Jonathan Adashek is the Chief Communications Officer for IBM. Reporting to the CEO, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s Global Communications and Corporate Citizenship organization, including internal and external communications as well as content creation, strategic events, strategic positioning, social media and citizenship activities. The team operates across more than 170 countries globally.

Jonathan Adashek

Chief Communications Officer for IBM

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.

Ann is a partner and president of Peppercomm, an integrated communications agency with offices in San Francisco, New York and London. She works with clients in food and agriculture, manufacturing, technology and financial services, building omnichannel communication programs and providing counsel to help them meet their business goals. She is particularly focused on employee engagement, diversity and inclusion and reputation management.

Ann Barlow

Peppercom Partner, President

Gary Brotman is Vice President of Product & Marketing at Secondmind Ltd., where he leads product management, user experience, brand and marketing for the company’s AI-powered cloud software products and solutions.

Gary Brotman

Vice President of Product & Marketing at Secondmind Ltd.

Judy Gawlik Brown is senior vice president, corporate affairs, at Amgen and is responsible for strategic communications, including internal and external communications, issues management and philanthropy.

Judy Gawlik Brown

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Amgen

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 senior strategist at VectisDC, a public relations and public affairs agency headquartered in El Segundo. She also was senior VP of communications for Edison International/Southern California Edison. Previously she held key positions at the Los Angeles Times, including Editor of the Editorial Pages.

Janet Clayton

Senior Strategist, Vectis DC

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

Carrie Davis is the chief communications officer of Live Nation Entertainment, the largest live entertainment company in the world. Carrie assumed her current role in 2015, and she leads all internal and external communications globally.

Carrie Davis

Chief Communications Officer, Live Nation Entertainment

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

Brenda Gonzalez is the State Press Secretary and Director of Public Engagement 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 and Director of Public Engagement for U.S. Senator Kamala D. 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 is chief communications officer and senior vice president of global corporate affairs for ChromaDex. 

Megan Jordan

Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs, ChromaDex

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 is a senior communications advisor and strategist specializing in crisis management, media relations and C-Suite thought leadership.

Tom Lange

Senior Communications Advisor

Maryanne Lataif is senior vice president of corporate communications for AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company.  In this role, she oversees strategic communications, corporate communications, M&A, executive communications, crisis communications and internal communications, as well as promoting the company’s overall brand and reputation through authentic, transparent and informative storytelling.

Maryanne Lataif

SVP, Corporate Communications

Elizabeth leads advertiser communications at Pinterest, where she manages PR and communications efforts demonstrating Pinterest’s influence and impact as a platform for advertisers.

Elizabeth Luke

Revenue Communications Lead, Twitter

Gulden Mesara-Dogan is the group vice president of communications for Walgreens Boots Alliance, overseeing communications serving WBA’s enterprise and USA businesses and operations, including the Walgreens communications division, Walgreens external communications and the WBA internal communications and corporate events groups.

Gulden Mesara-Dogan

Group Vice President of Communications, Walgreens

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

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

Josh Rosenberg is the co-founder and CEO of Day One Agency, a New York-based creative communications agency with the ambition of stopping the world in its scroll with stories that connect. He is a communications strategist and digital storytelling authority with extensive experience shaping marketing communications programs for some of the world’s leading brands.

Josh Rosenberg

CEO, Day One Agency

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 leads operations and communications for Kinwoven, an interior design media brand that teaches, inspires and services audiences around the world.

Tyler C. Stevens

Co-Founder | Chief Operating Officer - Kinwoven

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

Executive Managing Director, C-Suite Strategy and Crisis, Zeno Group

Dan Tarman is senior managing director at Teneo, based in the company’s San Francisco office. Tarman advises the firm’s clients on corporate reputation management, brand strategy, special situations, and crisis communications.  

Daniel Tarman

Dan Tarman, senior managing director, Teneo

David Tovar is vice president of U.S. communications for McDonald’s. In this role, David’s responsibilities include overseeing U.S. brand engagement and U.S. system communications. 

David Tovar

Vice President of U.S. Communications, McDonald’s

Gerry Tschopp is responsible for global external communications for Experian, the world’s leading information services firm.

Gerry Tschopp

Senior Vice President Head of Global External Communications

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