June 17-18, 2020
Speaker Bios

Shannon LaPierre
Chief Communications Officer
Stanley Black & Decker

Shannon Lapierre is Chief Communications Officer for Stanley Black & Decker, an $11 billion globally diversified company with 54,000 employees across 60 countries.

In conjunction with co-leading a project to excavate and launch the company’s purpose – For Those Who Make The World – Shannon and her team led a purpose-driven approach to launching the company’s 175th anniversary.

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Kevin Bishop
Milestone Master, Anniversary University
Former, VP Global Brand, IBM

Kevin is a highly experienced and well-respected General Manager, Chief Marketing and Communication Officer, and Chief Brand Officer. His multifaceted international career was built with IBM where, as Chief Brand Officer, he led IBM’s award-winning Centennial Anniversary program.

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Kari-S-EvanKari Evans
Executive Director
University of Virginia

Kari S. Evans has served as the Executive Director of the Bicentennial at the University of Virginia since 2014. She is responsible for strategic planning and development, oversight, and execution of programming and content to commemorate this extraordinary milestone in the University’s history.

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Nina Easton
Co-CEO
SellersEaston Media

Nina Easton is an award-winning author and former Fortune magazine columnist/senior editor. At SellersEaston Media, she deploys her storytelling talent and deep understanding of history to shape the narratives of organizations around key milestones such as anniversaries, with clients that include Goldman Sachs, the University of Texas' LBJ School of Public Policy, Cravath Swaine & Moore, and Freeman Co.

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Daniel J. Hasler
Exec. VP Communications
Purdue University

Daniel J. Hasler serves as executive vice president for communications. He is the chief brand marketer for the institution, overseeing marketing strategy, strategic communications, media relations, advertising, licensing, and digital marketing in collaboration with colleges and units across the Purdue System.

Most recently, Dan led the university wide Giant Leaps 150th Anniversary of Purdue University. The year was comprised of over 140 events anchored by the Ideas Festival, which drew 50,000 in-person attendees and over 500,000 livestream viewers. Visit takegiantleaps.com

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Kathryn Nason
Digital Content & Production Mgr.
Intel

In 2018, Kate Nason led the Intel 50th Anniversary team to deliver 132 unique and memorable experiences in 78 global sites for 112,00 employees.

During Kate’s 17 years at Intel, she’s held positions in supply chain management, marketing, and finance, which enabled her to work effectively across the enterprise to create a cost effective strategic plan to fully leverage the 50th Anniversary.

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Debra Erickson
Marketing Director
San Diego Zoo Global

Debra Erickson was the co-chair of San Diego Zoo’s centennial celebration and was responsible for leading the development of the marketing plan as well as managing the overall project.

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Ed Wollman
Founder & CEO
Image Media

Ed founded Image Media in 1986 after spending years producing corporate events, videos, and communication programs for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. The company's consistent growth record and high percentage of repeat clients reflect Ed's belief in the importance of having a committed, talented staff, and building strong client relationships.

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Founder & CEO
ImageThink

Nora Herting is the Founder and CEO of ImageThink. A pioneer of visual strategy, Nora is passionate about expanding peoples’ definition of creativity and believes the best way to meet the demands of business today is to take a visual approach that blends strategic thinking and creative expression.

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Lisa Alonge
Founder
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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