Milestone MasterSpeaker Bios

M-EdwardsShellie Frey
VP, Chief Branding &
Communications Officer

Golden State Foods

Shellie Frey has a distinguished 21-year career at Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries. As VP and Chief Branding and Communications Officer, Shellie had the privilege of leading GSF’s 75th Anniversary year-long global celebration and wrote the book, GSF 75th Anniversary: Our Enduring Legacy. Shellie is a partner in the company and board member of the GSF Foundation and serves on the organization’s executive strategic planning council.
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Ted RyanDr. Tina Bernot
Executive Director of Development
Murray State University

Dr. Tina Bernot is the Executive Director of Development at Murray State University with more than twenty-five years of professional development experience. Most recently, Dr. Bernot co-led the planning and execution of the University’s Centennial Celebration. She is also leading the University’s comprehensive capital campaign, Be Bold – Forever Blue & Gold, the Centennial Campaign for Murray State University.
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Blayne Beal
Director of Centennial Coordination
Texas Tech University

Blayne Beal serves as Director of Centennial Coordination and in that role, he is responsible for the planning and execution of Texas Tech’s Centennial Celebration in 2023. He has spent 22 years on the Texas Tech University campus, including 15 years in athletics where he served as Associate Athletics Director for Communications.
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Angie-MarcheseAngie Marchese
Vice President of Archives & Exhibits
Elvis Presley Enterprises

Angie Marchese first came to Graceland as a part-time tour guide while still in high school. Upon graduating from the University of Memphis in 1995, Angie became part of the Archives team at Graceland where she eventually became the designer for traveling exhibits and those that are installed at Graceland. In 2017 Angie assumed the role of Vice President of Archives and Exhibits at Elvis Presley Enterprises where she leads archives, media, marketing, and PR.
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Jennifer-MuccioliJennifer Muccioli
Director, Corporate Affairs
Lakehouse Communications

Jennifer is an experienced Director of Communications for KPMG, and led Communications early on for their year-long 125th Anniversary Celebrations. Along with her team, Jennifer collaborated in building the strategy and narrative, visual identity, developed the communications strategy and helped build the plan that would activate over 35,000 professionals to give back to the communities where they live and work during the firms milestone Community Impact Day – a real ‘tent-pole’ moment.
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Hallie HarenskiHallie Harenski
SVP, Marketing & Communications
Crum & Forster

Hallie led the C&F 200th Anniversary year-long campaign along with an exceptionally skilled and experienced event planner. Hallie, with her communication and marketing team, managed every aspect including crafting the 200th anniversary story and history, communicating to leadership and employees designing brand collateral, creating client lists, and overseeing a 650-person memorable celebration event on Ellis Island with an ex-President, singer Sarah McLaughlin, and C&F leaders.
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Mark-RushingVern Oakley
Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer
Tribe Pictures

Vern is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Tribe Pictures. For more than three decades, Vern has worked with scores of Fortune 500 Companies, CEOs, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions. His films and videos have helped launch some of the world’s biggest brands, and have been credited with raising billions of dollars for colleges, universities, and philanthropies. He has crafted films to celebrate a number of major milestones, including Hamilton College's 200th, Quest Diagnostics' 50th, and the 50th anniversary of the transistor for Bell Labs.
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Lisa Alonge
Anniversary University®

Lisa Alonge is the Founder of Anniversary University®, the only company dedicated to advising leaders on how to strategically planning a milestone anniversary. AU is widely recognized as the premier resource and knowledge center, and Lisa the expert "coach" empowering executives to lead confidently. Lisa recently authored Milestone Anniversary Planning, a comprehensive playbook that corporate, higher-ed, and non-profit leaders receive exceptionally well.
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