Past Speakers

Bringing exceptional speakers to the Triangle is one of the AMA Triangle’s core missions. In the past few years, we’ve had the privilege to welcome some of marketing’s greatest thinkers, strategists and authors to our stage. Some of our past speakers include:

  • Susan Amey, CMO, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Linh Calhoun, CMO, Replacements, Ltd.
  • Sallyann Hulick, CMO, BSA LifeStructures
  • Maria Bartolome Winans, CMO, IBM North America and Canada
  • Noreen Allen, CMO, Bandwidth
  • Michael Schinelli, CMO, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Brett Jewkes, CCO, NASCAR
  • Jeff Jones, CMO, Target
  • Chris Leone, CMO, WebStrategies
  • Millie Tan, CMO, Quintiles
  • Joe Schmidt, CMO, Cafepress
  • Dan Moore, CMO, The Redwoods Group
  • Greg Ng, CMO, Brooks Bell
  • Christopher Butler, COO, Newfangled
  • Jeffrey Bowman, Co-Founder and CEO, REFRAME
  • Eric Boggs, Founder, Argyle Social
  • Daniella Gray, Owner, DG Marketing Company
  • Russ Klein, CEO, American Marketing Association
  • Daniel Lemin, Co-Founder and CMO, Selectivor
  • Amanda Slavin, Founder & CEO, CatalystCreativ
  • Lucy Caldwell, Founder, Mockingbird Lab
  • Yogi Jashnani, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Insights & Analytics, Advance Auto Parts
  • Katy Jones, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, FoodLogiQ
  • Kim Kitchings, Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing, Cotton Incorporated
  • Betty Noonan, Executive Consultant for women-owned businesses,
  • Donald Thompson, CEO, Walk West
  • Mary-Ann Baldwin, Vice President / Executive Director, Holt Brothers, Inc.
  • Jason Keath, Founder + CEO, Social Fresh
  • Sophia Hitchcock, Owner / Lead Producer, SOMO Studios
  • Doug Warf, CMO, MDO Holdings

  • Gert Garman, Global Creative Development Manager, Disney
  • Mig Reyes, Director, Product Design, Sprout Social

  • Mark O’Brien, CEO, Newfangled
  • Jay Baer, President, Convince and Convert
  • Chuck Hemann, Group Director – Analytics, WCG
  • Avinash Kaushik, Analytics Evangelist, Google
  • Kelly O’Brien, Director – Interactive – Digital – Social, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
  • Jason Hibbets, Community Manager, Opensource.com (Red Hat)
  • Michael Aaron Bepko, Global Online Community Manager, Whole Foods
  • Jeffrey L. Cohen, Founder, SocialMediaB2B.com
  • Amber Naslund, Co-Founder and President, SideraWorks
  • Marcus Nelson, CEO & Founder, Addvocate
  • Scott Stratten, Unmarketing
  • David B. Thomas, Senior Director of Content and Community, Salesforce
  • Jim Tobin, Founder, Ignite Social Media
  • Cara Rosseau, Social Media Manager, Duke University
  • Gilad de Vries, Senior Vice President, Outbrain
  • Tom Webster, Vice President of Strategy, Edison Research
  • Kipp Bodnar, Director of Marketing, HubSpot
  • Douglas Burdett, Principal and Founder, ARTILLERY
  • Derrick Minor , Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager, City of Raleigh, NC
  • Jenny Adams , Sr. Solutions Consultant, Marketo
  • Jess Ekstrom, Founder, Headbands of Hope
  • Elizabeth Ruf, Account Executive, Walk West
  • Drew Sykes, Director of Social Media, NC State
  • Philip Jones, Director of Social Media, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Sonja Likness, Director of Social Media and Content Strategy, Duke University
  • Evan Carroll, President, Attended Events
  • Joe Comm, Live Video Marketing Expert, Joe Comm, Inc.
  • Billy Warden, Co-Founder, GBW Strategies
  • Mara Craft, Director of Sales, Raleigh Convention Center
  • William Lewis, Executive Director, PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
  • Rebecca Quinn-Wolf, SVP, Director, Client & Community Relations, PNC
  • Loren Gold, Executive Vice President, Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitor's Bureau

  • Spike Jones, Managing Director – SVP – Digital, Edelman
  • Aaron Draplin, Founder, Draplin Design Co.
  • Peter Shankman, Founder, ShankMinds Business Masterminds
  • Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute
  • Chris Moody, Vice President of Marketing, Compendium
  • Peter Shankman, Founder, Help A Reporter Out
  • Eddie Opara , Partner-in-Charge, Creative Director, Pentagram
  • Tim Allen, Partner, Director of Design, Microsoft
  • Amber Naslund, Content, LinkedIn

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