Speaker Bios
June 23-24, 2021

kelly-kishKelly Kish
Chief of Staff, Bicentennial Dir.
Indiana University

As director of the Indiana University Bicentennial from 2015 to 2020, Kelly was responsible for the leadership and strategic management of this multi-year, multi-campus academically focused program that included 27 signature projects, 2 grant programs, over 200 student interns, and more than 1,200 volunteers.

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carmenferrignoCarmen Ferrigno
Former VP Communications, Saint-Gobain

Carmen Ferrigno is an award-winning communications strategist who has spent the last ten years mastering the art of milestone management.

As Vice President of Communications, Branding, and Philanthropy for Saint-Gobain, he led that company’s 350-anniversary celebration in North America, implementing and delivering on a 3-year, milestone-driven plan that helped catapult that corporate brand into the sustainable construction spotlight.

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Joan-MalcheskiJoan Malcheski
Director, Brand and Marketing
Green Bay Packers

Perspective, thoughts with a pulse and fresh delivery light Malcheski’s professional world. With over 20 years of agency, marketing and branding experience, Malcheski has directed multiple plans to both business to business and business to consumer clients.

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Meg-LaurermanMeg Laurerman
Co-Chair, 150 Anniversary
University of Nebraska

Meg Lauerman served as co-chair of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the chartering of the University of Nebraska. The year-long N150 event incorporated strategies and tactics driven by goals of the university. Two years later, elements of N150 are still serving the university in engaging alumni, donors, faculty, and students.

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Erin's-photo-by-MattErin Robinson-Lis
Vice President | Internal Communications
Ameriprise Financial

Erin Robinson-Lis is part of the Internal Communications leadership team at Ameriprise Financial, a leading global, diversified financial services firm. She leads the internal message strategy and editorial approach for the corporate audience. Erin played a key role in helping shape the company’s 125th anniversary communications strategy in 2019.

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Donna-RomeDonna Rome
Studio Director
One Of A Kind Inc. Art Studio

Donna Rome is Studio Director and co-founder, with collage artist Lawrence Romorini, of One Of A Kind Art Studio, a specialist in 3-dimensional anniversary art. For more than 30 years, the studio has collaborated with corporate clients to create compelling visual lobby displays celebrating institutional landmarks.

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Joseph Harrison
Global Brand, Alignment and Ops Leader

Joseph Harrison is the Global Brand Identity, Alignment and Operations Leader for Deloitte. In that role, he oversees the most recognizable and definable components of the brand – specifically, all asset management and compliance activity, brand expression and protection, visual and sonic identity building, stakeholder engagement, and creative resources, and assists in the overall execution of the Global Brand team’s strategic focus.

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Lisa Alonge
Anniversary University®

Lisa has more than 20 years experience in corporate communications, experiential marketing, and sponsorship acquisition.

In 2013, Lisa Founded Anniversary University®, the only company 100% focused on helping leaders fully leverage a milestone anniversary for iconic corporations and leading non-profit organizations and higher-education institutions.

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