Board of Directors
Jeffrey Douglas, Board Chair
Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Kelly Holland, Board President
Founder/CEO, Chick Media - Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Holland began her career as a journalist in the 1980s, covering Central American war zones, before going on to become an award-winning documentarian. During that time, she created Art Attack, a producer of documentaries, feature films, and reality programming, and opened a production facility in San Salvador. She founded Chick Media, a production company dedicated to creating sex positive, erotic programming for women, worked with companies across the adult industry, and represented the concept of “Women’s Erotica” in a wide variety of media outlets including ABC’s 20/20, MSNBC, Elle Magazine and The New York Times. Ms. Holland has won many awards in adult media, is a sought-after speaker, a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and is the Founder and Board President of LA-based Animal Rescue Alliance.
Cathy Beardsley, Board Vice President
President and CEO, SegPay - Miami, FL
(PSP), Payment Facilitator (PF) and ISO. SegPay is also full compliant with EU Payment Services Directive
and is registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority as an Authorized Payment Institution. Cathy
founded the company in 2005 and established SegPay as the only IPSP to fully safeguard client funds by
having transaction proceeds held and paid out directly from the acquirer or through a third party trust.
The SegPay team offers webmasters a state-of- the-art billing platform that provides real time credit
card and , direct-debit authorization services; automated password management systems, advanced risk
management, marketing tools, real time sales reporting, and an online Web interface that makes
account changes fast and convenient.
Cathy has more than 15 years’ experience leading and managing payment processing companies and
developing innovative products and services. Prior to entering the payment processing industry, Cathy
was a Regional Business Manager for MCI and worked as a Business Development Manager for
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Systems.
In her spare time, Cathy, a formerly nationally-ranked college swimmer, enjoys golf, the gym and
keeping up with her three children.
Cathy attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and earned a degree in Business
Administration/Marketing. Cathy also attended the University of Santa Clara where she earned a
Master in Business Administration/Finance.
Alison Boden, Board Treasurer
Alison Boden is the CEO of Kink.com, the largest purveyor of fetish and BDSM entertainment in the world. Since starting her adult industry career in 2003, she has taken on a wide variety of roles, including product manager, marketing director, software engineer and technology executive. She is passionate about performer rights and a fierce advocate for freedom of sexual speech in the face of government censorship.
Matt Mason, Board Secretary
President of Treasure Island Media - San Francisco, CA
Reed Lee, Legal Committee Chair
Attorney - Chicago, IL
VP of Sales and Marketing for Doc Johnson - Los Angeles, CA
Scott Watkins is responsible for managing the sales and marketing departments at Doc Johnson. Since he joined the team in 2013, Scott has infused the company with the latest corporate strategies, along with a focus on streamlining procedures while continuing to expand business. He brings 14 years of hands-on sales, business development, and management experience, and he is always looking for ways to deliver great products and elevated customer satisfaction while strengthening the global presence of Doc Johnson.
Under Scott’s leadership, Doc Johnson has further strengthened its position as the world’s market leader for American made pleasure products.
Watkins previously held the position of Vice President of Sales at Trigg Laboratories, a market leader in the personal lubricant category. Previous positions include Director of Sales and Marketing at Ronco Inventions, a well-known infomercial company; Director of Business Development at Worldlink Media, a B2B solution for direct response and infomercial clientele where he founded an integrated media division; and in his early career, as an Account Executive at Excite@Home (imail.com), a one-time provider of web hosting, site creation, and e-commerce tools.
Scott is also a graduate of UCSB where he received his Bachelors of Arts in 1998.
CEO, ManUp Films, Sweet Femdom, Lance Hart Studios - Las Vegas, NV
Founder and Publisher of XBIZ.com - Los Angeles, CA
CEO, Mile High Media - Montreal, Canada
Jon Blitt got his start in adult at age 18, working in the family business while also
attending college for his Bachelors of Commerce in Marketing. From the shipping
department at Mile High Media (founded by father Ted Blitt, an AVN Hall of
Famer), Blitt rose to become vice president of the company, which has changed
immeasurably over the past three decades. Mile High began as a distributor for
adult content, to then make its foray into production with Blitt’s guidance,
launching an empire of high-end story driven porn that now encompasses every
major porn niche and employs some the most awarded directors in the industry.
With Jon Blitt’s business insight, trendsetting vision and goal to create high-end
porn Mile High Media has become one of the largest Canadian adult content
producers and distributors. His tireless work behind the scenes has earned Mile
High the AEBN 2012 Studio of the Year title and FSC 2016 Production Company
of the Year, as well as Blitt’s place in the AVN Hall of Fame Executives Branch in
2016. There is no end in sight as Blitt looks to the future, pushing boundaries as
a trendsetter and progressive businessman for Mile High Media.
CEO, AVN Media Network
Prior to AVN, Rios got his start in the paysite sector back in 1995. He and his co-founder created some of the earliest paysites, building new websites every few months that catered to different niches. In 2000 he jumped to Channel 1 Releasing, where he worked until 2015 as co-owner and chief technology officer.
Adult talent agent and Owner of ATMLA.com - Los Angeles, CA