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Phyllis Hoffman DepianoPhyllis Hoffman DePiano  is founder, president, and CEO of Hoffman Media, LLC. Phyllis holds a BS degree from UAB in accounting and graduated in 1975. 

HM is a privately held, leading special-interest publisher based in Birmingham, Ala. The company specializes in publications targeted to the women’s market and the large base of advertisers who seek a print, online and interactive medium to reach this attractive demographic. In addition to publications, HM has a growing consumer event business and an established ancillary products division.

HM was founded in 1983 by Phyllis Hoffman DePiano as Symbol of Excellence Publishers, Inc. and was renamed Hoffman Media in 1998. Today, Mrs. DePiano serves as president and chief executive officer of the company and is recognized industry-wide as a savvy businesswoman and talented entrepreneur.

The company has experienced steady and often remarkable growth since its founding. Hoffman Media is the No. 70 largest private firm in Birmingham, AL and is the No. 4 of the top women-owned businesses, based on total revenue in 2012, according to the Birmingham Business Journal’s List.

Phyllis is a member of the first UAB Excellence in Business Class of 2013.

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