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Board of Directors

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. Contact us if you would like to engage one of our expert marketing executives.

Karen McFarlane

Karen McFarlane

President

Founder
Kaye Media Partners

Karen McFarlane leads Kaye Media Partners, a strategic marketing practice that helps high-growth technology companies drive demand for their products and services, develops innovative mobile and web apps, and creates high-impact digital content. With over 20 years of experience in the hi-tech, financial, real estate and entertainment fields, Karen helps companies devise revenue-generating marketing programs that elevate brand image, improve marketing productivity and build strategic partnerships to grow their business. FULL BIO>>

Jason Revzon

Jason Revzon

President-Elect

Lead Consultant
Revzon Rocks!

Jason Revzon has specialized in building successful digital businesses for traditional companies over the past 20 years, currently as lead strategic consultant at Revzon Rocks! where he works on digital direct marketing for clients that range from global FinTech start-ups to wholesale flower-bulb ecommerce sites.  FULL BIO>>

 

Alda Abbracciamento

Alda Abbracciamento

Board of Directors

Chief Growth Officer, flytedesk
Former Global Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather; Board Director

Alda Abbracciamento traded in her Ogilvy career in 2019 for the start-up world. She is currently Chief Growth Officer of flytedesk, an advertising platform that aggregates all college media in one place making it really easy for brands to reach college students. She is responsible for all growth across the company – publisher software sales, political/advocacy and corporate brands. FULL BIO>>

Craig Charney

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 issues.  “Craig is one of the few people who can field solid market research just about anywhere, including notoriously difficult to research countries like China, Vietnam, India,” say former AMA-NY President Randy Ringer of Verse. FULL BIO>>

Michelle Chiantera

Michelle Chiantera

Advisory Council Chair

Vice President, Americas Marketing and Communications
Cisco

Cisco’s Vice President of Americas Marketing and Communications, Michelle Chiantera, leads a team of marketers who are in lock-step with sales to capture market share and accelerate the growth of the Americas region. Michelle and her team strive to deliver an amazing customer experience through marketing innovation and cutting-edge technology. Always putting the customer first, she believes in the importance of shifting mindsets to not only incorporate the digital aspect, but to keep the human touch to achieve customer loyalty and position Cisco as the bridge to possibilities.
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Karen Cummins

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. Her professional experience spans some of the most recognized global and domestic media and entertainment companies including Viacom, Discovery Communications and A+E Networks, where Karen has served in senior executive marketing roles.  She has launched and promoted television entertainment hits on networks such as TV Land, Nickelodeon, Discovery Channel and most recently HISTORY.  FULL BIO>>

Dorothy Crenshaw

Dorothy Crenshaw

PR Chair

Founder
Crenshaw Communications

Dorothy Crenshaw has provided the inspiration and initiative behind a range of high-profile and award-winning campaigns for clients, including those in CE and digital technology, retail, consumer products, and health promotion. FULL BIO>>

Bianca Di Salvo

Bianca Di Salvo

Mentoring Chair

Chief Discovery Officer and Strategy Facilitator
Di Salvo Research & Strategy, Inc.

Bianca Di Salvo is a Voice of the Customer expert with a big picture focus. She helps companies discover opportunities by finding where the customer’s longings and the business needs intersect for greater profit. Ms. Di Salvo has written for a variety of industry publications, has served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University and is the founder and managing director of our mentoring program. FULL BIO>>

 

Esther Elkouss

Esther Elkouss

Networking Events Chair

Tailored Ink

Elkouss has 10 years of experience in digital marketing and communications in a series of increasingly responsible positions. Esther has an established track record of driving brand growth and providing creative marketing solutions. She has led marketing programs for clients from the world’s leading brands as well as nonprofits and startups. FULL BIO>>

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

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. While establishing brand recognition and working on deals shoulder-to-shoulder with company leaders, Lori also built partnerships with industry leaders such as Motorola, Samsung, Telefonica, Vodafone and others. FULL BIO>>

 

Robert Kahn

Robert Kahn

Marketing Hall of Fame Co-Chair

Founder
Kahn Consulting, Inc.

Robert Kahn is a well-known leader in corporate and consumer branding, marketing and advertising.  He founded Kahn Consulting, Inc. in 2006, after 20 years of working for big agencies, to provide highly experienced branding talent to mid-size clients and in the last ten years, the firm has completed over 120 client assignments.  Kahn is perhaps best known as a founding member of FutureBrand, the global consultancy of McCann-Erickson. He has also served as Chief Marketing Officer of NetJets and led two brand strategy business units at Ogilvy & Mather in NY. Earlier in his career he was a brand strategist at Landor Associates and Brand Union. FULL BIO>>

Lisa Merriam

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. Lisa is a frequent contributor of subject matter expertise to NPR, CBS, CNN, BBC, Fortune, Crain’s, The Atlantic, Marketing Daily and many others. She writes for publications such as Forbes, Yahoo Finance, American Bank Marketing, Manufacturing, Apparel Magazine, China Business News, Sporting Goods Business and others. Her book Merriam’s Guide to Naming was first published in 2009, with a second edition in 2013. FULL BIO>>

Young Mi Park

Young Mi Park

Executive Circle Chair

Lecturer
Columbia University

Young Mi Park is Chair of the New York Chapter of the Executive Circle. She is a strategic marketing and management expert and has over 30 years of experience working with major brands, international, education, and new ventures.  She currently serves as Senior Vice President of International for technology venture Starnex Company, Ltd. Past roles include leadership positions with consumer businesses, such as American Express, Burger King, and Levi Strauss and education companies, such as Nations Academy. YoungMi has served on several non-profit boards, including the AMA New York, and is also an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Business School, where she teaches Executive Leadership.

Joanna Seddon

Joanna Seddon

Marketing Hall of Fame Co-Chair

President, Global Brand Strategy
OgilvyRED

Joanna leads the global brand consulting practice for OgilvyRED with assignments across the global network. She specializes in helping clients maximize the financial potential of their brand and marketing strategies. She is recognized as a global expert on brand creation and growth strategies, brand architecture, and brand valuation. She has more than 20 years of experience in providing strategic recommendations with measurable financial impact to leading clients worldwide. FULL BIO>>

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