Jay Small

I am a digital-focused executive living near Nashville, Tennessee. And I’m a guitarist who has played in a few variety bands.
When they’re too much to tweet, sometimes I post thoughts and ideas here.

Jay Small is a digital media and marketing executive geared for customer-centered innovation, transformation, and business growth.

Small is chief operating officer of Local Media Association/Local Media Foundation, leading key initiatives focused on business transformation for local media. Prior to joining LMA, he was president of Cordillera Digital, a division of Evening Post Industries that led interactive strategy and operations for Cordillera TV stations nationwide. The company’s online properties included LEX18.com in Lexington, Ky., and KVOA.com in Tucson, Ariz. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of Clear Night (now Modern Climate), a marketing/software services firm based in Minneapolis.

Small held senior posts at The E.W. Scripps Co., Belo Corp., Thomson Consumer Electronics, The Indianapolis Star and Evantage Consulting. He has also served as an independent interactive strategy consultant, with clients including the American Press Institute, Newspaper Association of America, The National Post of Canada, The Santa Fe New Mexican, a global pharmaceuticals company, a consumer packaged goods startup, and a regional financial institution.

Small earned an MBA from Kennesaw State University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.


Executive management and leadership; digital innovation, marketing communications and business strategy; product development; user/customer experience; media and information design; writing, creative direction, consultation, presentations, teaching and training.