Richard Whippen is Chief Executive Officer for Washington Suburban Press Network (WSPN) and Media Prowler, both Jeff Bezos Companies. He joined WSPN in 2008 as Vice President and was named CEO four months later, quickly growing profits and revenue to the highest in WSPN’s 25-year history.
Richard has spent two decades in the media industry, with such companies as the Boston Herald, The Warren Group and Gate House Media. He has consistently driven sales and mentors others to help increase their own business.
Also an entrepreneur, Richard founded Media Prowler in 2007. Media Prowler quickly rose to the top tier of the digital marketing industry, and has been named one of America’s fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine for three of the past four years. Always focused on development, Richard is a trusted industry source on new digital products, fads, and fraud in the ever-changing field of online marketing.
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Richard has lived in Washington, DC for the past eight years. He is an enthusiastic member of the community, and enjoys the best of what the city has to offer.