Christian Hendricks - Chicostart

Christian A. Hendricks has been Vice President, Products, Marketing and Innovation since June 2015. In this role he is responsible for digital and print audience development, mobile initiatives, marketing, business development, product management, corporate communications, partnerships and innovation.

He joined the company in 1992 and held marketing and technology-related executive positions until 1996 when he was promoted to President and Publisher of (renamed McClatchy Interactive), a pioneering digital publishing and software company. He remained there until 1999 when he was named Vice President, Interactive Media for McClatchy.

He is also chairman of the Local Media Consortium’s executive committee, whose leadership team is dedicated to leveraging the collective digital strength and assets of its members’ 1,600+ newspaper and broadcast outlets to the benefit of members. Hendricks speaks regularly at digital conferences, works closely with numerous start-up companies and also serves on a variety of for-profit and non-profit boards including Careerbuilder, Homefinder, Engage3, Moonlighting, The Newspaper Association of America, The Local Media Association and The Maynard Institute.