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Nicole Ames

Founder and Principal

Twist IMC

Workshops: Integrated Marketing Communications, Social Media, Digital Marketing

Twist IMC, is a consultancy Nicole created to help corporations implement best-practice principles of integrated marketing and social media. Nicole is an ANA Faculty member who has gained client-side experience working at Fortune 500 companies.

Michael Becker

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

mCordis, LLC

Workshop: Mobile Marketing

Michael Becker is an ANA Faculty member and the co-founder and managing partner of mCordis, where he advises marketers, sellers, and technology enablers on marketing, positioning, and content strategy.

Paul Berney

Co-Founder and Managing Partner EMEA

mCordis, LLC

Workshop: Mobile Marketing

Paul Berney is the managing partner EMEA and co-founder of mCordis. Paul is a member of the ANA Faculty with over 25 years of experience in a variety of sales, marketing, business development, and commercial roles.

Doug Brames

Founder and Principal

The Brand Depot, LLC

Workshop: Elevating Your Creative

Doug Brames brings his capability in developing Brands for Fortune 500 companies (Tyson Foods,Kellogg’s, HJ Heinz, Chiquita) as a consultant for organizations looking to improve their foundational brand tools. He frequently quest lectures and presents case studies at the Universities of Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee and others. Doug is the founder and principal of The Brand Depot, a marketing consultancy based in Northwest Arkansas.

Rex Briggs


Marketing Evolution

Workshop: Marketing Measurement

Rex Briggs is the founder of Marketing Evolution, a firm that helps clients measure advertising and marketing effectiveness. Rex is a member of the ANA Faculty and is the author of SIRFs-Up — Catching The Next Wave In Marketing.

Brett Colbert

Chief Procurement Officer

MDC Partners

Workshop: Procurement Beyond Savings

Brett Colbert is the chief procurement officer for MDC Partners, a business transformation organization. He is an ANA Faculty member with over 15 years of experience in executive management at both advertising and media agencies.

Neil Cohen

Vice President of Marketing


Workshops: Integrated Marketing Communications

Neil Cohen is the vice president of Visage, an enterprise mobility management (EMM) SaaS company. He is an ANA Faculty member with experience creating, building, and managing brands for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Richard Costello



Workshops: Integrated Marketing Communications, The Art and Science of Brand Building, Marketing Plan In a Day, Marketing Innovation

Richard Costello is the founder of MagicEcho, a consultancy that facilitates retreats, strategy reviews, and brainstorming sessions. He is a member of the ANA Faculty and has served as a board member and chairman of the ANA.

George Cressman

Founder and President

World Class Pricing

Workshop: B-to-B Profitable Pricing Management

George Cressman is founder and president of World Class Pricing. He has consulted with clients worldwide in areas of business and marketing strategy, planning, pricing strategy, competitive strategy and marketing research.

Joanne Davis

President and Founder

Joanne Davis Consulting


SCAN International

Workshop: Optimizing Client and Agency Relations

Joanne Davis is the president and founder of Joanne Davis Consulting. She is a member of the ANA Faculty and one of the industry’s best-known speakers and writers on client-agency relations.

Nina DiSesa

Creative Management Consultant

JLB + Partners

Workshop: Elevating Your Creative

Nina DiSesa retired in 2010 from her award-winning advertising career as Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of McCann Erickson New York. She now works in New York City as a Creative Management Consultant for JLB + Partners.

Mitch Duckler

Managing Partner


Workshop: The Art & Science of Brand Building

FullSurge is a strategic consulting firm that helps clients achieve business growth through brand building. Our model leverages experienced talent with knowledge acquired from working on a variety of strategic challenges across a range of industries.

Marjorie Dufek

Director, Digital Marketing

Brown-Forman Corporation


Amiga Marketing LLC

Workshops: Digital Marketing, Social Media

Marjorie Dufek is the director, digital marketing for Brown-Forman Corporation, and the president of Amiga Marketing LLC. She is a member of the ANA’s Digital Marketing Committee and is an ANA Faculty member.

Leslie Ehm

President & Chief Fire Starter


Founder & Principal

Three Training

Workshops: ThinkLab, Elevating Your Creative

Leslie Ehm is the president and chief fire starter at Combustion and the founder of Three Training. She is an ANA Faculty member with over 25 years of experience in the world of creative collaboration.

Lauren Epshteyn

Advertising Sales Strategy Executive


Workshop: Google mLab: Transforming Your Mobile Marketing Customer Experience

Lauren Epshteyn is an advertising sales strategy executive at Google. She is a member of the ANA Faculty and is a frequent speaker and panelist on the state and future of mobile marketing.

Ed Faruolo


VitaLincs LLC

Workshop: Marketing Plan In A Day, The Art & Science of Brand Building

Ed Faruolo is the founder of VitaLincs, a consultancy that helps its clients increase their appeal within the markets they serve. He is an ANA Faculty member who brings a foundation of real-world experience and learning.

Barbara Ford

Senior Vice President

AMG Strategic Advisors

Workshop: Optimizing Agency Relations

Barbara Ford is a senior vice president at AMG Strategic Advisors, where she leverages her broad base of brand building success working with leading advertising agencies and blue-chip companies. She is an ANA Faculty member.

Jillian Gibbs

Founder and CEO


Workshop: Optimizing Your Ad Production Spend

Jillian Gibbs is the founder and CEO of APR, a global ad production consultancy. Jillian is a member of the ANA Faculty and a widely recognized and respected industry leader.

Harry J. Gold

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Overdrive Interactive

Workshops: Digital Marketing, Social Media

Harry Gold is the founder and CEO of Overdrive Interactive, an award winning digital marketing firm. He is a member of the ANA Faculty and a lecturer on search engine marketing, social media marketing, and online media.

Mitchell Goozé


Customer Manufacturing Group

Workshops: Strategic Marketing, Aligning Marketing with Sales, Customer Centricity

Mitchell Goozé is a principal with the Customer Manufacturing Group, a leading marketing/sales process management consultancy. He is a member of the ANA Faculty and was named Marketing Speaker of the Year.

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