Mark Agnesi

Director of Brand Experience,
Gibson Brands, Inc.
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Erik Alden

Vice President, Director Business Leadership,
Momentum Worldwide
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Erik serves as VP, Director of Business Leadership, NA at Momentum Worldwide where he leads multiple verticals for Verizon, including music, entertainment, gaming and Home Internet services. He has been creating innovative and engaging experiences, integrated media campaigns, strategic partnerships, and digital content for global brands and entertainment properties for 15+ years. Prior to joining Momentum, he served as Global Managing Director of Time Out’s experiential division, overseeing 200+ events annually in six countries around the world, for clients such as AB InBev, British Airways, William Grant & Sons, and Diageo. As an Account Director at Crossmedia, he oversaw digital and traditional media campaigns for live entertainment and tourism clients including Madison Square Garden and the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Exhibition. Erik began his career working in live entertainment, building marketing campaigns for over 50+ Broadway, Off-Broadway, and touring shows.

Angela Baer

CMP, CMM, Corporate Meetings & Events Planner,
Caterpillar, Inc.
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Laura Bartley

Senior Director of Marketing Communications and Events,
Mohawk Industries, Inc.
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Lyndi Bell

Brand Marketing Manager,
Chaco
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Tim Berghoff

Senior Director, Event Marketing
Qualcomm
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Tim Berghoff is a Sr. Director of Event Marketing for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this capacity, he oversees the Tradeshow and Events Team which manages over 150 events per year. His role includes designing and implementing tradeshow and conference strategies and architecture, customer hospitality programs, and event marketing campaigns. With over twenty years’ experience in marketing and event management, Mr. Berghoff has worked in various capacities including, but not limited to, integrated marketing campaigns, experiential design, and global sports marketing ventures. Projects include successful programs at seven different Olympic Games, two Super Bowls, a World Cup and a US Open for golf as well as numerous tradeshows and corporate events for Upper Deck and Qualcomm Incorporated. Mr. Berghoff holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics from Wake Forest University.

Eve Bond

EveBond Fitness
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Rachel Boucher

Executive Editor,
Event Marketer Magazine
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Rachel has worked in journalism for more than a decade, cutting her teeth in the community newspaper circuit in Fairfield County, CT, covering local politics, people and wildlife. Among memorable assignments: completing firefighting training with the City of Hartford Fire Department, and interviewing families traveling for cancer treatments onboard a Corporate Angel Network flight. She was introduced to the branding world as a copywriter for New York-based design agency Stellabean, producing marketing materials for hospitality clients. She joined Event Marketer in 2012 and today serves as the managing editor, overseeing the production of the print magazine and the brand’s digital presence. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire's White Mountains, where she studied English and creative writing.

Doug Bradley

Vice President of Culinary,
McCormick Place
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David Causton

General Manager,
McCormick Place
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Steffen Christiansen

Executive Creative Director,
Jam3
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Ariane Coldiron

Senior Vice President, Brand Experience
Freeman
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Scott Connolly

SVP of Business Solutions
Cramer
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Rob Cowan

Director, Sales,
LiveGauge
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Sean Curtis

Director of Technology Experiences, Global Events,
Cisco
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Cheri Davies

Senior Director, Acquisitions Marketing and Programs,
Comcast
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Cheri Davies is a dynamic marketing executive with a background in energy and telecommunications. A proud native of Australia, she has developed a successful track record for leading high-impact marketing strategies for Fortune 100 companies, in both the U.S. and Australia. In her current role at Comcast, she leads a team responsible for acquisition marketing strategy and end to end execution of innovative programs that accelerate revenue and national subscriber growth across multiple segments focusing on MDU and Students – both On Campus and Off Campus. Cheri’s experience applies across consumer video and internet product lines, and most recently she was appointed to lead the Marketing Strategy for Prepaid Internet and Video products nationally using an Omni channel approach. Prior to this role, Cheri was a Marketing leader in the Comcast Houston Region. In her role, she managed the company’s local consumer marketing initiatives and strategic multi-million dollar sponsorships to spearhead incremental growth across all lines of business. Since joining Comcast in 2012, she has successfully managed a variety of marketing initiatives which have increased the company’s brand visibility to diverse audiences and positively impacted revenue. For her commitment and passion for managing innovative multicultural marketing campaigns, she was awarded the prestigious EMMA Award, by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (‎NAMIC). Cheri has continued to develop award winning marketing strategies that have been recognized by the American Marketers Association and was listed as a “Women to Watch” by the Houston Chronicle. Most recently Cheri’s work on the University and Student Marketing Programs was recognized for multiple Cablefax Finalist Awards. Before relocating to the U.S. from Australia, she distinguished herself as a marketing leader and innovator with Telstra, Australia's leading telecommunications firm. Ms. Davies holds a master’s degree in Marketing and Business Management from Latrobe University. In addition, she is an active member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT).

Tom Eisenhauer

VP Account + Project Management, Business Meetings + Events,
Switch
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Rachel Espersen

Head of US Consumer Experiential Marketing & Strategy,
Citi
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Meg Fasy

Founder & CEO
eventsGIG
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Meg’s career spans several markets, including hotel, CVB, industry associations, event technology, and strategic partnerships, where she has been a successful sales/marketing leader. She has worked for, and with, some of the biggest brands you know. This idea for eventsGIG came about as Meg was trying to find a way to help the Events Industry recover from the devastating impact of the pandemic. With so many of her peers out of work and many organizations struggling to figure out how they rebuild their service levels, she wanted to create an opportunity for each to connect. To further that end, it was important to Meg that a portion of our proceeds benefit Meetings Industry Fund to help our industry recover fully and thrive. Meg is well known for motivating sales and marketing teams, driving strategy, and connecting people. Meg is an energetic leader who has been a featured speaker at most major event industry conferences including CEMA, PCMA, MPI, IAEE, Cvent Connect. When not focused on making great connections, you will often find Meg on the water, training for her next dragon boat race.

Jitter Garcia

Senior Director, Event Marketing,
Univision
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Jitter is the Head of the Event Marketing department at Univision, overseeing the development and execution of all B2B client events for the revenue-driving organization. Before coming to Univision, Jitter worked in-house events at the recognizable brands of Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal, and Discovery Communications, creating brand experiences for both B2B and consumer audiences. Today, Univision’s Event Marketing team focuses on client engagement such as hospitality around the network’s major tentpoles, thought leadership events, and their largest-scale event – Univision’s Network Upfront. Jitter also proudly serves as a member on Event Marketer’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board.

Dior George

US Marketing Supervisor, Multicultural Engagements,
McDonald's
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James Giglio

CEO,
MVP Interactive
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James Giglio is the CEO and Founder of MVP Interactive, an extended reality is an extended reality technology company that creates immersive experiences by blending real world and digital environments through AR, VR, and MR across sports, retail, entertainment, media, gaming, healthcare and more. Prior to founding MVP Interactive, James held successful management positions for small and mid-sized financial firms, leading teams to launch new products and deploy market strategies that helped grow the companies beyond expectations. Striving for a more creative outlet, James left the finance world for Advertising where his zeal for imagination and passion for sports and technology led to the formation of MVP Interactive. James’ vision in linking technology to consumer engagement has been paramount to the growth of MVP Interactive and along with his team, James’ passion to innovate, buck trends and embrace technology worldwide, has led MVP to develop prototypes and inventions into useful marketing products for some of the worlds largest brands and sports teams.

Kim Haney

Director of Experiential Marketing,
Pernod Ricard
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Leslie Harris

SVP, Director of Operations,
Jack Morton Worldwide
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Jessica Heasley

Group Editor and Publisher,
Event Marketer Magazine
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Before coming to Event Marketer in 2007, Jessica spent 15 years in marketing and events, activating challenger brands at high-profile film festivals, producing non-profit events for local arts organizations and providing marketing support for event design and production studios. She once fixed a branded 1972 VW bus accelerator pump on the side of a highway in South Carolina with a paper clip and some string the night before a 30-city college tour. Today she serves as the Content Director for the Brand Activation Group at Access Intelligence, overseeing editorial content and strategy for Event Marketer and Chief Marketer magazines. She earned her master’s degree with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2007, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.

Paul Hemsworth

VP, Executive Creative Director,
George P. Johnson Experience Marketing
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Garth Hill

Account Director,
Meshh Limited
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Since 2015, Garth has partnered with event marketing and production teams to develop meaningful activations that seamlessly blend the digital and physical fan experiences. Previously part of the Nashville-based Aloompa team, he helped develop and implement award winning fan-first technologies including the iBeacon-powered Presence platform, as well as the best-in-class mobile ordering + frictionless payment platform LiveOrder for clients like Superfly, Live Nation Entertainment and Red Light Management. Currently, he works in New York City as part of the London-based Meshh team which helps event producers, rights holders and brands measure how consumers engage with physical spaces, and provides previously-unknown ROI metrics for physical activations. As part of Meshh’s Accounts team, he works with clients to ensure the smooth implementation of Meshh’s technology. When he’s not working, you can find him at a gig, daydreaming about vintage European automobiles or on the back of a motorcycle looking for a never-ending winding road.

Bill Hinchliff

CEO,
IPME Event Shipping Containers
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Jay Jump

Executive Director, Business Transformation & Innovation, ALSAC,
ST. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc
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Soo Young Kim

Head of Global Brand, Programs & Experiences,
YouTube
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Meghan Kirsch

Chief Content Officer,
Thrillist
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Meghan Kirsch is the Chief Content Officer of Thrillist, the digital leader in food, drink, travel and entertainment. In her current role, Kirsch oversees all Thrillist content and brand identity - providing both vision and leadership for the written, video, production and design teams. Kirsch has nearly 20 years of experience in the TV and digital media industries building best-in-class marketing campaigns, creative communication, high-quality video content and unforgettable brand experiences. Previously, Kirsch was the SVP of Creative & Marketing at VICE Media where she led a nearly 50-person team in the strategy, development and execution of all brand expressions and marketing campaigns for VICE, VICELAND, VICE Digital, VICE News and VICE Studios to drive brand awareness, consumer growth and revenue. Under her leadership, VICE LABS, a short-form experimental content creation team, secured a Primetime Emmy Award for “Viceland at the Women’s March.” Kirsch was also responsible for VICELAND’s brand architecture and voice translating both into brand-building campaigns and signature short-form content for the nascent network (earning over 170 awards including Promax/BDA, Clios, Webbys, Obies, Cannes Lion and was consistently nominated for marketing team of the year (in competition with legacy brands like FX, CNN and Netflix). She was behind numerous consumer initiatives including the Grand Clio award-winning experiential activation “Viceland Bus,” the platinum OBIE award-winning “Weed Week” campaign and launching VICE’s first merchandise department. Prior to VICE, Kirsch served as VP, Brand Creative & Marketing at A&E Networks for 11 years where she led the creative development for all off-air marketing communications for A&E, History Channel and H2, and created the brand identity for launch of lifestyle network FYI. She previously held consumer marketing roles at AMC Networks.

Joan Kuhl

Author
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Joan Kuhl is a champion for girls leadership and advancing women in the workforce. She is also a generations in the workplace expert with decades of global research and consulting experience. She is the author of Dig Your Heels In: Navigate Corporate BS and Build The Company You Deserve (April 2019) and Misunderstood Millennial Talent (2016). She is an international speaker and a consultant on talent management, career, women and gender, communication and leadership trends. After 14 years in the pharmaceutical industry and building her thought leadership as a campus speaker, mentor and coach, Joan launched Why Millennials Matter/Kuhl Co., a training, research and consulting company that focuses on raising awareness about the value of investing in the early career workforce and advancing women in the workplace in global corporations and business schools. Her international speaking engagements and consulting have impacted leaders from over 60 countries with clients such as Eli Lilly, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Discovery Communications, FINRA, Novo Nordisk, Viacom, the NY Mets, Columbia Business School and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. She has launched and worked with over a dozen corporate women's networks and young professional, intergenerational employee resource groups. Her expertise has been featured in the NY Times, Harvard Business Review, CNBC, SUCCESS and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Joan launched Stay To Lead, a leadership intensive experience designed to deeply explore personal and professional “derailers” with customized strategic solutions to overcome them and empower women to lead change across their organization. Joan is a #SheBelieves Champion for the U.S. Soccer Organization where she develops content to inspire girls and young women to achieve their goals on and off the field. She is a Contributor to NBC News Know Your Value, ForbesWomen and has served as a board member for the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, named after the former CEO of the Girls Scouts of the USA and currently serves on the board of Girls Inc of NYC. She earned her B.S.B.A. at the University of Pittsburgh and M.B.A. at Rutgers University where she studied global management in Shanghai and Beijing, China.

Henry Lichtblau

VP, Client Solutions,
Riddle & Bloom
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Justin Maddox

Director, Digital Strategy,
LEO Events
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Elizabeth Malafa Kurman

Head of Experiential Marketing & Global Events & Brand Partnerships,
Under Armour
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Elizabeth Malafa Kurman is the Director of Global Events for Under Armour Worldwide in Baltimore, Maryland. Her background spans more than 15 years from working with professional football teams to collegiate athletics to consulting on large-scale activations such as the Super Bowl and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Her passion for executing engaging experiences has never wavered and she still holds true to the values she learned early on: to create remarkable experiences for all attending the event.

Chris Mann

Senior Vice President,
REV/XP
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Brendan Martin

Business Solutions Director
Cramer
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Caroline McGuckian

CEO
Meshh Limited
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Caroline is a 25 year digital and data veteran with a passion for the application of modern technology seamlessly into day to day life. As CEO of Meshh, a leading sensor based wifi analytics provider, she leads the global team out of offices in London, NYC and Sydney working with clients in verticals as diverse as CRE, Experiential Marketing, Rights Holders and Brands for clients like Rockefeller Plaza, Verizon, NASCAR and Diageo. Meshh measures what matters and provides meaningful insights around consumer behaviour to a wide range of stakeholders that contributes towards operational, commercial, safety and fan / customer engagement objectives. Reopening any venue successfully is going to rely on the connectivity and communication of with and between all of these collaborators. 2020 has seen Meshh enhance its core platform with social distancing data and deliver dynamic cost efficient methodology for understanding consumer movement in the Covid era. Her subject matter expertise is also partially driven by being on the “other side of the fence” as she owns a London based Boxing Gym. She therefore has a huge affinity towards consumer and privacy compliant measurement and applying insight to enhance business outcomes. 

Bryan Mizelle

Senior Director of Event Solutions,
Walmart
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As Senior Director of Event Solutions for Walmart, Bryan manages and leads production for the Walmart Event Solutions team, which includes meeting production, audio visual support and technical direction. The Event Solutions team produces and supports over 300 corporate meetings and events each year, including Walmart’s Annual Shareholders meeting, Saturday Morning meetings, and the U.S. and Sam’s Club Year Beginning and Holiday meetings. Bryan has many years of live production, meeting and event experience. He joined the Corporate Event Solutions team in March of 2017 after leading Sam’s Club Events for the previous 16 years. Bryan has been with Walmart Inc. for 30 years and began his career in various store management positions before coming to the corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas where he worked in store planning and Sam’s Club operations before transferring to corporate events.

Erin Moore

Manager, Global Conventions,
Alcon
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Brian Mullin

Co-Founder and Partner,
Manifold
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Kerry Prifty

Director, Leadership & Customer Programs, Meeting Management & Event Strategy,
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co
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Lori Riordan

Director, Consumer Retail Experience, JD
JD | Finish Line
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Richard Rivas

Vice President of Marketing,
TONI&GUY
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Michelle Roguso

Head of Experiential,
CAA Brand Consulting
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Michelle Roguso is Head of CAA Brand Consulting’s Experiential discipline at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Based in the New York office, Michelle oversees an extensive team of event marketing experts and works closely with the Brand Consulting account teams to deliver strategic expertise & thought-leadership while providing connectivity to the best industry leaders. Michelle has more than 18 years of experience and has created, as well as executed industry-recognized experiential programs on behalf of brands, such as American Express, Verizon, Beam Suntory, Time Warner Cable, Discover Card, Tissot, Pizza Hut and AT&T.

Bob Russo

Director of Creative Services
VDA Productions
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Bob has over 30 years’ experience in event and theatre production. After a brief stint as an actor, he realized his shortcomings and moved to the production side of the business. His work as an award-winning event designer, stage combat choreographer, and Emmy nominated costume designer, affords him the unique ability to interpret a client's vision. His work in the corporate world has been seen all across the Continental US and as far away as South Korea, Tokyo, Alaska, and Hawaii. Additionally, you can catch Bob at numerous industry organizations such as Meeting Professionals International (MPI), International Special Events Society (ISES), The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA), and as a featured guest speaker at The Special Event, the industry's premier tradeshow and conference for event professionals. As Director of Creative Services at VDA Productions, Bob works with start-ups and fortune 500 and 100 companies while mentoring the younger design generation and still finding some time to ride his motorcycle. Follow Bob on Twitter @BobRussoVDA

Alex Sapiz

VP, Global Events,
Cisco
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During her more than 20 years of working with some of the world’s leading brands on their events, Alex has built a reputation as an innovator in experiential marketing. As Vice President of Global Events at Cisco, Alex leads a team of event marketers who produce a vast portfolio of award-winning events, including Cisco Live, Partner Summit, and Cisco's global sales kickoff – Cisco Impact. Prior to joining Cisco, Alex served as Vice President, Client Services, at George P. Johnson (GPJ), a leading experience marketing agency, where she worked with the company’s top strategic accounts, including Cisco, Intel, Siebel, and Salesforce.

Mark Shearon

Founder, Managing Director,
Proscenium
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Mark has spent the last 30+ years thinking about his clients, opportunities, and solutions. He has a way of strategizing with brands that cuts right to the heart of the issue. He can then find innovative and cutting-edge solutions that bring brands to life in the live, virtual and hybrid arenas. He has worked with the world's best-performing brands on some of their most important communication and marketing programs. These include Qualcomm, Univision, Heineken, Harley-Davidson, T-Mobile, Facebook, SAP, American Express, Walmart, Ford, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Lincoln. He has worked globally and on both sides of the pond in London and New York.

Patrycja Sporschill

User Marketing Manager,
Bosch Power Tools
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Chuck Steelman

Vice President of Experience, Programming, and Partnerships,
Trademark Property Co. - La Palmera
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Tony Tallo

Senior Director, Wholesaler Services and Communications,
Anheuser-Busch Inbev
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Teresa Terasaki

Program Manager for Brand, Experience and Events,
Google Open Source
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Teresa is a program manager at Google. She leads Brand, Experience and Events at Google Open Source Program Office. She is the founder of monthly event platform, Google Open Source Live, where the open source community can get together and learn from Google open source experts during COVID-19.

Andrea Trudeau

Services Director,
Detroit Auto Dealers Association
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Lindsay Ulrey

Vice President, Global Sports Experiences and Partnerships,
American Express
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Yeuting Wang

Vice President, Data Science & Analytics,
Momentum Worldwide
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Yeuting is currently the Vice President, NA of Data Science and Analytics at Momentum Worldwide. She leads success measurement and analytics data strategy for experiential activations - digital and physical, across all clients spanning many different industries.   Before joining Momentum, she served as the Head of Data Science and Advanced Analytics at J.Crew Group and Madewell, pioneering the development of a customer-centric data platform and democratizing customer analytics through technological innovation. With nearly a decade of experience working with big data and leading analytics teams, Yeuting is recognized as an expert in data warehousing, modeling and end-to-end analytics product development.

Don White

CEO and Co-Founder,
Satisfi Labs
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Don White is the CEO and Co-Founder of Satisfi Labs. He is a business strategist and entrepreneur with a long history of bridging complex technology solutions with client needs. Don is a key voice in the Artificial Intelligence start-up community, regularly providing commentary around the future of AI and its impact on our lives and commerce. Under White’s leadership, Satisfi Labs has grown exponentially YOY by building strategic partnerships across key industries in sports, entertainment, and tourism and acquired investment from Google, MLB, and Red Light Management. Prior to Satisfi Labs, Don spent 15 years at Bloomberg in key roles including Head of Research & Strategy, Head of Product, and Head of Sales for the Americas. Eventually making the jump into the start-up world, he was brought on as VP of Sales for Datahug, a SaaS company that provided sales analytics and predictive forecasting, in order to set them up for acquisition by SAP. He holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BBA from Baruch College.

Susan F. Whiteside

Vice President of Integrated Marketing & Communications,
National Confectioners Association
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Mahiri Wise

Program Manager-Cloud Developer,
Relations Events Google
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Meghan Wismer

Director, Acquisition Marketing Implementation,
Comcast Xfinity
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Tren'ness Woods-Black

President and Chief Strategist,
Tren'ness Woods-Black
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Tren’ness Woods-Black, the “Queen of Hospitality” is an industry champion, who doesn’t rest on her culinary royalty lineage, instead uses it as the foundational asset towards moving the industry forward in a more inclusive and innovative way. As a sought-after advisor, personality, producer and speaker in the culinary, lifestyle, philanthropic and business corridors, Woods-Black is President and Chief Strategist of her eponymous corporation, and Chief Curator of cultural salon series TV show - Cornbread and Conversations. Granddaughter of the Soul Food icon, Sylvia Woods, founder of Sylvia’s Restaurant, Sylvia’s Soul Food Products, and ATOC Real Estate – in which Tren’ness serves as the Vice President Strategic Partnerships. This Queen of Hospitality has curated magical milestones and moments for A-listers such as Janet Jackson, Bruno Mars, Whoopi Goldberg, and Chris Rock to name a few. Her passion for hosting dinner parties’ birth epic collaborations with the likes of Chefs Daniel Boulud, Marcus Samuelsson, Carla Hall and a host of fine wine and spirit makers, perfectly paired with a wide range of artists. Tren’ness community x commerce, diversity and inclusion, and marketing talents have been shared with a diverse roster of corporations and her innate business savvy has led to successful partnerships with Diageo, Target, Group Nine Media, McNeil Nutritionals and more. Most recent, she has partnered with Thrillist as executive producer and host of IRL franchise Thrillist Block Party – “the ultimate community party with a purpose” with plans to tour multiple cities across America. “You can’t beat me giving” was one of the mottos Sylvia Woods lived by. Tren’ness late mother, a decorated US Customs EEO Officer instilled by daily action the importance of inclusion and education of the oppressed. These jewels sprung forth her philanthropic efforts, which have raised hundreds of thousands for charities, garnered high honors and were instrumental in the development of several not-for-profits and alliances. Board appointments include Harlem Park to Park – Co-Founder / Co-Board Chair, The NYC Hospitality Alliance – Founding Executive Board Member, NYC and Company – Co-Chair of the Culinary Committee / Executive Board of Directors, NYC Health Department Food Service Advisory Board Member, The Studio Museum in Harlem Community Advisory Board, Harlem Parade Founding Executive Board Member, and Founding Executive Board Member of the SHE CAN Foundation. In response to the covid-19 pandemic Tren’ness talents were tapped by NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo to join the New York Forward Advisory Board. A bona fide hospitality media darling, Tren’ness accolades/contributions include The New York Times, (A1,) Conde Nast Traveler, Total Food Service, Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 List, NV Magazine’s Movers and Shakers List, Paper Magazine’s Beautiful People List and placement on Times Square Jumbotron. Moreover, she has been interviewed by numerous outlets to include: The Associated Press, Time Magazine, Epoch Times, Oggi, Good Morning America, Thrillist, Eater, Crain’s, MSNBC, The Early Show, BBC, Good Day New York, Pop Sugar, The NY Daily News, and The Dr. Phil Show – short list. Her love and expansive knowledge of NY earned several official New York City promotions features both nationally and internationally. Tren’ness has also appeared and/or been featured on: The View, Master Chef (Poland, Australia), The Profit, The Food Network Special Savoring Harlem, Food Paradise, Project Runaway; two documentaries - Harlem on My Plate, and HEIRLOOM: Upholding a Family Legacy; two books – Gucci Dapper Dan’s Harlem, and Worn Stories New York. Currently, Tren’ness lends her love of storytelling to Netflix Top 10 Weekend Debut “Worn Stories,” and Tribeca Film Festival Short – Soul of the City. Blissfully married to real estate executive and fitness enthusiast, Scott Black the two reside in her beloved village of Harlem.

Neil Wright

Head of Collaborations & Experiential,
Complex Networks
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Tasha Young

Senior Director, Client Services,
G7 Entertainment Marketing
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