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Who We Are

Bill-King.jpgWilliam B. King | Chairman

Bill King is chairman of DirectorCorps, Inc., the publisher of Bank Director magazine.  He was chairman of Private Business, Inc. through its 1996 IPO, has served on the boards of both New York Stock Exchange (CUC International) and Nasdaq companies (Private Business Inc. and Harbinger Corporation), and until its acquisition by Yahoo in 2007, was chairman of Rivals.com.

Bill serves on a number of private company boards including 247Sports.com, Magellan Press and Journal Communications, and on non-profit boards including the Nashville Public Library Foundation and Pubic Radio Capital.

Bill is a graduate of Princeton University and the Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Joan-Susie-Bio.jpgJoan Susie | Chief Executive Officer 
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Joan Susie is the Chief Executive Officer of Bank Director.  As one of the founding members of the company, Joan helped start Bank Director, Corporate Board Member (which was sold to the NYSE in 2010) and Global Navigation, a peer to peer resource for board members of multinational companies.  Joan serves on private company and non-profit boards.  Joan is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Al_Dominick.pngAl Dominick | President 
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Al Dominick is the President of Bank Director, an information resource to officers and directors of financial institutions. He is responsible for the growth and profitability of the privately held firm, speaks on board-related issues at conferences and writes for BankDirector.com.  In his role, Al regularly meets with CEOs, Chairmen and members of the board, the men and women that run companies that provide services and support to these officers and directors, bank analysts, private equity executives and institutional investors.

Based in Washington D.C., Al is a 1999 graduate of Washington & Lee University where he was four-year letterman on the varsity baseball team and holds his master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business where he also served on the alumni board for several years.

Mika-Moser-Bio.jpgMika Moser | Senior Vice President 
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Mika Moser is the Senior Vice President for Bank Director.  With a dual background in marketing and technology, she develops and oversees the execution of Bank Director's integrated marketing strategy across multiple channels including email, web, social, search and mobile.

Prior to joining the company, Mika worked as an online marketing strategist for the Nashville-based technology firm, Bytes of Knowledge, establishing client relationships and managing the execution on a variety of website development projects.  Her 14 years of professional experience includes data marketing, brand development and project management for companies such as Board Member Inc. and Private Business Inc.

Mika is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.

jack-milligan-bio.jpgJack Milligan | Editor 
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Jack Milligan is the Editor of Bank Director magazine, a position to which he brings over 30 years of experience in financial journalism organizations.

Jack's professional background includes stints as editor in chief of U.S. Banker, a leading magazine covering the banking industry; editor in chief at SNL Financial, a research and publishing company specializing in financial services; and general editor at Institutional Investor, a prominent financial magazine.

Jack has written for a number of other publications including Bank DirectorABA Banking JournalAmerican BankerTime Digital (later renamed On magazine) and Newsweek International. He has also written extensively about corporate governance and is the author of "The Guidebook to Effective Bank Board Committees," published by America's Community Bankers, and has written several units in ACB's "Community Bank Directors Workshop" educational series.

Jack has a master's degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

laura-schield-bio.jpgLaura Schield | Vice President, Conferences 
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Laura Schield oversees the planning and production for all Bank Director conferences, events and roundtables.  Prior to Bank Director, she served as a project manager at Global Navigation, a consultancy focused on the needs and interests of members of the boards of companies with interests in the U.S. and China.  She spent 10 years at AIG/American General running the company's community relations before helping to launch GlobalNav.  Laura graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's in both Marketing/Sales Management and Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management.

kelsey-weaver-bio.jpgKelsey Weaver | Publisher
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Kelsey Weaver is Bank Director's Publisher and is located in Nashville, TN.  She is involved with a variety of Bank Director's business lines including the development of conference agendas and sponsorships, client relations on the East and West Coasts, sourcing content for BankDirector.com and overall company sales initiatives.  Kelsey also oversees Bank Director’s legal initiatives with a specialized focus on the general counsel audience.  Kelsey graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University with a bachelor's degree in Finance.

Michelle_King.jpgMichelle King | Director of Marketing
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As the Director of Marketing, Michelle King coordinates marketing activities for our events and conferences.  Behind the scenes, she leads the development and implementation of conference materials and coordinates pre- and post- conference activities.  On-site, she is one of our primary liaisons for conference attendees.  Former VP of marketing at Bank of America, Michelle has more than ten years of experience working within financial institutions.

Naomi_Snyder-Bio.jpgNaomi Snyder | Managing Editor
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Naomi Snyder is Managing Editor at Bank Director magazine, writing and editing magazine stories, supplements and content for the web site. Previously, she spent 13 years as a business reporter for newspapers in South Carolina, Texas and Tennessee.  Most recently, she was a reporter for The Tennessean, Nashville’s daily newspaper.  She also was a correspondent for USA Today. Naomi has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois.

Amanda LarkinAmanda Larkin | Director of Conferences
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Amanda Larkin is the Director of Conferences at Bank Director. She assists in the planning and production of all Bank Director conferences. On site, Amanda is a primary resource for meeting attendees and partners closely with our host hotels. Previously, she worked for 6 years in sales and convention services for Gaylord Hotels and Marriott. Amanda graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management.

emily-mccormick-bio.jpgEmily McCormick | Director of Research
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As Director of Research for Bank Director, Emily McCormick works closely with our partners to coordinate and execute joint research projects.  She oversees our public relations efforts, social media communications and regularly writes for BankDirector.com.  She started her career in the circulation department at the Knoxville News-Sentinel.  Emily graduated summa cum laude from The University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and International Business.

Ryan McDonaldRyan McDonald | Controller
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Ryan McDonald is the Controller of Bank Director. Prior to joining the team at Bank Director, Ryan worked in corporate accounting for several years and before that he worked for a local community bank for three years. He graduated from Belmont University where he received his bachelor’s in Business Administration and later received a master’s degree in Accountancy from Belmont.

Robert_sepia_sm.jpgRobert Phelps | Data Marketing Manager
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Robert Phelps is the Data Marketing Manager for Bank Director magazine. Robert is primarily responsible for managing our subscriber base, as well as reaching out to new readers.  He also contributes writing to both Bank Director magazine and BankDirector.com.  Prior to this role, Robert acted as the project manager of Bank Director, where he coordinated and executed joint research projects with our clients.  Robert studied marketing at the University of Antwerp and graduated cum laude from Rhodes College with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies.

Bell_Daniel.pngDaniel Bell | Digital Production Associate
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Daniel Bell is a Digital Production Associate for Bank Director.  In this role, he manages and updates web associated content including articles, white papers and research summary reports.  He also creates Bank Director’s weekly email marketing campaigns as well as organizing and updating event materials and presentations.  Daniel is a graduate from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and a graduate from Belmont University with a master’s degree in Music Business.

Taylor SpruellTaylor Spruell | Account Executive
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As an Account Executive, Taylor Spruell supports all sales initiatives and manages client relationships. He serves as the primary advertising contact for Bank Director magazine, working closely with the editorial and design team to maintain the production schedule. Prior to Bank Director, Taylor worked as an Executive Assistant for multiple CEOs and was a Graduate Assistant for an Associate Athletic Director in Belmont University’s Athletic Department. Taylor is a graduate of the University of Alabama and recently received his Masters of Sport Administration from Belmont University.

Kaitlyn GowdyKaitlyn Gowdy | Event Registration Coordinator
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Kaitlyn Gowdy is the Event Registration Coordinator at Bank Director. She is responsible for managing the registrations for events and conferences, as well as updating our subscriber base. Prior to Bank Director, Kaitlyn worked with Huntsville Hospital Foundation organizing fundraiser events and managing donor information in their database. Kaitlyn graduated from the University of North Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications.

Claire KennedyClaire Kennedy | Circulation Associate
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Claire Kennedy is a Circulation Associate for Bank Director magazine. Claire is primarily responsible for managing our subscriber database, processing billing and payments, coordinating reprints and reaching out to new readers. Prior to joining the team at Bank Director, she worked for more than two years as an in-home mental health counselor for at-risk youth and teens across Middle Tennessee.  Claire has also worked as a freelance web designer and assistant to fashion designer Billy Reid.  Claire studied graphic design at O'More College of Design and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in English Literature.