Suzanne Mescan is Vasont Systems’ Vice President of Marketing, with responsibility for the Company’s overall marketing and public relations efforts. For more than 25 years, she has worked in all aspects of the information management and publishing industry, including content management, editorial, art and design, project management, prepress production, printing and binding. In 1989, she established Progressive Publishing Alternatives to help publishers with project management, editorial, and design work, which she managed for 12 years. Prior to that, Suzanne was a Marketing Analyst for Advanta, a financial services firm, where she was responsible for product planning, advertising and promotion.

Suzanne has authored numerous articles about content management for industry publications and has delivered presentations for the CM Strategies/DITA North America, AIIM, LavaCon and DocTrain conferences; Philadelphia XML Users Group Meeting; Vasont Users’ Group Meetings; and in numerous industry webinars. She was also a contributing author for the book, Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace: Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes by Beth L. Hewett and Charlotte Robidoux (Eds.). Suzanne earned a BS in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University.

Brent Murphy

Brent Murphy
Brent Murphy is a Business Manager at the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) with over 16 years of experience in content management related fields. For the past 8 years, he has been responsible for Hewlett-Packard’s horizontal component content management strategy and solution implementation.

Brent has successfully led multiple Hewlett-Packard businesses through the adoption and implementation of component content management resulting in a cohesive solution and strategy within the company. Over Brent’s 20-year career at Hewlett-Packard, he has focused on taking manually intensive technical writing processes and converting them into automated processes through technology. He resides in Boise, Idaho with his family.

Sessions Presented by Suzanne Mescan and Brent Murphy