Meet the 2017 Conference Speakers
The Open Mike Publishers session will kick off the CPF conference at 2:00 p.m. Friday, moderated by CPF board member Justo Rey.

This is your opportunity to share ideas while learning how to add to your bottom line. Everyone attending can participate and share their knowledge with fellow publishers who have taken the time to travel to Stuart.

Rey is the president and CEO of The Flyer in Florida. He previously served as president of the Forum Publishing Group in Southeast Florida. He started his advertising career in sales with Dick Mandt at The Flyer in Miami.

He was appointed to the Community Papers of Florida board of directors in 2004 and has served as CPF's president, vice president and secretary. He currently serves as CPF's treasurer.

A native of Cuba, Rey moved to the United States when he was 14. He attended Barry University in Miami Shores.

Tim Bingaman, known as the "Man Behind the Numbers," is on the agenda to bring members up to date on CVC audits at 4:00 p.m. Friday.

In 1992, with 13 publications to audit, he started Circulation Verification Council (CVC). The company has grown over the past 25 years and audits now exceed over 50 million circulation. The company audits numerous free paper associations, including the Community Papers of Florida.

He has received numerous honors for his work with the free paper associations and his work with PaperChain. Awards include the Free Community Papers of New York Excellence Award, the Southeastern Advertising Publishers Association Herb Campbell Award, the Independent Free Papers of America Ben Hammack and Distinguished Service Awards and the Association of Free Community Papers Distinguished Service Award.

Bingaman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Missouri State University.

We have a familiar face to keynote our opening session on Saturday. Peter Lamb has worked for the free paper industry in Florida, the United States and around the world.He served on the Community Papers of Florida board of directors, and worked for a number of years as the association's consultant. In recent years he has traveled around the world consulting for numerous publications.

Lamb started his publishing career at The Flyer in Miami where he served as vice president of sales and marketing, vice president of marketing and telemarketing, and director of telemarketing. He later started his own firm, Lamb Consulting.He is a native of South Africa. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in business administration from Vanderbilt University, as well as a MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.His background includes a tour on the professional tennis circuit. He played worldwide, including at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, in Australia, Europe and Costa Rica. He represented South Africa in the Davis Cup against the United States.

In April of 1997 he was sworn in as a citizen of the United States.Because of his worldwide travels, his session at 9:30 a.m. is: "Best practices from around the world: Who is winning the revenue war, and why?"

Lamb will also moderate the roundtable classified section at 10:45 a.m. focusing on "The Nuts and Bolts of Selling Local Classifieds" and "What Ads Have the Potential to be Network Classifieds?"

Lisa Del Monte, vice president of sales at The Flyer in Miami, will be a part of Saturday's "Digital/Print Combinations Selling Well" session.

She started her advertising career as a display sales representative for The Flyer. She has held a number of positions within the organization including as an inside sales account executive, regional vice president and executive vice president working with outside sales representatives.

Past experience includes a number of positions at the Miami Herald including online sales manager and recruitment advertising manager. She also worked as a classified manager at the New Times, a south Florida alternative weekly.

Del Monte is a native of Cuba. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes Academy high school in Miami, and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Florida International University. She had a double major in finance and marketing.

In her spare time, she enjoys South Florida sunshine, all outdoor activities and especially the beach.


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