Rockford, IL USA – August 28, 2017 – The annual Folio: 100 for 2017 has been released and WATT Global Media’s President and CEO, Greg Watt, has been tapped as one of this year’s honorees.

The Folio: 100 list represents the most innovative minds that are making an impact in today’s magazine publishing industry. Honorees represent a broad spectrum of business sectors and Watt is the only list member representing agribusiness media. All list members are to be honored at the Folio: 100 Awards reception during The Folio: Show in New York City this October.

Gregory A. Watt is President & Chief Executive Officer of WATT Global Media where he directs the company’s strategic vision, corporate culture initiatives, revenue growth and acquisition selection/integration. Mr. Watt is the 4th generation to lead the company which was founded in 1917 by James W. Watt his great-grandfather. Corporate offices are in Rockford, Illinois USA with employees and partners across the United States, England, China, Spain, Greece, and the Netherlands. The global audience and client base for WATT Global media is located in more than 190 countries.

A graduate of Western Illinois University Bachelor of Business degree with emphasis in Marketing, Mr. Watt serves on the Board of Directors for SIIA Connectiv Association and Connectiv Business Media Educational Foundation, and the Advisory Board of Associated Bank Rockford Region. He is a past Board member of BPA International.  Mr. Watt is involved in local charitable groups including the Board of Directors for the Element Rockford. He resides in Rockford, Illinois USA with his wife Lulu and son Cooper.

Company History 
Watt Publishing Co., was originally incorporated July 6, 1917, as the Poultry Tribune Company by founders J.W. Watt and Adon A. Yoder. In 1929 the company name was changed from Poultry Tribune Company to Poultry-Dairy Publishing Company, and in 1944 the corporate name was changed to Watt Publishing Company. To recognize the spectrum of media channels offered across online, live events and magazines to its global audience, the company was rebranded as WATT Global Media in 2014.

About WATT Global Media
WATT Global Media provides exceptional business content and solutions to the agribusiness industry. As an industry innovator, WATT Global Media has connected buyers and sellers in the poultry, pig, animal feed and pet food industries through its media channels for 100 years.

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