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Talented, experienced and always looking forward, our leadership team is a mix of deep industry experience, creativity and results-driven professionals with a devotion to leading in data, content management and digital engagement.

Tony Mancini
Group Director | Principal, SGC Horizon Building Group

Tony is an enthusiastic, innovative industry leader. His 30 year career has spanned senior leadership roles in leading national publishers including Reed Construction Media and McGraw-Hill Companies. In addition to his role as Chief Client Officer at Nimble Thinkers, he is also currently Principal Group Director of SGC Horizon a leading publisher in the building and design space. Tony works with clients across the building industry to pioneer new ideas that drive brand and product awareness. He is committed to exploring customized, impactful campaigns that work in today’s market.

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Rick Blesi
Vice President | Publisher, Construction Equipment

Rick Blesi has been with Construction Equipment magazine for 28 years and served as its publisher for 18 years. He serves on the AEMP Board of Directors.

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Denise Dersin
Editorial Director | Professional Builder, Custom Builder, Products, SGC Horizon Building Group
Denise is the editorial director of SGC Horizon’s Professional Builder, Custom Builder, and PRODUCTS magazines, websites, and events. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 30 years, she previously served as editor-in-chief of Builder magazine and editor of Time-Life Books. During her tenure at Time-Life, Dersin edited, wrote, or researched more than 50 volumes. She has received multiple Jesse H. Neal, Azbee, and Folio awards as well the inaugural Connectiv Marianne Dekker Mattera Mentor Award and a Folio: 100 Award for Innovation in Media.

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Dave Barista
Editorial Director | Building Design + Construction, SGC Horizon Building Group

David has covered the U.S. construction industry for more than 18 years, including multiple editorial roles at Building Design+Construction and Professional Builder. During his tenure at BD+C, David has led the development and planning of two national events; launched several award-winning editorial programs; created the publication’s Daily 5 e-newsletter; and established content partnerships with more than 35 leading AEC firms. He enjoys writing about technology and innovation in the design and construction fields. He is a six-time Jesse H. Neal Award winner, and a seven-time finalist. He’s also won numerous editorial awards from the Construction Media Alliance and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

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Erika Taylor
Director of Content | ProRemodeler, SGC Horizon Building Group

Erika believes that the cornerstone of a great media brand lies in its ability to form community. To that end, she's passionate about bringing together the brightest minds in remodeling, engaging them as writers, speakers, and influencers for ProRemodeler's audience. Prior to her tenure with SGC Horizon, Erika served for 14 years as editorial director for Hanley Wood's pool group. She's also been a contributor for the Los Angeles Times, and a field manager for RAND, a world renowned think tank. 

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Rod Sutton
Editorial Director | Construction Equipment

Sutton has been a business journalist for 33 years. He is responsible for editorial strategy and execution for Construction Equipment and ConstructionEquipment.com.

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Stephanie Miller
Chief Marketing Officer, SGC Horizon Building Group

Stephanie is a high-energy dynamic leader adept at today’s complex marketing world. In her 20 years of experience, she has held leadership positions at some of the world’s leading brands, including Target Corporation, Estee Lauder and Andersen Corporation. She is driven by a balance of creativity and analytics and believes the best marketing is customer centric and data-driven. Over the years she has pioneered innovative brand launches, integrated content campaigns and digital and social marketing. She loves inspiring marketing teams to think about what’s next and challenging the status quo.

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Bill Black
Sales Manager | Strategic Accounts Advisor, SGC Horizon Building Group

Bill has more than 20 years' experience in media including market leaders such as Cahners, Reed Business Information and Scranton Gillette Communications.  In his role as Sales Manager, Bill leads a team of Media Advisors for the Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Custom Builder and PRODUCTS brands.  As Advisor - Strategic Accounts, Bill works with building product manufacturers and service companies providing marketing strategy and implementation tactics across a wide variety of medium.  Bill has a proven record of producing top sales territories.  A former Division I student-athlete, Bill is competitive, passionate and trusted.  

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Adam Grubb
Director of Digital Business Development, SGC Horizon Building Group

Adam has been in the home building industry for nearly 15 years, including new homes sales and media/publishing. Starting as a territory sales rep, Adam quickly climbed to director of digital and sales and has been instrumental in new products and platforms for advertisers over the years. His passion for digital and video production has led to multiple awards and industry-leading platforms for our manufacturing partners. He was most recently awarded one of the Top 100 most influential people in media from FOLIO magazine. 

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Judy Brociek
Director of Events, SGC Horizon Building Group

Judy has been actively involved in the residential construction field since 1982, when she joined Professional Builder Magazine. She is an expert in event planning, custom publishing, and conference programs in the residential and commercial construction industries. She has had a key role in the execution of Professional Builder’s Show Village, The New American Home, and The New American Remodeled Home at the annual International Builders Show. Judy has been with SGC Horizon since 2010.

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