Executive Committee

Immediate Past Chair: Marion Minor
CEO, EPG Media & Specialty Information

Marion Minor is the CEO of Specialty Information Media, a multi-faceted publishing and business information company serving 5 vertical industries. Ms Minor is also the COO of EPG Media, publisher of consumer and trade magazines, websites and events in the powersports and boating markets. Ms. Minor’s career experience spans from retail sales and buying at Macy’s to the executive management of the information sales and services teams of some of the largest packaged goods manufacturers for A.C. Nielsen. Also while at A.C. Nielsen, Ms. Minor was responsible for developing and successfully expanding its business and product offerings in two untapped niche markets: alcohol beverages and fresh produce. Ms. Minor was recruited by A.C. Nielsen to join and become Managing Partner of its eight-year joint venture with Adams Business Media which successfully expanded the reach of new and existing business information services within the alcohol beverage industry. Through this association with Adams, Ms. Minor began managing their alcohol beverage publications and resource guides which she acquired along with a merchandising intelligence service in 2002.

Board of Directors

Timothy Andrews
President and CEO, Advertising Specialty Institute

Timothy M. Andrews is president and chief executive officer of the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), which has 450 employees and serves a network of 23,500 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $24.7 billion promotional products industry. Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in digital media, publishing, information services, marketing and advertising. He joined ASI as president in 2003 and is responsible for the vision and operations of the privately held company. Under his guidance, ASI has become the industry leader in technology and multimedia marketing across all platforms. Customer satisfaction is the focal point of ASI's research and data services, marketing tools, trader shows, educational resources, award-winning magazines and catalogs. Andrews is also president of ASI Show, which annually hosts 15,500 distributor attendees at trade shows and events across North America, and vice chairman of ASI Computer Systsems Inc., whose accounting and business platform is used by nearly 1,000 companies. Prior to joining ASI, Andrews served as chief executive officer of Primedia Business Magazines, a $400 million media company. He led key business, editorial and product strategy for the company's 80 magazines, 100 websites, 24 trade shows and its group of 450 reference titles. Before Primedia, Andrews spent 16 years at Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, where he served in a variety of senior management, editorial, marketing, technology and product development roles. He launched the first real-time news-alerting products in the industry, introduced a web-based version of Dow Jones Interactive long before other companies recognized the importance of the web, and led the team that developed Personal Journal, an electronic newspaper that later became part of WSJ.com.

Christopher Crain
Senior Executive Vice President, Crain Communications Inc

Christopher Crain is senior executive vice president for Crain Communications Inc, as well as group publisher of Staffing Industry Analysts Group. Since 2005, Crain has also served as executive vice president and director of strategic operations, and associate publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business. As a strategic guide for the company, Crain is responsible for the implementation of new growth initiatives as well as the development of projects to broaden non-advertising revenues. These initiatives have included new events, marketing services products, internal reprint and brand licensing products, and subscription research products.

Barry Lovette
CEO, AC Business Media

Barry Lovette joined AC Business Media as Chief Executive Officer in 2018. He has over 20 years of experience in various executive roles and is a proven strategic leader with a track record of transformative growth. Lovette has been a board member of several industry associations including SIIA/Connectiv and BPA Worldwide. He also was named as a 2014 Folio: 100 Honoree. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, watching college basketball and spending time outdoors with his wife and two daughters.

Diane Rusignola
Senior Director, Editorial, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

Diane Rusignola is the senior director of editorial content at Nareit, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, in Washington, D.C. She oversees the development, writing and editing of all editorial content for the association’s print and online publications, including REIT magazine, the weekly newsletter and all online and digital content. She previously served as deputy editor at the National Association of Convenience Stores, associate publisher and managing editor at the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, and assistant editor at the Association of Corporate Counsel. Diane received her M.S. in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University, and her B.A. in communication and political science from Villanova University. For the past 15 years, Diane has been an active member of Association Media & Publishing, serving on the association's Board of Directors from 2011-2015, and rejoining for another term in June 2018 as treasurer.