Marcia Parker

Company: Penton, PentonTechnology

Job Title: Executive Director, Content

Marcia Parker

Marcia Parker is Executive Director, Content for Penton Technology, overseeing the digital sites serving more than 2.6 million IT and data center professionals, MSPs, CSPs, VARs, and hosting professionals, as well as the Penton Tech content marketing studio. The brands are:

Channel Brands & Events: The VAR Guy|Talkin’ Cloud|MSPmentor|The WHIR|Web Hosting Talk|HostingCon|Channel Directions Live

IT Pro Brands & Events: Windows IT Pro|Windows Supersite|SQL Server Pro|SharePoint Pro|IT/Dev Connections|My ITForum|DevPro|Data Center Knowledge|Data Center World

A veteran digital journalist, Parker previously held leadership roles as Editorial Director for State, a global opinion network in London; West Coast Editorial Director for Patch, managing more than 150 of the local community news and information sites for the AOL-owned network; Programming Director for AOL Small Business, and launch director for the Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch state investigative unit. She has consulted on content strategy for Yahoo and serves as a mentor to several Silicon Valley start-ups and media start-ups at the Matter accelerator in San Francisco. Parker also taught at and served for several years as Assistant Dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and has a master’s degree from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.


Recent articles by Marcia Parker

Mission and Staff

Mission and Staff

MSPmentor is the ultimate guide to managed services and the leading global destination for managed service providers. It is one of the Penton Technology digital properties.

New Channel Online Classes for MSPs

To meet the growing demand for IT Channel business management acumen and skill building, Penton Technology is launching online learning classes for MSPs and other Channel community professionals.

Advancing Women in IT: Dream IT and Why it Matters

The information technology industry has embarked on a number of exciting new initiatives to promote gender diversity. One of the latest, Dream IT, designed to advance the interest of girls in information tech careers and showcase women who are already in the industry, is worthy of your support.