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Mike
Wege

Asserting that “goodness gets even better when we all work together,” Mike Wege is the SVP & Chief Administrative Officer of the Hershey Company. Wege supports the CEO Office and has been called upon to help lead many groups including Corporate Strategy, Global Marketing, U.S. Commercial Operations, International Business Operations, and Corporate Communications & CSR. Mike has held a variety of positions as well, including Chief Growth & Marketing Officer; Chief Commercial Officer; Senior Vice President, Global Chocolate; Vice President, U.S. Chocolate & Portfolio Brands; and Vice President, Asia Region. Prior to Hershey, Mike spent twelve years at Procter and […]

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Wege

William
Ward

William Ward, also know by thousands as DR4WARD, is a dynamic Professor, also working as a Futurist, Change Catalyst, Strategy Consultant and New Business Developer. He is a pioneer in developing innovative learning experiences and new business programs with higher education and industry partners. In addition to having worked with Hootsuite, LinkedIn and Google, he helps startups and organizations to integrate new media and digital technologies into their business and communication strategies. As an Education Advisory Board Member at Hootsuite, William provided expert guidance during the company’s expansion into the enterprise educational space. He is also the Co-Chair of the […]

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Ward

Karen
Walker

Karen Walker leads the global Go To Market Organization that manages the outbound marketing of Cisco products and solutions while accelerating sales through Cisco’s sales force and partners. Her team takes an integrated marketing approach from brand to demand, using digital and social media to engage customers and partners on their purchase journey. Karen is accountable for a global revenue marketing goal. Since joining Cisco Systems, Karen has championed marketing’s role as an accountable business function aligning closely with sales teams and a vital resource to partners. Walker’s 20-plus years in the IT industry have included senior field and marketing […]

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Walker

Stan
Sthanunathan

Stan Sthanunathan is the EVP of Consumer and Market Insight at Unilever plc, based in London, UK. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Insights of The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta heading up the function on a global basis.  Prior to this role, Stan was Head of Knowledge & Insights for the Asia Group based in Hong Kong. He started his career fourteen years ago in The Coca-Cola Company as Research Manager of the Middle East and North Africa Division based in London.  Before joining Coca-Cola, Stan was General Manager of NFO in their Middle East, […]

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Sthanunathan

Tony
Palmer

As president of Global Brands and Innovation for Kimberly-Clark, Tony Palmer leads Kimberly-Clark’s global marketing, innovation, and category development strategies for the company’s consumer brands. As a veteran of the consumer products industry, Tony joined Kimberly-Clark in 2006 as SVP and CMO, bringing extensive global marketing and general management experience. He has championed efforts to enhance the company’s capabilities in general management, marketing, and R&D. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, he served in senior leadership roles at Kellogg Company, Coca-Cola Company, and Mars Confectionery Australia. Tony serves on the board of directors for The Hershey Company, the Australian American Association, The […]

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Palmer

Tim
Mapes

Tim Mapes is Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for the airline’s global brand, product development, distribution, and all related marketing, advertising and promotional activities including community affairs. Previously at Delta, Tim served as Vice President – Marketing where he was responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the global Delta brand. This included all advertising efforts, sponsorship relationships, promotional and event marketing programs, internal cultural transformation efforts, and online brand activation. Prior to that role, he was Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Song, Delta’s award-winning, low-cost division that was named one of the […]

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Mapes

Jane
Hertzmark Hudis

Jane Hertzmark Hudis is considered one of the beauty industry’s chief marketers, innovators and brand builders, and has a storied career at The Estée Lauder Companies. As Group President, she is responsible for leading the company’s Estée Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Aveda, Origins, Bumble and Bumble and La Mer brands globally. As one of the most accomplished, visionary executives in the prestige beauty industry she is often credited for her strategic insight, expertise in local relevance and talent for identifying cutting-edge beauty innovations and trends to attract consumers across generations. She first began her journey at the Estée Lauder on Marketing […]

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Hertzmark Hudis

Lewis
Frankfort

When Lewis “Lew” Frankfort joined Coach Inc. in 1979 as vice president of new business development, the company’s sales were just $6 million. Over the subsequent years, Lew, now chairman emeritus, transformed Coach from a cottage-industry manufacturer of leather goods into the premier American accessories brand with an increasing global presence. As of June 2013, under Lew’s stewardship, Coach’s annual sales were over $5 billion. In 1995, Mr. Frankfort was named chairman and CEO, and in 2014 he became Executive Chairman. During 2000, he oversaw Coach’s transition to a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and […]

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Frankfort

Seth
Farbman

As CMO of Spotify, Seth Farbman believes in “telling stories by listening.” Rather than manufacturing elaborate ad campaigns, Spotify leverages its wealth of data to discover the stories that will resonate with its audience, and shares them in a way that feels perfectly tailored to every user. With more than 30 million users, Spotify is able to identify trends as they happen; as such, Seth’s team is responsible for sorting through these trends to identify the most meaningful insights and then finding creative ways to share them with a larger audience. Prior to Spotify, Seth was the Global CMO for […]

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Farbman

Joe
Duffy

Joe Duffy is one of the world’s most respected thought leaders on branding and design. His work is regularly featured in leading marketing and design publications and is exhibited around the world. Founder & Chairman of Duffy, he envisioned building a new kind of branding and creative company that would partner with clients and other firms in all communication disciplines. In 2004, Joe received the Legacy Medal from the American Institute of Graphic Arts for a lifetime of achievement in the field of visual communications. His first book, Brand Apart, was released in July 2005. Joe’s work includes brand and […]

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Duffy