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Leading the Way

Empowering NYC Professionals through Leadership

Our Board of Directors includes marketing leaders in New York drawn from a variety of backgrounds in industry, agencies, and academia that cover a broad spectrum of marketing specializations. Our board includes leaders and thought leaders for large multinational corporations, as well as fast-growth entrepreneurial companies.

Lori Johnson

President & Executive Programs Chair

Founder/CMO
Appara by commVerge Marketing

Lori founded Appara Digital Marketing following her success in global marketing in technology and specialized consumer services. Leading up to the formation of Appara, she held various global marketing positions in voice, mobile, and infrastructure technology. Read More

Karen McFarlane

Past President + DEI Innovation Chair

Founder & CMO
Kaye Media Partners

Karen McFarlane, the founder of Kaye Media, is a seasoned chief marketing officer with over 25 years of experience. Her expertise in shaping compelling brand narratives and strategies has guided businesses toward transformative growth and market clarity. Read More

Craig Charney

Insights Chair

President
Charney Research

Craig Charney is a market researcher and pollster with over 25 years’ experience in more than 45 countries. He is an expert in marketing and communication strategy development. He understands global markets from every angle, having worked on international marketing, development, and security  Read More

Karen Cummins

Partnerships Chair

Strategic Marketing Consultant
KC Consulting

Karen Cummins is an award-winning marketing executive with with over 20 years of expertise transforming brands, fueling customer growth and driving engagement for both consumer and business audiences. Read More

Dorothy Crenshaw

PR Chair

Founder
Crenshaw Communications

Dorothy Crenshaw has provided the inspiration and initiative behind a range of high-profile and award-winning PR campaigns for organizations in technology, retail, CPG, travel, and health. Read More

W. Joe DeMiero

Mentorship Chair

Joe is a highly regarded transformational leader, with one of the most diverse
backgrounds in the industry, which includes leadership roles at agencies that
specialize in data (Epsilon Agency/Hawkeye), technology (Sapient/Razorfish),
creativity (Saatchi/Team One), and media (Universal McCann), as well as founding
two successful tech start-ups. Read More

Giunero Anthony Floro

Volunteer Chair

Chief Marketing Officer | General
Manager | Founder

Giunero Anthony Floro is a seasoned marketing, customer experience, and communications leader with a rich tapestry of experiences spanning over 25 years. His journey has taken him through pivotal roles in B2B, B2C, and B2B2C financial services, Read More

Kerushan Govender

Audience and Membership Chair

CEO
Blacfox

Kerushan Govender is the CEO of Blacfox, a high-growth strategy firm, headquartered in Cape Town. Together with his performance marketing team, they serve brands like Microsoft, SAP, VMWare, etc. Read More

Lisa Merriam

Communications Chair
President
Merriam Associates

Lisa is a brand consultant who helps create and build profitable brands. She has decades of experience working with businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies and major brands, to start-ups and fast-growth businesses across all aspects of branding. Read More

Young Mi Park

Secretary / Treasurer

Lecturer
Columbia University

Young Mi Park is the Secretary / Treasurer of the New York Chapter. She is a strategic marketing and management expert and has over 30 years of experience working with major brands, international, education, and new ventures. Read More

Rasika

Rasika Narang

Co-Programming Chair

SVP, Growth, Digital & Brand Marketing
Viant

Rasika is a creative marketing leader with over 15 years of integrated marketing experience across global brands such as Lenovo, IBM, Amazon, SAP, Philips, L’Oréal and DuPont. Read More

Alan Schulman

Corporate Development and Sponsorships Chair

Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer
UpperRight

Alan Schulman is Co-Founder & Chief Experience Officer of UpperRight – the Customer Experience Consultancy.  One of the industry’s leading creative executives in Digital Creative and creative innovation, Schulman has served as Chief Creative Officer of Deloitte Digital, SapientNitro, & McCann-Erickson among others. Read More

Wendy Weatherford-Marks

Content Strategy Chair

Senior Manager, Local Brand Solutions
Disney Advertising

Wendy Weatherford-Marks is the Senior Manager, Local Brand Solutions, for Disney Advertising. Her team helps drive revenue for Disney Northeast and builds/activates multiplatform strategic marketing opportunities for clients across the … Read More

Peter Weingard

Lead Programming Chair

Global Head of Brand
Wipro

Peter Weingard is the Global Head of Brand for Wipro, a $10B purpose-driven information technology consultancy. Before joining Wipro, Peter had a long career in media and technology including as CMO of the largest NPR station group, New York Public Radio, where he led the transformation from broadcaster to a digital audio powerhouse. Read More

Joe

Lead Programming Chair
Global Head of Brand
Wipro

Peter Weingard is the Global Head of Brand for Wipro, a $10B purpose-driven information technology consultancy. Before joining Wipro, Peter had a long career in media and technology including as CMO of the largest NPR station group, New York Public Radio, where he led the transformation from broadcaster to a digital audio powerhouse. Read More

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