Law Street Media Names CFO, Senior Advisors To Support Rapid Growth


Law Street Media, LLC
Christie Jenkins

WASHINGTON D.C. & NEW YORK, October 20, 2016 – Law Street Media, the leading law and policy site for Millennials, today named a Chief Financial Officer and four Senior Advisors to its growing executive team. The senior executives come from established media companies including Clear Channel, the Economist Group, LexisNexis, and Gartner. The appointments were announced by Law Street’s Founder and CEO John A. Jenkins, and are effective immediately. The additions to the executive team will position Law Street, which serves millions of visitors, for future expansion into other niches of interest to the Millennial audience.

Denny Klause, Chief Financial Officer, joins Law Street from LexisNexis, where he was Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. He holds an MBA from Hamline University and a BS in Finance from the University of Minnesota, and brings to Law Street notable skills and expertise in finance, integrating acquisitions, and operations. He will be responsible, among other things, for Law Street’s future financial strategy, partnership contracts, and internal operations. He reports to the CEO.

Law Street also named the following Senior Advisors to its executive team:

Beth Bronder will lead sales efforts in the advocacy market and set strategy for the Millennial Audience Alliance, a unique audience-targeting platform created by Law Street in collaboration with Inflection Point Media, a Condé Nast company. Beth has spent her career with Washington’s premier thought-leader media organizations, including the Economist Group and Bloomberg. Most recently she was SVP and Publisher at CQ Roll Call, an Economist Group company. Her expertise includes executive leadership, team building, strategic planning, content-marketing, digital product development, and social media strategy.

Beverly Parker has broad-ranging leadership and general management experience in multi-billion-dollar enterprises, start-ups, and turnarounds. She previously was a partner at investment and advisory services firm Voyant Partners; SVP of Global Sales and Customer Support for; Co-Founder and SVP of Qbase; SVP, Sales and Government at LexisNexis; and Chief Marketing Officer/SVP of Gartner, Inc. Beverly also serves as Vice Chair of Weather Analytics, a venture-funded global database for predictive weather modeling.

Ralph Munsen most recently served as Managing Partner and Global Head of Development at Group M, the media-buying unit of advertising giant WPP. He was previously SVP/CIO at Hachette Book Group, where he oversaw efforts to embed IT across business units. In 2008, as VP Technology at iHeartMedia (Clear Channel), he created the free streaming radio app known as iHeartRadio. The app quickly became one of the most popular of all time, logging more than 900 million downloads to date.

Lee Wallace, a member of Law Street’s financial team, has over three decades of experience in corporate financial management, including working as an executive alongside Jenkins and Bronder at CQ. An MBA graduate of the University of Richmond’s Robin School of Business, Lee has also held senior management roles at Philip Morris and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Law Street is a free web-based media platform covering law and public policy. It was founded as a way to provide a single essential resource to law students and young professionals in the rapidly-evolving legal industry. With millions of visitors and its unique focus on the information needs of engaged Millennials, Law Street has brought aboard numerous investors from the publishing industry with the intention of expanding into other niche markets. Law Street’s Chairman, Ken Michaels, is the CEO of Macmillan Learning. Read the press release about Law Street’s launch here, and see the Publishers Weekly story about the company here. Law Street’s Founder and CEO is journalist and author John A. Jenkins, formerly President and Publisher of CQ Press. Read more about John and the rest of the Law Street team here.

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