High-Profile advisory board announced for Social Media Week Chicago 2012
Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas and insights into social media and technology's impact on business, society, and culture.
Event organizers Zócalo Group and the Chicago Tribune are pleased to announce the 2012 Social Media Week Chicago 2012 Advisory Board.
The diverse board assembled to guide Social Media Week Chicago — from planning to promotion– includes prominent social-media thought leaders from Chicago and beyond.
“The tremendous enthusiasm and expertise of our Advisory Board only underscores what a successful Social Media Week we expect to have,” said Joyce Winnecke, Vice President and Associate Editor of the Chicago Tribune.
The board is co-chaired by Winnecke and Paul Rand, President and CEO, Zócalo Group.
To date, Social Media Week Chicago Advisory Board Members include:
AON: Frank Helmert, Vice President, Global Interactive Marketing
BBDO: Mark Himmelsbach, Director, Digital Strategy North America
Beam, Inc.: Paula Erickson, Vice President, Global Communications & Public Relations
BIGfrontier: Steve Lundin, Chief Hunter & Gatherer
Broadway in Chicago: Eileen LaCario, Vice President, Marketing
Built In Chicago: Maria Katris, President
CDW: Lauren McCadney, Senior Manager Social Media
Chicago Architecture Foundation: Jennifer Lucente, New Media Manager
Chicago Cubs: Wally Hayward, Executive Vice President/Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce: John DeRango, Director, Web and Social Media Marketing
Chicago Loop Alliance: Laura Jones, Associate Director
Chicago Magazine: Rich Gamble, Publisher & General Manager
Chicago Public Media: Alison Scholly, Chief Operating Officer
Chicago Tribune Media Group: Bob Fleck, Senior Vice President of Advertising & Chief Revenue Officer
ConAgra Foods: Stephanie Crase Moritz, Senior Director, Public Relations & Social Marketing
Cricket Communications: Tyler Wallis, Senior Vice President, Product & Marketing
DDB Chicago: Peter McGuinness, Chief Executive Officer;
Azher Ahmed, Senior Vice President, Director of Digital Operations
Dell: Kathy Hines, Director of Social Media, Digital & Experiential Marketing
Edelman: David Armano, Executive Vice President, Global Innovation & Integration
Exelon Corporation: Howard N. Karesh, Director, Corporate Internal Communications
Experian Marketing Services: Pamela Robertson, Director of Marketing
Fellowes: Maureen Moore, Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications
Google: Amy Ravit Korin, Midwest Community Manager, Google+ Local
Hyatt Corporation: John Wallis, Chief Marketing Officer;
Amy Patti, Director, Social Business Integration
Hyatt Regency Chicago: Jennifer Kedinger, Social Media Marketing Manager
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises: Geoff Alexander, Vice President & Managing Partner
McDonald’s: Sosti Ropaitis, Global Digital Communications Lead
Microsoft: Jeff Plaisted, Director of Social Sales & Strategy, Mobile Advertising
MillerCoors: Steve Mura, Director of Digital Marketing
Motorola Mobility: Blagica Bottigliero, Global Director of Social Media
Networlding: Melissa Giovagnoli Wilson, Founder/President
Northwestern University: Tom Collinger, Executive Director Spiegel Digital & Database Research Initiative, Medill IMC;
Randy Hlavac, Professor, Integrated Marketing
OMD: Colin Sutton, US Director, Social Media
Office of the Mayor at City of Chicago: Kevin Hauswirth, Social Media Director
Rockit Ranch Productions: Billy Dec, Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Rotary International: David Alexander, Manager, Public Relations Division
Saper Law: Daliah Saper, Intellectual Property & Business Attorney; Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Sara Lee Corporation: Jon Harris, Senior Vice President, Global Communications
Sears Holdings Corporation: James Hills, Social Media Marketing Manager
The Second City: Kelly Leonard, Executive Vice President
Solo Cup Company: Angela Chaplin Gorman, Director of Communications
Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy: Howard Tullman, President & Chief Executive Officer;
Edward Glassman, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
University of Illinois: Rhiannon Clifton, Program Director, Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising
WGN: Glen Callanan, Director of Interactive Sales
WOMMA: Suzanne Fanning, President
To read the full announcement, click here.
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