Leigh R. Bass is a Partner at Loeb, Block & Partners LLP, a boutique law firm in Manhattan specializing in complex international business transactions, wealth management, international tax and estate planning and offshore funds.
Partner, Loeb, Block & Partners LLP. BA, Public Relations & Humanities
Marissa Borjon is a marketing communications senior analyst in the Corporate Communications department at the headquarters for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) in Plano, Texas.
Toyota Product Communications, Toyota Motor North America. M.A. Strategic Public Relations
Ria Carlson is the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for the University of California, Irvine, responsible for advancing UC Irvine’s mission, reputation and strategic priorities through effective communication and constituent relationships.
Associate Vice Chancellor, Strategic Communications & Marketing, UC Irvine. BA, Broadcast Journalism & Political Science
Megan H. Chan is the News Ecosystem Lead at Google where she works on building tools for journalists, local news, and evolving news business models. She previously spent a decade in journalism as Director of Digital Operations at The Washington Post, Director of Product at Politico and Online Washington Editor at USA TODAY.
News Ecosystem Lead, Google, BA, Print Journalism, minor East Asian Studies
After an award-winning career in television news, Elizabeth Donatelli began her own production company, Seven Shots Productions, which creates videos for companies, nonprofits, and unscripted television shows.
Veteran TV Reporter, Executive Producer, Seven Shots Productions and Director, National Journalism Center. BA, Broadcast Journalism
I help brands develop and communicate their stories. I have managed in teams in public relations, social media and digital marketing on both the client and agency side.
Senior PR and Social Marketing Executive. BA, Communication
During his more than 30 years in public relations and marketing, Bob Gold has helped launch a dozen companies, re-branded many others, and created successful campaigns for numerous start-ups.
Principal, Bob Gold & Associates. MA, Communications Management
She covers the changing world of retail, fashion and shopping as well as the intersection of race, class and gender in Corporate America.
Business Reporter, Bloomberg News, BA, Print and Digital Journalism
Experienced, insightful Practice Lead with a demonstrated track record of working as a trusted strategic and tactical communication counselor and coach in the C-suite, primarily in the life sciences sector. Strong media and communication professional who is skilled in broadcasting, storytelling, presenting, crisis communications, breaking news and journalism.
Global Practice Leader, Executive Communications. BA, Broadcast Journalism
Kelley’s primary responsibility is overseeing the program planning and scheduling of all primetime programming for the CBS Television Network.
Executive Vice President, Program Planning and Scheduling, CBS Entertainment. BA, East Asian Language and Cultures, MA, Communication Management
Caroline Leach is a communications and marketing leader. Her new company provides digital branding for people to grow their careers and business owners to grow their companies.
Founder of The Carrelle Company, M.A. in Communication Management
Experienced, insightful, and passionate management consultant skilled in identifying, analyzing, and articulating the underlying human behaviors and dynamics at play in a corporate environment, with strong facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Manager, The Trium Group. BA, Communication
In his role, Giovanni is responsible for developing and executing the station’s digital video strategies. He also leads efforts on KTLA’s YouTube and Instagram accounts, the latter of which became one of the five largest local news followings on the platform.
Emerging Platforms Video Producer, KTLA 5 News BA, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
Todd Nelson is head of content and corporate messaging at Grabango, the leading provider of check-out free technology for existing, large-scale store chains. He works directly with the chief business officer and founder/CEO Will Glaser (also founder of Pandora Media) on content creation for internal and external executive communications, PR, social media and blog posts.
Head of Content and Corporate Messaging, Grabango. MA Communication Management
Ashley Sandoval is an Emmy Award-winning television director and associate director, primarily working for FOX Sports and Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family.
Freelance Director/Associate Director, Home & Family and Fox Sports, BA, Broadcast Journalism
Quentin Schaffer is executive vice president, Corporate Communications, for Home Box Office, responsible for overseeing all of the company’s communications strategies with the media, including corporate image campaigns, crises management, program publicity and domestic and international PR efforts.
Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, HBO. BA, Journalism
Callie Schweitzer is the chief content officer at Thrive Global, a health and well-being company.
Chief Content Officer, Thrive Global. Founder, Motto. BA, Print and Digital Journalism
Scott is the President of Nest Realtors, an affiliate of Compass, specializing in residential homes and multi-family income property.
Estate Director, COMPASS. BA Communication Arts & Sciences
She has nearly 20 years of entertainment PR and marketing experience under her belt, working at top tier global agencies including Edelman, FleishmanHillard, Rogers & Cowan PMK, The Marketing Arm and United Entertainment Group, representing more than 100+ worldwide brands.
Executive Director & Partner, MC Brand Communications, BA, Broadcast Journalism
Ashley Tesoriero is a national marketing specialist at IMT Residential, a nationwide apartment operator, based in Sherman Oaks, California.
National Marketing Specialist, IMT Residential. B.A. Public Relations & Art History, M.A. Strategic Public Relations
Tal Z. Woliner has more than a decade of experience in public affairs, media relations, corporate reputation and crisis communications.