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.
Founder and CEO, JSA Strategies
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.
Chief Communications Officer for IBM
Christine Alabastro leads executive communications at TikTok where she manages the external communications strategy for the TikTok leadership team and spokespeople. She joined in August 2019 from Hulu, where she served on the corporate communications team.
Executive Communications, TikTok
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.
Peppercom Partner, President
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Creative Artists Agency
Carrie Davis operates CD Consulting, which provides communications counsel to entertainment and corporate clients. She previously led communications at Live Nation Entertainment.
Founder of CD Consulting
Bob Feldman is vice chair at ICF Next, a global consulting services company, with offices worldwide.
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.
Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Best Buy Co. Inc
Robert Gibbs is Senior Counsel at BPI where he focuses on executive communications, building social impact plans, and corporations’ responses to crises.
Senior Counsel, Bully Pulpit Interactive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs, ChromaDex
Molly Keveney is communications vice president, consumer engagement, at Champion Petfoods.
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.
Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Fox Corporation
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.
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.
Revenue Communications Lead, Twitter
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.
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, City Of Hope
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.
Head of Corporate Communications, Nestlé U.S.
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.
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.
Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, University of Southern California
Erica Rodriguez Pompen is Director of Global Corporate Communications at Micron, a provider of innovative memory and storage solutions with a vision to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all. She leads Micron’s global communications strategy and a team focused on corporate, product and consumer PR, crisis communication and corporate integration, acting as a key advisor to the company’s executive team.
Director of Global Corporate Communications at Micron Technology, Inc.
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.
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.
Chief Marketing Officer, Optiv
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.
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.
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.
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. He is a USC graduate and a member of the USC Annenberg Center for PR Board of Advisors.
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.
Senior Group Manager, Corporate and Marketing Public Relations Hyundai Motor America
Oscar Suris previously led corporate communications for Wells Fargo, and held senior roles at Ford Motor Company and AutoNation.
Executive Managing Director, C-Suite Strategy and Crisis, Zeno Group
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.
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.
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.
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.
Managing Director, Golin Los Angeles
To her clients and colleagues, Melissa Waggener Zorkin is renowned for her belief in purpose, potential and possibility.