Our Team

Group Heads

  • Kevin O'Grady
    President & Group Publisher
    Security, Safety, and Health Group
  • Steven Crofts
    President
    The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)

About Us

Anne Armstrong

Co-President

1105 Public Sector Media Group (PSMG)

Anne Armstrong has more than thirty years experience in technology journalism and publishing. She was a member of the Federal Computer Week launch team in 1987, and has worked on both the editorial and business sides. She began her career as a science journalist, and started Langley Publications, a research and newsletter company. Armstrong served as president of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) from 1999 to 2002. She holds degrees from Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins University, and represents 1105 on ABM's Government Affairs Committee.

Mike Eason

President

Public Sector Events

Mike Eason joined 1105 Media Inc. in 2007 with the acquisition of FETC where he was Executive Director.  From 1988 to 1996 he served with the Florida Department of Education in various roles including Chief of Education Technology.  Previous experience included teacher and administrator.  Eason earned an M.A. and B.A. from Florida State University in Mathematics Education and Theoretical Mathematics.

Kevin O'Grady

President & Group Publisher

Security, Safety,and Health Group

Kevin O'Grady has more than 15 years experience in business to business publishing, digital media and events most recently as Vice President of Publishing at Canon Communications. He has held various strategic positions during his career with a focus on product development and sales management. He has been active with many industry groups including the American Business Media and the Western Publishing association. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the School of Management at the State University of New York, at Buffalo.

Steven Crofts

President

The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)

Steven Crofts is a veteran of the business-to-business technology industry, with an extensive background in marketing and management, in both the event and media world and in the fields of business intelligence, big data, and advanced analytics. He is also a former owner The Data Warehousing Institute. Most recently, Crofts was Vice President of Marketing for iOLAP, a Texas-based consultancy and managed services firm focused on data warehousing, big data, and business intelligence architecture, technologies, and methodologies. His education includes the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.