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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. 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

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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. She joined in August 2019 from Hulu, where she served on the corporate communications team. 

Christine Alabastro

Executive Communications, TikTok

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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

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

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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

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

Stephanie Corzett

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.

Carrie Davis

Founder of CD Consulting

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

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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

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

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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.

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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 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

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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.  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 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 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

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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.

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 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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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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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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

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

Melissa Waggener Zorkin

CEO, WE Communications