Thank You 2023 Milestone Master™ Presenters

M-EdwardsShellie Frey
VP, Chief Branding &
Communications Officer

Golden State Foods

Golden State Foods 75th Anniversary
An Unforgettable Campaign that Indulged all Stakeholders

Celebrating a milestone anniversary is exciting and daunting, especially for organizations like Golden State Foods, a family of global companies. The 75th Anniversary took years of planning and alignment at the highest levels. And it required pristine execution of multi-faceted programs which engaged all stakeholders in GSF’s journey from the beginning to what’s next.
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Ted RyanDr. Tina Bernot
Executive Director of Development
Murray State University

How Murray State Racers Stayed on Track to Deliver a Winning Centennial

An anniversary celebration requires time to plan and bold leadership to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. As co-Chair for the Centennial, Tina Bernot will share the strategic planning process, goals they established, and how they methodically centennialized existing programs and created signature anniversary elements designed to engage key constituent groups who experienced the “good feels” of 100 years!
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Blayne Beal
Director of Centennial Coordination
Texas Tech University

Eyes on the Horizon: Texas Tech’s Centennial Celebration

Leading by example has been the key to success for Blayne Beal as he has led Texas Tech University’s Centennial efforts over the last four years. Being both a leader and doer has ensured that this massive undertaking has been a success. Eyes on the Horizon, Texas Tech’s Centennial Campaign, originated after thorough research across the universities various stakeholder groups and has grown into the University’s largest and most comprehensive marketing campaign.
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Stephen-ChambersStephen Chambers
Managing Director
Winthrop Group

Your Milestone Anniversary: A Powerful Platform to Tell Your Story

Milestone anniversaries are largely made up of stories and it’s the people in the stories that bring the anniversary to life. Looking back to founding principles, startup stories, innovations, achievements, challenges and successes along the way, reveal the true character of your organization, that is still part of your DNA today. An anniversary is an ideal time to update, modernize, or even wholly transform the narrative about your organization.  Getting your story “right” is imperative.
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Jennifer-MuccioliJennifer Muccioli
Director, Corporate Affairs
Lakehouse Communications

Beyond 125: Celebrating Our Legacy, and Our Path Forward

Throughout our history, KPMG has risen to the occasion. For 125 years, we have been essential to significant moments of history and have evolved to meet the needs of our people, clients, and society. Our 125th Anniversary - Beyond125 - was a moment in time to celebrate all we've done and all we can do in the future – it served as a connection from our past to the future and gave us pause to reflect with pride on where we’ve been and where we’re going.
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Hallie HarenskiHallie Harenski
SVP, Marketing & Communications
Crum & Forster

Crum & Foster’s 200th Anniversary: Where Legacy and Innovation Meet

In 2022, Crum & Forster (C&F) – a leading national property, casualty, and accident & health insurer – celebrated its 200th anniversary, a year-long once-in-a-lifetime celebration. The company’s structure is highly decentralized and had not held a producer/client event at the “corporate” level in more than 20 years. However, C&F knew it wanted to host a series of events for the ages, celebrating the company’s enduring heritage and optimism for its continued success with VIPs, company leaders, partners, producers, clients, and employees.
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Mark-RushingVern Oakley
Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer
Tribe Pictures

Video Storytelling to Transform Milestone Moments into a Movement

Most organizations understand that video is an important addition to their content distribution plan, but exceptional organizations understand how to make video a strategic part of their communications efforts. Throughout the session, Vern Oakley, owner of Tribe Pictures, professor of corporate communications, and creative director behind multiple award-winning anniversary films will discuss how to leverage the power of video storytelling to unite your people around a mission.
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Lisa Alonge
Anniversary University®

Making Milestones Matter

Whether you’re marking your twenty-fifth year in business, a bicentennial, or anything in between, anniversaries offer an opportunity to pause, reflect on all you have accomplished, and forge a path to where you want to take your organization next. Leaders, communicators, and marketers worldwide have successfully integrated milestone anniversaries into their growth plans. Now it’s your turn, and taking advantage of Anniversary University resources will set you on the right path, starting with attending The Anniversary Forum.
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