Jessica focuses on reputation management, including external communications and brand public relations, environmental sustainability and social responsibility, media, government and regulatory affairs, crisis management, cause-marketing and corporate philanthropy, and community relations. 

Jessica Adelman

Group Vice President of Corporate Affairs, The Kroger Co.

Gary Brotman is senior director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and leads strategy and product planning for the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, including those powering Snapdragon Mobile Platforms.

Gary Brotman

Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm

Shortly after starting at Formula PR in 2005, Adrienne Cadena helped to launch the agency’s brand activation arm, Formula Street.

Adrienne Cadena

President, Havas Street

Cathy Calhoun is the Chief Client Officer for Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading and most innovative public relations agencies and the only PR firm to be named to the Ad Age “A” List - twice.

Cathy Calhoun

Chief Client Officer, Weber Shandwick

Janet Clayton is a senior strategist at Vectis DC, a government affairs agency located in El Segundo. Previously she was senior vice president of corporate communications for Edison International and Southern California Edison.

Janet Clayton

Senior Strategist, Vectis DC

Alex Cohen is one of the most tactical and persistent professionals working in B2B public relations today. 

Alex Cohen

Director of Corporate Marketing, Apttus

Stephanie Corzett is director, external communications and media relations, for Disney parks, experiences and consumer products at The Walt Disney Company

Stephanie Corzett

Director of External Communications and Media Relations, The Walt Disney Company

Corey duBrowa is Vice President, Global Communications and Public Affairs for Google. He joined Google in April 2018 from Salesforce, where he served as senior communications counsel to its executive team and led the strategy and management of the company’s communications activities.

Corey duBrowa

Vice President, Global Communications and Public Affairs, Google

Bob Feldman is vice chair at ICF Next, a global consulting services company, with offices worldwide.

Bob Feldman

Vice Chair, ICF Next

Matt Furman is the chief communications and public affairs officer for Best Buy Co. Inc, the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer. 

Matt Furman

Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Best Buy Co. Inc

Robert Gibbs draws on his background as a leading communications and policy strategist to deliver clear and compelling messages about McDonald’s.

Robert Gibbs

Chief Communications Officer, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations, McDonald's

Brenda Gonzalez is the State Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris — the second African-American woman and first South Asian-American to serve in the United States Senate. 

Brenda Gonzalez

State Press Secretary, Office of Senator Kamala Harris

With more than 20 years of PR experience in consumer brands, Cynthia Gordon joined Nintendo of America in March 2011 and is vice president of strategic communications.

Cynthia Gordon

Vice President, Strategic Communications, Nintendo of America Inc.

Simon Halls is a founder and a partner at SLATE PR, the entertainment industry’s leading PR agency. 

Simon Halls

Founder, Partner, SLATE PR

Matthew Harrington leads global operations for Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations.

Matthew Harrington

Global Chief Operating Officer, Edelman

Bill  Imada  is  founder,  chairman  and  chief  connectivity  officer  of  IW  Group,  a  minority-­‐ owned  and  operated  advertising,  marketing  and  communications  agency  focusing  on   the  growing  multicultural  markets. 

Bill Imada

Founder, Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer, IW Group Inc.

Megan Jordan was previously senior vice president of worldwide communications for Herbalife Nutrition.

Megan Jordan

Consultant

Molly Keveney is vice president of communications & digital for Clif Bar & Company, a family and employee-owned company crafting energy food with organic and sustainable ingredients to feed and inspire adventure. 

Molly Keveney

Vice President of Communications & Digital, Clif Bar & Company

Tom Lange leads communications for Union Pacific, the world’s largest publicly traded railroad.

Tom Lange

Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications

Elizabeth leads revenue communications at Twitter, where she manages PR and communications efforts demonstrating Twitter’s influence and impact as a platform for advertisers. She is also a lead for @Blackbirds, Twitter’s business resource group for black employees promoting diversity and inclusion.

Elizabeth Luke

Revenue Communications Lead, Twitter

Torod is chief communications officer for Lenovo, the world’s largest PC and tablet manufacturer and, with its ownership of Motorola, one of the world’s most iconic smartphone brands.

Torod Neptune

Worldwide Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, Lenovo

Jim Olson is the President of Hangar 6 Strategic Storytelling, LLC. He was previously chief communications officer at Steward Health Care. He earned his M.B.A. from the USC Marshall School of Business.

James T. Olson

President - Hangar 6 Strategic Storytelling, LLC

Glenn Osaki is senior vice president and chief communications officer of the University of Southern California, effective June 1, 2019.

Glenn Osaki

Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, University of Southern California

Ron Reese joined global integrated resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. in 2003 and has led a variety of communications and corporate affairs programs at the Fortune 500 company.

Ron Reese

SVP, Global Communications and Corporate Affairs, Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Heather Rim is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for AECOM (NYSE: ACM), a $19-billion, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm with the ability to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets globally.

Heather Rim

SVP, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, AECOM

Don Spetner is a Senior Corporate Advisor for Weber Shandwick Worldwide, offering counsel and expertise on the role, structure and efficacy of the communications function. 

Don Spetner

Senior Corporate Advisor, Weber Shandwick Worldwide

Tyler Stevens is creative director for Shareability, where he uses digital media technologies and social platforms to connect artists and storytellers with audiences across the globe. 

Tyler C. Stevens

Creative Director, Shareability

Michael is the senior group manager of corporate and marketing PR at Hyundai Motor America and is responsible for corporate and marketing communications.

Michael Stewart

Senior Group Manager, Corporate and Marketing Public Relations Hyundai Motor America

Kirk Stewart is the founder and CEO of KTStewart, a firm focused on enhancing value for 21st-century organizations through integrated corporate communications campaigns. He is a USC graduate and a member of the USC Annenberg Center for PR Board of Advisors.

Kirk Stewart

Founder and CEO, KTStewart

Julie Sugishita serves as Corporate Communications Manager at Oracle, one of the world’s largest enterprise technology companies with over 420,000 customers across 145 countries. 

Julie Sugishita

Corporate Communications Manager, Oracle

Oscar Suris previously led corporate communications for Wells Fargo, and held senior roles at Ford Motor Company and AutoNation.

Oscar Suris

Consultant

As eBay’s Chief Communications Officer, Dan is responsible for managing, protecting and strengthening the Company’s brand and reputation among key stakeholders.

Daniel Tarman

Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, eBay Inc.

David Tovar is senior vice president of corporate communications for Sprint. In this role, he oversees executive and employee communications, corporate reputation-building efforts, issues management, marketing public relations and social media communications.

David Tovar

Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, Sprint

As Chief Communications Officer at The Nature's Bounty Co., Amy von Walter is a member of the company's Global Leadership Team. In this role, she oversees internal and external communications as well as government affairs and corporate social responsibility.

Amy von Walter

Chief Communications Officer at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Ms. Julia A. Wilson is the chief executive officer and founder of Wilson Global Communications LLC, an international strategic public relations and marketing communications firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. 

Julia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Wilson Global Communications LLC

Deanne’s 25-year agency career has been focused on enhancing brand relevance, engaging consumers and driving cultural conversation. 

Deanne Yamamoto

Managing Director, Golin Los Angeles

Blythe Yee leads internal communications at LinkedIn, where she helps connect employees to the business and culture, drives transformational change, and helps leaders at all levels succeed.

Blythe Morris Yee

Head of Internal Communications at LinkedIn

To her clients and colleagues, Melissa Waggener Zorkin is renowned for her belief in purpose, potential and possibility. 

Melissa Waggener Zorkin

CEO, WE Communications