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Brand Communications Speaker Series

The Erwin Center for Brand Communications offers a monthly speaker series in which influential people from advertising, media, marketing and communications speak and interact with students. Past Speaker Series presentations include industry professionals from brands like Nike, McLaren, The Ritz-Carlton and many more.

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J.D. Tuminski

Head of Digital, Def Jam Recordings

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Chairman & CEO, Merkle

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Global Network Growth Officer, Merkle

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The Creative Circus

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

Jennifer G. Smith

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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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Andrea Riley Brimmer

Chief Marketing and PR Officer, Ally Financial, Inc.

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John Featherston

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

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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