Joe Valentino

Accomplished management executive with 20 years of progressive experience in media, content marketing, and digital, Joe Valentino has been the publisher of Plus since its launch in 1998. As senior vice president of Pride Media, the nation’s largest LGBTQ media company, Valentino also serves as group publisher of both The Advocate, celebrating 50 years as America’s largest and oldest LGBTQ brand, and OUT, the country’s leading gay lifestyle publication for the past 25 years. During his 20+ year tenure, Valentino has been responsible for turning Pride Media’s outlets into global multimedia brands, in part by developing and nurturing strong client partnerships, exceeding revenue targets, motivating high-performing teams, and developing long-term business strategies aimed at both company and client growth.
As SVP, Group Publisher, Valentino oversees the sales and marketing efforts across multiple platforms of Pride Media brands—in print, digital, mobile, video, broadcast, and experiential. Valentino has also served on the Board of Directors for New York’s GMHC, the country’s largest AIDS service organization, and regularly speaks on panels addressing the LGBTQ market as well as HIV treatment and prevention.