Scout Comics & Entertainment Inc. is proud to announce multiple new executive hires to fill out its ranks as the company sees unprecedented growth in its sixth year of business.
Lesa Miller has come on as Scout’s Chief Operating Officer. Lesa earned her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University School of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1996, and went on to co-found and manage two successful law practices while also co-founding and managing a flourishing commercial property management company. Lesa has also practiced law in Florida for nearly two decades. Learning the coding language HTML in the 1990s, Lesa is also an accomplished computer programmer and website designer and is certified as a circuit civil mediator.
Trent Miller joins as the new General Counsel of Scout Comics. Trent graduated from the Delaware School of Law in 1997, earning Dean’s Honors and passing the Florida Bar the same year. A member in good standing of the Florida Bar, certified circuit civil mediator and a Florida litigator for nearly 25 years, Trent began his career at a large Miami-based law firm, working his way up to partnership before establishing his own successful law practice in 2007. Having litigated thousands of cases, Trent has represented some of the most prominent companies, clients, and insurance carriers in America. A highly experienced trial lawyer, Trent has appeared, presented and argued thousands of motions, hearings, and full blown trials as lead counsel. Trent has also briefed appeals to the Florida’s First District Court of Appeals and participated in cases briefed to the Florida Supreme Court and the Delaware Supreme Court.
Megan Marsden has come on as Scout’s new Marketing Liaison. Megan’s comics career began by joining the Diamond Comic Distributors marketing team in April 2016. Her tenure in the marketing department included advertisement sales, public relations, representing the Previews brand at trade shows, and assisting in the planning and creation of Free Comic Book Day and Halloween ComicFest content. Megan joined Diamond’s print purchasing team in October 2018 as a brand manager to many independent publishers, including Scout Comics.
Joel Rodriguez is Scout’s new Head of Design. Joel has a background in comic production as a letterer and graphic designer. He has enjoyed crowdfunding success with his comic series THE DUSK COUNTY CHRONICLES through his production company, Metal Ninja Studios. Joel also runs Brink of Reality Productions, through which he helps new and seasoned creators realize their dreams of bringing their comics to life.
Andrea Lorenzo Molinari joins the company as Editorial Director. Andrea is a co-writer/ co-creator of THE SHEPHERD graphic novel series with Scout Comics’ horror imprint Black Caravan. Molinari received his Ph.D. from Marquette University with a specialty in ancient religious history and literature. His previous academic writings include four books and numerous popular and scholarly articles, and he also holds a B.A. in Journalism. In addition, Molinari also has served as a submissions editor and project editor for Caliber Comics since 2016, as editor for the Spanish publisher, Amigo Comics (Málaga, Spain) since 2019, and has done editing work for Action Lab and Behemoth Comics.
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