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2016 M2Moms® Speaker Bios


M2Moms® 2016 Attendees will meet and learn from marketing to mom leaders like those below.

The M2Moms® conference features content to help you gain a competitive edge for your brand. Our line-up of more than 30 speakers will examine mom’s behavior, what channels they use to gather information, how they make decisions, and where they buy.

Check back soon for updates to the 2016 Speakers!

Julie Cole

Co-Founder & Senior Director, Public Relations
Mabel’s Labels
Guest Emcee

Julie Cole is a mom of six as well as Co-Founder and Senior Director, Public Relations of Mabel’s Labels, the leading provider of labels for the stuff kids lose!
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Jen Cullen

Senior Director, Marketing
Johnson & Johnson

Jen is formally trained as a Pharmacist and joined Johnson & Johnson as Medical Affairs manager in 2000.
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Joellen Nicholson

Director of Global Brand Management
The Gap, Inc.

Joellen is the Director of Global Brand Management at Gap for Kids and Baby, where she manages brand marketing and partnerships.
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Laura Silvia

Director of Research and Technology
Edison Research

During her tenure at Edison, she has pioneered the use of various online and mobile techniques to create research instruments that produce quality data for clients across the globe.
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Megan Lazovick

Director of Research
Edison Research

Megan Lazovick is Director of Research at Edison Research. She specializes in custom research design and implementation and the creative presentation of data and insights.
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Tracy Fredkin

Co-Founder & CEO
CityMoms

Tracy is a life-long entrepreneur who started her first venture at the age of 13. CityMoms is modernizing and re-defining the way families discover, book and access the best family activities in their communities.
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Tom Anderson

Head of Programmatic & Business Strategy
PCH/Media

Tom joined PCH/Media in December 2014 with the company’s acquisition of Plethora Mobile, a mobile media DSP that Tom founded in 2011.
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Melissa Quinones

Senior Account Supervisor – Multicultural
Edelman

Melissa Quinones has dedicated her career to Multicultural Marketing Communications.
As a bilingual strategic communications expert with 12+ years of experience under her belt, with a focus on Hispanic and African American communities.
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Liz O’Donnell

Author/Founder
WorkingDaughter.com

Liz O’Donnell is the author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman, a book that picks up where other books leave off – understanding the impact women’s personal lives have on their careers and the ways business can support working women.
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Nadine Vogel

Chief Mama
DisAbility Mama & Co.
Round Table Host

Nadine leads DisAbility Mama & Co., a global company that celebrates, honors, empowers, encourages and educates moms and other caregivers of children who have special needs.
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Diane Ridgeway-Cross

Managing Director
MarketELLE McCann
Round Table Host

Diane has spent nearly two decades im¬mersed in the world of marketing to women and moms. She leads McCann’s marketing-to-women division – MarketELLE.
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Katrina McCarter

Founder
Marketing to Mums
Round Table Host

NKatrina is a marketing strategist, speaker and author who specialises in helping businesses sell more to “mums”. She is the Founder of Marketing to Mums, a research and marketing consultancy, and Bubbler.com.au, an online shopping community of more than 150,000 mums.
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Diana Bach

Industry Marketing Group Manager
Twitter

Diana Bach is a brand marketer and currently leads the Industry Marketing team at Twitter.
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Lauren Fitzgerald

Managing Director
The Mom Complex

As the Managing Director for The Mom Complex, Lauren is responsible for turning insights about modern family life into innovative new products and solutions for the largest brands in the world.
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Robyn Mermelstein

Director of Brand & Digital Marketing
Hain Celestial (Earth’s Best)

Robyn is a seasoned marketing executive with 15+ years of brand and agency experience developing and leading global communication strategies for CPG brands.
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Bill Alberti

SVP
C Space

Bill Alberti is Senior Vice President at C Space, where he leads the client service team in helping companies find new ways to grow by collaborating with their customers.
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Amy Henry

SVP, Strategic Planning
Strottman International

Amy strives to bring the freshest thinking on products and play to inform and inspire both her clients and colleagues.
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Katie Duke

Director, Client Services
Acorn Influence, LLC

Katie Duke is the Director of Client Services at Acorn: The Influence Company. She has a background in public relations, advertising, and marketing- and saw influencer marketing is a dynamic industry that lived at the crossroads of those experiences.
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George Carey

Founder & CEO
The Family Room

George Carey founded and now leads one of world’s leading research and marketing consultancies focused exclusively on youth and families.
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Robbin Chaber Allen

Vice President of Strategic Alliances
Mom365

Robbin Chaber Allen is a Marketing and Promotion Agency Executive known for creativity, energy and resourcefulness in delivering breakthrough integrated discipline campaigns.
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Verena Thompson

Chief Strategy Officer
Conill

As Conill’s senior brand strategist and consumer insights guru, Verena sets the tone and direction for the agency’s Business Strategy practice to better understand what influences and connects people in a changing multicultural society.
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Holly Pavlika

SVP, Marketing & Content
Collective Bias

Holly Pavlika is an award-winning creative marketing and social media veteran and SVP, Marketing & Content at Collective Bias. She oversees marketing and PR, as well as content creation.
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Kristen Campolattaro

VP, Brand Marketing
Sprout

Kristen Campolattaro is the Vice President of Brand Marketing for Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour preschool network.
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Allisha Watkins

Shopper Marketing Team Lead
MARS Incorporated

Allisha brings more than 13 years of marketing, market research, strategic planning and customer management experience to MARS Incorporated.
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Myra Braselton

Chief Operating Officer
Acorn Influence, LLC

Myra Braselton is the Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Acorn: The Influence Company.
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Josh Himwich

VP, Product for XO Group
The Bump

Josh Himwich was Employee #4 at Quidsi, the parent company of Diapers.com, Soap.com, and Wag.com.
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Susan Frech

Co-Founder and CEO
Social Media Link

Susan is Co-Founder and CEO of Social Media Link, bringing more than 20 years of experience within the advertising and marketing services industry.
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Lorianne Lacey

Vice President of Client Strategy
Influence Central

Lorianne Lacey is a Vice President of Client Strategy at Influence Central and has been with the company for four years.
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Kelly Palmisano

Vice President of Client Strategy
Influence Central

Kelly Palmisano is a Vice President of Client Strategy at Influence Central and joined the team almost three years ago. Kelly previously worked in public relations, specializing in luxury travel.
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Erik Senescu

Vice President of Sales
Ibotta

Erik Senescu is the Vice President of Sales at Ibotta, the leading mobile shopping application in the United States. In his current role at Ibotta, Erik is responsible for managing some of the largest consumer packaged goods companies in the Northeast.
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Mindy Scheier

Founder
Runway Of Dreams
2016 M2Moms® Mom First Award Winner!

Mindy Scheier has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years. In working as a key member of the design team for the INC collection, as well as styling Saks Fifth Ave in NYC.
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Eric Cohen

CMO & Co-Founder
Macaroni Kid

Eric works tirelessly to empower the Macaroni Kid Publishers to achieve their goals, and he connects brands with moms through these amazing influencers.
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Julie Michaelson

Head of Global Sales
BabyCenter

As Head of Global Sales for BabyCenter, Julie Michaelson has more than 20 years of experience in the digital advertising industry.
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Marie Chevrier

Founder
Sampler

Marie Chevrier is a young entrepreneur originally from Montreal, Canada. Marie started her career in advertising at J. Walter Thompson in Toronto.
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Janet Oak

Senior Vice President
Ipsos Connect

Janet brings 15+ years of experience leading research, brand strategy and innovation for a wide range of adult, family, mom, teen, tween and pre-school brands and organizations.
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Jen Shap

Agency Business Development Lead
Google

Jen has spent the majority of her 20-year professional life in marketing and advertising at top agencies including McCann-Erickson and Bates USA, across multiple industries and global brands.
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Jenna Landi

Human Truths Manager
Google

Jenna is a founding member of Google’s Human Truths practice, where she combines multi-market qualitative community work alongside Google’s own data to uncover and share rich audience insight with Google’s largest global partners.
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Mandy Arioto

President & CEO
MOPS International, Inc.

In her leadership capacity, Mandy represents the mothering voice of this 100,000 member mothering organization. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers.
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Kerry Lyons

SVP, Sales & Marketing
House Party

Kerry started her career as a traditional agency account gal managing clients including Kellogg’s, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and British Airways before making the leap to Mindset Media, a digital start-up in 2007.
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Maureen Wolpert

Grassroots Marketing Manager
Seventh Generation

Maureen has spent her career tapping into mom’s insight and aspirations, specifically regarding raising families with a natural / eco-friendly leaning.
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Kristy Hammam

Editor in Chief
WebMD

Kristy Hammam leads the team responsible for serving WebMD’s users by selecting the best content to appear on WebMD’s Home Page, Health & Wellness Centers, newsletters, and partner sites.
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