Milton "Chip" Block

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Milton "Chip" Block was appointed as Mayor on June 20, 2023.

“Chip” Block is a retired media executive and entrepreneur residing in Jupiter, Florida.

He is active in local affairs. He serves as President of the Jupiter Inlet Colony Property Owners Assn. and is a member of the Scripps Florida Council.

Mr. Block began his career at Time, Inc. in 1971. He entered publishing after serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1971.  Block has written extensively on publishing and media trends throughout his career.

He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1967. He was elected president of the student government during his junior year. 

Career highlights:

  • 1973  Co-founder, American Family Publishers
  • 1975  Executive vice-president, Downe Publishing
  • 1977  Co-founder, Games Magazine
  • 1980-1990  Media consultant for many companies, including Time Warner, 3M, Newscorp, US News, and The Washington Post Company
  • 1991  Co-founder, Applied Interactive Media
  • 1998  President, consumer marketing and General Manager, The Petersen Company
  • 1999  Co-founder, USAPubs, Inc.
  • 1999  Elected to the DMA Circulation Hall of Fame

Former director:
American Family Publishers
Vietnam Veterans of America
Rolling Stone Magazine
Graphic Computer Assn.
Petersen Publishing, Inc.
Ziff Davis Media
Hudson News Company
USAPubs, Inc.

Chip lives with his wife, Leanna, and two Labradors in Jupiter, Florida. They also have a home in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Among his hobbies are tracking economic trends; history; golf, and walking on the beach with a good cigar.  He can be reached at 917-923-0056.