Our Leadership

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Bonnie McElveen-Hunter

CEO & Owner / Chairman of the Red Cross and Former U.S. Ambassador to Finland

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Leigh Ann Klee

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

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Ed Calfo

Executive Vice President

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Jacqueline Hughes Ponzoni

Senior Vice President, Custom Content

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Dana Adams

Senior Vice President, Content Solutions

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Dan Dooley

Senior Vice President, Digital Solutions

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James DeCata

Vice President, Production

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Leslie Dunne Ketner

Vice President, Editorial Development

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Y. Gail Casper

Vice President, Human Resources

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Steve Mitchem

Vice President, Publisher – US Airways Magazine

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Kevin Briody

Senior Vice President, Content Marketing

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Cindy Phillips

Managing Director, Entertainment/Airline Markets

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Chris Marquardt

Managing Director, Verizon

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Heather Keets Wright

Group Director of Content Strategy

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Angus Macaulay

Group Vice President, Marketing & Sales

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Gordon Bass

Vice President, Editorial Director

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Jeff O’Sullivan

Vice-President/Group Account Director

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter

CEO & Owner / Chairman of the Red Cross and Former U.S. Ambassador to Finland

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The daughter of a determined school teacher and heroic U-2 pilot, Bonnie is always reaching for the next challenge, whether it’s with Pace Communications, service to country or volunteer leadership. As ambassador to Finland, Bonnie organized the Helsinki Women Business Leaders’ Summit, in which female CEOs from the United States, the Baltic region and Russia created a business model to be replicated in other parts of the world. Bonnie is one of the nation’s most successful woman entrepreneurs, and she always finds time to give back. She received the United Way’s 2004 National Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award for her leadership and exemplary service to her community and nation. Previous recipients of the award include Bob Hope and Jimmy Carter. Continuing her dedication to national and community service, Bonnie is the chairman of the American Red Cross.

Craig Waller

President

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Craig oversees the content operations at Pace and is responsible for the strategy and development of our client business. He has extensive experience in heading up digital, design and content agencies within the world’s leading marketing services agency groups. He co-founded the top-five UK custom publishing agency Cedar Communications and has run digital and content agencies within the Omnicom and WPP agency groups. He works closely with all of our clients at a senior level in helping to shape and guide their content marketing strategies.

Leigh Ann Klee

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

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A CPA, Leigh Ann is responsible for all functional activities and policies related to treasury and finance, accounting, budgeting, insurance, financial analysis, information technology and business planning. Leigh Ann is currently on the board of the Cone Health Foundation as well as on the executive committee as treasurer. She previously served on the boards of United Way, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and Junior League.  Before joining Pace in 1997, Leigh Ann worked for The Walt Disney Company in corporate finance, and Ernst & Young. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration and Master of Accounting from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ed Calfo

Executive Vice President

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Ed oversees publications for several key clients, including Toyota, the American Cancer Society, and US Airways Magazine. Additionally, the print production department reports to Ed. Prior to joining Pace in 1987, Ed was vice president of operations for weekly trade magazines published by Communications Today. Previously, he was senior vice president and chief auditing officer for BPA, a magazine circulation audit service firm.

Jacqueline Hughes Ponzoni

Senior Vice President, Custom Content

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Jaci has been at the forefront of creating innovative custom content programs for leading brands that include Verizon Wireless, Wells Fargo, USAA, Syngenta, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Carlson Rezidor Hotels and AAA. She leverages her experience across travel, healthcare, financial services, insurance and technology to lead creative and account teams in delivering award winning business-to-business, business-to-consumer and business-to-employee content marketing programs. Jaci wrote and edited for daily newspapers and for the trade publication Furniture Today before joining Pace as editor of a hotel travel magazine. Jaci is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She currently serves on the board of the Custom Content Council.

Dana Adams

Senior Vice President, Content Solutions

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Dana has 20 years of custom-content industry experience. He has specialized in financial services content for most of his career, while also leading content teams in program strategy development and execution for retail and packaged-goods leaders. Currently Dana heads Pace’s financial services vertical, overseeing programs for USAA and Wells Fargo. Prior to joining Pace, he helped launch and develop custom-content operations with financial services focus at Time Inc., Hearst/Dow Jones and most recently oversaw financial communications programs at Meredith Integrated Marketing. While at Meredith, he led teams on diverse programs for Chubb Personal Insurance, The Principal, Liberty Mutual and MetLife.

Dan Dooley

Senior Vice President, Digital Solutions

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Dan has more than 20 years of experience as both a client and agency leader, guiding brands through the labyrinth of emerging digital platforms and their impact on brand vitality, consumer behavior and marketing investment considerations. He has helped some of the world’s leading brands weave digital and interactive practices into their core marketing efforts, including: Walmart, Verizon, AT&T, Disney, Anheuser Busch, Dell, McDonald’s, Best Buy, Coca-Cola, Target, The Home Depot and Porsche. His digital programs have garnered awards around the world, including multiple Cannes Cyber Lions, Webby’s and Effies.

James DeCata

Vice President, Production

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Jim’s career spans nearly 40 years in printing and publishing, including management positions with several nationally recognized printing, pre-press and publishing companies. A member of the Pace team since 1992, Jim led the transition from film-based printing to digital workflow, improving quality and production time while reducing costs. He is an innovator in the successful merger of personalized variable print information into the magazine publishing format, combining items from various platforms and providers. Working with dozens of partners, Jim is driven to lower costs, shorten turnaround times and improve quality for our clients.

Leslie Dunne Ketner

Vice President, Editorial Development

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Leslie brings more than 20 years of marketing and publishing experience to her clients at Pace. As editorial director, Leslie led Time Inc.’s Southern Progress Custom Publishing division through its largest period of growth, including development of three magazines and a Web presence for Lowe’s. Prior to this, Leslie was editor in chief of Meredith’s Window & Wall Ideas magazine, after beginning the editorial portion of her career as an editor for Southern Progress’ Southern Accents magazine. Leslie blends her approach to content development with her early experience on the marketing and advertising side—having worked in New York and Boston for advertising agencies, including Wells Rich Greene and Scali McCabe Sloves on a range of businesses such as Chex Cereals, Chase Manhattan Bank and Purina’s Butcher’s Blend dog food.

Y. Gail Casper

Vice President, Human Resources

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Gail’s focus is attracting the best and brightest talent for Pace Communications. With over 25 years in human resource management, Gail is responsible for overseeing human resources, benefits, compensation, payroll, office management, and mail services departments. Prior to joining Pace in 1997, Gail worked in various corporate human resource capacities with national production and retail companies as well as nonprofit organizations. Gail’s broad range of experience enables her to relate to the changing cultures and challenges of a diverse workforce.

Steve Mitchem

Vice President, Publisher – US Airways Magazine

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Steve currently oversees all business aspects of US Airways Magazine where he brings an entrepreneurial viewpoint to the team and guides the destination based content that resonates with both readers and advertisers. Prior to heading up US Airways Magazine, Steve managed Pace Communications’ Destination Publishing Group where he oversaw over 150 destination features as well as publishing the official visitor guide for over 15 destinations including Santa Barbara, Monterey and Myrtle Beach. Steve’s previous career experience includes a successful internet start up as well as television and documentary production.

Kevin Briody

Senior Vice President, Content Marketing

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Kevin brings over 16 years of marketing, strategy and communications experience to Pace. With time spent on both the agency and client-side, he spent seven years at Microsoft alongside several venture-funded startups and a non-profit. Kevin has been crafting campaigns and developing programs in community and word-of-mouth marketing—and their most recent incarnation, social media—since 2001. At Pace, Kevin currently leads the Verizon Wireless business and previously managed digital strategy, analytics and insights across the agency. Before joining Pace, Kevin developed social media strategy for clients such as Chrysler, Samsung, Verizon, Microsoft, Nature Made and Nike while at Ignite Social Media. Kevin is a graduate of both the University of Oregon and University of Washington.

Cindy Phillips

Managing Director, Entertainment/Airline Markets

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Cindy oversees the inflight entertainment division at Pace and is responsible for helping shape and guide our clients’ inflight entertainment content strategy.  In 2008 her team successfully integrated two of the world’s largest airlines’ IFE strategies when Delta merged with NWA. Cindy has over 20 years of inflight entertainment industry experience and has specialized in content strategy, acquisitions, sales and client service. She previously held management positions at Spafax, InterAct and Paramount Pictures. During her career she has directly developed content strategies for an extensive group of airlines such as United, Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Qantas and Hawaiian Airlines.  Cindy is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and is based in Southern California.

Chris Marquardt

Managing Director, Verizon

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Chris leads custom-content initiatives targeting consumers and business for Verizon Wireless. He has over 20 years of interactive consulting and marketing experience, working with some of the largest brands in the US and Europe. Chris has helped companies such as Verizon, Citibank, Johnson & Johnson and Delta Air Lines leverage digital content and other digital experiences to increase business and reduce cost. Prior to joining Pace, Chris was a senior strategic lead at agencies including Atmosphere Proximity, iCrossing and Organic. Preceding his agency work, he was a management consultant in London where he worked with FTSE 100 companies such as the Guardian Media Group and the Royal Bank of Scotland, as well as advising the European Space Agency and World Bank on strategic marketing and organizational improvement initiatives. Chris is a graduate of the London Business School and Swarthmore College.

Heather Keets Wright

Group Director of Content Strategy

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Heather leads the editorial vision and content strategy on key accounts. She is a journalist with more than 20 years of experience creating print and digital content, and developing content strategy for large media companies, including Time Inc. and Scripps Networks Interactive. Heather has also served as the Managing Editor for MarthaStewart.com and TeenPeople.com. As a writer, her work has appeared in Essence, Redbook, BusinessWeek, The Washington Post, Vibe, Parenting, Black Enterprise, Glamour and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines, among others. A 2008 recipient of a Salute to Excellence Award by the National Association of Black Journalists, Heather is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she was inducted into the Professional Gallery for Outstanding Alumni in 2000.

Angus Macaulay

Group Vice President, Marketing & Sales

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Angus oversees the Four Seasons media sales and marketing, and Pace business development efforts. He has over 20 years of integrated media sales and marketing experience, having worked at several of the major leading media companies including Time Inc., Rodale, Hearst and Conde Nast. Prior to Pace, Angus was in the Time Inc. Branded Solutions group at Time Inc., leading the development and sales of integrated media packages to Time Inc’s largest advertisers. During nearly seven years at Rodale, he led award winning teams at both the Integrated Sales and Marketing team and the Runner’s World Media team. Angus also has extensive luxury marketing experience, having worked in the luxury home design industry at Waterworks, House Beautiful, and House & Garden where he developed marketing initiatives targeting the luxury home design market and consumer.

Gordon Bass

Vice President, Editorial Director

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Gordon has 20 years of editorial experience, including a decade of custom-content leadership. He has developed and managed content programs for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to not-for-profit organizations, including Chase, Caesars Entertainment, Ford Motor Company, Merrill Lynch and NYSE. His work has received numerous awards, including a Gold Award at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Gordon is former editorial director of Time Inc. Content Solutions, and has written, edited and consulted for brands including Inc., Men’s Journal, Reader’s Digest and Wired. A licensed pilot, Gordon has a broad range of expertise ranging from travel to automotive, financial and technology. He currently has a development deal with AMC for a television series.

Jeff O’Sullivan

Vice-President/Group Account Director

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Jeff has more than 20 years of strategic marketing communications experience, specializing in guiding Fortune 500 brands to transform the way they connect and engage with their customers and prospects. Jeff believes strongly in leveraging analytics-based insights to optimize results and drive highly efficient programs that directly impact sales and brand strength. At Pace, Jeff has lead Verizon’s transformation from a single-channel print-based retail program to a fully integrated content program that has been recognized as best-in-class by industry associations such as the Custom Content Council and leading content marketing companies such as Kapost. Before joining Pace, Jeff served at top agencies such as McCann-Erickson New York and Mullen, leading integrated marketing communications efforts for brands including Sprint, Hewlett-Packard, CVS/Pharmacy, and Samuel Adams.