MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Jeff Illes has been named regional digital director for CNHI, effective Feb. 5.

Illes will work with local markets in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, to help drive digital revenue growth. He will report directly to Greg Maibach, CNHI’s senior vice president, digital revenue.

Illes, a digital sales and marketing manager and trainer with 20 years of experience, joins CNHI from Advance Local, where he served as senior training manager.

“Jeff brings over a decade of local digital expertise and a deep newspaper background,” said Maibach. “His experience will serve him well in supporting the local markets’ digital performance.”

A native of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Illes began his career in the media field as a territory sales representative in the Philadelphia market. He later held positions as a retail and classifieds ad director and business manager for both weekly and daily newspapers. In 2008, Illes became the training manager at Advance Local, where he conducted sales and digital solutions training. In 2012, he was promoted to senior training manager.

"I’m incredibly excited to work closely with CHNI’s leadership and sales teams in the Eastern region," said Illes. "I look forward to providing advertisers opportunities to harness the power of their local audiences and connect to their best customers by utilizing CNHI’s effective advertising solutions.”

CNHI is a leading provider of local news and information, offering a wide array of print and digital products in more than 130 communities in 22 states. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a Raycom Media company. For more information about CNHI, please visit www.cnhi.com.