Milestone MasterSpeaker Bios

Goldman-Sachs 225Melanie Edwards
VP. Executive Office
Allison Prince
VP, Content Producer

Mark-RushingMark Rushing
Assoc, Vice Chancellor, University Relations
University of Arkansas

Mark Rushing leads a dynamic and dedicated team determined to build a better world through public relations and marketing communications efforts designed to advance the strategic priorities of the University of Arkansas. He has nearly 30 years of combined experience in higher education, public relations and broadcast journalism.

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Amy Linimon
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Office of Engagement
University of Arkansas

Amy Linimon served as the Chair of Premier Events for the University of Arkansas Sesquicentennial Planning Committee. Under her leadership, the campus hosted a variety of commemorative events including Come as You Arkansas, an all-day progressive style event highlighting the university’s mission, vision, history and future. The unprecedented campus celebration was open to the public and held in September 2021.

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Paul-MatsenPaul Matsen
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Cleveland Clinic

Paul Matsen joined Cleveland Clinic in 2006. He is responsible for all marketing and communications programs at Cleveland Clinic including global development of the brand, marketing of all U.S. and international locations and digital marketing. Mr. Matsen also leads Cleveland Clinic’s Corporate Communications department.

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Stephen-ChambersStephen Chambers
Managing Director
Winthrop Group

The managing director of The Winthrop Group, Stephen Chambers draws on extensive milestone anniversary experience. At Winthrop, he has worked with numerous organizations on related initiatives. Recent clients include multiple global financial firms and hedge funds, an international electronics manufacturer, a top health care organization, an aerospace leader, a worldwide distribution company, as well as leading nonprofits, foundations, and institutions of higher education.

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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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Lisa is a visionary, connector and educator who believes you’re different in the market when you're privy to knowledge, insights, truths or data that others are not. When you combine that with what you uniquely do, you have something of value to offer the world. Anniversary University provides great value to the people we serve.

The cornerstone of Anniversary University® is The Anniversary Forum, an annual gathering widely considered to be the Master Class for those in the early phase of strategically planning an anniversary. The Forum brings together leaders from world-class organizations who share best practices with those that want to know how.

Prior to founding Anniversary University®, Lisa was part of the lead team establishing three of our nation’s premier conferences for women with over 20,000 attendees.

Lisa holds a business degree from New York University and has two beautiful children who were given roots in a lovely town across the Hudson River in NJ. Those roots gave them wings to pursue their passions in New Orleans and Boulder Co.

Lisa has been executing great ideas and building powerful relationships for common her entire career and loves what she does.

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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