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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Angie-MarcheseAngie Marchese
Vice President of Archives & Exhibits
Elvis Presley Enterprises

Elvis Has Not Left the Building, Especially at Graceland

The King of Rock and Roll died in 1977, but his legacy lives on at Graceland, something we continually mark with relevant milestone celebrations by sharing aspects of his life not commonly known.

Since joining the team in 1989, Angie Marchese has been integral to keeping Elvis’ legacy alive. As VP of Archives and Exhibits, celebrating the milestones in Elvis’s life and marking major milestones in Graceland’s history is essential to keeping the story of Elvis relevant for generations to come.
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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

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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