Meet the Speakers: Friday Speakers You Don't Want to Miss!

The president of Circulation Verification Council (CVC), Tim Bingaman, will be on hand to update members on CVC audits at 4 p.m. Friday.

The Community Papers of Florida (CPF) board of directors approved funds for CVC to conduct annual audits for members who participate in the association's classified network.

Bingaman and his wife, Sue, founded CVC in 1992 when they audited 13 papers. CVC now provides audits for over 1200 papers with a circulation of over 60 million. CVC also maintains a database of over 22,000 ad agencies.

Prior to starting CVC, Bingaman worked at several Gannett publications before joining Ralph Ingersoll's team. He was involved with the startup of the St. Louis Sun.

He has received several honors from the free paper associations for his work and dedication to the industry.

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Peter Lamb will moderate several sessions at the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) conference scheduled April 30-May 1 at the Renaissance Airport Hotel in Orlando.

Lamb will moderate a session on "Top Notch Sales Reps - How Do You Find Them?" at 3 p.m. Friday. He will also open the Saturday training at 9:30 a.m. with the popular Open Mic session. Then at 10:45 a.m. Saturday he will moderate a session, "The Road to Sales Success: Stories & Strategies" presented by four sales reps who had top 2009 revenue success, nominated by their publishers.

A native of South Africa, Lamb started his publishing career at The Flyer in Miami where he served as vice president of sales and marketing, vice president of marketing and telemarketing and director of telemarketing. He later started his own firm, Lamb Consulting.

Lamb is a past member of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) board of directors and has been a consultant for the association for a number of years.

His background includes a tour on the professional tennis circuit. He played worldwide, including at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, in Australia, Europe and Costa Rica. He represented South Africa in the Davis Cup against the United States.

Lamb earned a bachelor of arts degree with a major in business administration from Vanderbilt University, as well as an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

In April of 1997, Lamb was sworn in as a citizen of the United States.


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