Aimée Leabon
Aimée Leabon
Communications Director
HYPR Brands

Session - Office Hours / Speed Networking
Aimée Leabon is the Communications Director for HYPR, the World's largest influencer search and discovery directory. With over 11 years of experience in media, Aimée has worked for global brands including Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan, and has contributed to titles including WWD, New York Magazine's The Cut and Buro 24/7.

Alexa Mehraban
Alexa Mehraban
Co-founder
Eating NYC

Session - The Social Influencer Revolution and the Opportunities it Presents
Alexa Mehraban is a born and raised New Yorker, a professional eater and the founder of @EatingNYC, a food-focused brand that covers restaurants, travel, fitness and luxury lifestyle around the world.

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Alison Wallach
Alison Wallach
Brand and Consumer Insights Analyst
Comedy Central

Session - Research Insights & Analytics: What Kind of Research Hats Can You Wear?
Alison Wallach is a Brand and Consumer Insights Analyst at Comedy Central, where she conducts qualitative and quantitative research on Comedy Central’s brand, franchises and audience. She works with her team to unpack the success of today’s top comedies and develop reports that help guide the development and marketing of Comedy Central content.

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Amanda Gryphon
Amanda Gryphon
Senior Managing Editor at Genius Kitchen
Genius Kitchen

Session - Digital Rock Stars: Fearless, Focuses, and Food!
Amanda Gryphon is the Senior Managing Editor at Genius Kitchen, Scripps Networks Interactive’s newest brand that merges cooking with pop culture. There, she manages the development and testing of recipes, oversees daily food news and editorial content and acts as the culinary lead for all Genius Kitchen video programmed on the brand’s new OTT experience.

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Bonnie Pan
Bonnie Pan
Head of Network
Awesomeness TV

Session - Behind the Scenes with Key Players Who Are Creating Diverse Content Experiences
In her role as Head of Network, Bonnie manages the strategy and programming for all video and editorial content across AwesomenessTV’s YouTube channel, all social video platforms and all owned and operated platforms including Awesomeness News. Bonnie joined AwesomenessTV in July 2017.

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Celina Green
Celina Green
Manager, Human Resources, Spectrum Reach
Spectrum

Session - Office Hours / Speed Networking
Resourceful and innovative Human Resources Professional with extensive business leadership built within highly competitive markets. Analytical professional skilled in successfully leading human resource functions in corporations large and small, performing at peak within fast-paced environments.

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Charlene Keys
Charlene Keys
Area VP, Field Operations
Spectrum

Session - Office Hours / Speed Networking

Craig Parks
Craig Parks
Vice President, Programming
Comcast/Watchable

Session - Behind the Scenes with Key Players Who Are Creating Diverse Content Experiences
Craig Parks is the VP of Programming, Editorial, and Operations for Watchable, Comcast’s over-the-top video platform dedicated to the best digital shows and brands. At Watchable, Parks leads the team that identifies and on-boards new shows and partners, and programs

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Dario Spina
Dario Spina
Chief Marketing Officer
Viacom Velocity

Session Moderator: Culture of Proximity
Dario Spina is the Chief Marketing Officer of Viacom Velocity, a full-service integrated marketing and creative content group. Spina leads all U.S.-led partner marketing and creative efforts for the networks within Viacom’s Global Entertainment Group (MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Spike, Logo, TV Land and CMT).

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David Zagin
David Zagin
President, Distribution
A+E Networks

Session - Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
As President of Distribution for A+E Networks, David Zagin oversees all affiliate sales revenue, domestic distribution and affiliate marketing for A&E® Network, HISTORY®, Lifetime®, LMN®, FYI®, H2™, Lifetime Real Women®, Military HISTORY™, HISTORY en Español™, and Crime & Investigation Network®. Zagin also oversees all revenue,

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Emily Bona-Cohen
Emily Bona-Cohen
Consumer and Product Insights Manager
HBO

Session - Research Insights & Analytics: What Kind of Research Hats Can You Wear?
Emily works closely with the digital product and marketing teams at HBO, utilizing qualitative and quantitative methodologies to deliver insights around consumer attitudes, behaviors and trends. Her role primarily focuses on informing the direction of HBO’s website, streaming apps and emerging media initiatives, helping to ensure a user-centric approach to product design and development.

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Emory Walton
Emory Walton
Vice President, Distribution
A&E Networks

Session: Office Hours / Speed Networking
Emory Walton is Vice President, Distribution at A+E Networks. Walton has been with A+E for over 15 years, starting his career as an Assistant in Affiliate Sales and then advancing to Account Representative followed by Account Manager and Account Director. In these roles, he managed sales and marketing, demographic research, and contributed to the launch

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Evan Shapiro
Evan Shapiro
ESHAPTV
Co-Chair, One Day Immersion

Session - Fool Proof Your Career: A Graduate Seminar with Evan Shapiro
Evan Shapiro (creator/producer) Founded Seeso, created Pivot TV and served as President of IFC and Sundance Channels. He has executive produced or created TV and film such as Night Train, What’s Your F@%king Deal, Take My Wife, MBMBaM, Hidden America, HitRecord (Emmy Award), Dinner For Five (Emmy Nomination) Portlandia (Peabody Award),

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Gil Eyal
Gil Eyal
CEO and Co-Founder
HYPR Brands

Session Moderator: The Social Influencer Revolution and the Opportunities it Presents
Gil Eyal is the CEO and co-founder of HYPR, which organizes social media information and makes specific audiences reachable at scale. Founded in 2013, HYPR’s Search Engine leverages its smart index that houses profiles and audience demographic information for over 10 million influencers across major social channels.

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Grace Atwood
Grace Atwood
Founder
The Stripe

Session: The Social Influencer Revolution and the Opportunities it Presents
Born out of Grace’s natural passion for sharing her favorite things, The Stripe is a lifestyle blog, with a focus upon fashion, beauty, personal style, wellness, and travel; with occasional recipe + runway inspired DIY projects. For as long as she can remember, she’s been obsessed with all things fashion and beauty, and talking about them with whoever will listen.

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James Molloy
James Molloy
Sr Director of Recruiting, Spectrum Reach
Spectrum

Session - Office Hours / Speed Networking

Jeff Bewkes
Jeff Bewkes
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Time Warner Inc.

Session: Keynote
Jeff Bewkes is Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in January 2009, having served on the Board since January 2007. He was elected CEO of the Company in January 2008.

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Jeff Justice
Jeff Justice
Enterprise Success Division
Dropbox

Session - Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch / Q & A Session
Jeff Justice is a SaaS technology leader with almost 15 years of professional experience. Currently, he leads Dropbox’s Enterprise Success division from its New York office where he is responsible for overseeing the team advising Dropbox’s largest corporate customers, organization-wide deployments, strategic program execution and internal product development.

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Josh Talton
Josh Talton
Program Manager
New York on Tech

Session - Office Hours / Speed Networking
Josh is the Program Manager for New York On Tech, focused on the success of the TECH360 Squad program. Prior to this, he was the Events Team Lead for the Apple Store and Brand Ambassador for the Beats by Dre Flagship Store, both in SoHo, New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science from Emory University in Atlanta.

Kathleen Ferraro
Kathleen Ferraro
Manager of Recruiting, NY1
Spectrum

Session - Office Hours / Speed Networking
As a motivating leader, Kathleen brings 15+ years of experience that includes a track record of targeting, acquiring, and recruiting top talent and future leaders for organizations across a wide range of industries.

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kathleen finch
Kathleen Finch
Chief Programming, Content & Brand Officer
Scripps Networks Interactive

Sessions - Ask Me Anthing: Lunch with an Executive
Kathleen Finch was named chief programming, content and brand officer of Scripps Networks Interactive in 2015. In this role, she is responsible for content creation, scheduling and marketing across all six of Scripps’ networks in the United States.

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Lakeia Brown
Lakeia Brown
Writer, Sales Consultant and Branding Manager

Session - Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch / Q & A Session
A freelance writer, sales consultant and branding manager, Lakeia Brown wears many hats. Over the past 10+ years, Lakeia has worked in advertising, providing consumer insights at television networks like Comedy Central, Nick @ Nite, TV Land, BET and Cartoon Network/Adult Swim.

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Laura Lora
Laura Lora
Social Media Analyst
Viacom Velocity

Session: The Culture of Proximity, a documentary and panel discussion with Viacom Velocity
Laura Lora is a Social Media Analyst at Velocity, a full-service integrated marketing and creative content division of Viacom. In this role, Laura is an in-house expert in tracking and measuring the social performance of marketing programs across MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, LOGO, CMT and more.

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Lauren Coffelt
Lauren Coffelt

Session - Comcast NBCUniversal Company Overview: Internship and Early Career Opportunities
Lauren joined NBCUniversal in April 2016 as a Coordinator for the Campus Recruiting team, and has supported the Ad Sales, CNBC, Corporate Functions, Operations and Technology, International, Film, and NBC Entertainment businesses.

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Leerone Anolik
Leerone Anolik
Senior Director, Programmatic & Data Operations
iHeartMedia

Session - Office Hours / Speed Networking
Leerone Anolik is Senior Director, Programmatic & Data Operations at iHeartMedia. She leads new initiatives in the programmatic and data space and works closely with senior leadership, Sales, Research, Tech & Product Development. She previously oversaw the Digital Revenue Management practice at iHeartMedia and led a business analytics team.

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Mackenzie Barth
Mackenzie Barth

Session - Digital Rock Stars: Fearless, Focuses, and Food!
Mackenzie Barth is the cofounder of Spoon University and currently oversees content creation and monetization at the company. Mackenzie cofounded Spoon with Sarah Adler in 2013 while undergrads at Northwestern and has since grown the network to 250 chapters that create content and experiences around food and wellness.

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Mary Hermes
Mary Hermes
Manager, Spectrum Reach
Spectrum

Session - Office Hours / Speed Networking

Maya Hawkins-Nelson
Maya Hawkins-Nelson
Maya Hawkins-Nelson, Product Marketing Specialist
Spectrum

Session - Office Hours / Speed Networking

Maya Peterson
Maya Peterson
Director of Creative Strategy, Culture and Creative Insights Group
Viacom Velocity

Session: The Culture of Proximity, a documentary and panel discussion with Viacom Velocity
Maya is Director of Creative Strategy at Viacom Velocity's Culture and Creative Insights Group. This team's insights on cultural trends and fans' relationships to them help shape digital, social and linear content for Viacom's advertising partners.

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Michael Smith
Michael Smith
SVP, General Manager, Digital Video Channels
Scripps Networks Interactive

Session - Digital Rock Stars: Fearless, Focuses, and Food!
Michael Smith has been with Scripps Networks since 1998 and currently works companywide to develop new lifestyle digital video business opportunities that will help Scripps Networks expand its reach to new audiences via over-the-top (OTT) and direct-to-consumer distribution models.

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Michael Walsh
Michael Walsh

Session - Comcast NBCUniversal Company Overview: Internship and Early Career Opportunities
Mike has been with NBCUniversal since March 2016. Since joining the Campus Recruiting team, he has served as the Recruiter for NBC Sports Group and Owned Stations & Affiliates. Mike now serves as Manager, Campus Programs, and is based out of the 30 Rock office. Mike is a graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy.

Michelle Strong
Michelle Strong
Senior Vice President, Distribution
A&E Networks

Session: Office Hours / Speed Networking
Michelle Strong is Senior Vice President, Distribution for A+E Networks. In this role Michelle, along with her distribution sales team, is responsible for securing long-term distribution and revenue growth for A+E Networks with traditional MVPDs and new OTT entrants.

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Nichol Nelson
Nichol Nelson
Editor-In-Chief
Brainjolt

Session - Behind the Scenes with Key Players Who Are Creating Diverse Content Experiences
Nichol Nelson is the Editor-In-Chief of Brainjolt, a media company that reaches more than 1 billion readers a month. Nichol has spent over a decade working in both traditional and digital media, overseeing teams at companies including Condé Nast, Participant Media, and AOL.

Phil Ninan
Phil Ninan

Session - Comcast NBCUniversal Company Overview: Internship and Early Career Opportunities
Phil has been with NBCUniversal for 2 years. Since joining the Campus Recruiting team, Phil served as Recruiter for NBC Entertainment on both east & west coasts, as well as currently recruiting for NBC Entertainment in NY, Stamford Media Center in Stamford, CT & for NBCU’s Content Distribution group. Phil received his Master’s in HR from Iona College & his Bachelor’s in Political Science from Mercy College.

Rachel Herskovitz
Rachel Herskovitz
VP, Content Partnerships
iHeartMedia

Session - Behind the Scenes with Key Players Who Are Creating Diverse Content Experiences
Rachel is responsible for leading all conversations with both existing and prospective content licensing partnerships. She works closely with Sales to drive sponsor integrations into any iHeartRadio televised broadcast and on-air integrations, in addition to ensuring

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Rahdiah Barns
Rahdiah Barns
Account Executive in telecommunications

Session - Office Hours / Speed Networking
Rahdiah Barnes is an Account Executive in telecommunications. During her 20- year career in the telecom industry, she has worked for Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and XO Communications. As a top performer, she has received prestigious awards including, The Presidents Club and The Achievers Cup for sales supremacy.

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Reggie Hawkins
Reggie Hawkins

Session - Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch / Q & A Session
A U.S. Army veteran, Master Sergeant Reggie Hawkins is a radio veteran with a distinct brand of humor on the microphone. After transferring from active to reserve duty, Reggie obtained his bachelor degree in Mass Communications from New York University.

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Robert Miner
Robert Miner

Session - Research Insights & Analytics: What Kind of Research Hats Can You Wear?
At Miner & Co. Studio, Robert leads a team of  strategic research, marketing and brand consultants with a proven track record in guiding brand positioning, brand experience, marketing communications, new product development, digital content development and TV programs and concepts.

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Sandra Garcia Lowery
Sandra Garcia Lowery
Manager of Marketing Solutions
Clear Channel Outdoors

Session - Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch / Q & A Session
Sandra is a Sales and Marketing professional with 10 years of industry experience, during four of which she managed her own event planning agency simultaneously. Today, she is a Manager of Marketing Solutions at Clear Channel Outdoor where she is responsible for developing marketing strategies and compelling sales stories for clients.

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Sarah Adler
Sarah Adler
Co-founder
Spoon University

Session - Digital Rock Stars
Sarah Adler is one of the cofounders of Spoon University, a media company for college students with chapters all over the world that produce content and resources about food. Sarah has focused on product, engineering and community. She built Spoon University's custom and proprietary community management, training, analytics and CMS program, called Secret Sauce, which powers the college contributors, their chapters and their content production.

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Sola Winley
Sola Winley
Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Planning
A&E Networks

Session: Host of Ask Me Anything, Lunch with an Executive
Sola Winley, a specialist in executive and organizational development, joined A+E Networks in 2013 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Planning. In this role, Winley supports enterprise-wide strategic initiatives to ensure that they are on track with A+E Networks’ business objectives.

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Stephanie Kaplan Lewis
Stephanie Kaplan Lewis
Co-founder & CEO
Her Campus Media

Session: How to Start a Company with No Money, No Experience & No Business Education
Stephanie Kaplan Lewis co-founded Her Campus Media, the #1 new media brand for the empowered college woman and 360-degree college marketing agency, in 2009 as an undergraduate at Harvard University. She has since grown the company to reach over 20 million users monthly across its flagship site HerCampus.com, on-campus network of

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Stephanie Yates
Stephanie Yates
VP, Research and Insights
AMC Networks (WE tv and IFC)

Session - Research Insights & Analytics: What Kind of Research Hats Can You Wear?
Stephanie Yates is the Vice President of Research and Insights at AMC Networks, specifically working for the WE tv and IFC network brands. Her responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of programming, sales, digital and market research.

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Tammy Franklin
Tamara Franklin
Executive Vice President, Digital
Scripps Networks Interactive

Session - Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Elevated to executive vice president of digital at Scripps Networks Interactive in January 2014, Tamara Franklin oversees the company’s digital business units to coordinate overall strategy and activity, focusing on an integrated company-wide approach to digital video production and distribution.

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Tasha Ross
Tasha Ross
Sr. Human Resources Manager – Campus to Career
Viacom

Sessions: The Culture of Proximity, a documentary and panel discussion with Viacom Velocity and Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
Tasha Ross has been with Viacom since 2014 and is a Senior Human Resources Manager on the Campus to Career team. In her role, she oversees and expands partnerships with colleges and external organizations representing diverse communities.

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Thao Hoang
Thao Hoang
Head of Distribution, Partnerships and Corporate Development
DEFY Media

Session - Behind the Scenes with Key Players Who Are Creating Diverse Content Experiences
As Head of Distribution and Partnerships for DEFY Media, home to top digital brands that create regularly scheduled and award-winning programming for Millennial and Gen Z audiences, Thao Hoang leads content licensing, partnership and international efforts for SMOSH,

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Toren Weiner
Toren Weiner

Session - Digital Rock Stars: Fearless, Focuses, and Food!
Toren Weiner is the Social Media Director for Food Network at Scripps Networks Interactive, where he oversees programming and content creation for Food Network’s social media channels.

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Vi Tran
Vi Tran
Senior Manager, Marketing & Creative Strategy
Spectrum

Session - Office Hours / Speed Networking