Kara Alaimo

Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations · Hofstra University

Kara Alaimo, PhD is a global public relations consultant, trainer, professor, and author.

Risk Management Global Public Relations Cross-Cultural Communication Media Theory Crisis Communication

John Davies

Founder and CEO · Davies Public Affairs

One of the nation's most respected communication strategists & an expert on building grassroots public support for controversial issues.

Strategic Communications and Grassroots Programs Building Public Support for Controversial Projects and Issues Crisis Communications Perception Persuasion

Joseph Cabosky, Ph.D., J.D.

Assistant professor, School of Media and Journalism · UNC-Chapel Hill

Joe's creative work and research focuses on public relations data analytics and the value of modern PR efforts

Polling Data Metrics Entertainment Advertising

Patricia Parker, Ph.D.

Department Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Uses organizational communication theories to explore how discourses of race, gender and class intersect with girls’ and women's leadership.

Community Engagement Girl's and Women's Empowerment Youth Activism Community Engaged Scholarship Social Justice Leadership

Mark Mills

Internal Communications Consultant

Employee Communications / Internal Branding / Employee Engagement

Internal Communications Social Media / Electronic Communications Employee Engagement

Ryan Thornburg, M.A.

Associate Professor, UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media · UNC-Chapel Hill

Thornburg is an expert in data-driven reporting and media economics.

Digital Elections Engagement Local news Fake News

Debra Osburn

Vice President · University of Saskatchewan

Debra Osburn leads institutional strategies to enhance reputation, build effective relationships, and accrue public resources.

Strategic Communications Media Relations Creative Direction Government Relations Web Development

Heather Bastedo

Principal · Public Square Research

Heather Bastedo has more than ten years of experience in persuasion and motivation research

Politics Public Speaking Public Policy Policy Strategic Communications

Todd Robson

Strategic Communications Consultant

A former journalist and award winning marketer - Todd can provide witty and intelligent perspective on a wide variety of current topics.

Media Relations and Publicity Politics Global Media and Culture Crisis Communications Strategic Communications Marketing and Advertising

Ashley Nelson

Professor of Practice, Management Communications · Tulane University

Ashley Nelson is an expert in social media, executive communication and strategy and content development.

Social Media Social Media Marketing Strategic Planning Strategy Strategic Communications

Laura Guitar

Partner, Market Engagement & Communications · The Brytemoore Group

Recognized expert in strategic communications, PR, market engagement, and expert marketing.

Strategic Communication Public Relations Media Relations Crisis Communications Corporate Communications

Stephen Taylor

Senior Associate · National Citizens Coalition

Director at National Citizens Coalition

Public Relations Strategic Communications Media Relations

Jean Valin

Principal · Valin Strategic Communications

Fellow CPRS, Principal of Valin Strategic Communications. Founding member and past chair of the Global Alliance.

Advocacy for Pr Strategic Communications Reputation Management Government Relations Corporate Social Responsibility

Lynda Friesz-Martin

President · Lynda Friesz Public Relations, Inc.

Energetic, dynamic speaker that connects Social Media to Traditional Public Relations Campaigns

New Media and Transportation Integrating Social Media in Your Communication Strategy Strategic Communications

Christopher Finlay

Associate Professor of Communication Studies, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Political Science Communication New Media Global Communications Journalism

Karla MacDonald

Vice President, Communication and Patient Advocacy · Ipsen

Karla MacDonald is an expert in strategy, leading communications and building talent for companies ranging from biotechs to large pharma.

Corporate Communications Pharmaceutical Industry Strategic Communications Patient Advocacy Drug Development

David Garrison

Managing Partner · The Brytemoore Group

Brander. Photographer. Editor of the Brytemoore Notes. Keynote speaker.

Operational Branding Brand Strategy Marketing Strategy Strategic Communications Expert Talent Development

Allison Noyes

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Organizational Communication Health Care Organizations Group & Interpersonal Communication Organizational Culture Organizational Change

Louisa Taylor

Director · Refugee 613

Director at Refugee 613

Immigration Human Rights Diversity & Inclusion Coalition Building Refugee Resettlement

Ingo Becker

Principal · mindrockets

Digital Communications & Social Business Strategist | CEO & Founder @mindrockets

Communications Strategy Strategic Communications Reputation Management Agenda Setting Storytelling