Vice President of Operations for Salem Web Network
After studying physics and business at Virginia Commonwealth University, Bill Long founded and operated several businesses which specialized in networking, computer hardware and software integration and technology consulting. With the rise in commercial use of the Internet, he partnered with his wife and designer to start Ad Factory, Inc., a full-service graphic design and website hosting company. By the spring of 2000, they had designed, programmed and hosted over 80 websites for businesses and ministries in the Richmond, VA area.
In 2000 Bill accepted the position of CTO for Salem Web Network to develop and lead the technology department for this new business arm of Salem Communications. Beginning with the building of Salem Web Network’s programming team and management of their various computer, software and web technology initiatives, he has been an active part of the rapid growth of the Salem Web Network which now hosts and maintains over 100 web properties, including Crosswalk.com, Christianity.com, Oneplace.com and CrossDaily.com.
In the fall of 2005 Bill was promoted to the position of Director of Technology and Research for the Salem Web Network. In this role he was able to use his IT and programming experience to help Salem Web Network “look ahead” to new technologies that would help the company continue to innovate and expand services for the future.
In the spring of 2007 Bill became a member of the Salem Information Technology Advisory Counsel (SITAC), a new IT planning group for Salem Communications.
In the fall of 2009 Bill was promoted the position of Director of Technology to manage the website development team, while continuing to manage the Information Technology department.
Bill has over 20 years of experience in the world of computers, multi-media and web applications and leads a team of talented IT support professionals. Together, they work to ensure the continuation and development of new technological solutions that will support the goals of the Salem Web Network, its audience, advertisers and ministry partners,
When not at the office, Bill is actively involved in the leadership of his local church, reading the latest business bestseller, or hunting for the latest advancements in technology.
Salem Web Network, Vice President of Operations – June 2013 – Present
Salem Web Network, Executive Director of Operations – June 2010 – June 2013
Salem Web Network, Director of Technology – September 2009 – June 2010
Salem Web Network, Director of Research and Technology – November 2005 – September 2009
Salem Web Network, CTO April 2000 – November 2005
Ad Factory Inc / ADFA Online, Director – June 1997 – April 2000
The Laburnum Group, LTD, President – January 1996 – June 1997
TDI Services, Technical Sales Support March 1995 – December 1995
Ad Factory, Co-Owner January 1994 – March 1995
System One Technologies, Inc. President -1992 – 1994