Vice President, Business Development
5125 Roe Boulevard
Shawnee Mission, KS 66205
Michael Scheibach, vice president and director of business development, is responsible for all phases of business development, including internal product improvements and new product development.
His job responsibilities encompass marketing and promotion, design and production, and audience development. In addition, he is responsible for digital products and the company's various websites. Michael also serves as executive editor for the company. In this capacity, he writes a monthly column titled Technology Focus, and also edit the company's electronic newsletters.
Michael joined BankNews Media in 2006 as executive editor of BankNews.com, the company’s website for the community banking industry. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the development of the site, including its content, features, and functionality.
Michael has more than 30 years of editorial and management experience in consumer, business-to-business and educational publishing. He joined BankNews after six years with ZweigWhite Information Services, a consulting and media company, where he served in various capacities, most recently as editor and publisher of a national business-to-business magazine focusing on the revitalization of cities and small towns.
Over the course of his career, Michael has started two publishing companies, launched several publications and been involved in the development of a number of websites.
Michael received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and his doctorate in American studies from the University of Kansas. He has been a presenter at a number of publishing and academic conferences. In addition, he has taught writing and other courses as an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities in the greater Kansas City area.
He and his wife, Jamie, live in Independence, Mo. His daughter lives with her husband and two children in Seattle, and his son lives with his wife in Miami, Fla.
Michael is an avid collector of books, brochures, games, toys and other popular culture artifacts related to the Atomic Age, 1945-1965. He also enjoys reading, writing, jogging and riding his bicycle.