Gerri Knilans, President
Gerri has a diverse professional background with more than 40 years’ experience as a sales and marketing expert, entrepreneur, consultant, author and educator. Gerri sets the vision for Trade Press Services and uses her wealth of experience to develop innovative and impactful marketing solutions for clients. Gerri has been recognized as a top marketing communications professional by ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and performed post-graduate work at Loyola University.
Cheryl Bast, Director of Editorial Services
With more than 30 years’ experience in corporate management and operations, business development, client relations and marketing communications, Cheryl has been an associate with Trade Press Services since 1996. She has been instrumental in the development and growth of the organization. A born communicator, Cheryl is responsible for building and nurturing relationships with editors of publications and media outlets in every industry. In addition, Cheryl provides client support and works on new product development.
Laura Eckhardt, Director of Special Projects
Laura has more than 25 years’ experience in business writing and grant development and joined Trade Press Services in 2001. In addition to overseeing special projects on behalf of clients, Laura coordinates social-media initiatives, provides operations support, and develops content for clients. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Public Health from San Diego State University.
Jamie Pagett, Director of Operations
Jamie has a professional background that spans two decades in marketing, communications, public relations, writing, and editing, and joined Trade Press Services in 2012. In addition to providing various client services and support, Jamie coordinates external marketing efforts and oversees a variety of special projects, including writing, design and marketing-support services. Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Stephens College.
Our writers come from a pool of talented, experienced business-to-business journalists, researchers and reporters, newscasters, published book authors, instructors and successful business executives. Many have advanced degrees. Some are highly technical. They are professionals who have been carefully screened, selected and supported by us to deliver on time, quality writing…every time. Their reputations and credentials are recognized by hundreds of trade magazine editors nationally and appreciated by the clients with whom they work.