About Us

HottyToddy.com is a next generation news source designed to connect the global family of those who love Ole Miss and Oxford.

HottyToddy.com LLC is a division of New Media Lab LLC and is not affiliated with the University of Mississippi, and the opinions expressed herein are not the opinions of the University of Mississippi. All profits of New Media Lab go to support the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi.

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HottyToddy.com is a part of New Media Lab LLC — a marketing and digital media think tank company with multiple ventures inspired by entrepreneurship and innovation. New Media Lab, LLC was founded by Dr. Ed Meek to support the Meek School of Journalism and New Media

HottyToddy.com provides support to faculty and additional opportunities for Ole Miss students to become involved in the rapidly changing world of new media through internships.

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WHO WE ARE

Ed MeekEd Meek, Publisher

Dr. Ed Meek is former Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Relations and Marketing at the University and CEO of Oxford Publishing, a national publishing and trade show group. He is the founder of the Tupelo Furniture Market, one of the largest exhibition centers in America, Fellow of the American Council on Education and was awarded the Mississippi Governor’s Distinguished Citizen Award. He is the author or co-author of several books and currently serves as publisher of HottyToddy.Com. He and his wife, Becky, are benefactors who established the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi. Email him at edmeek1@gmail.com

Kevin J. Seddon, CEO, New Media Lab LLC
Kevin J. Seddon is an Arkansas native and holds or has held senior management positions in a variety of corporations and was involved in start-up businesses focused in publishing, trade show management, business trade management, Open Source (Linux) software curriculum development and certifications, medical acoustics, infrared technology and energy, air quality and building inspection, life settlements, and furnishing, flooring and home decor. Prior to joining New Media Lab, Seddon was the president of Tupelo Furniture Market which produces one of the larger furniture trade events twice each year in the United States as well as 18 other large trade and consumer events annually. Seddon is currently a board member for the University of Mississippi Ed and Becky Meek School of Journalism. He has served as a local board member for United Way as well as an alternate board member for Sky Ranch Foundation. He has been a member of the Technology Resource Foundation and the Oxford Technology Counsel and is an adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi. He can be reached at kevin.seddon@hottytoddy.com.

 

Adam BrownAdam Brown, Sports Editor
Adam Brown is a native of Oxford, Mississippi. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at Ole Miss. Email him at adam.brown@hottytoddy.com.

Meggie Carter, Vice President of Sales
Meggie Carter is an Old Lyme, Connecticut native. She received a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications with a minor in Business Administration from The University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media in May 2016. She was a contributor for the Meek Magazine authoring stories focused on honored Meek School Alumni. She studied abroad in Greece in June 2015 and was a member of the team that opened the Salvation Army in the Omonia neighborhood of Athens. Email her at meggie.carter@hottytoddy.com

Steven Gagliano, Managing Editor 
Steven is a graduate of The University of Mississippi with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Steven is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. Steven can be reached at steven.gagliano@hottytoddy.com

Hannah Vines, Creative Director
Hannah Vines is a Natchez, Mississippi native. She attended the University of Mississippi, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Email her at hannah.vines@hottytoddy.com


Chance Smith, Account Representative
Chance is a St. Louis, Missouri native and a graduate from the University of Mississippi. Email him at chance.smith@hottytoddy.com

Walter Lyle, Social Media Editor
A recent graduate from the University of Mississippi, Walter holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Meek School. He’s passionate about journalism, social media, photography, and music. Walter is originally from Birmingham, Alabama and can be reached at walter.lyle@hottytoddy.com

 

Stella Watson Stella Watson, Bookkeeper
Stella is a native of Oxford, MS where she attended Oxford High School. She finished at the top of her class from Rebel Cosmetology School in Oxford in 1966. Stella began bookkeeping for multiple companies including Allied Corporations based out of Munich, Germany. Stella also worked for the U.S. Army Central Accounting Division in Germany setting up document control for all the German bases in the 1990s. Upon completion, Stella assumed the role of Administrative Accounting at Central Accounting Division. In 2000, Stella began working accounts receivable for Oxford Publishing in Oxford, MS.