SIIA Board of Directors

Kerry Baker-Relf
Head of Global Exchange and Core Partners, Refinitiv

Alvin H. Crawford, Jr.
General Manager, PCG Education

Alvin Crawford is General Manager for Public Consulting Group's Education Practice. PCG's Education practice serves thousands of clients in the United States and a growing client base internationally. Mr. Crawford's focus is on creating solutions to improve outcomes for children through more systemic and effective approaches to teaching and learning, as well as promoting PCG's current service portfolio to a wider set of customers. Mr. Crawford has over 20 years of experience in education and media. Prior to arriving at PCG, Mr. Crawford served as the CEO of Knowledge Delivery Systems Inc. (KDS) for seven years before it's assets were acquired by PCG in 2016. His entree into education began in 2000, at the New York-based company, SchoolNet, Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President. He spent nearly a decade at SchoolNet. Mr. Crawford helped secure partnerships in some of the largest school districts in the United States. Prior to SchoolNet, Mr. Crawford served with several leading Internet agencies, Digitas, Ogilvy & Mather and Zentropy Partners in developing and implementing Internet strategies for large corporations, including Kodak, IBM, AIG, American Movie Classics and Express Scripts. He brings strong entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, internet strategy, management skills and deep industry expertise in professional development, equity and data driven decision making. Mr. Crawford has an MBA in Organizational Studies and Marketing and a Certificate in Leadership for Change from Boston College GSOM and earned BS degree from Tufts University.

Steve Dickey
Managing Director, OPRA, Cboe Global Markets

Mr Steven M. Emmert
Senior Director, Government & Industry Affairs, RELX Group

Kate Friedrich
Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Thomson Reuters

Meg Hargreaves
Managing Director, CQ Roll Call

Meg Hargreaves is a senior media executive with demonstrated success in a wide variety of strategic roles and environments, including leading product development, sales, retention, customer service and content licensing teams at global online companies, information aggregators, digital publishing companies and start-ups. She has deep experience across business, legal, academic and government information markets. Meg simultaneously serves as Publisher over CQ Roll Call’s directory business, including Congress at Your Fingertips, and represents CQ Roll Call on The Economist Group’s Global Charitable Trust Committee. She specializes in developing and marketing successful, client-focused, cross-platform information products and services. She also possess extensive non-profit board experience.

Jace Johnson
Vice President, Global Government Relations and Public Policy, Adobe Systems, Inc.

Chris Leahy
VP, National Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs, Intuit, Inc.

Chuck Melley
Vice President, Strategic Communications, Pearson

Heath Morrison
President, School Group, McGraw-Hill Education

Kevin Novak
CEO and Founder, 2040 Digital

Kevin, a 5 time International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) Webby Award winner, is a digital and innovation expert and seasoned executive with over 18 years experience helping organizations transform in the new digital global world. He is currently CEO and Founder of 2040 Digital providing digital, marketing and business strategy consulting to B2B and B2C Publishers, Non-Profits and Associations. Before his recent endeavor, Kevin was the Vice President of New Business Development and Digital Strategies for the American Institute of Architects, Kevin was directly responsible AIA’s new business development strategy, partnerships and product development focused on maximizing existing revenue streams and developing new revenue sources. He was also directly responsible for the AIA’s digital strategy emulated and realized through the web, mobile and apps to serve the Architect membership, the Built Community and the greater public. He is the former Chair of the W3C Electronic Government workgroup, Chair of the National Research Council/National Academies Panel on Communicating and Disseminating Engineering and Scientific Data for the National Science Foundation, and chair of the Internet in Developing Countries Task Force under the MOBI Foundation. Kevin is currently serving on the Connectiv Board of Directors and is a former member of the Board of the Specialized Information Publishers Association.

Morris Panner
Chief Executive Officer, Ambra Health

As CEO of Ambra, Morris Panner leads the company on its mission of delivering better care through better technology. Morris is an active voice in the cloud and enterprise software arena, focused on the services and healthcare verticals. He is a frequent contributor to business, healthcare, and technology publications. Before Ambra, Morris built and sold an industry-leading business-process software company, OpenAir, to NetSuite (NYSE:N). He once served as the US Embassy Resident Legal Advisor in Bogota, Colombia; and his first job ever was as a janitor at his old high school while on summer break from college. Both of these very different experiences taught him valuable lessons about the human condition, and make him cherish his time with family that much more. Morris has a BA from Yale University and a JD from Harvard University.

Jessica Perry
Chief Digital Officer, SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)

A highly accomplished and pioneering leader in digital publishing, Jessica Perry has more than 25 years of experience directing the online initiatives for major media operations, with an emphasis on premium and multimedia product and revenue development, content marketing and native ad models.

Most recently, Ms. Perry was Vice President and General Manager at National Journal Group, overseeing digital strategy and operations for free, membership and mobile products of the non-partisan politics and policy publisher, serving B2C and B2B markets. During her two-year tenure, she oversaw a website re-launch that contributed to a doubling of traffic and drove new revenues from non-standard and sponsored ad units, as well as an award-winning launch of Hotline Race Tracker, a social media-centric elections dashboard.

Prior to this, Ms. Perry led product operations at Conde Nast Digital, responsible for defining, developing and implementing web and mobile product initiatives and enhancements for more than 20 brands, including The New Yorker, Wired GQ, Epicurious, and Glamour. In a consulting capacity, Ms. Perry led business development efforts for Yahoo! Finance, and also advised an award-winning TV production company on the launch of celebrity mobile apps.

Ms. Perry began her career laying the digital future for Dow Jones, with roles spanning editorial, marketing, business and product development. As a reporter, she covered the stock market for a pre-internet broadcast operation delivering customized investment information. Later, she initiated the first web content licensing efforts for Dow Jones, and was on the founding team of the Wall Street Journal Online. As SVP of Marketing and Business Development for the company’s Consumer Electronic Publishing group, she oversaw circulation and marketing for WSJ.com, MarketWatch and Barron’s.

Ms. Marcy V. Pike, FIA
Senior Vice President, Market Data, Fidelity Investments

Marcy Pike is Senior Vice President, Market Data within Enterprise Infrastructure, a division of Fidelity Investments. Fidelity is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services

Ms. Pike is responsible for the management and delivery of real time market data, real time news, and history and analytics content, including the underlying architecture and infrastructure, to Fidelity business units leveraging this content for internal consumption and external delivery to Fidelity retail and institutional customers. The EI Market Data team also delivers advisory services including the management of enterprise forums focused on firm level market data expense management, inventory management, information management and vendor management.

Prior to joining Fidelity in 2009, Ms. Pike was an Associate Partner at Wellington Management Company, LLP where she implemented and managed the Investment Information Services function delivering market data and research services globally. She also managed the IT global transformation program. Ms. Pike has also managed market data at Harvard Management Company, managed the institutional pricing team at the Boston Company/Mellon Bank and began her career in various roles at Interactive Data Corporation.

Ms. Pike received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Philosophy from Simmons College.

Brandon Pinette
Director, Public Affairs, Cengage Learning

Ms. Johanna Shelton
Senior Policy Counsel, Google, Inc.

Sallianne Taylor
Global Manager, Market Structure & Strategic Relationships, Bloomberg L.P.

Mr Trip Wadleigh, FIA
Senior Relationship Manager, North America, TRG Screen