Staff

The LMA team is passionate and experienced in all areas of the local media ecosystem including: newspapers, TV stations, digital, radio, startups, consulting, research & development and more. Most of the staff has spent significant time working in the industry before joining the LMA team. Call on any of us, anytime, for any reason. We’re here to help!

Nancy is the dynamic leader of Local Media Association. In her role, she focuses on the organization’s mission: to help local media companies discover new and sustainable business models.

She is the author of more than a dozen industry reports on a wide variety of topics. Her disruption in local media blog has had more than 50,000 views since launching nearly 3 years ago. She is a sought-after speaker at a wide mix of media events. Over the past year she conducted sessions at the National Association of Broadcaster’s Digital Future Exchange, Borrell’s Local Online Advertising Conference, BIA/Kelsey’s ENGAGE program, WAN-IFRA’s World NewsMedia Congress/Cartagena, The Roundtable/Leap Media and Association National de la Presse/Chile. In 2017 she hosted a track dedicated to Facebook at Borrell’s LOAC17.

Nancy created the Innovation Mission in 2008 and has led eight tours since then. To date, the IM has visited with more than 110 of the most disruptive and innovative companies in the world.

Nancy spent 13 years in the newspaper industry as publisher and advertising director in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Missouri before taking over LMA in 2000. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Villanova University and is the president-elect of the Villanova Alumni Association.

Nancy Lane

PRESIDENT (312) 631-3270 nancy.lane@localmedia.org

Jed Williams

CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER (919) 265-8899 jed.williams@localmedia.org

Jed is the Chief Innovation Officer at the Local Media Association, where he leads industrywide digital revenue and business transformation initiatives for newspapers, radio and TV broadcasters, digital publishers, and R&D partners. These programs include Innovation Missions, Chief Digital Club executive networking groups, digital boot camps, and LMA’s consulting practice focused on disruptive innovation.

Previously, Jed was Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Vendasta, where he managed partnerships with leading media companies and drove the company’s go-to-market strategy. He also spearheaded the development and launch of the Vendasta Marketplace, which connects channel partners to best-of-breed solutions.

Jed has also held positions as Vice President of Strategic Consulting at BIA/Kelsey and Director of Business Development at Main Street Hub. He has led strategic consulting projects for AT&T, Google, NBC, Time-Warner Cable and Yahoo!.

A veteran of the local media space, Jed is adept at analyzing and forecasting digital trends, and empowering partners to generate new revenue. His insights have been cited by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomberg, FOX Business, and the BBC, among others. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and corporate meetings. He has written extensively on creative destruction and disruptive media. His work has been published and taught by the Columbia Journalism School and the Yale School of Management

Jed received his master’s in media business from the School of Media and Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was named the Outstanding M.A. Graduate by the school.

Jed Williams

CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER (919) 265-8899 jed.williams@localmedia.org

Lindsey Leisher Estes

DIRECTOR OF MEETINGS & MEMBER SERVICES (410) 838-3018 lindsey.estes@localmedia.org

Lindsey Estes has a strong background in marketing and social media and spent five years working for the Newspaper Association of America. While at NAA, she specialized in helping smaller-market publishers and organizing the annual mediaXchange conference. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia Tech.

Lindsey Leisher Estes

DIRECTOR OF MEETINGS & MEMBER SERVICES (410) 838-3018 lindsey.estes@localmedia.org

Jack Zavoral

DIRECTOR OF MEMBER DEVELOPMENT (608) 347-7565 jack.zavoral@localmedia.org

Jack Zavoral is a digital sales and marketing professional who has worked in dozens of markets with hundreds of merchants on their digital marketing strategy. He led the digital sales teams at the local broadcast and newspaper properties owned by Quincy Broadcasting, and also led the digital sales team at MyWeather, LLC. He is a regular speaker at digital marketing seminars focused on integrating digital with traditional media.

His earlier experience in brand management with packaged goods companies Birds Eye foods and Rayovac batteries put him on both sides of the advertising transaction table. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Marketing. He has been certified by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) in  Advanced Digital Media Sales and the LMA’s Advanced Digital Sales course. Jack and his wife Tina are longtime residents of the Madison, WI area. Together they have four adult children. Jack enjoys fishing, hunting and all things in the outdoors.

Jack Zavoral

DIRECTOR OF MEMBER DEVELOPMENT (608) 347-7565 jack.zavoral@localmedia.org

Janice Norman

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE DIRECTOR (231) 839-8651 janice.norman@localmedia.org

Janice has been LMA’s Accounting & Finance Director since September 2001. Her previous accounting positions included, Accounting Supervisor, Senior Accountant, and Budget Analyst. She has experience in banking, legal, travel, property management, and transportation industries.

Janice received a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an Accounting and Finance Specialty from Lawrence Technological University.

She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her new grandson, the outdoors, gardening and the lakes of Northern Michigan.  Janice has also volunteered her accounting services to various organizations through the years.

Janice Norman

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE DIRECTOR (231) 839-8651 janice.norman@localmedia.org