David A. Hanna (Dave) - President
Mr. Hanna joined the Lockwood business family in 1986 as General Manager of the Lockwood Marine Corporation. He was responsible for all the sales and marketing of this division of the Lockwood companies. As a result of the tremendous growth and success of this division a buyer approached Lockwood and purchased all the assets of Lockwood Marine in 1992. Rather than accepting a role with the new company Mr. Hanna was retained by Lockwood to find and develop other businesses with principal owner James L. Lockwood, Jr.
In the fall of 1992 Lockwood Broadcasting was formed and Mr. Hanna was named President. The company initially acquired low power television stations in underserved markets with the intent to distribute programming from the two emerging networks -- UPN and The WB. Lockwood Broadcasting eventually bought and sold several full power stations over the next several years. In Norfolk Virginia Lockwood acquired WJCB from a group of investors and then quickly sold it to Bud Paxson for more than double their investment made just months before. With proceeds from that sale Lockwood acquired NBC affiliate KTEN in Sherman Texas, WAWB in Richmond Virginia and eventually WLYJ in Clarksburg West Virginia.
Mr. Hanna was a member of the UPN Affiliate Board for 4 years and served as its President as for 3 years. He also currently is a member of the CW Affiliate Advisory Board.
In January of 2007 Lockwood sold its Richmond, Virginia CW Affiliate WUPV (formerly WAWB) to Southeastern Media. With some of the proceeds from that sale Lockwood Broadcasting invested in its state of the art central cast facility in Richmond. Currently the company is looking for more television stations to add to the growing group.
Mr. Hanna is responsible for all mergers and acquisitions of the group and oversees the general management team he has assembled in Richmond, Virginia.
Mr. Hanna holds a BS in Journalism from West Virginia University. He is married and has two teenage daughters.
Pamela B. Lawson -Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Lawson, a CPA, is a magna cum laude graduate of Virginia Tech, with a B.S. Degree in Accounting. She worked for KPMG, where she attained the level of Senior Accountant before leaving to enter the banking industry. She has served as Chief Financial Officer of Bay Savings Bank , a subsidiary of First Federal of Michigan Corporation, and TideMark Bank, which was sold to Crestar Financial Corporation, now Suntrust Bank. While employed by First Federal, she managed their mergers and acquisitions team, purchasing Thrifts throughout the southeast and integrating them into the First Federal system and their conversion from a mutual thrift to a stock thrift traded on NASDAQ. While at TideMark, she spearheaded their successful conversion to a publicly traded company (NASDAQ), along with the acquisition of two banks and managed the merger of the two into TideMark Bank. She additionally managed the SEC reporting, investor relations, financial services, asset/liability management, data processing and accounting departments of the Bank.
Ms. Lawson has been active in her profession and the community in which she lives for many years. She has served on numerous boards including the Virginia Society of CPA’s, the Peninsula Chapter of the VSCPA(as President), Alternatives, Inc. (as President), the Virginia League of Savings Bank Executives and Financial Managers (as President), the Junior League of Hampton Roads, and Hampton Frolics, Inc (as President). She is currently President of the Hampton YMCA. Ms. Lawson lives in Hampton, Virginia with her husband and son, Robert. She is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, the Virginia Society of CPA’s, and the Broadcasting and Cable Financial Manager’s Society.
Ms. Lawson enjoys golf, boating, and traveling. In her spare time, she spends any minute she can on the beach or anywhere containing a palm tree. She and her family love spending time at their home in Duck, North Carolina and on their boat, appropriately named “Prime Time.” She is an avid Virginia Tech football fan and can be found among the screaming hoards at Lane Stadium on Saturdays in the Fall. She also enjoys spending time with her new beagle puppy, Lucy.
Ms. Lawson joined Lockwood Broadcasting in July 1995 and is responsible for financial management of the stations in the group as well as for the acquisitions and sales the group has accomplished.