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HUNTINGTON, Indiana, August 16, 2016 -- Our Sunday Visitor has expanded the leadership team to serve the changing needs of Catholics and Catholic organizations.
Greg Willits was named Editorial Director as of June 22, 2016. As Editorial Director, Greg oversees the quality, design and reach of OSV's published content.
Greg was most recently the Executive Director for the Archdiocese of Denver's Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries. Prior to that, Greg hosted a daily three-hour radio talk show on SiriusXM's The Catholic Channel called the "Catholics Next Door" with his wife Jennifer.
He is one of the earliest adopters and most dedicated proponents of new media for Catholic evangelization in the US through his involvement with SQPN (Star Quest Production Network) and the Catholic New Media Conference. He is also a founder of the Rosary Army apostolate. Greg authored two published books (The New Evangelization and You: Be Not Afraid, and The Catholics Next Door: Adventures in Imperfect Living).
Greg also spent over 10 years in the IT industry managing and developing landmark systems for IBM, Lotus, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Harland Clarke, and other major corporations.
Scot Landry joined OSV as Chief Mission Officer on May 9, 2016, taking on responsibility for representing, executing and upholding the mission, identity and values of Our Sunday Visitor with ultimate responsibility for all publishing and editorial initiatives.
Scot has served in leadership for Catholic organizations for the past 10 years. His background includes operating the Good Catholic Leadership Group (a Catholic consulting and leadership coaching firm), serving as President and Executive Director of Catholic Voices USA, and before that serving as Cabinet Secretary for Institutional Advancement and then the Cabinet Secretary for Catholic Media in the Archdiocese of Boston. Scot is author of Transforming Parish Communications: Growing the Church through New Media.
Prior to his service to the Church, Landry worked in business leadership as Chief Operating Officer of two technology companies, as a business strategy consultant and in consumer packaged-goods brand management.
Joe Wikert started his role as President of Publishing on January 4, 2016. He focuses on transforming the format and distribution of published content to serve the needs of Catholics. Joe is an active blogger on Digital Content strategies, offering ideas and recommendations for the creation and distribution of rich content.
Before joining OSV he was director of strategy and business development at Olive Software, the leading digital reading platform for the most widely-read newspapers and periodicals in the U.S. Prior to Olive Software Joe was general manager, publisher, & chair of the Tools of Change (TOC) conference at O'Reilly Media, Inc. He managed each of the editorial groups at O'Reilly as well as the Microsoft Press team and the retail sales organization. Before joining O'Reilly, Joe was vice president and executive publisher at John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in their Professional and Trade division. During his tenure at Wiley he oversaw the acquisition of the WROX and Sybex publishing groups.
Kyle Hamilton was named Chief Executive Officer of Our Sunday Visitor in August of 2015. He has been with Our Sunday Visitor for 30 years, starting as an industrial engineer for Noll Printing Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of OSV. For the past 13 years, while serving as President and General Manager of the Offertory Solutions division, Kyle led the acquisition of six companies that significantly increased OSV's market reach with parish offering envelopes and fund raising services for parishes and dioceses. In addition, these investments diversified OSV with technology services for parishes and dioceses in the areas of Online Giving and Website and Mobile App content management platforms. During his tenure, the company has transformed many of its business processes and resource offerings which, combined with the acquired businesses, resulted in a significant business expansion with exceptional customer satisfaction and loyalty.
The OSV Senior Executive Leadership Team also includes:
Linda Teeters, Vice-President of Finance and Treasurer, 12 years at OSV
Terry Poplava, Executive Director of Marketing and Sales, 9 years at OSV
Tim Shoup, Executive Director of Manufacturing, 13 years at OSV
Frank Thomas, Executive Director of Information Technology, 3 years at OSV
Tina Burnau, Director of Customer Satisfaction, 19 years at OSV
Cheryl Moore, Director of Human Resources, 4 years at OSV
ABOUT OUR SUNDAY VISITOR
The world's largest English-language Catholic publisher and provider of services, Our Sunday Visitor serves millions of Catholics and Catholic organizations globally through publishing, offertory and communication services. Established in 1912, Our Sunday Visitor publishes OSV Newsweekly, a wide range of books, and Catholic curriculum, develops digital offerings such as websites, web-based giving and digital apps, and provides complete communication, stewardship and offertory programs.
Our Sunday Visitor is a not-for profit organization. A portion of net earnings from resources are returned back to the Catholic Community through grants for catechesis, vocations, evangelization and to advance the culture of Catholic life. For more information, visit www.osv.com.