Caroline H. Little


President and Chief Executive Officer, Newspaper Association of America (September 2011 - September 2015); President and Chief Executive Officer of American Press Institute (September 2011-September 2015)

Oversaw largest trade association for newspaper media and its foundation, the American Press Institute. Hired to reinvigorate association. Key activities included lobbying, best practices, training and research and advocacy. Developed and implemented strategic plans for NAA and its foundation, the American Press Institute.

General Partner, National Newspaper Network (September 2011-September 2015)

General Partner of entity that sells newspaper media advertising on a national basis.

Chief Executive Officer, North America, Guardian News & Media (January 2009 – March 2011)

Oversee all U.S. operations for company, including and ContentNext., Inc.. Manage B to B and B to C digital and events businesses.

Special Advisor, Guardian News & Media  (August  – December 2008)

Developed strategy for expansion for GNM on web strategy and acquisitions in United States; board member of  Content Next, Inc., acquired by GNM in 2008.

Consultant, The Washington Post Company on internet initiatives (July 2008 – December 2008)

Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (2004 – July 2008)

Led to profitability for the first time in 2004. Developed strategy and oversaw all operations of leading national news, local community and informative web sites, including,, Slate, The Root, Sprig, and Reported to Chairman of The Washington Post Company and presented to Post Company Board at each meeting.

President and Chief Operating Officer, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (2003 – 2004)

Chief Operating Officer, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (2000 – 2003)

Managed all operations, including sales, marketing, technology, production, operations, product development and human resources.

Vice President and General Counsel, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (1997 – 2000)

Represented The Washington Post Company’s internet division and advised clients in general corporate, financial, editorial, copyright, trademark and employment matters.

Deputy General Counsel, U.S. News & World Report, The Atlantic Monthly and Fast Company (May 1993 - 1997)

Represented magazine and affiliated companies and advised clients in general corporate, financial, real estate, copyright, trademark and editorial matters; and supervised litigation and outside counsel.

Deputy General Counsel, Applied Graphics Technologies and Applied Printing Technologies (May 1993 – 1997)

Drafted and negotiated financing agreements, joint venture agreements, software license agreements, hardware and software support agreements, production services agreements, asset purchase agreements, license agreements and other agreements for prepress and printing companies.

Associate, Arnold & Porter, Washington D.C. (October 1986 - April 1993)

Practice areas included telecommunications, real estate and general corporate law.

Law Clerk, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District, New York (Fall 1985)

Summer Associate, Crowell & Morning, Washington, D.C. (May – July 1985)

Law Clerk, Teitelbaum & Hiller, New York, New York (October 1984 – February 1985)

Summer Associate, Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis, Nashville, Tennessee (June – August 1984)

Editorial Assistant, Random House, Inc. and Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, New York (July 1981 – August 1983)


J.D., New York University School of Law, 1986

Honors: Journal of International Law and Politics, Senior Note and Comment Editor, 1985-1986, Staff Member, 1984-1985; Sol D. Kapelsohn Prize for highest excellence in legal writing in the field of labor law.

B.A. (English) Wesleyan University, 1979 – 1981

Honors: Number one scholastic rank junior year (second semester) and senior year (first semester); Phi Beta Kappa.

Grinnell College, 1977 – 1979 Honors:        Phi Beta Kappa


Member, Board of Directors of Southwest Women’s Law Center, 2016 to present Member, Hestia Fund Santa Fe, 2016 to present

Trustee, Grinnell College, 1996 – 2012 (Board Chair 2000-2003 and Chair of Presidential Search Committee, 1999); Elected Life Trustee, 2012

Member, District of Columbia Board of Governors – 1998 - 2004 Member, The District of Columbia Bar, 1986 – present

Member, New Mexico Bar, 2015 – present

Director, National Board of The Posse Foundation, Chair of Washington, D.C. Board, 2006-2008, Member, D.C. Board 2006 - 2012

Director, The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 2004 – 2007 Director, Weave (Women Empowered Against Violence), 2002 – 2005 Director, Food & Friends, 2002- 2003

Member, Journalism Advisory Committee, The Knight Foundation, 2007 – 2009 Director, American Press Institute, 2006 – 2008

Chair, Board of Directors, Online Publishers Association, 2005 – June 2008 Member, Board of Directors, Internet Advertising Bureau, 2005 – June 2008

Member of Executive Committee of Board of Directors, Classified Ventures, 2004 – June 2008 Member, Advisory Committee, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Journalism, 2007 – 2008

Member, Advisory Board, Ad Tech, 2007 - 2008

Member, Google Publisher Advisory Council, 2007 - 2008 Member, MIN Digital Hall of Fame, 2008

Member, Microsoft Publisher Leadership Council, 2009 Member, Advisory Board,, 2009