-New Slate of Board Officers through June 2017-

NEW YORK – June 8, 2016 – Marketing EDGE – the only national nonprofit of its kind solely committed to impacting the lives of thousands of students and shaping the marketing industry of the future as diverse, inclusive, and highly skilled – has announced 11 new corporate and two academic leaders who will join its Board of Trustees. The organization also named its Board Officers for the coming fiscal year.
Eleven (11) new Board members have begun three-year terms:
  • David Brady, Chief Executive Officer, Vuture Group
  • Brody Clemmer, Chief Innovation Officer, N2Growth
  • Steve Cone, Chief Revenue Officer, American Bar Association
  • Kristen Dearing, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Alliances, Brierley+Partners
  • Lisa Evans, Senior Vice President, Wunderman Data Management
  • Leyda Hernandez, Director of Marketing,, and Adjunct Professor, New York University
  • Mary Hines, Managing Director, Head of Benefits, NPD & Global Rewards, Citi
  • Liz Kislik, President, Liz Kislik Associates
  • Jeanniey Mullen, Partner, Global Marketing Leader, North America Innovation Hub, Mercer
  • Veni Pasupathi, Director, Brand Marketing & Communications, EY
  • Keith Turco, President, gyro:ny
And two (2) new Academic Representatives join the Board:
  • Debra Zahay-Blatz, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, Marketing & Entrepreneurship Department Chair, St. Edward’s University
  • Andrew Rohm, Ph.D., Professor and Co-Director, M-School, Loyola Marymount University
The Board officers for the coming fiscal year (July 2016 – June 2017) include:
  • Co-Chairs: Christine Aguilera, Chief Financial Officer, International Cruise and Excursions, and Gretchen Littlefield, President, List Services & Nonprofit Solutions, Infogroup
  • Vice Chair: Harold (Hal) Brierley, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Brierley Group
  • Vice Chair/DMA (ex-officio): Tom Benton, Chief Executive Officer, Direct Marketing Association
  • Secretary: Tim Carr, President, LIFT Agency
  • Treasurer: Charlie Swift, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing Operations, Hearst Magazines
  • Assistant Treasurer: Allison Porter, President, Avalon Consulting Group
  • President (ex-officio): Terri L. Bartlett, President, Marketing EDGE
“Several years ago, our Board made a commitment to focus on expanding the base of Marketing EDGE, to include a broader range of industry leaders to ensure that the strategic direction of this nonprofit organization reflects the dynamic, leading-edge evolution of our industry today and tomorrow,” Co-Chair Christine Aguilera said. “Look into the backgrounds of the Marketing EDGE Trustees and you’ll quickly see that we have achieved our goal, creating one of our strongest Boards ever, continuing to step on the shoulders of a legacy of strong, dedicated and passionate trustees with an unwavering commitment to serving this field.”
“As we turn our sights to the future, we realize the critical role this organization plays in today’s business landscape, galvanizing citizens throughout this industry to ensure we’re better armed for the war for talent by waging a cohesive, aligned campaign to attract and retain top students as they launch their careers,” Co-Chair Gretchen Littlefield said. “Given Marketing EDGE’s 50-year history of preparing young leaders for our field, what better strategy for corporations large and small than to partner with this organization, with its proven track record of sustained and measurable success.”
Full biographies on each of these leaders are posted here:
Altogether, there are 44 current members of the Board of Trustees. Other Board members include:
  • Michael Becker, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, North America, mCordis
  • Edith Chu, Human Resources Leader, Software Group Marketing, IBM
  • Brian Cross, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Elasticity
  • Jim Fosina, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Fosina Marketing Group
  • Devon Johnson, Ph.D., Professor, Montclair State University
  • Worth Linen, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, WLA
  • Nicole Lombardo, Account Director, Young & Rubicam
  • Kelly Mangold, Senior Vice President, Guideposts
  • Charlotte Mason, Ph.D., Professor & Head, Department of Marketing; Director, Coca-Cola Center for Marketing Studies, University of Georgia
  • Dawn Morris, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Webster Bank
  • Jerry Nichols, Head of Performance Management, SAP
  • David Niles, President, SSA & Company and G100 Companies
  • Leigh Ober, Chief People Officer, Javelin Marketing Group
  • Chris Paradysz, Co-Chief Executive Officer, PMX Agency
  • Rob Reger, Senior Vice President, Epsilon Targeting, Epsilon
  • Adrea Rubin, Chief Executive Officer, Adrea Rubin Marketing
  • Jay Schwedelson, President, Worldata
  • David Scott, Chief Marketing Officer, Author, Scott on Marketing
  • Gary Skidmore, Chief Executive Officer, Aberdeen Group
  • Colleen Sugarman, General Manager, Direct Marketing, Sling TV
  • George Thacker, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Dirk van de Bunt, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Guthy-Renker
  • Andrea Zaretsky, Vice President, Head of Marketing & Customer Experience, Digital Partnerships, American Express
Leaving the Board following their terms of service are:
  • Jeff Gundersen, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Connections LLC
  • Charles Hofacker, Ph.D., Carl DeSantis Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Marketing, Florida State University
  • Warren Hunter, President, White Dog Partners
  • V Kumar, Ph.D., Richard and Susan Lenny Distinguished Chair and Professor of Marketing; Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Brand & Customer Management; Director of the Ph.D. Program in Marketing, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
  • Megan Pagliuca, Global Chief Executive Officer, Accuen Media
  • Craig Wood, Managing Director & Chief Engagement Officer, 360 Live Media
About Marketing EDGE
Headquartered in New York City, Marketing EDGE works to Educate, Develop, Grow, and Employ college students in the field of marketing. Now in its 50th year, Marketing EDGE is the only national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that impacts the lives of thousands of students annually and shapes the marketing industry of the future as diverse, inclusive, and highly skilled, infusing the industry with dynamic new ideas and the talent our industry needs to thrive in the 21st Century. Through its programs, a unique intersection between students, academics and corporations exists, bridging the gap between academic theory and the practical knowledge and skills required in the workplace. Ultimately, our goal is to continue to expand and enrich the pool of market-ready talent in the ever-expanding business of marketing, today and tomorrow. For additional information, visit:
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