MBA in Operations Management from St. Joseph’s University, and a BS in Business Logistics from Penn State University. In addition to her degrees, Judy has received numerous prestigious certifications and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Beau Campbell   (Read Extended Bio)
Inland Newspaper Machinery Corporation

Beau Campbell joined Inland Newspaper Machinery Corporation in 1975 and was appointed President in 1986.  He acquired the business from Inland Industries Inc. in 2009.  The past 40 plus years, Beau has successfully completed hundreds of press installations, press additions, press upgrades and press sales worldwide

He has partnered with John Woolard of Morrison & Head providing property tax appeal services to the newspaper industry.  Together, they have generated great savings for many metro newspapers across the country, and he recently joined the Impressions Worldwide team as an authorized representative.  They are a premier supplier of top quality used single-width presses.  Beau received his BA in Business from Westminster College and a few years later earned his MBA.  He is also actively involved with several newspaper associations.

Rich Danze
Operations Executive

Rich Danze is an Operations executive with varied experiences throughout his newspaper career, most recently responsible for Operations and Transportation at the Newark Star Ledger. He also served as the Operations VP at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio, and the Miami Herald Publishing Company in Miami, Florida. He began his newspaper career in Philadelphia in 1987 and is a proven executive with turn around experience. Rich has a MBA from Florida International University.

Kevin Desmond   
Sr. Vice President, Operations
Star Tribune Media Company

Since 2007, Kevin Desmond has worked for the Star Tribune Media Company. In his role as Senior Vice President of Operations, he is responsible for Manufacturing, Facilities, and Information Technology.

Prior to Star Tribune, Kevin was Vice President of Operations at St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before coming to the Twin Cities in 2004, he was Vice President of Operations at Wichita Eagle.  Kevin has a Master’s Degree in Business Management and Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts.

Mike Dodd
US Ink

Mike Dodd is currently President of US Ink and has 32 years in the ink Industry. Prior to being named President in 2007, Mike was Vice President of Business Development at US Ink.

Mike started his career in the Ink industry in 1981 at Flint Ink Corporation where he served several positions from Branch Manager to Regional Manager to Vice President. After 22 years in the industry, he joined US Ink. He continues to serve on several Boards.

Doug Gibson
Director, Newspaper Sales
Goss International

Doug Gibson began his career at Dayton Newspapers, responsible for daily production management for packaging & distribution operations. He relocated to Palm Beach responsible for daily production management and multiple publications and direct mail operations for Palm Beach Post. Interested in the vendor side of newspaper sales, Doug accepted a sales/service management position with Harris Graphics in 1989. He then went on to become the District Manager for the Midwest region, Eastern Regional Manager and then Vice President of Newspaper Sales with Sheridan Systems.

Doug’s focus has been maintaining newspaper corporate responsibility/relationships with each company and working with engineering management to develop systems solutions.

Norm Harbin   
Business Director, Newspaper Ink
Flint Group

Based in the headquarters facility, Norm Harbin manages Flint Group’s North American newspaper ink business, including key customer interactions with both individual and national newspaper groups.  He’s former Technical Director, with over 36 years experience in various roles involving ink research, technical service and customer support activities.

Norm has created a number of new products and services assisting newspapers in the development of new advertising revenue streams, along with improved productivity and profitability of operations.  He earned his BS Degree in Chemistry and an MBA with Specialization in Marketing.

Alvin Nesmith 
Production Manager
Tampa Bay Times

Alvin Nesmith joined the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St Petersburg Times) in 2003 and is currently the Production Manager responsible for Pre Press, Output Management, Platemaking, Pressroom, Newsprint Operations and the Print Shop.  He began his career at the Washington Post and worked his way up the leadership ranks to become Pressroom Manager.

In 1992, he joined the Mercury News where he was promoted to Director of Production.   Alvin attended Rochester Institute and during his career completed several other leadership programs that contributed to his career development.

Gary Owen 
Sales & Marketing Executive
Muller Martini

Gary Owen is a sales and marketing veteran in the newspaper and publishing industry having worked with KBA the first 23 years followed by Muller Martini the past 5 years. Prior to working sales and marketing, Gary was a Controls System Design Engineer for a variety of industries requiring customized motion control systems.

His industry focus over the past several years has been to closely monitor the change in the newspaper and publishing industry and to advise customers on adapting to those changes by increasing efficiency and maximizing their production and distribution areas.

Bob Rogers
Vice President
BH Media Publishing Solutions a division of BH Media, Inc.

Bob began his career in Jackson Tennessee at the Jackson Sun. He worked in the pressroom and other production roles in Jackson prior to moving to Richmond, Virginia in 1985 to join Media General and the Richmond Times-Dispatch as their assistant production director. He left Media General in 1989 for a role with Knight Ridder as Production Director at the Wichita Eagle Beacon in Wichita, Kansas. Bob returned to Media General and the Times-Dispatch in 1990 to become their Operations Director with responsibility for the construction, installation and start up of the building and equipment at the Hanover Plant, in Mechanicsville, Virginia. He became Vice President of Operations for the Time-Dispatch in 1993.

In 1996 Bob became Media General’s Publishing Division corporate Vice President of Operations. Bob was named Vice President for the Central Region in 2008 the newly formed Media General Operations and Distribution Solutions Group. He continued in that role for BH Media Publishing Solutions a division of BH Media, Inc. since 2012. In 2016 he was named Vice President of BH Media Publishing Solutions.

Todd Socia 
Vice President – Production
New York Times

Todd Socia joined the New York Times in 2005, and is currently Vice President – Production. He has responsibility for The Times College Pt production facility in NY, 27 National Print sites, Magazine Production, the Publishing Distribution Center, and all Prepress Departments.

Prior to joining the New York Times, Todd held the position of Vice President, Newspaper Division for both Lastra America and Western Lithotech. He is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Newspaper Operations Management.

Tom Travis
Vice President, Production and Distribution
Sports Information Group

Tom Travis joined the Sports Information Group as Vice President of Production in 2009 and added responsibility for Distribution in 2011.  He started his career nearly 40 years ago at the Miami Herald in 1974 and has worked for such companies as Knight-Ridder, E.W. Scripps and Gannett.  He served as Vice President of Production at The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) as well as Vice President of Operations at The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) and at The Ventura (CA) County Star.

Tom holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from California Lutheran University.  He previously served as Chair of the NEXPO Planning Committee, a Board Member of the Louisville Downtown Management District and on the Advisory Board to the Dean of the Carlson Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.

Joseph Vincent
Head of Operations (Worldwide)
Dow Jones

Joseph Vincent is Head of Operations worldwide for Dow Jones reporting to the CEO.  He started his career in the Unites States Navy, serving 10+ years in various roles including electronic warfare, teaching, operations, and management.  After honorably fulfilling his obligation with the US Navy, he took a management position at IDAB, Inc. in Virginia as a Production and Project Manager.  In this role, Joseph managed complex projects at numerous newspapers including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Boston Globe.

In 1993, he left IDAB to start his own technology / consulting business in Stockholm, Sweden.  However, in 1995, the New York Times hired Joseph as a Maintenance Manager and eventually moved to Director of Operations at the College Point facility.  In 2001, he was hired by the New York Post as Vice President of Operations. When News Corporation purchased Dow Jones, Mr. Vincent was named Senior Vice President of Operation for Dow Jones and the New York Post.  Mr. Vincent is a graduate of Hofstra’s, MBA program.  He is an avid outdoorsmen, environmentalist, and cherishes time with his family.

Wayne Pelland
VP Operations
Gatehouse Media

Steve Sacks
VP Operations
Hearst Houston