Mark Agnesi

Director of Brand Experience,
Gibson Brands, Inc.
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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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Brittany Buchanan

Social Media Brand Manager,
Bosch Power Tools
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Jackie Burke

Sr Director, Omnichannel Marketing, National Accounts,
Constellation Brands
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David Causton

General Manager,
McCormick Place
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Steffen Christiansen

Executive Creative Director,
Jam3
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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.

Dee Hall

Program Director, Cognitive Engagement,
IBM
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Dee Hall Mendes is the World Wide Event Strategist with IBM Corporation’s Systems and Technology Group, specifically driving event strategy and execution globally. Dee has been instrumental in delivering innovative, high-performing events. These include virtual events in the IBM Virtual Event Center and in-person events. Prior to this role Dee was a leader in IBM Software Group’s organization where she also led strategic activities and execution of global events. Her innovation and creativity led to her receiving the award “Best Use of Single Technology (B-to-B) Event Technology Award” for Smarter Computing.

Kim Haney

Director of Experiential Marketing,
Pernod Ricard
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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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Jay Jump

Executive Director, Business Transformation & Innovation, ALSAC,
ST. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc
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Todd Kaplan

VP, Marketing,
Colas/Pepsi TM
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Todd Kaplan is the Vice President, Marketing, Colas / Pepsi TM where he is responsible for leading PepsiCo’s flagship brand – Pepsi. In his role, he oversees all brand creative, communications and commercial execution across Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Zero Sugar, while building a long term strategy and new product innovation for the brand overall. Since Fall 2018, Kaplan has brought an unapologetic and culture-forward perspective that has been foundational to re-energizing the brand. He has implemented a unique “culture in, brand out” approach, which has led him to develop big cultural moments, like bringing J. Lo and Shakira to the 2020 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime show, making history as the first two Latina artists to headline the event. In less than two years, Todd has led the Pepsi brand to its first positive sales growth in over 10 years. Under his leadership, the brand has now experienced seven eight quarters of positive sales growth and is seeing growth across every one of its sublines, including high, double-digit growth in its Pepsi Zero Sugar product. The brand has also seen increases across the board on brand equity, including a +6pt improvement in brand consideration and achieved all-time highs in its creative effectiveness.

Soo Young Kim

Group Product Marketing Manager, Ads Marketing,
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.

Amy Knowles

George P. Johnson
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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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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.

Brian Mullin

Co-Founder and Partner,
Manifold
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Dan Preiss

Senior Director, Global Experiential Events Marketing,
Dell Technologies
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Dan Preiss is a Senior Director of Global Experiential Marketing at Dell, responsible for leading the Event Ideation Team. He is based in Chicago, Illinois. Dan joined Dell from kCura, where he served as the Director of Community and Event Marketing. Prior to kCura, Dan held a variety of leadership roles at EMC as part of the Global Experiential Marketing team. Dan holds a BSBA and MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kerry Prifty

Director, Leadership & Customer Programs, Meeting Management & Event Strategy,
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co
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Andrea Ramsey

Principal,
The Event Ally
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Andrea Ramsey is the co-founder of The Event Ally, which tackles current health concerns as well as the unique security and sustainability issues of experiential marketing. The Event Ally can function as your external health & safety department to safely move your events forward in the era of COVID-19. Andrea is also an Executive Producer with 20+ years of experience bringing events to life. Activations have spanned the NFL Draft to National Political Conventions and clients have ranged from Google to Verizon to MSNBC. Most recently Andrea activated Nike programming around the NBA All-Star Game in Chicago. Andrea earned a BA from Truman State University and an MA from Eastern Illinois University. Based in St. Louis, MO, Andrea spends her COVID-era free time consuming far too much streaming content from the comfort of a squashy couch.

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.

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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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

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Sylvia's Restaurant
Sylvia's
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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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