Introducing This Year’s Social Media Week Chicago Advisory Board


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We are excited to introduce the incredibly talented and diverse group of individuals that are serving on this year’s Advisory Board! The board includes some of the top innovators, business leaders and digital experts throughout the City of Chicago. With their insights into the planning and promotion of this weeklong event, we can expect this year’s SMW in Chicago to be the best one yet.

Following are the members of this year’s Social Media Week Chicago Advisory Board:

SMW Chicago Advisory Board 2015

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We are excited to introduce the incredibly talented and diverse group of individuals that are serving on this year’s Advisory Board!

  • Ed Brill

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    VP, Social Business Transformation, IBM

  • Andrew Caravella

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    Vice President, Marketing, Sprout Social

  • Janet Chang

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    Global Social Media Manager, Deloitte

  • Rhiannon Clifton

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    Director of Strategic Programs & Outreach, College of Media, University of Illinois

  • Linda Dao

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    Account Executive, Commercial & Mid-Market, SAVO Group

  • Billy Dec

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    Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Rockit Ranch Productions; TV & Radio Contributor

  • Kalle Eko

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    Social Media Associate, Public Affairs, MacArthur Foundation

  • Suzanne Fanning

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    President, WOMMA

  • Marc Landsberg

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    Founder and CEO, socialdeviant

  • Director, Events, Magazine and Social Media, Morningstar, Inc.

  • Lauren McCadney

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    Social Media Director, CDW

  • Elizabeth Pigg

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    Senior Vice President, Director of Converged Media, Edelman Digital

  • Beth Reilly

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    Director of Digital Marketing Strategy, Motorola Mobility

  • Kevin Saghy

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    Manager of Communications, Chicago Cubs

  • Daliah Saper

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    Intellectual Property & Business Attorney, Saper Law, Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law

  • Tracy Schmidt

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    Founder – Socially Authentic

  • Jeff Willinger

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    Director of Social Computing, Collaboration and Intranets, Rightpoint

  • Vanessa Yeh

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    Events Associate – 1871

  • Get your pass to SMW Chicago

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    November 16-20, 2015 at the iconic Merchandise Mart

  • Andrew Caravella, Sprout Social
  • Andy Sternberg, Rotary International
  • Beth Reilly, Motorola Mobility
  • Billy Dec, Rockit Ranch Productions
  • Bob Musinski, CBD Marketing
  • Christine Mallari, Chicago Public Schools
  • Daliah Saper, Saper Law
  • Ed Brill, IBM
  • Erika Velazquez, The New Republic
  • Jeff Willinger, Right Point
  • Jeremy Smith, Tumblr
  • Kalle Eko, MacArthur Foundation
  • Kevin Saghy, Chicago Cubs
  • Kristin Barrett, Chicago Innovation Exchange
  • Lauren McCadney, CDW
  • Lauren Pulte, The Onion
  • Leslie Marshall, Morningstar
  • Libby Pigg, Edelman Digital
  • Linda Dao, The SAVO Group
  • Marc Landsberg, socialdeviant
  • Rhiannon Clifton, University of Illinois College of Media
  • Shari O’Bryant, Havas Worldwide Chicago
  • Suzanne Fanning, WOMMA
  • Tracy Schmidt, Socially Authentic
  • Vanessa Yeh, 1871

Get your pass to SMW Chicago today! The Early Bird Discount for 20%-off passes ends on Friday, October 30th!



Jordan Troy

Junior Account Executive, JTPR

Jordan joined Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications (JT) after completing an eight-month internship at the firm. She has experience conducting strategic research and grassroots outreach, assisting in event planning and management, and providing media relations for clients. She contributes to work on a variety of clients including After School Matters, the Chicago Innovation Exchange at the University of Chicago, Midtown Educational Foundation, One Million Degrees and the National Minority Supplier Development Council.



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