Alisha Owens named V.P. and Chief Revenue Officer of NOLA Media Group
Alisha Owens, a media executive with 26 years of experience, has been named Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of NOLA Media Group, publisher of The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com.
As CRO, Owens will lead a multiplatform advertising sales department that is responsible for building advertising, marketing sponsorship and market services revenue for NOLA Media Group’s expanding local media brands: The Times-Picayune, NOLA.com, MardiGras.com, Where NOLA Eats, NOLA Mundo, One Tammany and Dunc & Holder: Smart Sports Talk for Serious FansÔ. She will also serve on the NOLA Media Group executive team, developing the broader revenue growth and new products agenda for the business.
“Under Alisha’s leadership, our revenue team will employ the latest and most-forward thinking strategies to help our clients reach their business goals,” said Tim Williamson, president of NOLA Media Group.
Owens most recently served as vice president of advertising and marketing for the Arizona Daily Star; prior to that, she served as director of advertising for two media companies, The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. and The Press of Atlantic City in N.J.
Owens received her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Stockton University in Galloway, N.J. in 1999. In Charleston, she was a member of the Executive Association of Greater Charleston and Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Charleston Class of 2015. To New Orleans, she brings a lifelong commitment to community involvement, including recovery work as a Red Cross board member after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
“I am incredibly honored to join such a progressive company, one that’s helping chart a new course for local media in the 21st century. I will be laser-focused on leveraging the vast resources of this company to help local businesses grow,” said Owens.
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune are part of NOLA Media Group, the largest media company in Louisiana. The 180-year tradition of journalistic excellence of The Times-Picayune and the up-to-the-minute information of NOLA.com reaches an audience of 7 million unique readers each month via a variety of innovate platforms.
NOLA Media Group is part of Advance Local, one of the nation’s largest media companies, that operates and invests in a broad range of media, communications and technology businesses globally. The operating businesses of Advance include Conde Nast, American City Business Journals, 1010data and POP. Advance is also a shareholder in Charter Communications, Discovery Communications and Reddit.