Wick Allison is the publisher and editor in chief 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.
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.
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.
Cristina DaglasExecutive editor
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.