Leadership by Division

LinkedIn Ted Wirth
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President & Chief Executive Officer
LinkedIn Janice Rogers
(she, her, hers)
Corporate Vice President – Human Resources
LinkedIn Oakley Dyer
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Corporate Vice President – Strategy & Corporate Development
Whit Mitchell
LinkedIn Whit Mitchell
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Chief Financial Officer
Mary Larkin
LinkedIn Mary Larkin
(she, her, hers)
President - Diversified Communications USA
Carsten Holm
LinkedIn Carsten Holm
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Managing Director – Diversified Communications UK
David Longman
LinkedIn David Longman
(he, him, his)
Managing Director - Diversified Communications Australia
Rick Watson
LinkedIn Rick Watson
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Chief Executive Officer - Pri-Med

Get to Know the Team

Ted Wirth

Ted Wirth

Question:

What was your first job?

Answer:

Coming from a family of four kids, it was up to me to earn money to buy anything that was not a necessity, so, I started young. First shining shoes (Yes, that was a thing), then mowing lawns, shoveling driveways and babysitting. My first job with a paycheck was as a fry cook. I then moved on to temporary office work while waiting tables at night and flirting with the receptionist who later became my wife.

Question:

What is your fondest DC memory?

Answer:

There have been many, but what brings me the most joy is seeing people grow and have a career at Diversified. I believe internal promotions are a sign of a loyal company with a great culture They indicate that talented people were hired, and were given the right support, encouragement and opportunities.

Question:

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

Answer:

A fun day outside of work for me is being active outdoors: there is nothing better than enjoying an audiobook that makes a long walk pass by unnoticed, spoiling my grandchildren with attention, and wrapping it all up around the fire pit to watch the sun set. That is a good day.

Question:

What is your favorite C?

Answer:

It is hard to pick just one but seeing caring in action make it stand out for me. There are many levels to caring: about the company, the community, and each other. And it happens all the time: toy and food drives, supplying meals for staff in need, or repairing hiking trails. Seeing people take the initiative to support others in hard times without any need for recognition is inspiring.

Question:

Who is your hero?

Answer:

As a child, my heroes were those who seemed larger than life, like astronauts and athletes. But as an adult, I admire people who overcome adversity or try to improve the lives of others. Whether it is overcoming an illness, helping a neighbor, or standing up to discrimination, there are heroes all around us.

Question:

Where is your favorite place traveled?

Answer:

It is more about the experience than the location. One trip that stands out was a package deal to London that included theater tickets. We got lucky and had seats five rows back in the center orchestra for Les Misérables. As young adults we were enthralled; and it opened a new cultural world for us that has led to many more memorable shows.

Janice Rogers

Janice Rogers

Question:

What was your first job?

Answer:

Babysitting at Colby College Summer Day Care. I think the going rate for child care back then was $1-3/hour!

Question:

What is your fondest DC memory?

Answer:

So many to choose from! One that always stands out is the road trip I took with Rhonda Bullock and Paul Clancy from Diversified’s television station, WCJB in Gainesville, FL to Charleston, SC on our way to WPDE in Florence. We had a lot of laughs on the road, and visiting Charleston for the first time was a treat. I miss those broadcasting trips! Working at the Boston Seafood Show, now SENA, was also an amazing experience – it helps to work at an event to understand all that goes into making it happen.

Question:

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

Answer:

I love to cook/bake and cycle; fortunately the two cancel each other out.

Question:

What is your favorite C?

Answer:

Community – Community has become even more important during the pandemic. Creating a sense of community and togetherness while having to remain apart has been challenging, but the connections I’ve made during this time have enriched my life and will be ones I maintain long after COVID is gone.

Question:

Who is your hero?

Answer:

Who else? Dr. Fauci! The incredible work he’s done over his lifetime, and especially during the most recent pandemic, is inspiring. Plus, he went to a really great college. 😊

Question:

Favorite way to stay healthy?

Answer:

Getting outside and exercising, whether it’s paddleboarding, skiing, running or biking. The endorphins and fresh air always help clear my mind and reduce stress.

Oakley Dyer

Oakley Dyer

Question:

What was your first job?

Answer:

Busboy

Question:

What is your fondest DC memory?

Answer:

Our summer outings

Question:

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

Answer:

Ski!

Question:

What is your favorite C?

Answer:

Community, because Diversified is committed to serving the communities in which we do business and where we live.

Question:

Where is the most exciting place you have traveled to?

Answer:

Belize

Question:

What was your first car?

Answer:

Dodge Caravan

Whit Mitchell

Whit Mitchell

Question:

What was your first job?

Answer:

I was a counselor at a summer camp on the coast of Maine. This is where I developed my love for Maine and where I met my wife.

Question:

What is your fondest DC memory?

Answer:

A few years ago, a group of Diversified employees participated in a plane pull to benefit MS research. We pulled a Boeing jet 12 feet down a runway in about 7 seconds.

Question:

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

Answer:

My favorite summer activity is exploring Casco Bay and its many dockside restaurants with my wife and two young sons.

Question:

What is your favorite C?

Answer:

Community – because of the positive impact we make on the communities in which we live and the business communities that we serve.

Question:

What is your favorite book or movie?

Answer:

A movie I can never turn off when it comes on TV: The Shawshank Redemption.

Question:

What is your favorite hobby?

Answer:

My favorite and most humbling hobby is golf.

Mary Larkin

Mary Larkin

Question:

What was your first job?

Answer:

Home Delivery sales for a newspaper company in Belfast, NI.

Question:

What is your fondest DC memory?

Answer:

Any time we are on show site at a Diversified event is a happy time for me.

Question:

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

Answer:

I have a huge garden so I spend a lot of time working on that. I also enjoy spending time with friends and of course with my two mini schnauzers.

Question:

What is your favorite C?

Answer:

Community – I love how Diversified staff get really involved in our local community and of course, how our events serve different communities.

Question:

What is your favorite book or movie?

Answer:

It’s too hard to pick one. I’m currently reading “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

Question:

Where were you born?

Answer:

Ireland

Carsten Holm

Carsten Holm

Question:

What was your first job?

Answer:

Sales Manager on Kitchen Choice magazine.  The only reason why I went straight to sales manager, was that nobody else wanted the job.  It was a nightmare!

Question:

What is your fondest DC memory?

Answer:

I am so lucky to be part of Diversified, so I have so many fond memories. But perhaps my first trip to our head office in Portland, meeting our Board, the Hildreth family, for the first time was the best. Everyone was so welcoming and Portland is just the most beautiful place on the planet.

Question:

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

Answer:

I have always loved the water so I like sailing but my latest passion is cycling, which I got into during the long lockdown. I just love the sense of freedom and seeing so many beautiful places right on my doorstep

Question:

What is your favorite 7C and why?

Answer:

It’s got to be Community. Whether it be at work with my colleagues, friends or with our customers; bringing communities together to learn, share, socialize, having a common purpose and supporting each other, is at the heart of everything.

Question:

Ice Cream or Potato chips?

Answer:

It’s got to be a good ice cream. Double chocolate for me please!

Question:

What type of music do you listen to?

Answer:

Having grown up in the seventies, anything from that decade. It was the most incredible, creative time for music – and most of it is still amazing!

David Longman

David Longman

Question:

What was your first job?

Answer:

My very first pay packet was working at a Farm Shop as a 14yr old. (I kept the envelop my pay came in for yrs.)

Question:

What is your fondest DC memory?

Answer:

There are so many, however my trips to Portland to see the Board, meet with the wider team and connect with colleagues from around the world is always a highlight.

Question:

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

Answer:

I spend as much time with my family as possible, my two girls keep me on my toes and when I’ve got time spare, I give the old legs a good workover on the road bike.

Question:

What is your favorite C?

Answer:

Cooperation in the workplace and Competition in the marketplace. I believe effective teams rise and fall on the quality of their working relationships.

Question:

Early Bird or Night Owl?

Answer:

Early bird (these days). Watching the sun come up while riding around the bay is pretty special

Question:

Where is your favorite place to relax?

Answer:

Port Douglas in the tropical far North of Queensland is the family’s happy place, great food, Barrier Reef & a swim up bar, my idea of heaven.

Rick Watson

Rick Watson

Question:

What was your first job?

Answer:

My first job was working the driving range at Tamarack Golf Course. You’d get there at 5 AM. Sell to a rush of people for 6 hours. Spend 4 hours picking up. Then do it again the next day. Who knew it’d be such good prep for events?!

Question:

What is your fondest DC memory?

Answer:

There are many. I’ve always enjoyed International Week in Portland. You can see that Diversified’s core values are both deeply rooted in the Hildreth family leadership and are also strongly embraced by business units across the globe. I’ve also been impressed by the craftsmanship that company leaders put into making toasts that are often funny and always meaningful.

Question:

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

Answer:

I enjoy watching college basketball with my dad and brother, and doing most anything outdoors. My wife Maggie and I raised two active daughters, Caroline and Sarah. Skiing, hiking, camping and biking were all part of our adventures.

Question:

What is your favorite C?

Answer:

My favorite is Communication. Of all the places I have worked in my professional life, Diversified is by far the most transparent. By making sure that all team members have a clear understanding of not just our results (the what) and strategies (the how), but most importantly the context of our decisions (the why) we move faster and more cohesively towards our goals. This really helped our agility in 2020.

Question:

What’s your favorite hobby?

Answer:

Since retiring from maple sugaring, I’m focused on improving my fly fishing skills.

Question:

Where were you born?

Answer:

I was born in New Jersey.

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