NAYLOR      NAYLORNET      NAYLORCMG       GLOBAL EXCHANGE EVENTS       BOXWOOD       AMD GROUP       CAREERS      CONTACT US

Leadership

LEADERSHIP


Alex DeBarr ALEX DeBARR
PRESIDENT AND CEO

Alex has been the President and CEO of Naylor since 2006. Since arriving at Naylor, Alex has led the evolution and expansion of Naylor’s product and service offerings, including the launch of a successful digital product suite and the addition of a variety of event management, marketing/branding and consulting services designed to serve the unique communication and revenue needs of business and professional associations.The expansion included acquiring association event management specialist Convention Management Group (CMG) in 2007 and exchange event producer Global Exchange Events in 2012. In 2013, Naylor will manage and sell on over 700 digital media projects, 1,000 publication projects, manage 15 events, operate 17 existing exchange/appointment events and provide marketing and content consulting to many of its growing association partner base of 500. In 2010, Naylor also successfully migrated its production and design capability to a variable cost model by way of outsourcing this work to firms operating in the U.S. and Asia.

Prior to joining Naylor, Alex spent 21 years at Advanstar Communications, spending the last seven years as Executive Vice President overseeing a number of Advanstar’s integrated market groups and also introducing and managing company-wide Editorial management and review processes. He began his career at Advanstar predecessor Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publications in 1984 and also held a number of editorial, sales and publishing management roles. Alex is a 1984 graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Alex currently sits on the board of American Business Media (ABM).

Tim Hedke TIM HEDKE
VICE PRESIDENT / CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

As the most recent member of the senior management team, Tim began his Naylor career in 2012. Joining Naylor with more than 15 years of finance and accounting experience in the digital media services and publishing industries, Tim held the position of Vice President and Corporate Controller at XOS Digital, a leading provider of content management solutions and digital media services for collegiate and professional sports organizations. Prior to XOS Digital, he was Vice President of Finance and Operations at Advance Publishers, a consumer goods company focused on publishing children’s books.

Tim is a graduate of University of Central Florida, and received his Executive MBA from Rollins College in May, 2013.

Tara Ericson TARA ERICSON
GROUP VICE PRESIDENT

Tara began her career at Naylor in 1999 as trainer and sales coach. In 2006, she was promoted to Director of Sales and opened a new office in the greater Atlanta area managing sales professionals for the NaylorNet online division and CMG events division. In 2013, Tara moved into the role of Group Vice President where she currently oversees four Group Publishers and specialized industry market teams located in Atlanta, Gainesville and Winnipeg.

Craig Judt CRAIG JUDT
VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTION

IT veteran, Craig Judt, started with Naylor in 2000 as a consultant in workflow and production systems design. In January 2005, he joined the team as Director of Technology services and was promoted to Vice-President of Technology services in 2011.

Prior to working with Naylor, Craig was a consultant for JCL Associates, specializing in process control and automation systems. He has a Master of Science degree in Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, as well as holding credentials as a Professional Engineer.

Robert S. Ingraham ROBERT S. INGRAHAM
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Rob has more than 20 years of experience creating and operating profitable and highly successful media businesses across several industries. He is highly regarded among executives in multiple industries for his focus on developing valuable business opportunities for partners and stakeholders on all sides of the table. He has been both a successful entrepreneur and a senior executive for top publishers and event organizations including Reed Business Publishing, The McGraw Hill Companies, Advanstar Communications, and Questex Media.

Rob founded the appointment-based event company Global Exchange Events in 2009. GEE was acquired by Naylor in 2012.

Jon Meurlott JON MEURLOTT
GROUP VICE PRESIDENT

Jon joined the Naylor team in March 2001 as a sales professional, and in June 2002 was promoted to Corporate Manager of Advertising Sales. Today, as Group Vice President, Jon oversees six Group Publishers and specialized industry market teams, whose primary focus is to ensure Naylor’s association partners are consistently achieving their non-dues revenue goals.Jon is a graduate of the University of Florida and is a former United States Marine who also spent 13 years as a sales professional in the insurance industry.

Charles Popper CHARLES POPPER
VICE PRESIDENT OF ASSOCIATION RELATIONS

Charles has more than 17 years of publishing experience – 15 of those years have been spent exclusively working with trade and professional associations on building quality communications to position the association as the leading voice and authority to members. Charles oversees all consulting and content marketing for Naylor, heading a team of more than 30 publishing and communication professionals. In his role, Charles remains at the forefront of trends and best practices for effective member growth and retention within the association marketplace. As a result, he and his team have been integral in helping hundreds of national, regional and state associations achieve their communication and non-dues revenue goals.

Ruth Rasche RUTH RASCHE
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Ruth is an award-winning editor and writer with more than 20 years of professional experience in journalism and publication management. As director of editorial services for Naylor, Ruth oversees more than 25 editors in Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Naylor in 1997, Ruth was a reporter for The Orlando Sentinel and senior writer for news and public affairs for the University of Florida.

Chip Sharkey WILLIAM “CHIP” SHARKEY
VP OF HUMAN RESOURCES & EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

Chip joined Naylor in 2006 from Direct Holdings Worldwide, LLC, where he served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to Direct Holdings, Chip spent 13 years with Lillian Vernon Corporation and 16 years with Busch Entertainment Corporation in VP and director roles. At Naylor, he oversees the Human Resource and Employee Development operations, including developing training materials for new hires, developing ongoing training for current employees, overseeing benefits administration and employee relations.

Camille Stern CAMILLE STERN
VICE PRESIDENT AND GROUP SHOW DIRECTOR

As head of operations for NaylorCMG, Camille oversees a team of trade show managers and event management staff that produce more than 15 association shows per year. Prior to joining NaylorCMG, she served as Meetings Manager for the American Bus Association, the American Logistics Association, the National Association for the Remodeling Industry and the Travel Industry Association (now U.S. Travel), and was the Director of Sales and Marketing for Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans, LA. Camille is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Hospitality Management and leads NaylorCMG from its Fairfax, Virginia office.

Marcus Underwood MARCUS UNDERWOOD
CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

For the past five years, Marcus has led Naylor’s online product and services division, NaylorNet. The division is responsible for creating digital communication vehicles for our association clients and staying abreast of the ever-changing ways our associations and advertisers are connecting with their customers. Prior to joining Naylor in 2007, Marcus spent 13 years with Thomson Reuters’ Healthcare division– a leading B2B media company in the pharmaceutical and health care markets. Marcus was Senior Vice President in charge of Internet Initiatives with Thomson Healthcare and subsequently became President of Thomson Healthcare’s AHC Media division.

John Bell JOHN BELL
CEO AND FOUNDER, BOXWOOD TECHNOLOGY

After automating his own staffing firm and implementing its nationwide affiliate network, John had a vision for a software solution to help associations participate in the electronic recruitment industry. His vision became reality with the founding of his 3rd company, Boxwood Technology, in 1998. John serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Employment Web Sites (IAEWS) and is a frequent speaker at association, career and recruitment industry events. He is known throughout the association community for his “Giving back to the Industry” seminar series focused on generating non-dues revenue and building a successful and competitive career center. John is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College of Ashland, Virginia and leads Boxwood Technology from the Hunt Valley, Maryland office. Boxwood was acquired by Naylor in April 2014.

Christine Smith B&W CHRISTINE SMITH
PRESIDENT, BOXWOOD TECHNOLOGY

Christine Smith is the president of Boxwood Technology and a former elected member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Board of Directors. Over the course of her 30-year career Ms. Smith has held a number of executive leadership positions in technology, telecom and energy companies. Widely respected for her leadership skills, Christine has a diverse background building businesses in start-up, rapid growth and turnaround environments. Ms. Smith is an ASAE Fellow, an honorary recognition bestowed upon a select number of association professionals to provide continued service, leadership, mentoring and vision for the future of the profession.

Boxwood AMD Group NaylorNet Global Exchange Events Naylor NaylorCMG Default
Naylor, LLC | NaylorNet | NaylorCMG | Global Exchange Events | Boxwood | AMD Group | Client Support | Legal | Contact Us | Careers

Naylor is the leading provider of print and online media and event management solutions exclusively serving the association marketplace.

5950 NW 1st Place | Gainesville, FL 32607 | Tel (800) 369-6220 | Fax (352) 331-3525