James Green is currently Vice President – Digital for Lee Enterprises, a leading local media company in 49 markets across the United States. He responsible for overseeing all digital operations as well as the vetting and scaling of new digital businesses. In addition, he is currently on the boards of The Local Media Consortium, TownNews.com, Okanjo and INMA. He has over 25 years of experience in the development and success of digital and data-driven businesses.
Prior to Lee, he served as executive vice president and general manager of Travidia, Inc., a venture-backed developer of digital shopping media and marketing programs for nearly 800 newspapers, leading them to a successful exit. From 2000 to 2004 he led development of Internet operations at The McClatchy Company as president and publisher of Nando Media. His career also includes executive positions in interactive media, marketing, strategic planning and sales at The Modesto Bee, The Sacramento Bee, The Newspaper Network and Equifax National Decision Systems.
He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and earned a master’s degree at the University of San Diego. He is a former board member of the National Association of Minority Media Executives. He has been a Newspaper Association of America Breakthrough Mentor and Minority Media Fellow, and was honored by Presstime magazine as a national “20 Under 40” outstanding achiever.