With over 26 years of sales and marketing experience, I have come to the conclusion that the role of advertising is to play an important part of economic success in our community. I like to use the analogy that we don't really "sell" ideas, rather, our clients "buy" them. We solve business problems for clients so they are successful in the economic fabric of our community by providing products, services and most importantly good paying jobs for our families, neighbors and friends.
A few things about me: I was born in Milwaukee and raised in Grafton (a suburb). I graduated with a Journalism Bachelor of Science (JBS) degree, as an Evans Scholar from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I previously worked for various media companies including Madison Newspapers, Inc. (currently Capital Newspapers, Inc.). I had both sales and management positions with MNI and was recognized in 1994 with the Corporate, Lee President's Award for sales and marketing success. In the fall of 2000 my journey took me to Madison Magazine as Advertising Director and I have enjoyed watching our magazine, including the digital versions, grow to unprecedented success in journalism, graphic design, readership and profitability.
I enjoy many things like gardening, sports, cars, cooking, fish keeping and raising our Siberian Huskies with my wife, Phyllis. We live in a home off the Ice Age Trail on the Southwest Side of Madison.
I served on the board of trustees for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County and am a big brother to Marquis. I also served on the Edgewood College, Business School Advisory Board, Madison Originals Board (a local independent restaurant trade group) and the Daily Cardinal Board. I also am a Leadership Greater Madison–class 12 graduate.