Executive Biographies

The executives behind www.HomesAndLand.com and Homes & Land Magazines.

Richard (Allen) Harrod
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Harrod has been with the Company since 1976. Prior to being promoted to his current position he was President of Printing Operations. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer for The Printing House and Senior Vice President of Operations for The Printing House. Allen has headed overall printing operations since 1990.
His previous experience with the Company is comprised of a variety of management, customer service and operating positions, including Vice President of Operations for The Printing House, Vice President of Customer Service for Homes & Land and The Printing House.

Robert A. Hardy
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Hardy was hired in February 1997 as the Company's Controller and was made Chief Financial Officer in November 1997. He is responsible for all financial functions of the company. Prior to joining the Company in early 1997, Robert served as Group Operations Controller for the Media Services Division of Rand McNally in Nashville, Tennessee for over 2 years. During that time, he oversaw financial operations of facilities in Nashville, Tennessee; Fremont, California; and Shannon, Ireland. His prior experience includes seven years as Controller for Ebonite International, Inc. in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of bowling products and he was previously Budget Administrator and Cost/Inventory Accountant for the Consumer Electronics Division of General Electric.

Doug Smidley
Vice President of Franchise Sales Support

Mr. Smidley was employed from 1977 to 1998 by The Printing House, our printing division. During that time, Doug managed several departments including Homes & Land customer service and The Printing House commercial printing customer service. In 1998, Doug became Manager of the Company-owned Homes & Land of Tallahassee magazine franchise. He successfully ran this magazine until 2002 when Homes & Land Corporate sold the franchise to an existing Publisher and he accepted a position as Vice President of Franchise Services. In September of 2004 he took his current position with Homes & Land Publishing. Prior to coming to work with The Printing House and Homes & Land, Doug had various positions in the printing and bindery business.