Named one of Outdoor Ink’s Most Powerful People in Billboards for four consecutive years, James Neumann is a global media professional with over two decades of experience. James Neumann serves as CEO of Optic Outdoor Signs and as president of the Chicago-based investment firm OOS Investments, which he founded in 1985. His professional obligations include managing outdoor billboard displays throughout the US and directing strategic operations to create premiere opportunities for advertisers.
He began his career in the global media industry as an outdoor sign installer for 3M and went on to accept positions at outdoor advertising companies across the country, including multiple leaderships roles for 3M, Ben Franklin Corporation, and Ad One Media. He formerly served as CEO of Ad One Media and as senior vice president of operations of 3M.
James Neumann has also become affiliated with numerous national advertising and outdoor media organizations, such as the Outdoor Advertising Association. Additionally, he is a founding member of the HD Digital Billboard Alliance and serves as the director of the National Association of America Outdoor.