Norfolk, Va. (12 September 2018) – Charlie Watkins will become president and CEO of Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC and Dominion Enterprises, the companies announced today. The appointment will be effective on October 1.
Frank Batten Jr. will remain chairman of both companies, and he will continue as president of The Landmark Foundation. Watkins will be responsible for all operating and personnel decisions, and he will have joint responsibility with Batten for capital allocation.
Watkins’ new duties will be in addition to his current role as chairman and CEO of Expedient, Landmark’s data center and cloud computing company. Expedient, with operational headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, will continue to be led by Shawn McGorry, its president and chief operating officer.
Watkins joined Landmark Communications, Inc. in 2000 as vice-president for corporate development and new ventures. Previously, Watkins served as president of an energy services subsidiary of Duke Energy. Before entering business, he served as a nuclear-trained U.S. naval officer.
Watkins holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary.
About Landmark Media Enterprises
Landmark Media Enterprises is a diversified media and technology company. Among its subsidiaries are Homes.com, Expedient, Dominion Dealer Solutions, DX1, Landmark Community Newspapers, Travel Media Group and Franchise Gator. Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC was spun off from Landmark Communications, Inc. in 2008. Dominion Enterprises and Expedient are owned by Landmark Media Enterprises.
About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises (“DE”) is a leading digital marketing and software services company offering client solutions across multiple business verticals. DE customers rely on our B2B cloud SaaS solutions to establish their online and mobile brands, generate leads, and manage customer relationships through our Homes.com, Dominion Dealer Solutions, Dominion Business Solutions / DX1, Travel Media and Franchise and Business Opportunity divisions. DE’s B2C web and mobile applications include Homes.com, HotelCoupons.com, FranchiseOpportunities.com, FranchiseGator.com, Franchise.com, and BusinessBroker.net. DE has approximately 2,000 employees who reside and work in their Norfolk, VA home office and in offices across the U.S. Employees will tell you about a collaborative, innovative, team-oriented work environment, excellent career enrichment opportunities, community service opportunities, competitive earnings, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a generous 401(k). DE is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse workforce. DE is a drug-testing employer.
Expedient is a cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider with local operations in Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN and Memphis, TN. Ranked as one of the Top 10 managed services providers worldwide on the Channel Futures MSP 501 list, Expedient’s converged solutions enable clients to focus on strategic business innovation, while the Expedient team handles operation of the information technology needed to support it. Expedient data centers are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Service Organization Control (SOC) reports are published annually for all locations. Learn more at expedient.com.
Media Contact (Dominion Enterprises):
VP/ Management Development, Training, Recruiting Melodi.Albert@dominionenterprises.com