Draper Holdings Announces Promotions - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Draper Holdings, Parent Company of WBOC/FOX21 Announces Promotions

Thomas H. Draper Jr. Thomas H. Draper Jr.
Brooke Warner Brooke Warner
John Hopkins III John Hopkins III

SALISBURY, Md.- Draper Holdings, parent company of WBOC, FOX21, Draper Digital Media and Loblolly LLC has announced the promotions of Thomas H. Draper Jr., Brooke Warner and Johnny Hopkins.

Thomas H. Draper Jr. was recently promoted to vice president of Draper Holdings. Draper Jr., known as Hank, has been with the Draper Family of companies since 2001, most recently serving as vice president of farms for Loblolly LLC.  He also has served on the board of directors for the past 10 years. 

"Family is very important at Draper Holdings," said. President/CEO Thomas H. Draper. "I am very proud of the board of directors, many of whom are family members.  But I am especially pleased that Hank has decided to accept the promotion to vice president of Draper Holdings which will bring a second generation Draper into the operations of the family business".

Draper Jr. resides in Milton, Del., along with his wife, Amy, and two children, Thomas H. Draper III, age 3, and Linley Draper, age 1.

Brooke Warner was recently promoted to vice president/general manager of Draper Digital Media. Warner joined Draper Holdings in 2009 as the general manager of WBOC Interactive, now known as Draper Digital Media. Not only does she oversee online products such as WBOC.com and FOX21Delmarva.com, she has also developed other social and interactive products including DelmarvaLife.com, a local business listing and information portal that comprises both a website and a television show.

Prior to Draper Holdings, Warner was best known for her vision for Mom.com, which later sold to ClubMom.com and now is Cafecom.com.  She was the co-producer/creator of the earliest and most successful cyber soaps, Bhive.com. Warner created online strategies for a variety of companies including Red bull, Primedia, Bill Cosby's Picture Pages and Hanley Wood.

"Brooke brings a wealth of online media knowledge to Draper Holdings," said Laura Baker, vice president/COO of Draper Holdings. With Brooke on our team, we have become a leader in the online arena." 

Warner resides in Salisbury, Md., with her husband, Michael, and sons, Chase, age 10, and Griffin, age 6. 

John Hopkins III was recently promoted to the position of vice president/general manager of Loblolly, LLC. 

Hopkins joined Draper Holdings in 2003 when Draper Holdings acquired his family's company, Hopkins Granary.  Hopkins worked for the family granary, a business his grandparents started in 1948, for 20 years. 

"Johnny is a hard-working, dedicated employee.  He manages 15 farms and oversees many projects for all companies under Draper Holdings," said Laura Baker, vice president/COO of Draper Holdings. "We are proud to have him as a member of our team."

Hopkins resides in Milton, Del., with his wife, Dawn, and his sons Justin Hopkins, age 22, a recent graduate of Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., and Izaak Hopkins, age 11.  


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