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An executive with Clarity Media Group since its inception in 2004, Steve Sparks is a newspaper industry veteran who became Director of Auditing with Knight-Ridder Newspapers in 1979. Prior to that he was a CPA with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells. His career has included work in the financial, distribution, news, advertising and digital disciplines, and has included assignments at the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Seattle Times, the Denver Post and the San Francisco Examiner. Since 2012 he has had broad operational responsibilities at the Washington Examiner.
Kathy H. Schaffhauser, CPA, comes to MediaDC from the Washington Newspaper Publishing Group, where she served as Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2013. Prior to that she was Chief Financial Officer of McArdle Printing Company, whose clients included the Bureau of National Affairs, National Journal and Congressional Quarterly. She has also worked as Business Controller for Elsevier’s F-D-C Reports, home of The Pink Sheet, the pharmaceutical industry’s go-to source for industry news and business developments.
An advertising professional with more than 20 years of experience in cross-media advertising, sales management, business development, and marketing, Mark Walters is Senior Vice President of MediaDC. He has senior management experience at Belo, Newsweek, Dun & Bradstreet, and Politico, and is highly skilled at developing and implementing brand and marketing strategies that drive outstanding client results. In Washington, Walters has focused on helping global marketing partners inform and influence decisions at the legislative and executive branches of government. He says, "I'm a political news junkie, and Washington is a good place to mix my passion and experience. I'm fortunate my wife and teenaged kids enjoy the area too."