Senior Operating Advisor
Dave Neill is president of DNCO LLC., providing service as a media management & communications consultant.
From 2013 to 2015, Dave served as a regional president and publisher with the Gannett Company. In this role, he was publisher of the Greenville (SC) News, and The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times.
Dave was the president and publisher of the Naples Daily News, and a regional publisher for the newspaper division of The E.W. Scripps Company from 2010 to 2013.
Dave joined the E.W. Scripps Company in 2006 as general manager of The Banner in Bonita Springs and was promoted to vice president and general manager of Naples Daily News in 2007. Neill assisted in the management and construction of the Naples Daily News’ office and production facility, which was completed in 2009. In February of 2013 Dave and his Naples Daily News colleagues were profiled in a case study; conducted and published by the Pew Institute and Research Center for Excellence in Journalism.
Dave began as a high school photography intern with The Detroit News sports department.
He served as photojournalist at the Chandler Arizonan from 1980 to 1984. His photojournalism clients included; United Press International (Phoenix Bureau) Associated Press, New-Times Weekly, and Los Angeles based L.A. Magazine. In 1983, he became an assistant pre-press production manager at Cox-owned Tribune Newspapers in Mesa, Ariz.
In 1986, he returned to Michigan and began work as the pre-press production manager at The Oakland Press in Pontiac. While at the Capital-Cities ABC owned newspaper, he oversaw the transition from analog printing to a fully digital color photographic production process.
In 1993, Dave transferred to Capital-Cities ABC owned The Kansas City Star. He started in advertising sales, later becoming The Star’s evening pre-press production manager. He later returned to Detroit to become vice president/sales of a book and magazine manufacturer.
From 2001 until 2004, he served as associate publisher of the Detroit Jewish News and Style Magazine located in Southfield, Mich., where he served as a member of the JR Media’s operating committee.
In 2004, Dave was contracted as vice president/advertising for the Journal Newspapers which later became The Washington Examiner. Following this, he was contracted as publisher of Washington Jewish Week, serving the greater Washington, D.C., area.
Under the DNCO LLC. umbrella and working out of his Naples studio, Dave’s emphasis is portrait photography. His past work as a photojournalist is published in a number of publications. Currently focused on commissioned portraits, he produced cover art for biography “Monaghan: A Life” published by TAN Books; Charlotte NC.
Dave is active with numerous non-profit organizations and serves or has served on the boards of the Asheville Art Museum, Asheville Chamber of Commerce, Greenville Chamber of Commerce Advisory board, Asheville HUB, Naples Chamber of Commerce, Artis-Naples, IMAGINE Solutions, Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida. Dave is also a long-standing member of the National Press Photographers Association.