President, Local Media Association, USA
Nancy Lane is the dynamic leader of the Local Media Association, an organization that represents nearly 3,000 newspapers and hundreds of broadcast companies, directory publishers, pure plays and R&D partners. LMA is intensely focused on helping local media companies discover new and sustainable business models. The association conducts extensive training, mainly on the digital side, in areas such as analytics, Google AdWords, social selling, sales certification (basic and digital) and much more. Thousands of media executives have participated in the training programs offered by LMA over the past two years.
Lane leads an annual Innovation Mission every year and travels with senior level executives to visit with the world's most disruptive technology and media companies including Buzzfeed, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay, PayPal, Schibsted, Deseret Digital, Russmedia, Axel Springer, The Hearst Corporation, The McClatchy Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many others.
Lane has served as president since October 2000 and prior to that she held publisher and senior level positions with daily and weekly newspapers in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University and also serves on the VU Alumni Association Board of Directors.