DC VELOCITY is the product of a team of award-winning journalists and editors with decades of experience reporting and writing on logistics topics
World-Class Editorial Team
Mitch Mac Donald, Group Editorial Director, has over three decades of experience in the newspaper and magazine media field. He has served in a multitude of editorial and publishing roles and has twice earned recognition as one of the Top 10 Business Journalists in the U.S. Mitch drove the launch of Supply Chain Management Review, serving as the brand’s founding publisher and editorial director from 1997 to 2000. He also served as news editor, chief editor, publisher, and editorial director of Logistics Management, as well as publisher of Modern Materials Handling. Mitch is President and CEO of AGiLE Business Media, LLC, which publishes DC VELOCITY. If don’t understand what he’s talking about, you probably need to deepen your knowledge of 1970s movies and rock & roll.
David Maloney, Editorial Director, has been a journalist for more than 35 years and has been covering the supply chain industry for nearly half of that time. Even with so much experience, Dave can’t stop working yet, as he has a wife, too many cats, and pond fish and turtles to support. That’s why he can be seen attending many leading supply chain events. He has been with DC VELOCITY for the past 13 years and before that served as a senior editor at Modern Materials Handling. Dave was a TV journalist and producer in the first half of his career and is comfortable on both sides of the camera. He produces a lot of the content found on DCV-TV, including interviews and video profiles of leading distribution and logistics companies. He continues to live and work in Pittsburgh, where he remains a long-suffering Pirates baseball fan.
Karen Bachrach, Executive Editor – Features, has more than three decades of magazine editing and production experience, having previously worked for such publications as Purchasing magazine and Logistics Management. Before joining the editorial staff of DC VELOCITY in 2002, Karen served as managing editor of Supply Chain Management Review. Her role on the DCV team can pretty much be summed up by her Twitter handle: @PeskyEditor.
Mark Solomon, Executive Editor – News, oversees all news coverage for DC VELOCITY and contributes one to two feature stories a month. Sometimes dubbed the “dean” of transport journalists (a term he finds embarrassing), Solomon has worked in transportation and logistics journalism and public relations since 1983. He started at the former Traffic World, handling the legislative, regulatory, and industry beats. He joined the Journal of Commerce in 1989, where he covered the aviation, trucking, and parcel industries; Capitol Hill; the regulatory agencies; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He formed his own PR and corporate communications company, Media-Based Solutions, which he ran from 1994 to 2008 before joining DC VELOCITY. Solomon holds a B.A. in broadcast journalism from The American University in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Atlanta area.
Ben Ames, Senior Editor, has been in the business for more than 20 years. Before he started geeking out about tech startups and artificial intelligence, Ben was a reporter for daily newspapers in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, and a business editor for trade journals like Design News and Modern Materials Handling. Somewhere in there, he also wrote the trail guide “Hiking Massachusetts” and graduated from Colby College and Columbia University. When he’s not pounding out stories on his laptop, Ben can be found coaching youth soccer games, paddling canoes on rivers around Boston, or whistling at his pet parakeet, Captain Kirk.
Toby Gooley, Contributing Editor, Contributing Editor Toby Gooley is a freelance writer and editor specializing in supply chain, logistics, material handling, and international trade. She previously was Senior Editor at DC VELOCITY and Editor of DCV‘s sister publication, CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly. Prior to joining AGiLE Business Media in 2007, she spent 20 years at Logistics Management magazine as Managing Editor and Senior Editor covering international trade and transportation. Prior to that she was an export traffic manager for 10 years. She holds a B.A. in Asian Studies from Cornell University.
Martha Spizziri, Managing Editor – Digital, has been a writer and editor for more than 30 years. She spent 11 years at Logistics Management and was web editor at Modern Materials Handling magazine for five years, starting with the website’s launch in 1996. She has long experience in developing and managing Web-based products. One of her favorite parts of her job is writing articles about the songs featured in our #DCVRocks contest each month. If you win, she’ll send you a coffee sampler.
Diane Rand, Associate Editor, began her career back in 1997 as an editorial assistant for Logistics Management, but then motherhood and family took the driver’s seat for 15 wonderful years. Eager to get back to her editorial roots and use the B.A. in English from Eastern Illinois University that her devoted parents paid for, Diane joined the staff in December 2015. Never one to pass up the opportunity to tackle an organizational project, she’s now responsible for several digital, editorial, and production assignments.
Susan Lacefield, Editor at Large, has more than 16 years of experience writing for and editing supply chain publications. Before joining DC VELOCITY in 2007, she worked as an associate editor for Supply Chain Management Review, working with contributing authors, editing articles, and writing feature articles for Logistics Management magazine. Susan has an inexplicable fascination with pallets.
Steve Geary, Editor at Large, has more than two decades of experience in global supply chains as an industry executive, consultant, researcher, teacher and author. He is president of Supply Chain Visions Inc., a thought leader in supply chain management and performance measurement, and works extensively with the U.S. Department of Defense. Steve is also a faculty member and research associate at the University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration.
Keisha Capitola, Director of Creative Services/Production Manager, has extensive experience in business publication design. She worked on the creative team that led the redesigns such magazines as Logistics Management, Industrial Distribution, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Keisha has received numerous national Gold Awards for design excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and American Graphic Design awards from Graphic Design: USA.
Peter Bradley, Editor Emeritus, is an award-winning career journalist with more than 30 years of experience in both newspapers and national business magazines. His credentials include seven years as the transportation and supply chain editor at Purchasing magazine and six years as the chief editor of Logistics Management. Well-known in the logistics and transportation community, he also serves as editorial director of DC VELOCITYʼs sister brand, CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly.
Jeff Thacker, Director of eMedia, has built websites and web applications, and managed e-newsletter development for more than a decade. He joined DC VELOCITY in 2004 after five years as a member of the electronic media and production staff at Supply Chain Management Review and Logistics Management
Jim Indelicato, Group Publisher and Co-Founder, has been in the media and advertising field for over 35 years and in the material handling, logistics, and supply chain area of media and advertising for 25 years. Jim is well known and respected in the industry and keen on customer care. He is an avid lover of dogs, the White Sox, the Hurricanes, and beaches. Jim has never been accused of not mixing fun with work.
Gary Master, Publisher, is a founding principal of AGiLE Business Media, LLC. Prior to joining AGiLE, he was president of Green Associates, a consulting and marketing services firm. Gary has been a key player in the logistics market for more than 28 years. Don’t let his experience level fool you, though; his four teenagers keep him current on all the retail and social media trends hitting the market. Gary believes strongly in servant leadership and strives to be a value-added resource for companies seeking leading-edge insights and marketing strategies. He currently serves on several boards of companies and associations that seek to make the world a better place.
Maria MacDonald, Director of Business Administration, became a full-time employee in 2010 after several years of working part time for AGiLE Business Media. While wearing many hats, she has the pleasure of working closely with the sales team, helping to keep things organized and running smoothly. Maria’s attitude is the glass is always half full (although we won’t say what’s in it). She enjoys laughing, kettle bell workouts, and live music.