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Eric Brown Named General Manager at Dealerskins

NASHVILLE, TN – Dealerskins, ( a division of Dominion Enterprises and a leading provider of automotive dealer web solutions, announced that Eric Brown has joined the company as the new general manager.  Brown will be responsible for day-to-day operations and the focused execution of Dealerskins’ 2008 business plan. He replaces Tim Madel who has taken on new responsibilities within Dominion Enterprises as the head of search engine marketing. Brown will report directly to George Nenni, a vice president and general manager at Dominion Enterprises, and will be based out of Dealerskins’ Nashville, Tenn., offices.

“Eric is an outstanding addition to Dealerskins with a track record of over 25 years as a senior executive and a reputation for exceptional performance with both multinational Fortune 100 companies and venture capital backed start-ups. His career is highlighted by creative strategic insight and execution, exceptional leadership and strong revenue growth,” commented Nenni.  “Dealerskins enjoyed a year of unprecedented growth in 2007, reaching 10% market penetration, and is on track to exceed all market goals in 2008. We are excited to have Eric take the helm to guide the company to even greater expansion as we move forward,” Nenni added.

Prior to Dealerskins Brown served as vice president for ShiftWise, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of healthcare supplemental staffing management technology. During his two-year tenure he developed sales, marketing and business development infrastructure along with a market strategy for the early state Internet technology start-up that led to record-setting growth and established the company as an industry leader.

Before that Brown was the vice president of marketing with InteliStaf Healthcare, Inc., where he was responsible for marketing for nearly 100 business units and multiple divisions of the $350 million company. In addition he managed all Internet operations, sales training initiatives and product development.

From 1996 to 2002 Brown served as the national director and vice president of sales and marketing with the Gannett Healthcare Group (Nursing Spectrum)/Gannett, Inc., where he was responsible for sales, marketing and business development for all  publishing divisions as well as the online, event services and continuing education divisions. Under his leadership the company reversed a negative growth trend and enjoyed a dramatic increase in revenue.

Brown holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Missouri State University.

Commenting on his new position Brown stated, “Dealerskins is a dynamic and growing company that continues to set new benchmarks in web solutions for automotive dealers. It’s an exciting time to join the company as they expand their services with some innovative new products that are exactly what dealers have been asking for to better manage their websites and the whole Internet sales cycle. We will continue to stay on the leading edge of innovation and continue our exceptional growth by providing the best solutions in the industry.”

About Dealerskins
Dealerskins, a division of Dominion Enterprises, provides automotive dealers beautiful, powerful, distinctive web solutions. The company's expertise comes from real-world dealership experience and a passion for listening and responding to dealers' needs. In fact, company founders designed, built and used the first Dealerskins websites while employed at a top-50 dealership group. Dealerskins recognized that automotive dealers require high-caliber, dynamic websites to meet car buyers' needs. Dealerskins was founded in July of 2000 to serve those needs. Dealerskins websites have won numerous awards for excellence.

About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises, a division of Landmark Communications, is a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, real estate, apartment, recruitment and marine markets. The company operates a variety of businesses that offer Internet marketing, Web site design and hosting, lead generation, CRM, and data capture and distribution services. The company has more than 40 market-leading Web sites reaching more than 12.5 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 500 magazines with a weekly circulation of over 5 million. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., the company has nearly 6,000 employees nationwide and annualized revenue of more than $946 million.



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