About BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is the
BridgeTower provides authoritative content within the legal, business, construction, legislative and home furnishings sectors through more than 40 print and digital brands across the U.S. The company’s portfolio comprises influential titles including Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, NJBIZ, Arizona Capitol Times, The Daily Record (MD) and Furniture Today. We also produce a number of must-attend events, including Best Places to Work dinners in several states, the SC Manufacturing Conference & Expo and the Furniture Today Leadership Conference.
BridgeTower is proud to host over 30 women-oriented events, seminars and publications that support and celebrate the achievements of women in business. We also host a number of events focused on diversity and inclusion, including the CDO Summit in Boston and Women of Color conferences in Boston and New York.
WHY BRIDGETOWER MEDIA
WHY BRIDGETOWER MEDIA
CEO AND PRESIDENT
Adam joined GateHouse Media in February 2016 to lead the company’s business-to-business media division. The group’s 44 print and digital publications, web sites and affiliated events cover the legal, financial, real estate and government affairs sectors in more than 20 different U.S. markets.
Prior to GateHouse, Adam launched and led Responsive Partners, a digital consultancy specializing in B2B sales, marketing, technology and content optimization.
Previously, Adam served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director at SourceMedia, where he ran the company’s professional services brands and its paid subscription business. Adam has also held executive positions at Thomson Financial and Venture Economics, and began his career as a reporter for Investment Dealers’ Digest.
Adam is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he earned a B.A.
Hal Cohen currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of BridgeTower Media, overseeing strategy and operations of all of the companies media assets. These include media brands in the business to business, legal, construction and government affairs sectors across 24 markets in the US.
Prior to joining BridgeTower Media, Cohen was Vice President/Group Publisher for ALM’s legal media division, overseeing all of their regional brands. He’s also held various leadership roles at ALM including Group Publisher for the New York and Pennsylvania Legal Groups, Publisher of the Pennsylvania Group, Director of Business Operations and Senior Financial Analyst. Cohen has also held senior finance roles at Scholastic and WeiserMazars.
Cohen earned a B.A. from Queens College and an M.B.A from NYU Stern School of Business.
Tom, the Chief Financial Officer of BridgeTower Media, oversees finance & accounting and partners with business unit leaders to drive earnings growth. In addition, Tom playsan integral role in leading M&A opportunities as we look towards acquisitions to grow the business. Prior to joining BridgeTower Media, Tom held the CFO position at G/O Media Inc., the media holding company that runs Gizmodo, Kotaku, The Onion, The Root and several other websites, at music platform company, Bandlab Technologies, and at ForbesMedia, the global media, branding and technology company. Tom is a graduate of Villanova University, where he earned a B.S. in Accountancy.
PRESIDENT, BEST COMPANIES GROUP
Peter started Best Companies Group in January, 2004. Best Companies Group currently manages over 60 “Best Places to Work” programs on regional, state-wide, national and international stages. Peter creates and executes the strategic plan for the company which includes creating new programs, developing partner relations, and overseeing the company’s research and list determination operations. Peter speaks and presents across the country and internationally using data collected from the over 5,000 organizations surveyed every year. Prior to starting Best Companies Group, Peter spent 7 years as the associate publisher for the Central Penn Business Journal in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In that role, he helped create one of the first state wide “Best Places to Work” programs in the country, which lead to the creation of Best Companies Group. Peter is a proud alum of Boston College where he received a degree in Business & Economics.
VP, HUMAN RESOURCES
Candice Hoppe currently serves as Vice President, Human Resources for BridgeTower Media. In this role, Candice is responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing the human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the company. Candice joined BridgeTower Media as the company’s first HR professional in 1999, where she built the HR function for the company from the ground up.
Prior to joining BridgeTower Media, Candice held HR leadership positions for both BANKO and Mid-America Festivals.
Candice earned a B.A. in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources Management from the University of St. Thomas.
DIRECTOR OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCT MARKETING
Jen serves as Director of Audience Development and Product Marketing for BridgeTower Media. In this role Jen oversees audience development, sales marketing, corporate branding, and plays a key role in new initiative development and implementation. She joined BridgeTower in 2015 as Circulation Marketing Director.
Prior to BridgeTower, Jen served in circulation and marketing management and leadership roles at MediAmerica, Primedia, Yankee Publishing, and Engaged Enthusiast Media. Jen is also an entrepreneur who has run her own coaching and consulting practice.
Jen holds a BA from Pomona College and an MSc from Bridgeport University, as well as a variety of professional certifications.
Vincent currently serves as Vice President of Events, overseeing strategy for over 200 events nationwide across all BridgeTower platforms.
Prior to joining BridgeTower Media, Vincent held various leadership roles at NJ.com, a division of Advance Digital. He helped usher in a digital transformation at the state’s largest media organization.
He also worked in partnership with Rutgers University to help grow events and programs during its expansion into the Big Ten Conference.
Vincent is an entrepreneur. He launched and operated several small businesses in the event and marketing verticals.
He began his career as a sports reporter for The Star-Ledger in Newark, NJ.
Vincent is a graduate of Rutgers University where he earned a B.A.
VP, CREATIVE SERVICES
Liz serves as Vice President of Creative Services for BridgeTower Media and as Group Publisher for Missouri Lawyers Media, Arizona News Service, and our Finance & Commerce brands in Minnesota.
She’s been with BridgeTower Media since 2011 when she joined as a publisher based in our Charlotte, NC office overseeing North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly and Mecklenburg Times.
Liz is a graduate from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Prior to joining BridgeTower, she held leadership positions at the Charlotte Observer, the Kansas City Star and the Lexington Herald-Leader.
She is based at our St. Louis office.
CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER
Josefina Bonilla is the President of Color Magazine, a premier, all-inclusive publication that highlights topics of interest revolving around professionals of color. Josefina is responsible for driving business, establishing strategic partnerships, cultivating community relations, and motivating her team to consistently deliver on business objectives and ROI. Josefina’s role requires her to oversee the launching and management of Color Magazine’s signature events such as the Men of Color Leadership Conference, the Women of Color Leadership and Empowerment Conference, and the All-Inclusive Awards. Josefina leads Color Magazine’s marketing campaigns and works with advertising and public relations agencies to create market penetration plans and metrics for multicultural markets.
In addition to her board participation for Eastern Bank and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, she is on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) and the Board of Overseers for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.