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

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

Amy Linimon
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Office of Engagement
University of Arkansas

Paul-MatsenPaul Matsen
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Cleveland Clinic

Stephen-ChambersStephen Chambers
Managing Director
Winthrop Group

Lisa Alonge
Founder
Anniversary University®

Making Milestones Matter.

Lisa’s had the privilege of interviewing hundreds of executives who embraced the challenges and opportunities with planning anniversary campaigns. Their collective insights added to her own and one of them is that there are common threads of best practices, whether it’s a corporate, higher-ed or non-profit milestone anniversary.

Lisa will share her insights about what works, what doesn’t and why and the 8 key considerations for successful anniversary planning. Lisa will also talk about the “Anniversary Effect,” which contributes to transformative and measurable outcomes beyond what may be imagined.

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

Anniversary Art – A Unique Treasure that Captures the Moment and the Legacy.

From her unique 30-year perspective of partnering with organizations celebrating significant milestones, Donna has encountered every possible anniversary scenario. In this presentation, she will show the extraordinary idea that has made landmark occasions memorable for a host of Fortune 500 companies, associations, universities and hospitals, including Cisco Systems, Marriott, Andersen Windows, Oprah Winfrey, SHRM, Johns Hopkins University, AIA, Chicago Bulls and Southwest Airlines.

Donna will share examples of custom-made 3-dimensional art created to commemorate clients’ history, leaders, mission and accomplishments—at a celebration, in a lobby, on a website. She will detail the “5 P’s” of proven anniversary success and describe how the art helps achieve each, transforming photos, documents and 3D memorabilia into fascinating anniversary art and a lasting legacy.