NTMC Board of Directors

Rod McLain
President and Program Committee Chair, NTMC
Direct Marketing Manager
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
(817) 390-7392

Rod is Direct Marketing Manager at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, responsible for development and implementation of the company’s TMC, SMC and Print & Deliver programs as well as multiple niche products and solo mail. He has 28 years of advertising/publishing experience, the last eight in Fort Worth. Before joining the Star-Telegram, Rod published Real Estate magazines in over 14 cities across the country and spent the first 13 years of his career with his hometown newspaper.

A member of NTMC since 2007, Rod is a graduate of the University of Texas with a BS in Advertising. He is a life-long resident of Denton, Texas where he and his wife, Lori, recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary.

Doug Coffelt
Vice-President, Program Committee, NTMC
National Sales Manager
Washington Post
(202) 334-4440

Doug Coffelt is National Sales Manager at The Washington Post. In this role he oversees print and digital revenue for the National Retail Category. Doug joined The Washington Post in 2005 and has since held numerous sales and management positions handling major National and Regional accounts. He holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Dayton, and in 2012 earned his MBA from George Mason University. Active in the NTMC since 2014, he currently resides in the Washington DC suburb of Silver Spring, MD with his wife Lindsay.

Harry Jackson
Secretary and Communications Committee Chair, NTMC
Target Marketing Manager
Baltimore Sun
(410) 332-6321

Harry is Target Marketing Manager at Baltimore Sun Media Group, working with the company’s preprint, TMC, community newspapers, and direct marketing programs. Joining the organization in 1991, Harry worked in various advertising sales positions, including several years serving major retail accounts. Prior to the newspaper industry, he worked with a local advertising shopper’s guide, and also in directory advertising. Harry has over 25 years of advertising/publishing experience. Active in the NTMC since 2006, Harry resides in Phoenix, MD with his wife, Brenda.

Paul Pelland
Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair, NTMC
President, Globe Direct
Boston Globe
(508) 871-1944

Paul's newspaper/TMC career spans 35 years. Upon graduating from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA, he joined the Circulation and Advertising Departments at The Sun in Lowell, MA. After 8 years he moved on to become Retail Advertising Manager for 5 years at The Telegraph in Nashua, NH, and then for a year at the Middlesex News (MetroWest Daily News) in Framingham, MA.

In 1992, Paul joined the staff at Headliners (now Globe Direct, a subsidiary of The Boston Globe newspaper) as a Field Sales Manager. He became Director of Sales in 2007 and was promoted to his current position as President in April of 2011. Globe Direct manufactures and distributes over 1.2 million shared mail packages weekly in the metro Boston marketplace. Globe Direct is also a full service direct mail house printing and mailing annually over 10 million pieces of promotional material for their direct marketing clients all across the country.

Katherine Kohls
At-Large Board Member, Communications Committee, NTMC
Preprint Sales Manager
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
(612) 673-4216

Katherine is the Preprint Sales Manager at the Star Tribune Media Company. In this role she oversees preprint and P&D product revenue, positioning, and development.

Katherine studied Journalism, International Relations, and Marketing at Miami University and was Editor-in-Chief of the school’s environmental publication. She brought her experience to the Star Tribune in 2011 as a summer intern and hasn’t left! In May 2015, Katherine was named as one of the Advertising Federation of Minnesota’s ‘32 under 32’ – influential leaders in advertising under the age of 32.

Allison Altobelli
At-Large Board Member, Membership Committee, NTMC
Director, Advertising Sales
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
(202) 841-5691

Allison was named Director of Advertising Sales with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in May 2016. Prior to that she was the Director of Financial Operations at Philadelphia Media Network where she oversaw the targeted products business line for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and SMC publications.

Prior to joining PMN, Allison spent nearly eight years with The Washington Post where she developed her skill set in various sales positions before transitioning to the strategic marketing team. There, she was responsible for new product development and sales initiative pricing models for the regional sales unit, alternative daily publication, and the preprints category of business.

She began her career in the publishing industry as a territory sales rep at the New Haven Register (New Haven, CT.) immediately upon graduating with a degree in Business from Springfield College (Springfield, MA.) In 2010, she received an MBA from the University of Maryland (College Park, MD.).

Jim Scanlan
At-Large Board Member, Communications Committee, NTMC
Preprint Strategy Manager
Chicago Tribune
(312) 527-8176

Jim is the Preprint & Corporate Strategic Initiatives Manager at the Chicago Tribune Media Group. He has worked in the newspaper industry for 30 years, spending the last 28 at Tribune Publishing. Jim started his career in Classified Telemarketing and Recruitment and has held numerous sales positions handling major accounts in the Automotive, Grocery and National Account categories.

Jim currently leads the preprint strategy for the Chicago Tribune Media Group developing programs to maximize current advertiser supplied as well as print & deliver revenue. He is also the corporate team lead for developing & implementing preprint strategic plans and best practices across all nine Tribune newspaper companies.

Jim is a Marketing graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He has been active in the NTMC since 2013 and currently resides in the community of Batavia in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Philip Brown
Executive Director, NTMC
(202) 386-6357

Philip is the Executive Director for the NTMC, succeeding Angela Thomas in October 2008. He is a 1972 Bachelor of Arts graduate of the University of Florida. After a year in Circulation with the Jacksonville Journal, he worked in Circulation and Advertising for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1974 until 2008. At the AJC, he helped develop and implement the REACH/TMC shared mail program in 1981 and managed the AJC’s target marketing, newspaper insert and direct mail operations. He has been active in the NTMC since its inception in 1998. He implemented the NTMC email listserv in 1999 and served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer from 2000-2002 and At-large member from 2004 until March 2008. He and his wife Faye were married in 1973 and reside in Decatur, a suburb east of Atlanta, GA.