John Crisp has worked in a succession of management roles for Block Communications Media Company since joining the team in 2007. John’s current role is VP of Digital that he was appointed to in August of 2015 where he adds his experience in business development and sales revenue growth for the company’s various digital media assets
John serves as the Executive Lead for two active Block Communications Inc. (BCI) programs that serve as the cornerstone for the Newspaper Divisions:
His primary role is project lead for NEWSSLIDE where he led the implementation for both Toledo and Pittsburgh
His secondary role is as CEO of LIBERCUS - Manage and expanded the scope of Libercus, a cloud-based Content Management System that is responsible for multiple daily newspapers production and related websites.
Before joining the Blade, John worked for Gannett Newspapers as Online Director for 7 years in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Prior to his work at Gannett, John worked as a project manager for an Internet startup, owned a Multi-Media company and worked in Internet development and computer graphics.
John is a native of Oklahoma and lived in South Louisiana for many years where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Behavioral Science at the University of Louisiana. Crisp is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Cloudy Nights Astrophotography Group and has served on the boards for several advertising associations and Family Services of NW Ohio. Crisp has held a current Pilots Certificate for 30 years and enjoys building and flying experimental aircraft.
He and his Laurie have two children Ross and Meredith who are both graduates of The Ohio State University.