Pat Niekamp is founder, publisher and resident evangelist of Texas CEO Magazine. Pat’s mission is connecting Texas businesses in person, through the pages of the magazine, website, e-newsletter and events in order to do business together and grow the Texas economy.
Pat’s background includes two decades of senior management, sales and marketing in the media industry. She has managed ABC affiliate TV stations in Ohio and Minnesota, led the sales and marketing efforts of several media organizations, and is Past-President of the Austin Advertising Federation, and a current member of the board of directors of the Association for Corporate Growth, Central Texas Chapter.
Dacia Rivers writes and copyedits for Texas CEO Magazine.
Dacia is a professional journalist with 15 years of experience writing for magazines. She has a journalism degree from Texas State University and has called the Lone Star State home for 20 years.
Ray Niekamp is Managing Editor of Texas CEO Magazine. He has 35 years’ experience as a journalist and journalism educator. Ray has worked in television news in Minneapolis, and along with his responsibilities at “Texas CEO,” is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Texas State University. Dr. Niekamp holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Southern Illinois University, a Master’s from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. from Penn State.
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