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TEAM

Executive Management

 

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John E. Featherston, Founder, CEO & Publisher

John Featherston founded RISMedia in 1980. RISMedia, the leader in real estate information, services more than 250,000 of the residential real estate industry’s most productive and successful agents, brokers and related service professionals. RISMedia has been providing the industry with news, trends and business development strategies through its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine; its leading website, RISMedia.com; and its renowned networking and educational events. RISMedia’s private Power Broker events, including the CEO Exchange – held each September in New York City – and the Power Broker Forum, Reception and Dinner – held each year in conjunction with the REALTORS® Conference & Expo – are two of the most sought-after events for brokerage owners and other industry executives. RISMedia’s extensive library of customizable, licensed content, along with its other business-building services, has established the company as one of the strongest industry allies for residential real estate professionals and their consumers. Website content, mobile delivery systems, marketing, promotional capabilities, relationships and partnerships have helped make RISMedia a strong ally and partner of many leading brokerage firms and industry service providers. RISMedia is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.


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Darryl D. MacPherson, Executive Vice President

Darryl MacPherson is executive vice president of RISMedia.  Since 1980, RISMedia has been providing the US real estate industry with strategic, business-development information, real estate best practices, pertinent news, research, and market analysis on the trends and issues affecting residential real estate. Darryl is responsible for overall product development, sales, marketing and strategic initiatives of the organization. With more than 35 years of publishing experience, Darryl has managed and represented diversified travel, corporate relocation and mortgage banking service programs to the residential real estate and home services verticals.


Editorial, Production, Design & Web Technologies

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Maria Patterson, Executive Editor

As executive editor, Maria oversees all print and online trade and consumer content for RISMedia, including Real Estate magazine, the monthly Power Broker Report digital newsletter, RISMedia’s annual Power Broker Report & Survey, and a variety of special-interest publications, including research reports and industry white papers. A part of the RISMedia organization for more than 12 years, Maria is also integrally involved in the creation and planning of RISMedia events, including the annual Power Broker Forum, Reception & Dinner, and RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange. A graduate of New York University’s School of Journalism, Maria brings more than 25 years of writing and publishing experience to RISMedia. Contact Maria at (800) 724-6000 ext. 127 or maria@rismedia.com.


Beth McGuire

Beth McGuire, Online Managing Editor

As online managing editor, Beth McGuire oversees the editorial direction, content as well as the overall look and feel and functionality of RISMedia’s websites, including RISMedia.com, Pop-a-Note.com, RREIN.rismedia.com and REsource.rismedia.com. She also oversees the content and distribution of the company’s 10 daily and monthly online newsletters distributed to nearly 400,000 B2B and B2C subscribers. With RISMedia for 17 years, Beth also regularly contributes her range of editorial skills to all of RISMedia’s publications, industry reports and events. Beth graduated from the University of New Haven with a B.A. in Music and Sound Recording, with a focus on Publishing, and has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years. Please contact Beth for any online editorial requests, PR and e-News subscription matters at (800) 724-6000 ext. 123 or beth@rismedia.com.


Paige Tepping

Paige Tepping, Managing Editor

As Managing editor at RISMedia, Paige Tepping contributes to both the writing and editing for Real Estate Magazine. She is also responsible for compiling, formatting, and editing content for the Daily e-News online newsletter, distributed to over 500,000 subscribers, as well as RISMedia’s Web site, rismedia.com, and RISMedia’s consumer newsfeeds.

Contact Paige Tepping at (800)724-6000 ext. 131 or by e-mail, paige@rismedia.com.

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Zoe Eisenberg, Senior Content Editor, RISMedia.com and Real Estate magazine

As senior news editor, Zoe compiles, formats and edits RISMedia’s daily e-News online newsletters and consumer news feeds, which go out to over 400,000 subscribers. Zoe also writes for Real Estate magazine, RISMedia.com, Housecall, and contributes to the editorial process of all three platforms. In addition to her editorial duties, Zoe helps manage RISMedia’s social media. Contact Zoe at 203 855 1234 extension 142, or email her at Zoe@rismedia.com.

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Suzanne De Vita, Online News Editor

As online news editor, Suzanne compiles RISMedia’s Daily e-News and Content Solutions newsletters, as well as contributes to RISMedia’s blog, Housecall, and manages RISMedia’s social media pages. To connect with Suzanne, call (800) 724-6000 ext. 141 or email sdevita@rismedia.com.

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Liz Dominguez, Associate Content Editor

As associate content editor, Liz writes for Real Estate magazine and RISMedia.com, focusing on original news reporting. In addition, Liz assists in the editorial process, contributes to RISMedia’s blog and helps manage RISMedia’s Twitter account. You can contact Liz at (800) 724-6000 ext. 146 or by email at LDominguez@rismedia.com.   Jamoweb

Jameson Doris, Blog & Social Media Editor

Jameson Doris is RISMedia’s blog/social media editor, managing the company’s Housecall blog. Prior to joining RIS, he was editorial assistant at Folio: magazine. He’s an alumni of the University of Connecticut where he majored in English Literature.

 


Kelli Cahill McKenna

Kelli McKenna, Art Director

As art director, Kelli McKenna oversees all print and online creative initiatives at RISMedia. Kelli joined RISMedia in 2003, and has been designing for Real Estate magazine, RISMedia.com, RISMedia’s ACE, as well as the full scope of promotional materials for RISMedia. Kelli graduated from Rhode Island College with a B.A. in Graphic and Public and Professional Communication. To connect with Kelli, call (800) 724-6000 ext. 125 or kelli@rismedia.com.

Susanne Dwyer

Susanne Dwyer, Production Manager

As production manager, Susanne Dwyer is responsible for ensuring both the digital soundness and correct placement of ads in Real Estate magazine. She also executes the digital processing of magazine files for print and online. In addition to her work on the magazine, she assists the Online Team by uploading RISMedia’s Daily eNews each day. Susanne has been with RISMedia for over 13 years. Please contact her if you need assistance with creating digital files for placement in the magazine or for information pertaining to ad specs and deadlines.

She can be reached at (800) 724-6000 ext. 128 or susanned@rismedia.com.

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Christy LaSalle, Senior Designer

As senior designer, Christy LaSalle is responsible for the print and digital design of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine and custom covers. Christy also designs RISMedia industry white papers, RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report, broker custom covers and infographics. Christy has been designing for over 17 years at RISMedia. To connect with Christy, please call (800) 724-6000 ext. 126 or Christy@rismedia.com.


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Kevin Kirwan, Senior Web Designer

Kevin Kirwan is RISMedia’s Senior Web Designer. With nearly 20 years experience in website, mobile app, content management system and interactive user-interface design, Kevin specializes in the use of Adobe Software, standards-based HTML and CSS creating SEO friendly websites and interactive campaigns. Kevin has been with RISMedia since 2011.


Sales and Account Management

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Anne Kraft, Senior Vice President, Sales

Anne Kraft joined RISMedia in 2009, bringing with her over 10 years’ experience in the real estate industry in providing marketing and technology solutions to agents and brokers throughout the United States. As Senior Vice President of Sales, Anne was brought on board to help grow the RISMedia Top 5 in Real Estate Network, RREIN Broker Network, and has transitioned to also work with RISMedia’s corporate marketing partners, providing content and engagement solutions. Anne earned a B.S in Communications from LaSalle University. Contact Anne at akraft@rismedia.com.

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Kara Stripay, Senior Vice President, Sales

With more than 12 years of experience in advertising sales at RISMedia, Kara Stripay is a National Account Manager for more than 30 executive clients advertising in Real Estate magazine, RISMedia’s Daily e-News and the company’s national corporate events and sponsorships. Her industry-leading clientele spans several sectors within the real estate industry including coaching, technology, direct mail marketing and large national brokerage firms. In her role, Kara has been breaking new advertising ground with her involvement in the development of a customized digital magazine, which RISMedia distributes as a co-branded product to over 10,000 members of a nationally recognized coaching firm. Kara received her B.S. in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Connecticut. Contact Kara at (800)724-6000 ext 130 or kara@rismedia.com.

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Paul Purvis, Senior Vice President, Sales

Paul brings over 30 years of sales and marketing experience to RISMedia.  Holding positions at both the corporate level as well as running his own business, he understands the challenges facing business owners in today’s marketplace.  His career has included positions working on sales strategy and marketing to a diverse audience, from C-level executives to owners of small businesses looking for insights to help increase sales. Paul is responsible for consulting with both key real estate companies and service providers to help them leverage RISMedia’s vast library of content as well as other marketing solutions to help grow their business in the residential real estate sector. Please reach Paul at (203) 523-3737 or ppurvis@rismedia.com.

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Brett Johnson, Director, Business Development

As Director of Business Development, Brett is responsible for representing all RISMedia products and services to C-Level brokerage executives and their respective top sales associates.  For more information about RISMedia’s integrated licensed-content and/or engagement solutions, please contact Brett at 203-523-3743 or bjohnson@rismedia.com.

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Andy MacPherson, Director, Business Development

Andy MacPherson joined RISMedia in 2016 as a Director of Business Development for the RISMedia ACE sales team. Andy will be completing his college education this year with a degree in Communications Studies from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.  Last year, Andy held an internship with Quicken Loans in Detroit, MI, which inspired him to pursue a career opportunity within the home services industry. In his free time, Andy is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Please contact Andy at 203-523-3739 or amacpherson@rismedia.com.


Information Technology

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Ed Kingston, Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Ed Kingston oversees the development and operation of RISMedia’s websites including RISMedia.com, Pop-a-Note.com, and RISMediaContentSolutions.com. He also oversees the deployment and day-to-day operations of the technology used by RISMedia’s employees. Ed has over 25 years of Information Technology experience which includes 15 years of website development and deployment experience in the publishing, government and recruiting industries. Ed hold a B.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Bridgeport and a M.B.A with a concentration in Data Base Systems from Indiana University.

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Peter Di Salvo, Director, Client Solutions

Peter joined RISMedia in 2011. His background roles include programmer analyst, web developer, e-commerce manager, and marketing, along with stints in sales and sales support have well prepared him for adventures with RISMedia. Contact Peter at 203-855-1234 ext. 122 or at pdisalvo@rismedia.com.

James Jones

James Jones, Information Technology Manager

James Jones joined RISMedia in mid 2007 as the company’s Manager of Information Technology. Jim’s background includes over 18 years of experience in the computer industry. Jim’s responsibilities include database administration and management, desktop support, and website support/maintenance.

For questions regarding RISMedia’s data management or other technology-related issues, please contact Jim at (800) 724-6000, ext. 129 or jim@rismedia.com.


RIS Consulting Group

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John Sculley, Vice President & Managing Director

At RIS Consulting Group since 1995, John Sculley designs and leads all RIS advisory, research and change management projects for corporate relocation programs and related services. He was formerly a vice president at a major relocation management company and at an international consulting firm, specializing in corporate location decisions and economic development.He was also executive director/CEO of a major Connecticut not-for-profit. He is the recipient of the Certified Relocation Professional designation (1990), the Meritorious Service Award (1997) and the President’s Award (2006) from the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council. He currently serves on the ERC’s national Task Force on Mobility Procurement and on the Board of Directors for the New England Relocation Association. A graduate of Bucknell University, John lives in New Milford, Connecticut. He and wife Mary have three daughters and a grandson. Contact John Sculley at (800) 724-6000 ext. 145 or johnsculley@rismedia.com.

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Peg Guinta, CRP, Projects Director

Peg Guinta is involved in the RISCG broad range of independent relocation consulting services for corporate clients and relocation service companies. Projects include market research and reporting; service satisfaction program management; relocation program analysis and design and policy writing. Peg joined RISCG in 1996 as a manager after 15+ years in various relocation management mortgage service positions. She is a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), a Global Mobility Specialist (GMS), a member of the Employee Relocation Council (ERC) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Contact Peg Guinta at (800) 724-6000 ext. 148 or peg@rismedia.com.

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