President & CEO
Bill Carter took leadership of ALM as president and chief executive officer on March 5, 2012. Mr. Carter joined ALM from Thomson Reuters, where he was senior vice president of the Small Law Business Unit since 2010 and led its successful reorganization and growth. An accomplished expert in the digital and legal services industry, he has also driven significant value creation as a senior executive at LexisNexis, Epiq Systems, Gerson Lehrman Group and GES Exposition Services. In 2013, Bill was honored as a C-Level Visionary with a Folio: 100 Award. Prior to his work in the legal and information services industries, he was a consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Carter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science at Tulane University, a master’s degree in computer science from Georgia Tech and a master’s degree in business administration,with honors, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
President, Legal Media Division
Kevin Michielsen joined ALM in October 2011. Previously, he served as vice president of strategy and business development at Visant, overseeing a collection of private-equity owned businesses on behalf of investors KKR and CSFB. Mr. Michielsen spent five years at LexisNexis (LN) including several as vice president, strategy and operations for LN's U.S. Legal Markets group. Prior to that he held a variety of strategy and operations roles within the software industry, and spent several years as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. Mr. Michielsen graduated from Bentley College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy and received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
President, ALM Intelligence and Chief Digital Officer
Jeffrey Litvack joined ALM in September 2012. Prior to joining ALM, he held a variety of leadership positions at The Associated Press including, COO of iCircular, general manager of Global Products and general manager of Mobile and Emerging Products. In these roles Mr. Litvack was responsible for launching numerous ground-breaking digital businesses including AP Mobile, the award-winning 2010 AP World Cup app, AP News for the iPad and SmartTV apps. Previously, he held a variety of strategy and operation roles at traditional and new media companies, and spent several years as an engagement manager at Mitchell Madison Group. Mr. Litvack was recognized as Director-Level Doer with a Folio: 100 award in 2013, was the recipient of the IAB Service Excellence Award in 2010, and was awarded the AP Chairman Prize. He is the lead author of USPTO Provisional Patent 61/342365 – Online Shopping Circular, and has published several articles on digital advertising and business models.
Mr. Litvack graduated from the Wharton School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and received a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.
Chief Content & Product Officer
In this leadership position, Miller is tasked with building out a transformative product and content strategy, as well as assess potential acquisition targets which can accelerate ALM's speed to market. Since joining ALM in July 2012 as Publisher, Miller has led The Recorder staff through a major transformation, engaging with a new audience while driving growth from innovative new events and products; and in July 2014 because Publisher of Law.com as well.
Miller joined ALM from LexisNexis where she spent 15 years in various functions including marketing, market planning and product planning. In 2008, she built an innovative process at Lexis that informed the creation of an innovative pipeline and the release of several new products, including Lexis for Microsoft Office and LexisAdvance. One of the innovations led to a visual representation of connections between data, which earned Miller a patent in 2010. Prior to Lexis, Miller practiced law in Cincinnati (Frost Brown & Todd, formerly Frost & Jacobs) and was a reporter at the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Miller received her BA in Political Science with a minor in Journalism, as well as her JD, from the University of Cincinnati.
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Lenny Izzo joined ALM in May 2012. Prior to joining ALM, he was Vice President of Marketing at Thomson Reuters focused on the small law business unit. Additionally, he has held a variety of leadership roles at LexisNexis, including serving as Vice President & Managing Director of the small law firm Eastern U.S. division. Mr. Izzo has additional experience in the event industry, where he served as Senior Vice President & General Manager for GES Exposition Services, leading their Western U.S. division. Prior to his work in the information services and events industries, Mr. Izzo was a Captain in the U.S. Army, where he led peacekeeping missions in Bosnia and the Middle East.
He holds an MBA from Georgetown University, and Bachelors of Arts from the University of Virginia.
Vice President & Editor in Chief
David Brown has been vice president and editor in chief since April 2013 and oversees ALM’s national editorial organization. Brown joined ALM in 1999 and has worked in a variety of senior editing roles at the company’s regional and national news publications. In 2007, he became editor in chief of Legal Times, and later served as editor and publisher. Following the merger of Legal Times and The National Law Journal in 2009, he served as editor in chief of the combined publication. In 2012, he was named vice president and executive editor, running the day-to-day editorial operations of the company’s national publications, including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, law.com and The National Law Journal. Prior to ALM, Brown was an editor and reporter at The Contra Costa Times and at Gavilan Newspapers, both in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A native of Springfield, Ill., Brown holds a masters degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield and is a graduate of Illinois State University.
Vice President, Real Estate
Desiato has served as the head of ALM's Real Estate Media (REM) division since 2006. He played a key role in the launch of GlobeSt.com, the RealShare Conference Series and REM's regional magazines. Leveraging his 35 years of industry experience and expertise in content strategy and product development, Desiato recently orchestrated the revitalization of GlobeSt.com and launched a new thought leadership platform accelerating REM's digital revenue growth. Desiato, former president and chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, also hosts "Inside the Real Estate Mind," a signature presentation of the RealShare Conferences. Previously, he served as editorial director, group managing director and editor-in-chief of REM.
He received his BS in Journalism from Ohio University.
Vice President, Human Resources
Felicia White is vice president, human resources and has been responsible for leading ALM's human resources function since she joined the company in 2004. Prior to ALM Ms. White worked at Viacom where she was director of human resources. Before Viacom Ms. White held a variety of senior level human resources positions at American Express and Universal Music Group. Felicia graduated from University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.