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Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

Vice President of Sales & Marketing, The Gazette Company, USA

Chris Edwards joined The Gazette Company in May of 2009.  He oversees the sales and marketing effort for all products at The Gazette Company, including The Gazette, KCRG-TV9 and all digital properties; including the Fusionfarm digital agency group.

Prior to joining The Gazette Company, Mr. Edwards was Vice President of Sales & Marketing at the AdTrack Corporation from 2006 to 2009, which served Fortune 1000 manufacturers around the world providing marketing analytics and lead management services to companies including Motorola, John Deere and Bobcat.  From 2004 to 2006 he worked in a small start-up environment with wireless internet service provider Dynamic Broadband as Director of Sales & Marketing.  Chris has extensive experience in the technology and communication fields serving in numerous sales and sales management roles in publicly traded, high growth companies such as Nextel Partners (now Sprint) and McLeodUSA (now Windstream).  

Mr. Edwards is a graduate of Drake University with a degree in broadcast journalism.  He is the president of Metro Iowa Plus, a consortium of the 8 largest newspapers in Iowa, and is president of the Eastern Iowa DMA group.  He also serves on the board of directors of the Young Parents Network, an organization helping teen parents, as well as volunteering at several different area civic organizations.

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