Business Development Team



Tennessee sports enthusiast, mac-n-cheese aficionado, and all around great guy. Born and raised in Hendersonville, TN (just outside Nashville) Jordan graduated with a B.A. in Communications Studies from Carson-Newman College and has been with Journal since 2011.

Before his promotion to executive vice president, Jordan worked in Business Development and was one of our top ad sales representatives. He oversees the sales and business development teams for community, business and travel publications and is responsible for developing sales strategies, training and maintaining client relations. 



Derek Brady, Business Development Executive

Derek tries to make the most out of his travels across the country. Whether you find him at a Rolling Stones concert or at the Super Bowl, Derek exudes the same excitement and passion that has made him a vital part of our Business Development team. 

Derek was born and raised in Nashville, TN and is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has ascended from being a top Integrated Media Manager to his current role as Business Development Executive which allows him to help expand Livability's presence nationwide. 


Jared Lane, Business Development Executive

When Jared isn't busy zigzagging across the country meeting with clients and prospects, he enjoys attending concerts, live sporting events, and reading leather-bound books.   

Prior to joining the business development team, Jared was an award-winning Integrated Media Manager and sales manager for Livability Media.  Jared has a B.S. in Business Management from Alabama State University and an M.S. in Sports Leadership from Duquesne University. 


Dustin Hobson, Digital Advertising Sales Executive

Dustin grew up inside of a computer with his first words spoken in Auto-Tune. He has leveraged this very unique (and obviously fake) origin story into a successful career in digital advertising.

Having actually grown up in a small farm town in upstate New York, Dustin is passionate about finding lesser-known communities and extolling their virtues to the rest of the world. When he isn't busy selling advertising in the matrix, you can find Dustin singing off-key karaoke renditions of any song ever, or taking steps to fulfill his lifelong dream of owning (or playing for) an NBA team. Dustin is an alumnus of SUNY Geneseo and Drexel University.

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