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Jennifer Stephens Acree is the founder and CEO of JSA Strategies, a Los Angeles-based communications agency specializing in servicing consumer technology, digital media and esports/gaming industries.

Jennifer Acree

Founder and CEO, JSA Strategies

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Jonathan Adashek is the Chief Communications Officer for IBM, overseeing internal and external communications as well as content creation, strategic events, strategic positioning, social media and citizenship activities.

Jonathan Adashek

Chief Communications Officer for IBM

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Christine Alabastro leads executive communications at TikTok where she manages the external communications strategy for the TikTok leadership team and spokespeople.

Christine Alabastro

Executive Communications, TikTok

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Ann Barlow is a partner and president of Peppercomm, an integrated communications agency with offices in San Francisco, New York and London.

Ann Barlow

Peppercom Partner, President

Judy Brown

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

Adrienne Cadena is president of Havas Street, one of the foremost activation agencies in the country.

Adrienne Cadena

President, Havas Street

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Cathy Calhoun is the chief growth officer for IPG DXTRA, a global collective of 27 marketing specialty brands. 

Cathy Calhoun

Chief Growth Officer, IPG DXTRA

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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

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Stephanie Corzett is Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Creative Artists Agency (CAA). 

Stephanie Corzett

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Creative Artists Agency

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Carrie Davis operates CD Consulting, which provides communications counsel to entertainment and corporate clients. She previously led communications at Live Nation Entertainment.

Carrie Davis

Founder of CD Consulting

Bob Feldman is founder of Feldman + Partners, a strategy and investment firm focused on investing, The Dialogue Project and social impact.

Bob Feldman

Founder of Feldman + Partners and The Dialogue Project

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

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Robert Gibbs is Senior Counsel at BPI where he focuses on executive communications, building social impact plans, and corporations’ responses to crises.

Robert Gibbs

Senior Counsel, Bully Pulpit Interactive

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Brenda Gonzalez recently joined the Biden-Harris Administration as USCIS Acting Chief of Public Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security.

Brenda Gonzalez

USCIS Acting Chief of Public Affairs, Department of Homeland Security

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Cynthia Gordon is vice president of strategic communications for Nintendo of America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Cynthia Gordon

Vice President, Strategic Communications, Nintendo of America Inc.

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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.

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Megan Jordan is head of communications at West Coast University, one of the largest US college networks specialized in educating students pursuing healthcare professions. 

Megan Jordan

Head of communications, West Coast University

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Seema Kathuria is managing director at Russell Reynolds Associates. She co-leads the firm’s corporate affairs practice.

Seema Kathuria

Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

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Molly Keveney is communications vice president, consumer engagement, at Champion Petfoods.

Molly Keveney

Vice President of Communications, Consumer Engagement, at Champion Petfoods

Megan Klein leads the corporate communications function for Fox Corporation, overseeing media relations, message development and deployment, financial communications, internal communications as well as corporate social responsibility.

Megan Klein

Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Fox Corporation

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Maryanne Lataif is senior vice president of corporate communications for AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company.

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

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Gulden Mesara is senior vice president and chief communications and marketing officer at the City of Hope. She provides overall strategic leadership for City of Hope’s integrated marketing efforts and communications. 

Gulden Mesara

Senior Vice President and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, City Of Hope

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Josh Morton is head of corporate communications for Nestlé in the U.S. where he leads communications strategies that enable the world’s largest food and beverage company, with more than $90 billion in sales, to win with consumers.

Josh Morton

Head of Corporate Communications, Nestlé U.S.

Torod Neptune is the Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at Medtronic. 

Torod Neptune

Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Medtronic

Glenn Osaki is senior advisor to the President, International Communications and Marketing, at the University of Southern California.

Glenn Osaki

Senior Advisor to the President, International Communications and Marketing, USC

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Erica Rodriguez Pompen is Director of Global Corporate Communications at Micron, leading a team focused on corporate, product and consumer PR, crisis communication and corporate integration.

Erica Rodriguez Pompen

Director of Global Corporate Communications at Micron Technology, Inc.

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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.

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Heather Rim is chief marketing officer for Optiv, where she leads all aspects of marketing and communications.

Heather Rim

Chief Marketing Officer, Optiv

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Josh Rosenberg is the co-founder and CEO of Day One Agency, a New York-based creative communications agency.

Josh Rosenberg

CEO, Day One Agency

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Hilary Smith is responsible for NBCUniversal’s corporate media relations strategy and serves as a principal spokesperson for the company.

Hilary Smith

Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications and Social Impact, NBCUniversal

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

Kirk Stewart is the founder and CEO of KTStewart, a firm focused on enhancing value for 21st-century organizations through integrated corporate communications campaigns.

Kirk Stewart

Founder and CEO, KTStewart

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

Oscar Suris is Executive Managing Director, C-Suite Strategy and Crisis, for Zeno Group, a global integrated communications agency.

Oscar Suris

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

Dave Tovar is the senior vice president of communications and government relations at Grubhub, a leading global online food delivery company. 

David Tovar

SVP Communications and Government Relations, Grubhub

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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

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Julia A. Wilson is the chief executive officer and founder of Wilson Global Communications LLC and is the Interim Dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University.

Julia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Wilson Global Communications LLC

Deanne Yamamoto is the managing director of Golin Los Angeles, and is a USC Annenberg alumna.

Deanne Yamamoto

Managing Director, Golin Los Angeles

Melissa Waggener Zorkin, CEO of WE Communications, is renowned for her belief in purpose, potential and possibility. 

Melissa Waggener Zorkin

CEO, WE Communications