Mediagrowth Summit Speakers

MAY 29 - 31, 2019, Chicago – B2B Media Leaders Shaping the Future

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Christoph Trappe

Chief Content Engagement Director – Stamats Business Media

Christoph Trappe is a career storyteller who has worked as a journalist, change agent and content marketing executive. He is a global keynote speaker, frequent blogger, trainer and two-time author. His teams’ digital initiatives have been recognized globally. 

  Christoph currently leads content and digital transformation in B2B publishing for three leading brands at Stamats Business […]

David Colford

President, Chief Revenue Officer – Hanley Wood Media

Dave Colford is the president of Hanley Wood Media, the premier media, information, and marketing services company serving the residential and commercial design and construction industry. Dave leads top-line growth programs for the company's building-product manufacturer (BPM) customer base.

Joyce Neth

VP Audience Development – WATT Global Media

Joyce Neth is Vice President, Director of Audience Development & Research for WATT Global Media. She is responsible for attracting, retaining and engaging audience for WATT’s information products and events that serve the agribusiness and pet food manufacturing industries. She creates insights for strategic decisions, audience marketing, product marketing and proprietary research using knowledge from WATT’s database of audience behavior and demographics.

Kyle Shay

Director of Digital Media – Annex Business Media

Kyle hails from the creative side of town. Years of lessons learned and successes earned in boutique ad agencies, dot-coms and Canada’s largest B2B media company has shaped his innovative approach to building effective digital strategies. Known for his unique and actionable insights, Kyle aims to ultimately hone an effective product or message and serve it, in context, to a willing audience, any way they want to see it. 

Taggart Henderson

CEO – BNP Media

Taggart Henderson is an owner and Co-CEO of BNP Media, a family held, diversified b-to-b media company founded in 1926 and headquartered in Troy, MI. He began working for BNP in 1995. In 2001, he and his two brothers became the fourth generation to run the company.

Thomas Kemp

Thomas Kemp, CEO – Northstar Travel Media

Tom Kemp joined Northstar Travel Group in January 2009. He has a unique combination of experience as a senior operating executive and private equity investor in business-to-business information, events, and media. Tom has provided the strategic vision and leadership to transform Northstar to the leading high growth, multiplatform, information, marketing solutions and e-commerce Company serving the global travel industry.

Christopher Chalk

VP/Grp Pub. Chief Exec. Grp.

Chris Chalk, Vice President and Publisher of Chief Executive Group is responsible for revenue generation and growth through sales of integrated marketing programs to B2B marketers seeking to engage with the CEO and board member communities CEG serves.

Rick Kline, Jr.

President – Gardner Business Media, Inc.

Rick Kline Jr. is president and fourth-generation co-owner of Gardner Business Media, the premier publisher for the heart of manufacturing in North America—providing relevant information of keen interest to the people who power plants, shops, and factories.

Michael Ring

Vice President, Digital Business Development – Endeavor Business Media

Michael Ring is the Digital Business Development Manager for the Process Flow Network and Endeavor Business Media. He has developed his knowledge and experience in the digital advertising industry through his years working in both the agency and publishing. Michael works to keep Endeavor Business Media ahead of trends, while looking to advance capabilities to best serve its clients.

Joel Hughes

COO, Ensemble IQ

The evolution of web architecture in B2B media– How to think differently about your media websites. Joel Hughes brings over 15 years of experience in all areas of digital B2B media, from web development and infrastructure to product strategy. He has a strong track record in M&A and unified audience database creation and management. Previously […]

Richard Eichler

Vice Chairman/CEO - Hart Energy

Richard Eichler is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hart Energy, a global energy information company. He has served in varied leadership roles within the company since 1985, including publisher of its flagship media platform, Oil and Gas Investor, becoming CEO in 2004. Today Rich oversees strategic direction for Hart Energy’s portfolio of events, […]

Cyndy Drummey

VP/COO of Bobit Business Media

Cyndy Drummey started in editorial 28 years ago and worked her way up the ranks. She now conducts editorial training at Bobit, with a heavy emphasis on digital skills building. Cyndy also supervises Bobit's web team, creative services, and audience development. She has been on the board of Western Publishers Association, is a Scrum certified product owner, and is IAB certified in digital ad sales.

Catherine Silver

President – Progressive Business Media

Catherine Silver is President of Progressive Business Media, the creative solutions based media and marketing leader in the home furnishings arena. Catherine’s career has come full circle. From her days in the early 1990’s as advertising director of Furniture Today (PBM’s flagship property), she moved forward through roles that included director of sales at Variety; […]