Josh Schimmels is an experienced Media Executive and Group Publisher with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry. Skilled in Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Corporate Partnerships, Management, and Leadership. Josh has been Publisher and CEO of Los Angeles Business Journal since March of 2020.
Schimmels was previously an associate publisher and vice president at the Business Journal from 2010 to 2015. He began his career in 1999 with a five-year turn at the Business Journal’s sister publication, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
He spent nearly four years as business group publisher at D Magazine Partners in Dallas, where he oversaw a portfolio of publications that included D CEO magazine, D CEO Real Estate Annual, Dallas 500, D CEO Healthcare, along with its custom publishing division.
During Schimmels’ tenure, D CEO magazine was named the country’s Best Regional Business Magazine three times by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers.
As associate publisher at the Business Journal, Schimmels led the advertising efforts to new revenue heights and created opportunities for the community through a revamping of the publication's corporate events platform.
Schimmels holds an MBA from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. He has an undergraduate degree in broadcasting from Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
He is actively involved in the community, having recently served on the board of trustees for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the board of directors for the Alliance of Area Business Publishers.