Meet our Management Team
Louise Wainscott, Director of Operations/Circulation
Louise Wainscott has more than 30 years of experience in business operational management. As director of operations at Emlen Media Inc., Louise is directly involved with all departments of the company. She performs complete trade show management for the numerous conferences and exhibitions that Emlen attends, ensuring ongoing client relations.
Louise is responsible for managing Emlen’s progressive profiling services and maintains the company’s electronic lead-delivery system. She also oversees readership management for more than 120,000 subscribers, who receive more than 50 electronic and print deliveries a year across all titles. Louise is instrumental in streamlining all departmental processes and procedures, applying the most innovative and effective programs and systems available for maximized publishing efficiency.
Larry Howe, Associate Publisher
Larry Howe has more than 25 years of experience in business-to-business media, marketing and communications. As associate publisher of Emlen Media Inc., Larry is responsible for developing integrated communications programs for marketers in the prison, school and healthcare construction markets. He specializes in creating marketing-communications programs designed to help advertisers reach their full potential for market recognition.
Prior to joining Emlen Media Inc., Larry was vice president and group publisher for Putman Media, where he was responsible for developing and implementing reorganization plans and directing ongoing operations of the business-to-business media company’s largest business unit. Prior to that, he held sales and management positions with national business-to-business media companies Hanley Wood and Delta Communications.
Diana Howe, Associate Publisher
Diana Howe has more than 15 years of experience in business-to-business media, marketing and communications. As associate publisher of Emlen Media Inc., Diana is responsible for developing integrated communications programs for marketers in the prison, school and healthcare construction markets
Prior to joining Emlen Media Inc., Diana was director of client services at SMG Media, where she was responsible for developing and implementing integrated print and e-media programs for the directory media company’s largest clients. Prior to that, she held media director positions at Chicago advertising agencies John Iltis & Associates, and Cohen & Greenbaum Advertising.
Darren B. Banks, Associate Publisher
Darren Banks has more than 13 years of experience in sales, marketing and product design both domestically and internationally. Darren is responsible overseeing daily operations of each department at Emlen Media as well as representing the company and its publications at numerous industry trade shows and events throughout each year.
Prior to joining Emlen, Darren worked for one of the largest privately help packaging companies in the world (Stephen Gould Corporation) where he managed client’s day to day JIT requirements, packaging design, product manufacturing, marketing and inventory management systems. Prior to that, he was a Golf Professional in northern California soon after finishing his collegiate Division 1 golf career and education at the University of San Francisco.
Torrey Sims, Managing Editor
Torrey Sims joined Emlen Media Inc. in 2011, after completing her Master of Arts in journalism at DePaul University in Chicago, graduating Magna Cum Laude. As editor of School Construction News and Green Building News, as well as social media coordinator, she is responsible for editorial content, both print and digitally, managing reporters and freelancers, and driving the social media initiatives for Emlen Media. Sims also travels the U.S. to industry trade shows and has interviewed leading architects, builders and government officials for institutional construction nationwide.
Sims has worked as a contributing writer for local newspapers in the Chicago area. She also has a background in broadcast journalism and completed an extensive internship in the specials and investigative unit at CBS News. In that position, she researched story leads, conducted interviews, and fact checked copy for producers, reporters and anchors at the station. Prior to moving to Chicago, she graduated Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and studied advanced English literature courses at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
Gaby Neal, Art Director
As art director at Emlen Media, Neal oversees all aspects of the production process for each of the company’s titles, from layout and design to print-ready files. Neal is also responsible for designing all marketing collateral, media kits and digital magazines.
Prior to joining Emlen, Neal executed design and production needs for several music industry publications, including Gavin (United Business Media), Sands Reports and Buzz Magazine. At Illumina Design, she worked with Wilson Sports, Rolux Food Systems and National Holistic Institute, among other clients. A native of Germany, Neal began her career in drafting and graphic design before moving to the United States. She holds degrees from West Germany and the University of California Berkeley in Design.
In addition to Neal’s print production responsibilities, she is also in charge of the design, layout and delivery of Emlen’s monthly electronic newswires, as well as weekly postings on the company’s websites, which include, but are not limited to, featured stories, news articles, people in the news and product information.