Leadership

Wick Allison Chairman and Publisher

Wick Allison is the chairman and publisher of D Magazine, which he founded in 1974 and returned to in 1995. Allison is a fifth-generation Texan who was born and raised in Dallas and attended the University of Texas at Austin.

After graduation, he worked in the White House and served in the U.S. Army. He attended SMU’s Graduate School of Business, where he wrote his business plan for D Magazine. Over the next 10 years he built D into a magazine company with $30 million in revenues operating in Dallas, Houston, and New York. Allison left his company and Dallas in 1984 for New York, where he founded Art & Antiques and built it into the largest circulated art and antiques magazine in the world.

He also served as publisher of William F. Buckley’s National Review and made it the only profitable publication in the history of American journals of opinion. Allison edited The Bible: Designed to be Read as Living Literature for Simon & Schuster and wrote That’s in the Bible? for Delacorte. His most recent book is Condemned to Repeat It: Lessons of History for Leaders, published by Viking in 1997.

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Christine Allison President

Christine Allison is the president of D Magazine Partners, Ltd. Allison founded D Home and Garden in March 2000 and served as its editor and publisher for six years. In 2002, D Home received a gold medal for general excellence by the City-Regional Magazine Association. It was the first time a regional home and garden magazine had received the award. In 2006, D Home received the Gold Award by Folio Magazine for being the best shelter magazine in the United States, the only regional magazine ever to have been awarded that title.

In addition to D Home, Allison has served as editor and publisher of D Gold Pages, a home resource directory; D Design Book and the Parade of Homes Magazine, a custom publication for the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas.

Before entering magazine publishing, Allison lived in New York City and worked at John Boswell & Associates literary agency as a book packager. She is the author of numerous books, including John Paul II: A Tribute in Words and Pictures (HarperCollins); 365 Bedtime Stories (Broadway Books); 365 Days of Gardening (HarperCollins); Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (Delacorte); Teach Your Children Well (Delacorte); Tell Me a Story, I’ll Sing You A Song (Delacorte), Mother Angelica’s Answers Not Promises, co-author, (HarperCollins); Street Smarts for Kids, co-author, (Ballantine); How to Remember People’s Names, co-author, (HarperCollins). In addition, she was for 10 years a regular contributor to the Readers Digest.

Allison also has extensive experience in advertising, having owned and operated a boutique advertising agency that specialized in direct marketing in Dallas in the early 1980s serving national accounts like American Airlines, Airborne Freight and the Associates, as well as local real estate and retail accounts.

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Tom EarnshawChief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

Thomas L. Earnshaw possesses more than 30 years of broad-based financial and operating experience. Tom joined the company in 2002 on a part-time basis as a partner of Tatum CFO Partners, which he joined in 2000. Tom became a full-time officer of D Magazine Partners in 2006. Prior to joining Tatum CFO Partners, he spent 18 years in the recycling industry and three years in the retailing industry holding CEO and CFO positions in both private- and publicly-held companies. Early in his career, he served as a public accountant for KPMG. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Earnshaw holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Hawaii.

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Tim RogersEditor

Tim Rogers is the editor of D Magazine. He came to Dallas from Los Angeles in 1976 and graduated from Cistercian and the University of Notre Dame. He was an editor and columnist for The Met and, for a time, he co-hosted Early Merge With Tim & Yvonne on 93.3 FM. Tim has written for D about swimming across White Rock Lake and about Mark Cuban’s threat to “slice [his] f—ing nuts off.” In 2012 he won a National Magazine Award for his profile of Barrett Brown.

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Todd Johnson Creative director

Todd Johnson, a self-confessed magazine junkie, has happily served as D Magazine Partners’ corporate creative director for 12 years, establishing the brand’s visual identity and integrity across both print and digital platforms, as well as working with the most talented art directors, stylists, photographers, and illustrators in the world. Or as Todd explains it to his mother, “I make things look pretty.” Prior to D, Todd art directed various publications such as The Met, Texas Technology, Texas Business, and Texas Lawyer. The award-winning designer and writer has been honored by such organizations as the Society of Publication Designers, Folio Magazine, the Columbia University School of Journalism, the City and Regional Magazine Association, the Dallas Society of Visual Communications, and the Press Club of Dallas.

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Kim Elenez Group Publisher

Kim Elenez joined D in 2013, bringing 15 years of experience in advertising, most recently as Group Account Director at TracyLocke where she worked on Samsung, TXU Energy and Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau. Elenez managed teams of 80+, specializing in brand strategy and platform media integration. Before TracyLocke, Elenez worked at numerous advertising agencies across the country building brand strategy and media programs for Fortune 500 brands. To date she has lead strategy and media planning/buying of more than $500 million in advertising and marketing campaigns all designed to strengthen brands and grow client’s business.

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Jennifer Miller Marketing Director

By night, Jennifer Miller is one of Texas’ most popular DJs. By day, she’s busy branding D and creating unforgettable multi-platform marketing programs for D advertisers. Before D, Miller spent 12 years at Neiman Marcus, most recently as associate director of public relations. Consultations and marketing plans from Miller and her team are available to all D advertisers and sponsors.


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Travis Stewart Production Director

Travis Stewart came to D in 2013 after seven years at Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, bringing with him experience from almost every facet of the media industry and a history of top-selling print editions. Though his career has centered on magazines for almost a decade, he has also written and anchored hundreds of hours of live Fox Sports programming, overseen all editorial content for print, web and broadcast outlets, hosted his own radio program, launched multiple publishing efforts, spoken at events all across the state, and served as a contributing author to A Friday Night Lights Companion (Smart Pop). A Texas native and a passionate believer in D’s mission to make the city of Dallas even better, Travis oversees the production of D’s print products and serves as a project manager on its new endeavors.

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Melissa Chowning Audience Development Director

Melissa Chowning returned to D Magazine in 2012 bringing with her over 9 years of audience development and publishing experience in city and regional publishing. Her experience working in regional media ranges from the Pacific Northwest to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona. Her focus is intent on growing, engaging, and retaining D Magazine audiences across every platform including print, online, email, social media, and events. Additionally she strives to enhance digital marketing strategies, utilization of the company’s consumer database, and cross-promotional marketing programs.

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Gordon Price Locke D Custom, President

Gordon is a leader’s leader. With 22 successful years of leading the marketing initiatives of large global enterprises and new ventures, he knows how to deploy a marketing effort broadly across an enterprise or go deep for a targeted product or service. He has worked for a number of leading, premium brands, which he is happy to tell you all about. That is where his ability to understand the opportunities and challenges our clients face in the market comes into play. Gordon balances a brand’s current needs to generate revenue and satisfy customers, with an eye toward emerging trends.

He is hands on with clients. Creativity and white-glove service are his team’s calls to action. And his mission is to navigate client brands on the right path with the least amount of complexity while peeling out unnecessary costs that many clients see when executing on their marketing plans. His expertise spans strategy creation and execution to digital, social media, experiential marketing, brand management, sales enablement, multimedia and custom content marketing. Gordon is a globe-trotter and a fitness buff. When he isn’t on a visionary tangent, at the office, with clients, trying new food in an exotic country, or at the gym, he is most likely curled up on the sofa with his two beloved dogs watching a B horror movie.


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Pat Martin People Newspapers, Publisher

Patricia “Pat” Martin return to D Magazine Partners and People Newspapers in August 2012. During her hiatus from publishing Martin delved into non-profit serving as the Director of Operation at The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. She also pursued one of her passions (sustainability) and consulted for Recycle Revolution a grassroots recycling company, where she developed a food composting program for Dallas area restaurants and bars.

People Newspapers was acquired by D Magazine Partners in 2003, it publishes Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People community newspapers. People Newspapers has been publishing award winning community newspapers since 1981. Martin served in a number of roles from 1992 – 2004, including President and Publisher.

From 2004-2010 Martin was the General Manager of D Magazine Partners where she was instrumental in establishing structure and implementing processes during a critical growth period for the company.

Martin has served on the Board of Directors for Bryan’s House and as Board President for DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). She currently serves on the Holy Trinity Catholic School Board and as a member for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Martin is a transplant to Texas, originally from California, but feels quite at home after being here for more than twenty years.

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