Jill McDermott


Jill McDermott is CEO and GM of Trade Press Media Group, a U.S. subsidiary of Forum Media Group seated in Munich, Germany, with B2B and B2C publishing businesses in seventeen countries across the globe.  Trade Press, now over 100 years old, provides the most respected and robust B2B information with a full suite of digital, live and virtual events as well as custom media and print products that serve professionals in the dynamic Facility Management, Rail, and Commercial Cleaning industries. 

Jill has held a number of leadership positions for large media organizations and came to Trade Press from the Tribune Publishing Company.  She began at Trade Press 2 ½ years ago and immediately transformed the company from a print-centric to a digital-first organization, tapping her passion for building both talent and brands. By blending strong strategic initiatives with effective execution and fostering a strong company culture, Trade Press ranked #2 on the globe in Forum Media Group performance in 2021.