Media: CHARLIE WATKINS
PRESIDENT AND CEO, DOMINION ENTERPRISES, LANDMARK MEDIA ENTERPRISES, NORFOLK
Watkins is the CEO of separate but connected Virginia-based companies: Dominion Enterprises and Landmark. Dominion Enterprises is a digital marketing and software services company that was started under the umbrella of the former Landmark Communications, which owned The Virginian-Pilot and other newspapers. Landmark is a media and technology company that owns other media companies. Its subsidiaries include cloud computing and data center company Expedient, which Watkins co-founded. Last year, Landmark sold real estate website Homes.com to CoStar Group Inc. and Landmark Community Newspapers LLC to Paxton Media Group.
Watkins has worked at Landmark for more than 20 years, becoming CEO for Landmark and Dominion Enterprises in 2018.
Before joining Landmark, Watkins was president of a Duke Energy subsidiary. He served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear-trained officer and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and William & Mary’s business school.