Staff & Media Kit

2014 DISTINCTION MEDIA KIT & AD SIZE GUIDELINES

CLICK HERE to download our 2014 Media Kit – Includes Rates, Ad Sizes and Ad Guidelines

Executive Director: Alison Johnson
email: alison.johnson@pilotonline.com

Family: Husband, Tom; sons, Henry and Thomas; and a dog named Chubby
Hometown: Portsmouth
Last book I read: “The Art of Fielding,” by Chad Harbach
Greatest accomplishment: My family and career — or my career and family, depending on the day.
Quote:  “In a minute there is time/ for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” – T.S Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
Lipgloss: Chanel #41
Someone whose work moves me: Picasso
In another life:  I’d be a professor at a small liberal-arts college
Something I’d drive around the block to hear and have done just that: Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” or Widespread Panic’s “C. Brown”
If I ever played hooky, I’d: Sit on the beach all day
Favorite color combination: Black and black
If I were a drink I would be: Dark and Stormy, but only if made with Barritt’s ginger beer.

Publisher: John Fall
email: john@distinctionhr.com
Contact for inquiries into advertising and distribution.

Family: Wife, Suzanne; daughter, Sydney; and sons Davis and Harris. (Dog Gracie is an 80-pound Lab.)
Hometown: Virginia Beach
Last book I read: “Great by Choice,” by Jim Collins. (Also “Green Eggs and Ham,” by Dr. Seuss, to my 6-year-old last night before bed.)
Greatest accomplishment 15 years of marriage and my three children!
Quote: ”To be the man you have to beat the man” — Ric Flair
Favorite restaurant: Eurasia
Favorite drink: Vodka and tonic with a large lime and a PBR, 12-ounce can, if I am at Five Paces in Atlanta.

Editor: Judy Le
email: judy@distinctionhr.com
Contact for inquiries into story ideas, letters to the editor and general feedback.

Family: Husband, Jeffrey, and son, Abbott
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Last book I read: “Freakonomics,” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Greatest accomplishment: Reading the aforementioned book with a toddler about.
Quote: Stay well-fed if you can. An empty mouth is a potty mouth.
Profile: Short with an authoritative walk.
In another life: I’d love to be a mathematician or etymologist.

For inquiries into calendar and events, photography, art direction, advertising design, website, Facebook and editorial design contact both Jennifer FennerEJ Toudt, Erin Reed.

Creative Director: Jennifer Fenner
email: jennifer.fenner@pilotonline.com

Family: Husband, Bryan; son, Davis; daughter, Logan; and our 95-pound mutt, Vinny.
Hometown: Hampton
Last book I read: “The Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins, which was a nice change from my regular rotation of “Goodnight Moon” and “Five Little Monkeys.”
Greatest accomplishment: Being a mother. Hands down the best job in the world.
If I were a drink I’d be: An ice-cold beer, preferably a Brooklyn Summer Ale.
In another life: I would be insanely wealthy so I could spend my time traveling the world.
If I ever played hooky, I’d Spend the day at the beach.
Favorite color combination: Gray and yellow
Something I’d drive around the block to hear I have made an extra lap around the block (especially when my son is sleeping in the back seat) to hear the end of a friend’s good story.

Creative Director:  EJ Toudt
email: ej.toudt@pilotonline.com

Family: Girlfriend, two dogs, two cats
Hometown:
Glen Ellyn, Ill
Latest books I’ve read:
 Stephen King, On Writing and Guillermo Del Toro and Check Hogan’s The Fall
Greatest accomplishment:
Consistently playing good music in great bands for 20+ years.
Quote:
“Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it is we did wrong, but we think  you’re crazy for making us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out, is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basketcase, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club.” – The Breakfast Club.
In another life:
I’d start my own brewery, distillery or winery.
Someone whose work moves me:
The band “Shiner.”
Something I’d drive around the block to hear and have done just that:
Radiohead’s Ok Computer album.
Favorite color combination:
Blue and Orange (not necessarily in clothing)
If I were a drink I’d be:
Dark and Stormy.

Creative Director: Erin Reed
email: erin.reed@pilotonline.com

Family:  Husband, Rob; Daughter, Allie; Son, Cooper
Hometown:  Reston, VA
Last Book I Read:  Start With Why by Simon Sinek
Greatest Accomplishment:  my babies
Quote:  “Make it simple, but significant.” – Don Draper
In another life:  I’d live in Italy and be a pastry chef
Something I’d drive around the block to hear:  And So it Goes by Billy Joel
If I played hooky:  hot stone massage then rest of day at the beach
Color combo:  Black plus any jewel tone
If I were a drink:  Bellini (a little Italian, a little southern peach)

Copy Editor: Erica Smith

Family: Parents, two siblings.
Hometown:  None. I’m a military brat.
Last book I read: “The Stranger,” by Albert Camus (translation by Matthew Ward).
Greatest accomplishment: Helped my parents through Mom’s heart surgery.
Quote: I know noble accents/ And lucid, inescapable rhythms;/ But I know, too,/ That the blackbird is involved/ In what I know.
– Wallace Stevens.
Profile: Too big, or too high.
In another life: My teacher was from New Zealand, my classmates were Japanese, Swedish, Austrian, Pakistani, English, Polish, American and, I think, Egyptian.
A song that moves me: Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music.

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