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Meet the staff of DDNews
President and Publisher
Bruce Poorman has more than 30 years publishing experience in the scientific marketplace. Prior to co-founding DDNews in 2004, Bruce served as vice president and director of advertising sales at Centcom Ltd., a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). For 26 years, he had domestic and international responsibility for two monthly magazines and 30 research journals. Prior to his experience in the publishing industry, Bruce was an advertising representative for several Cleveland radio stations. Bruce has a B.S. in Communications from Ohio University.
Laurence J. Doyle
Executive Vice President and Associate Publisher
Larry Doyle has more than 30 years of marketing and B2B publishing experience in the industrial and scientific marketplace. His past positions include supervisor of corporate marketing at General Electric; Marketing communications manager for Omega Engineering; and vice president of marketing at Centcom Ltd., a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). At ACS, Larry helped lead the advertising and marketing arm of the publications division into the Internet age. He has a B.S. in Communications from Syracuse University and an MBA from the University of Bridgeport.
Jeffrey Bouley has been an editor and writer with a focus on healthcare issues since 1994, writing on medical, dental, pharmaceutical and environmental health topics for professional associations, magazines, newsletters and advocacy groups. He also has extensive experience in topics related to project management, business and information technology. He obtained both his B.A. and M.A degrees in journalism at Northwestern University.
Kelsey Kaustinen has been involved with the publishing and editorial industry since high school, when she interned in the public relations department of Stark MRDD. She graduated from Marietta College in 2010 with a B.A. in English and a double minor in Advertising/Public Relations and Journalism. Kelsey served as both a section editor and writer for Marietta’s paper, The Marcolian, and also worked as an intern at The Marietta Times. She also held an internship at Bird Watcher’s Digest in the editorial department while pursuing her degree.
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Mel J. Yeates
Mel J. Yeates has been a journalist, editor, and writer for over 15 years. She has worked in writing, editing and publishing since she was 14, beginning with an internship at The Fairhope Courier. Her editing resume includes nonfiction books, academic papers, poetry, online/magazine articles and more. Mel has written for The Fairhope Courier, The Pirateer, The Springhillian, The Dregs, Perceptions, The Motley, Southern Voices, Bare Hands and Visions. She graduated from Pacific University with a B.A. in Creative Writing.CONTACT MEL J. YEATES
Lori Lesko comes to DDNews with 25 years of experience in journalism, covering breaking news, features, sports, natural disasters and political races for newspapers in Ohio and Florida, and as a correspondent/editor for United Press International in Cleveland. After receiving a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from The Ohio State University, Lori began her career covering Lake County, Ohio courts for the now-defunct Painesville Telegraph and later, the Mansfield News Journal. As one of eight working journalists in the nation chosen for the OSU Kiplinger Fellowship Program, Lori studied political science and earned an M.A. degree in journalism. Most recently, she served as the associate editor of several trade publications for the real estate, settlement services and mortgage industries.
Ilene Schneider of Irvine, Calif., is the owner of Schneider the Writer, a firm that provides communications for healthcare, high technology and service enterprises. An award-winning writer, she was profiled in the book How to Open and Operate a Home-Based Writing Business and in various editions of Who's Who.
Jim Cirigliano has been an editor and a writer for more than 10 years. His body of work covers such eclectic topics as bird watching, gaming, natural history and pharmaceutical research. He has been managing editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest magazine and copy editor for The Natural View of Washington County newspaper since 2007. Jim occasionally teaches night classes as an adjunct professor at Marietta College, his alma mater, from which he earned his B.A. in Organizational Communications before completing his M.A. in Journalism & Communications from The Ohio State University.
North East Sales Representative
Mike has 25 years of experience representing Life Science and related publications, including, Nature, Diagnostic& Clinical Testing and Healthcare IT News. His extensive experience in creating integrated marketing programs is very compatible with DDNews and our many print and online vehicles. The successful combination of his consultant approach and customer service will be an asset to our sales team.
Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast Sales Representative
He is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Communication Studies. Ryan has 15 years of experience in publishing, sales and marketing. He brings extensive B2B and digital ad sales experience to our staff. Ryan began his career in advertising at the Chicago Sun-times and Chicago Tribune Newspaper Groups, moving on to B2B publications. Most recently, Ryan has worked with a publisher in the healthcare industry. He has a vast background experience in digital marketing as well as print media.
Europe, Africa, Asia Sales Representative
Stephanie Painter, president of Painter-Lowe Communications, has 26 years of experience in publicity, media and expositions, including 16 years of representing business-to-business publications. Stephanie has been publisher of LCGC Europe at Advanstar Communications and Group Publisher of Pharma and Nutraceuticals Business Technology magazines at CEC Europe. Stephanie’s online sales experience includes representing Separation Science, an online publication for the chromatography and analytical chemistry market.