Executive Ink, LLC
Mailing Address: PO Box 6277, Charleston, WV 25362
Physical Address: Terminal Building, 8 Capitol Street, Suite 200, Charleston, WV 25301
The History of Executive Ink, LLC
The story of Executive Ink, LLC began as most small business stories do: with an opportunity.
In the fall of 2008, four magazine employees—two editors, a production manager and a salesman—were going about their daily work when they were approached by their employer with an offer they couldn’t ignore: he wanted to make them partners in the company. He was surprised, however, when they countered with an offer to buy him out and start their own business.
Within 11 days, the four coworkers had taken on a silent partner and founded Executive Ink, LLC, under which they would continue to publish West Virginia Executive and Executive Meeting Planner magazines. With nothing but a new name and a magazine archive that dated back to 1998, they were grateful to find office space on Charleston’s West Side where they could immediately move in. A shopping trip to Habitat for Humanity’s Restore in Charleston was rewarded with gently used desks and filing cabinets. With a phone system and copier/printer, Executive Ink was open for business.
More than three years later, Executive Ink remains the publishing company of West Virginia’s premier business publication and the state’s only meeting planner and tourism guide. The staff of six have adhered to the founding principle of quality in everything, and this is evident in the high-gloss covers, the eye-catching design work and the quality editorial.
The staff of Executive Ink is a well-blended group of individuals with many different talents. We’re writers (one is even a novelist), editors, designers, and sales and marketing gurus, and some say we throw a pretty great launch party.
At Executive Ink, we share a common goal: to provide our readers with in-depth, reliable editorial and our advertisers with the most effective and cost-efficient means to maximize their marketing dollars. We go to great lengths to see that our clients are satisfied with our products and services, and together we’re always thinking of new and innovative ways to cater to the ever-changing facets of business.
Like many stories, this one started with an opportunity; unlike most, this one has only just begun.
Kensie Hamilton Fauber- Editor in Chief
Kensie Hamilton Fauber, a native of Charleston, WV, holds bachelor’s degrees in corporate communications and journalism from Elon University. She is one of three partners at Executive Ink, LLC, the publishing company for West Virginia Executive, Executive Event Planner and Profiles magazines, where she also serves as editor in chief. She is the chair of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Committee and a member of Leadership West Virginia’s Class of 2015. Hamilton Fauber has been riding and showing American Saddlebred and Friesian horses for the past 26 years and helps her parents operate Hamilton Farms, LLC. She may be reached at (304) 941-0600, ext. 13, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Mark Lamborn – Vice President of Business Development
Mark Lamborn, originally from Albuquerque, NM, has lived in West Virginia since 1991. As the director of Business Development and later the vice president of Business Development, Lamborn has been part of the magazine’s growth and evolution since the beginning by pushing the limits on the types of companies that can and should be represented in the publication. Lamborn has more than 30 years of sales management experience and began selling when he was 12 years old. Lamborn may be reached at (304)543-2505 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Jett Prezkop – Managing Editor
Jennifer Jett Prezkop, the managing editor at Executive Ink, LLC, has been putting words to paper since elementary school. A native of Elkview, WV, she is a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School and received her Regents Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia State University. Jett Prezkop is a graduate of Leadership Kanawha Valley and was a volunteer for the Kanawha County Relay for Life for 11 years. In her spare time, she enjoys reading young adult fiction, editing manuscripts, writing fiction and boating on Lake Erie with her husband, Doug. A lifelong Mountaineer, she now resides in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and their two cats, Jovie and Miles. She may be reached by email at email@example.com.
Samantha Cart – Editor
Samantha Cart, a native of Buffalo, WV, is the editor for Executive Ink, LLC and its publications. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from West Virginia University. Cart worked as an intern for West Virginia Executive in 2011 and a freelance writer and editor from 2014-2015. A resident of Hometown, WV, she is a volunteer for Putnam County 4-H and attends Buffalo Church of the Nazarene. Cart can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melanie Boyd – Graphic Designer
Melanie Boyd, a native of Shrewsbury, WV, is the graphic designer for Executive Ink, LLC and its publications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Marietta College and previously worked as the designer for the West Virginia Education Association. In her spare time, Boyd enjoys cross-stitching, jigsaw puzzles and CrossFit at Firebreather Fitness. She resides in Scott Depot, WV. Boyd can be reached at email@example.com.
Katie Allie – Travel Correspondent
Katie Allie is a native West Virginian and a teacher by trade. Fascinated by maps, food culture and her students’ vacation photos, Allie took every opportunity she had to escape her classroom and explore one far-flung location after another. One day, it dawned on her that travel is what she should really be doing with her life, and she has never looked back. Today, Allie owns her own business as a travel consultant and loves to write about food and talk adventure.
Mark Lamborn, Vice President of Business Development
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