Dave Honaker joined LexisNexis in 2011 and currently serves as an eMarketing Specialist for the Business of Law Software Solutions group. His career has been focused on the targeted communication of thoughts and ideas for advertising and marketing firms, lobbying groups, and motion picture production companies from New York to Washington, D.C. As a current member of the LexisNexis Firm Manager® team, he has helped rebuild the product from the ground up with input from solo and small-firm attorneys around the country to best serve their needs. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Radford University.
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.
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Kevin Bonsor is the Creative Services Director for the Business and Litigation Software Solutions business of LexisNexis. In this role, Kevin guides the creative, branding and content strategy for the business. Kevin began his career as a reporter in his hometown of Augusta, Georgia, and he has also worked as a magazine editor and was the new editor for HowStuffWorks, where he co-authored several books. Prior to joining LexisNexis in early 2012, Kevin held marketing communications and creative roles at several information services companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Georgia Southern University.
Chas Schmidt, Senior Copywriter for the Business and Litigation Software Solutions (BLSS) division of LexisNexis, is responsible for creating and curating content for InterAction and CounselLink. Chas honed his strategic writing skills in a variety of previous roles on both the corporate and agency sides of the marketing communications fence. The former creative head of an ad agency in Durango, Colorado, he holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from North Carolina State University and is the only BLSS employee whose curriculum vitae includes working in a foundry, mining molybdenum and raising chickens.
As Director of Strategic Consulting at LexisNexis, Kris leads the LexisNexis CounselLink team’s efforts to advise corporate legal departments on improving operations with data driven decisions. She is an expert in managing the business of law and in data mining, and also has expertise in matter pricing and staffing, partner compensation, practice area metrics, and scorecards. Kris joined LexisNexis in 2000 after honing her finance skills as a Senior Vice President of Strategic Finance at SunTrust Bank. She has authored numerous articles and speaks regularly at legal industry events. Kris has a B.B.A. in Finance from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Krista Fuller is responsible for creating go-to-market strategies and programs that surround LexisNexis solutions for customer relationship management and business intelligence. In that role, she balances internal perspectives and outreach plans by working with clients, prospects and partners to gain a thorough understanding of the needs, priorities and issues affecting law firms. With more than 15 years of technology marketing experience, Krista has gained considerable expertise in product marketing, product management, market research and segmentation, branding, communications and public relations. Before joining LexisNexis, Krista served in business development and marketing leadership roles for various software companies in Research Triangle Park, NC. She is a former technology trainer turned marketer, and earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary.
Mike is the Vice President & General Manager of Business of Law Software Solutions for LexisNexis. In this role, Mike serves both inside and outside counsel customers, improving how they work effectively in the areas of matter and practice management, analytics and client development.
He is responsible for a number of award-winning LexisNexis applications, including: InterAction, Redwood Analytics, atVantage, Juris, PCLaw, Time Matters, and CounselLink. A software industry veteran, Mike comes to LexisNexis after 14 years at Intuit Inc. where he held a variety of product, marketing and general management roles, including General Manager of QuickBooks Financial Software, the #1 small business financial software application in the U.S. with over 4 million users.
Paula Avery is a Senior Copywriter for the Business of Law and Litigation Software Solutions group covering small-law products including the LexisNexis® Time Matters®, PCLaw® and Juris® software products. Much of her focus at LexisNexis is on researching and writing white papers and reports to help law firms stay current with best practices and rising trends in the legal industry. With a long background in advertising and marketing – including 20 years running her own consulting and copywriting business – Avery’s focus is on helping her clients better connect with what makes their customers’ lives better. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.