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Erwin Center for Brand Communications

Industry Leaders

The Erwin Center for Brand Communications integrates many industry leaders and influential alumni from advertising, media, marketing and communications to speak to our students during specific sessions and our annual Clemson CMO Summit. Past speaker presentations include professionals from brands and agency partners like Ally, Chick-fil-A, McCann Worldgroup, McLaren, SAP and many more.

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Jenny Rooney

Editor of CMO Network, Forbes

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Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown

CEO, Ally

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Andrea Riley Brimmer

Chief Marketing and PR Officer, Ally Financial, Inc.

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Matt Woehrmann

CEO, Fitzco

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Vivek Bapat

SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Marketing & Communications, SAP

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Leslie Sims

Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy U.S.

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John Featherston

Senior Director, New Ventures, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

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Kevin Purcer

Kevin Purcer

Director, Customer Digital Experience, Chick-fil-A

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Singleton Beato

Chief Diversity & Engagement Officer, McCann Worldgroup

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Bobby Garza

Bobby Garza

VP, Experiential Creative Director, Forefront Networks

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Teri Smart

Teri Smart

VP, Marketing, Forefront Networks

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John Dillon

SVP, Chief Brand Officer, Denny's

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Andrew Ignatow

President, Sterling Brands

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Brody Hartman

Brody Hartman

Executive Director, Strategy and Creative, Sterling Brands

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Marianne Radley

Chief Brand Officer for Pizza Hut

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J.D. Tuminski

Head of Digital, Def Jam Recordings

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David Williams

Chairman & CEO, Merkle

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Dave Paulus

Global Network Growth Officer, Merkle

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The Creative Circus

https://creativecircus.edu

Building and Improving Your Portfolio


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Andy Thomas

Vice President of Marketing and Communications, McLaren Automotive North America

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Deb Gabor

Founder, SOL Marketing and Best-Selling Author, Branding is Sex

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Mac Renfro + Arm & Hammer Panel

Founding Partner, Initiator

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Ben Nemo

Operating Partner, Argonne Capital Group and Board Member, Krystal

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Jennifer G. Smith

Business Model Leader, Michelin North America

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Jennifer Oliveras

Global Sponsorships and Corporate Events Director, UPS

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Marla Kaplowitz

President and CEO, 4A's

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Fabio Tambosi

Senior Director, Global Brand Communications and Training, Adidas

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Tom Merritt

Co-Founder and CEO, OOBE, Inc.


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Chris Foy

President and Owner, Impression Sports & Entertainment

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Beth Paul

General Manager, Bon Secours Wellness Arena

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Dave Ridley

Former Senior Advisor to the CEO and SVP Chief Marketing Officer, Southwest Airlines

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Susan Credle

Global Chief Creative Officer, FCB Global

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Lisa Holladay

Vice-President, Global Brand Leader, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company

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