MEET YOUR BAND
With more than 25 years in pub-
lishing, 12 of them in the music
industry, Gary Ciocci brings a deep
understanding of the relationship between a publi-
cation, its audience and its advertisers. His experi-
ence includes art direction, design, production, ad
creation, marketing, circulation, advertising sales,
and sales management. Ciocci’s has worked with
clients ranging from small guitar shops to IBM and
Dell. As a guitarist, Ciocci considers himself more
of a guitar owner than a guitar player. Through his
personal interest and profession, he has developed
an appreciation of the clients and the products
used by readers.
Director, Business Development
Matt oversees the advertising sales
effort and is a 17 year veteran of
the pro audio & musical instrument
magazine publishing industry. He’s an avid bass
player and owns a recording & rehearsal studio in
Dubbed “the herder of cats,” Shelby
attempts to keep the crew together
(with minimal success). But, as
Director of Marketing evangelizing all things PG
keeps her pretty busy. Shelby has had similar
responsibilities in the non-profit world and was
an account supervisor for Eastern Iowa’s largest
advertising agency. She’s never been in a band,
(unless you count playing clarinet in concert band)
but sang for many years. If you get a chance to
chat with her, she doesn’t have laryngitis, she
always sounds like Kim Carnes.
With his broad background in writing, media and marketing, Jon
remains at heart an unabashed
music junkie. His 20-year career is an outgrowth
of his interests as a guitarist and bassist. Through
it all he’s built strong relationships with musicians
and helped promote the instruments and music-making technology they use.
Lee Ann Leytem
With a background of sales, marketing and graphic design, Lee Ann
takes care of dotting all “I’s” when
it comes to our advertiser programs, as well as
managing the production of print materials. Other
interests include drawing, cartooning, photography,
calligraphy, engraving, etching, computer graphics,
reading, assorted crafts, scrapbooking, writing and
learning…leaving her little time for work!
Senior Account Executive
Brett handles many of PG’s
accounts, and has been a professional musician for over 15 years.
He is currently performing with his new group,
Downtread, and is an avid gear freak, specializing
in high-gain equipment.
Trent is the founding member of
PG from its inception in 1995 as
Midwest Musicians Hotline. A veteran guitar player and professional musician for
nearly 30 years, Trent has toured professionally
and still performs an average of 50 shows per
year. Trent is also an accomplished FOH Engineer
and has vast knowledge of the gear marketplace.
Retail Sales Manager
Hey Y’all - this is Dave Westin.
A graduate of San Diego State
University, with a major in Business
Administration and Philosohy, he’s traveled the
world, seeking thrills in things like extreme skiing,
skydiving, base jumping and race car driving. Dave
also loves music and finds working with the guitar
industry folks to be extremely fulfilling - it’s great
to be a part of something that helps people to live
their dreams! Rock on.
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