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.
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Michielsen has served as senior vice president since 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.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Eric Lundberg has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2008, and was appointed as a member of ALM's board of directors in 2009. He joined ALM from Penton Media, Inc. where he served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer for the company. Previously, Mr. Lundberg was vice president and chief financial officer of ALM from 2003 to 2007, and vice president, finance from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Lundberg was publisher of ALM's Texas Lawyer division from 2000 to 2001. He joined ALM in 1995 and has held a variety of financial positions with the company, including corporate controller and director of financial planning. He began his career with First Fidelity Bank and Price Waterhouse. Mr. Lundberg graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
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.
Senior Vice President, Sales
Kevin Vermeulen, senior vice president, conferences and trade shows, had headed ALM's events group since 2007. Mr. Vermeulen had previously served as vice president/group publisher of ALM since 1998, overseeing advertising, circulation, production and business affairs for national magazines. Prior to this, Mr. Vermeulen served as vice president of sales for the National Law Publishing Company, one of ALM's predecessor companies, and held senior-level management positions with the company's publications including The National Law Journal and the New York Law Journal. Before joining NLP in 1992, Mr. Vermeulen was a regional sales manager for Miller Freeman and Gordon Publications.Mr. Vermeulen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brockport State University in New York.
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.
Senior Vice President & Editor in Chief
Aric Press became vice president, editor in chief of ALM in November 2010. Before that he served as editor in chief of The American Lawyer since 1998. Press joined ALM from Newsweek where he had been a writer and senior editor for 19 years. In his new role, Press serves as ALM’s senior editorial officer. During his tenure at The American Lawyer, the magazine increased its frequency, broadened its reach, and developed a digital platform. The magazine also expanded its signature surveys to include a report on the finances of the Am Law Second Hundred and the Global 100, started a Diversity Scorecard, and created an influential A-List issue, which is credited with helping to encourage an increase in big firm pro bono activity.
A native of Cleveland, Press is a graduate of Cornell University and New York University Law School.
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
Michael Desiato is currently the head of ALM's Real Estate Media (REM) division. Previously, Mr. Desiato served as editorial director, group managing director and editor-in-chief of Real Estate Media. Mr. Desiato joined REM as an assistant editor for Real Estate Forum magazine and was named associate publisher three years later. He later became editor-in-chief of the magazine and played a key role in the launch of GlobeSt.com, the RealShare Conference Series and REM's regional magazines. Mr. Desiato is a former president and chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Editors and a member of BOMA International's Education Advisory Council.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University.
Elisa Miller joined ALM as deputy general counsel in July of 2012 from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, where she represented a wide range of media companies -- including newspaper, book, magazine, and digital publishers as well as television and film producers and networks -- in first amendment, intellectual property, and general commercial litigation. Previously, she practiced commercial and securities litigation at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Elisa graduated from Duke University and received her J.D. from New York University School of Law.