Local Corporation Adds Local Startup Veterans As Board Members

Irvine-based Local Corporation, which offers up local advertising technology, has added two veterans of the local startup industry--David M. Hughes and John M. Payne--as new board members. Hughes is CEO of The Search Agency, and Payne is currently CEO of SimpleAir, and is well known for his CEO roles at Zumbox, Breach Security, CircleUp, Preventsys, and, among other companies. In conjunction with the appointments, longtime Local Corporation CEO Heath Clarke has resigned from the board. Local Corporation has been in a major executive shakeup since January, when Clarke resigned as CEO and was replaced as Chairman.