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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Laura Jack
VP Communications
Colgate University

Laura H. Jack is vice president for communications at Colgate University. She leads all internal and external communications efforts to steward Colgate’s reputation and identity, builds awareness of the University, the excellence of its faculty, and its strong academic programs; and supports the University’s core mission, goals, and priorities.

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Nina Easton

Nina Easton is an award-winning author and former Fortune magazine columnist/senior editor. At SellersEaston, 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.

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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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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Arielle Rothenberg
Graphic Recorder

As a lifelong artist and trained as an art therapist, Arielle naturally makes sense of the world through visuals. Her love of travel and appreciation for the handmade led her to graphic recording, and outside of ImageThink's studio, Arielle is a printmaker, painter, and photographer. A California native, Arielle most loves to spend time outside, bike, play guitar, and of course, create.