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    Founder & President at ADCOLOR

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    Ex CEO at Droga5 Americas

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    Principal at Cardinal Change Consulting

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    Global Lead, Business Equity at Meta

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    EVP, DEI Lead at EnergyBBDO

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    Senior Sales Director at Microsoft

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    VP, Head of D&I at Richemont

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    President & CEO at The ADVERTISING Club of New York

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    Group People Officer at Richemont

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    CEO at Deutsch, LA

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    Partner, Chief Creative Officer at The Brandtech Group

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    Executive Director of Talent Strategy at MSLGROUP

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    Global Marketing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead at Google

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    President Multicultural Advertising at Allen Media Group

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    CEO and Founder at Kol Consulting

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    Global Chief Talent Officer at JKR

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    Global EVP, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at McCann Worldgroup

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    Associate Director, Communication and Information at Princeton University

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    President & Founder

    Tiffany R. Warren

    ADCOLOR

    Recognized as a leader in the field of diversity, Tiffany is a talent strategist with 22+ years of championing diverse professionals in the advertising industry. In 2005, she founded ADCOLOR, which has launched the ADCOLOR Industry Conference, ADCOLOR Awards and ADCOLOR University. As President of ADCOLOR, she is deeply involved in the direction the industry is taking around diversity.

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    Susie Nam

    Droga5 Americas

    As CEO of Droga5 New York, Susie Nam sits at the helm of one of the most influential agencies in the advertising industry, driving client business across North and South America. Since joining Droga5 14 years ago, Susie has risen to the top of the organization and been instrumental in the agency’s significant growth from a 35-person crew in NYC to an industry-leading brand with 500+ employees in their flagship office, and 4 global hubs supporting international clientele. She has been critical in designing systems and culture that yield breakthrough ideas and advance best-in-class talent. Susie is an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow (2020) and has been recognized on the GoldHouse A100 List (2018, 2022) and Adweek 50 (2017).

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    Constance Cannon Frazier

    Cardinal Change Consulting

    After seventeen years at the American Advertising Federation, Constance Cannon Frazier knew it was time to share her wisdom, judgement, and experiences on a broader level, resulting in her creating Cardinal Change Consulting, where she is the principal. Connie has spearheaded countless programs and initiatives, successfully managed budgets during economic downturn and conceived numerous ideas resulting in increased revenue, while earning the respect of colleagues across the advertising, higher education and public broadcasting industries. She has served on numerous non-profit boards, including ADCOLOR since its inception and was recently appointed to the Quantcast Board of Directors.

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    Ashley McGowan

    Meta

    Meet Ashley McGowan, a passionate marketer and advocate for diversity, equity and inclusivity in the industry. As the Global Lead for Business Equity at Meta, Ashley is dedicated to showcasing how businesses can accelerate a more diverse and inclusive future through intentional practices.

    Based in Chicago, Ashley has embarked on a unique professional journey that has taken her to several creative agencies, Microsoft, Under Armour, and now to her current role at Meta.

    Throughout her career, Ashley has made it her personal mission to create opportunities for diverse professionals. In 2012, she founded Coalesce Chicago, a community-driven organization that provides resources, networking opportunities, and mentorship to diverse talent across Chicagoland. The program has impacted over 1,500 diverse professionals in Chicago and is acclaimed as the premier resource for diverse talent in the city.

    Ashley’s impact has been recognized globally, including three ADCOLOR recognitions and a 2019 appointment as an ambassador to the Cannes Diversity Collective. She is also a 2020 appointee to the 4As Foundation Board of Directors, where she continues to champion diversity and inclusivity in the industry.

    When she’s not working, Ashley loves listening to 90s music, exploring new cities, and learning about Chicago’s rich history. She is determined to leave the industry better than she found it and is on a mission to make that a reality.

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    Carla Eboli

    EnergyBBDO

    Carla Eboli is a seasoned communications professional with practice in Latina America and US. With over 20 years of experience in communication, Carla has a strong knowledge of Public Relations, Advertising and Social Media. She joined the Dieste family in 2008 as Chief Marketing Officer, and since then has been working to promote the agency’s growth and helping Dieste stay top-of-mind among the media and key opinion leaders.

    Prior to Dieste, Carla worked as the Director of Healthcare at Ketchum Brazil, maintaining a close working relationship with clients in Latin America, Europe and North America. She was also part of Ketchum’s Board of Directors and the Crisis Management Group, and served as Coordinator of Media Training for CEOs and directors.

    Carla graduated in Journalism and was part of the Presidential Media Committee in Brasilia, where she covered well-known government, entrepreneurs and businessmen as a special reporter for media vehicles. She then worked for the Culture State Department in Brazil, where she implemented the communications platform and led its public relations services. She continued to serve as Communications’ Consultant for the United Nations, managing the communication team of one of the largest NGOs in Brazil, Alfabetização Solidária.

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    CP McBee

    Microsoft

    CP is a sales leader with 20+ years-experience growing tech businesses and innovating through new technologies. As H&W Head of Industry, CP works with client partners to redefine the future of digital marketing in Pharma and Health Services. Before that, CP built businesses in gaming, advertising, SMB/Corporate marketplaces and Enterprise Sales. CP is uniquely talented at creating energizing, driven and high-performing teams that win through inclusivity.

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    Doug Melville

    Richemont

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    Gina Grillo

    The ADVERTISING Club of New York

    As President & CEO of The ADVERTISING Club of New York, the industry’s premiere forum for exchanging ideas, recognizing creative excellence, innovation, cultivating talent and promoting inclusion, Gina Grillo is a champion of the industry. She leads The AD Club team and over 5,000 members with access to a network of thought leaders; the fuel for creativity; progress toward greater diversity and inclusion; and the best training for professional development.

    In her 20+ years at The AD Club, Gina has transformed the Club into the voice of the modern ad industry which, in turn, shaped the conversation around diversity of thought, start-up innovation, support of Young Professionals, cultivated the importance of bravery in advertising, and has become a platform to the entire advertising, marketing and media community in New York. The Club, now in its 120th, year remains a reliable and trusted source for thought leadership, giving back to serve the community and fostering young and diverse talent.
    Through i’mPART, the Club’s diversity initiative that aims to raise awareness of the benefits of diversity in business and the importance of increasing and retaining a diverse workforce, The AD Club has made a $2 million investment in the nation’s leading diversity programs thus far.

    Gina is a force to be reckoned with – she oversees the International ANDY Awards, leading them to hold the first ever LIVE judging event accessible to the entire industry in 2018. In an effort to strengthening the advertising/marketing industries and advocate for diversity retention, she sits on the NYC Virtual Enterprise Advisory Board, the Advertising Week Board, and is also a Founding Member on the Board of the ADCOLOR Industry Coalition. In 2017, the 4A’s named her to their esteemed list of ‘100 People Who Make Advertising Great.’
    Gina also works closely with the prestigious industry leaders who comprise The AD Club’s Board of Directors to support the Club’s mission to move the advertising industry forward. Prior to joining The AD Club, Grillo held positions at Young & Rubicam and MTV Networks. A St. John’s University graduate and native New Yorker, she resides here with her husband and three children.

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    Keesha Jean-Baptiste

    Richemont

    Keesha Jean-Baptiste is senior vice president, chief talent officer for Hearst Magazines.

    Before joining Hearst, she was senior vice president of talent, engagement and inclusion at the 4A’s. While there, she represented talent issues impacting the industry and oversaw the 4A’s Foundation.

    Keesha spent six years at Wieden+Kennedy Portland as director of talent and HR, while there she led a strategic refocus of the HR function. Prior she held various senior-level HR roles at Digitas. She started her career in marketing at Wunderman.

    Jean-Baptiste is a graduate of James Madison University and holds a Master’s Degree from Emerson College.

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    Kim Getty

    Deutsch, LA

    Kim Getty leads a team of world-class creative thinkers who help businesses thrive. She’s helped build Deutsch LA into what Fast Company has recognized as one of the industry’s Most Innovative Companies. During her tenure, Kim has developed new practice areas and led breakthrough campaigns for Taco Bell, Walmart, Dr Pepper, Snapple, PetSmart, Nintendo, Opendoor and Lowe’s among others, earning Deutsch LA top spots on Ad Age’s Agency A-List numerous times.

    Recognized as a Trailblazer by Adweek, one of the Most Powerful Women in Advertising by Business Insider and awarded the AAF’s Mosaic Award for Career Achievement, Kim is a champion of change and staunch advocate of equality in the marketing industry. She’s been honored by ‘She Runs It’ as one of the top Working Mothers of the Year and has made progressive parenting policies a priority at Deutsch LA by advocating for unlimited PTO, flexible work schedules, remote years and sabbaticals.

    Committed to nurturing young talent, Kim serves on the faculty at USC’s Annenberg School and sits on the Board of Directors for ADCOLOR, and The Paley Center for Media. Kim is a proud mother of two daughters, a struggling surfer and an SF native turned Angeleno.

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    Mark D’Arcy

    The Brandtech Group

    Mark D’Arcy is Chief Creative Officer of the Facebook Creative Shop. In this role, he leads a team of creative strategists in 18 cities around the world tasked with creating and building ideas that transform how the world’s largest and most innovative marketers use Facebook to drive business growth.

    After two decades working as a writer and Chief Creative Officer in advertising and media, Mark joined Facebook in 2011 to better explore the creative potential of the Facebook platform.

    As part of this effort, last year he founded the Facebook Creative Council. Comprised of some of the most highly regarded and influential creative voices in the world. The council provides Facebook with invaluable perspectives and ideas to better engage and educate the global creative community, Identify and celebrate breakthrough work and influence how Facebook develops to be an even richer and more engaging place to connect brands with the people they serve.

    Prior to joining Facebook Mark spent seven years at Time Warner in New York, as Chief Creative Officer of its Global Media Group. Here he co-developed the first truly creative media arts practice within a global media company designed to better leverage the company’s extensive television, film, print and digital assets for its key marketing partners. In 2009, Mark was also named President of the Group and Senior Vice President of Time Warner.

    Mark has been widely recognized for his creativity and leadership in the creative industries and regularly speaks all around the world on the subject of creativity in social media, the transformation of marketing, the communication arts and the role and purpose of brands in society. Mark has served as a juror on numerous international awards shows including the CLIO Awards, LIA Awards, The International ANDY Awards and in 2013 served on the inaugural Innovations Lions jury at the Cannes Lions Awards.

    Mark currently lives in London, mainly Heathrow.

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    Mark Zangrilli

    MSLGROUP

    Mark is a Human Resources and Operations executive with extensive experience in recruiting and developing employees to achieve overall company goals. He builds partnerships with all levels of an organization to gain alignment of objectives and develops strategies for implementation of programs in talent management, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, training and evelopment, succession planning, change management, organizational development, employee relations and recruiting.

    Mark has spent the majority of his career working in the Advertising/PR industry. Prior to Edelman, he worked at D’Arcy Advertising and Publics Worldwide, where he led the HR function through three separate mergers and honed his skills in change management and cultural development.

    Being a very active member of the industry, he had served on the AAAA committees for Human Resources and Diversity for 14 years. He currently serves on the ADCOLOR Board of Directors and is proud to be a founding member.

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    Michael Munoz

    Google

    Michael Muñoz is Google’s Global Marketing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Lead.
    Michael is responsible for leading the efforts to build a more representative and
    inclusive team, whose work represents its users. He is tasked with developing and
    executing the DEI plan in service of accelerating progress on workforce
    representation and driving racial & social equity for the organization, including driving
    execution of Marketing’s DEI Commitments and Operational Plans. In his role, Michael
    advises senior leaders to build capability and shared accountability for DEI efforts and
    outcomes; partnering cross-functionally, leveraging trend data and solutions to
    advance DEI efforts, objectives and support the work of Google’s Marketing org.

    Prior to joining Google, Michael has been a part of the Diversity & Inclusion efforts at
    Aetna, MassMutual, EY and ESPN where he’s led several Women’s Leadership
    Development efforts, launched ERG’s, created D&I Scorecards, developed and
    delivered company-wide trainings and influenced Diversity Staffing efforts. Michael
    has also been active in facilitating Anti-Defamation League’s ‘A World of Difference’
    Training for the last 20+ years.

    Michael has a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of
    Connecticut and a Masters in Human Resource Management from Cornell. He and his
    wife Courtney currently live in York, Maine with their children Ariana and Noah.

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    Michele Thornton Ghee

    Allen Media Group

    After 25 years in the media and entertainment space, Michele Thornton Ghee decided to pursue her passion of elevating the importance of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity by forming her firm: The Stratechic Alliance. As the managing partner, Ghee helps company’s leverage their most important resource: Difference.

    Ghee has worked for: WME, CNN, A&E, THC and BET. Ghee created and ran the only network for black women: BETHer.

    Ghee is a 2009 ADCOLOR Change Agent.

    Ghee wrote 3 books: Stratechic, Stratechic 2.0, & Success on Your Terms.

    She resides in New Jersey with husband Tony & kids Taylor and Jordan.

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    Nicole Hall

    Kol Consulting

    Nicole Hall is a 20-year Human Resources veteran with leadership experience at some of the largest global advertising and communications companies.

    In 2020, Nicole founded Kol Consulting, a comprehensive executive coaching firm built on the principle of partnering with clients to reach their professional potential and business goals. A proponent of transformative employee development, her work is fueled by the Columbia University Coaching Methodology. Nicole’s practice focuses on mid-to-senior level professionals.

    An avid mentor and industry influencer, Nicole currently serves on the Board of ADCOLOR, and a member of Baruch College Executives on Campus program.

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    Sedef Onar

    JKR

    Born and raised in Istanbul at the intersection of many cultures, Sedef lived in Boston, New York, London and now calls Los Angeles home. As a first-generation immigrant and a white passing minority, Sedef’s multicultural lived experiences and non-linear career path help bring an expansive perspective in life and in her work. Sedef proudly serves on ADCOLOR Board of Directors, is a member of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) for ADCOLOR steering committee, and helps support women new to the U.S to start or enhance their careers through her involvement with the Turkish Women’s Initiative Ignite program.

    Sedef is currently the Global Chief Talent Officer of JKR where she partners with the leaders to help create an inclusive environment that fosters and celebrates bravery, diversity, individuality, and creativity.

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    Singleton Beato

    McCann Worldgroup

    Singleton Beato is the Global Chief Diversity & Engagement Officer at McCann Worldgroup, where she is responsible for designing and leading strategic initiatives that increase organizational capacity, innovation and growth. With over 25 years of experience as an accomplished executive, Singleton is recognized for her success driving large scale people and organizational change initiatives across a wide range of industries, having held talent leadership roles at J. Walter Thompson, Crunch Fitness International, and Bloomberg L.P.

    Previously, Singleton was EVP, Diversity Strategy and Talent Development at the 4A’s where she provided leadership and advice to senior advertising and media agency executives working to create and activate a strategic approach to D&I. Singleton was the visionary and architect of high-profile initiatives including The Face Of Talent symposium and the Ad industry’s only Talent Leadership Conference, Talent@2030. She also led the transformation of the renowned Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) and the 4A’s Foundation. And, after assuming P&L responsibility for Talent Development and Diversity related revenue streams, Singleton consistently delivered on revenue and margin growth targets for the organization.

    Singleton received a MS from Fairleigh Dickinson University and serves on several non-profit boards including the Brand Erwin Center for Brand Communications, AdWeek’s D&I Council, the AAF’s Mosaic Council, NYWICI, Own The Room and Figure Skating in Harlem as well as the Advisory Board of the Brand + Integrated Communications program. She has received numerous awards and accolades from the AAF, the 4A’s, the ADCOLOR Coalition, the National Diversity Council, the World Diversity Leadership Summit. Additionally, Singleton was named one of 2019’s Most Influential Women In Corporate America by Savoy Magazine, one of AdWeek’s 2020 Women Trailblazers and one of New York’s Most Outstanding Corporate Citizens.

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    Stephen Kim

    Princeton University

    Stephen Kim is a longtime promoter of Diversity & Inclusion in the media, advertising, and technology industries. In addition to having served in senior advertising sales leadership roles for 15 years at Microsoft and Verizon, Stephen was formerly an attorney, a journalist, and a startup entrepreneur. Currently, he leads the Communication & Information department at the Princeton University Art Museum with a special focus on connecting historically under-served communities through the world of art.

    Stephen received his B.A. from Brown University and holds an M.A. in Communications and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.levision violence.

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    CO-CHAIR

    Associate Strategy Director | Founder at Laundry Service | Black Visionaries

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    Founder / CEO at aKrewe NOLA

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    Chief of Staff

    Director, DE&I at Omnicom Precision Marketing Group

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    Senior Director of Strategy at United Entertainment Group

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    Ad Product Specialist at Twitch/Amazon Ads

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    Sr Client Executive at Microsoft Ads

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    Associate Director, DEI Strategy at TBWA\Chiat\Day\NY

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    Communications Strategy Director at Anomaly

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    Senior Manager- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Programs at FleishmanHillard

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    VP, Business Development & Growth Director at The Martin Agency

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    Creator at Power in Prose

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    Account Executive at LinkedIn

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    Associate Director, Creative Recruiting at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY

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    Group Strategy Director at Translation LLC

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    Senior Art Director at Grey NY

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    Strategy Director at Fig

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    Digital Partnerships Manager at Mastercard

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    Manager, Influencer, Talent & Culture Marketing at National Football League (NFL)

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    Manager, Social Media Strategy at Hilton

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    Senior Industry Account Manager, Global Media Sales at MICROSOFT

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    Social Strategy Lead, Films at Apple (Apple TV+)

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    Global Product Marketing Manager at TikTok

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    Senior Art Director at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY

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    Global Creative Strategist at Spotify

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    Chief Strategy Officer at The New Vanguard

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    Lead, Tech Equity Collective at Google

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    Principal Account Manager, Digital Advertising Sales - Technology at Google

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    Associate Creative Director at Contender

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    Senior Manager - Global Media Strategy at Weight Watchers Inc

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    DEI Program Manager II at Amazon

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    CO-CHAIR

    Aaron Francois

    Laundry Service | Black Visionaries

    Aaron is a Blerd, social media enthusiast, sneakerhead, and lover of all things DEI.

    He was first exposed to the marketing industry via the 4A’s MAIP program, and since then have worked across several verticals including retail, finance, gaming, and tech. Aaron takes pride in his ability to fuse cultural nuance and strategic thinking to build impactful, and inspirational consumer-focused approaches. In addition to his day job as an Associate Strategy Director, he uses his personal platforms via social and speaking engagements to cover topics such as building a personal brand, creative strategy, and building effective social strategies.

    In 2022, Aaron founded Black Visionaries, a non-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission to democratize access to resources and community for Black professionals. The organization curated both virtual and in-person experiences for their community including their yearly event The Black Visionaries Brunch

    Aaron’s love of community has translated into distinctive honors such as 2021 AdAge Diversity Champion of The Year Finalist, MAIPer to Watch, the inaugural 4A’s x McCann Worldgroup Billy Davis Award & Mr.ADCOLOR 2022.

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    Kristen Dufauchard

    aKrewe NOLA

    Kristen Dufauchard is a connector who utilizes storytelling to create social and economic opportunities for underrepresented communities. As the Founder and CEO of aKrewe NOLA, she leads an experiential marketing agency and produces immersive community events designed for business professionals.

    Kristen has over a decade of experience executing campaigns for international brands. She previously managed global brand strategy for talent and DEI at Nielsen and led the new Department of Communications for NYU’s Division of Libraries.

    Kristen graduated from LSU’s journalism school and holds an MPA from Southern University. She’s a proud New Orleanian who loves traveling and kickboxing.

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    JOCHEBED FEKADU

    Omnicom Precision Marketing Group

    Jochebed Fekadu is the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Omnicom Precision Marketing Group. In this role, she leads seven workflows for the OPMG family of agencies to align efforts and internal management for an inclusive culture and equitable workplace. In addition to this work, Jochebed is dedicated to continue to contribute to the experience within Omnicom and sits on the board for OPMG BLQ and Black Together, the practice area & global ERGs within the company landscape.

    Prior to joining Omnicom, Jochebed was a Digital Marketing Manager at Wpromote. At Wpromote, Jochebed led a portfolio of 25 clients across various business sectors by driving strategy and marketing efforts across Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Ads & Search Engine Optimization. She also aided in the establishment of the first Black ERG in agency history, Black Voices, and was elected as sitting president. Jochebed graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. She was selected as an Outstanding Graduate in 2019 and sat on the DE&I Council of her college.

    Jochebed is a proud alumna of The IRTS Foundation, where she actively speaks on panels and mentors summer fellows. She is also a 2021 ADCOLOR Future & is honored to be a member of the organization. Bringing people, ideas and inspiration together has helped her embrace her disruptive nature across companies and groups. Her passion for equity, quality and progress lights a fire beneath everything she does, enabling her to create lasting impacts along the way.

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    Alicia Harris

    United Entertainment Group

    Alicia helps transform global brands and celebrities into cultural icons through creating marketing strategies that help them impact and connect with their audience in a meaningful way. She has led brand, engagement and social strategy for some of culture’s biggest brands including BMW, Roc Nation, Pepsi Co, The North Face, Samsung, and Pernod Ricard while working at Ogilvy New York and United Entertainment Group where she currently serves as Senior Director of Strategy.

    Alicia is also the creator and executive producer of The Invisible Thread, a digital content series and community that shines a light on strategists of color to uncover how they’ve built culture’s biggest and most beloved brands.
    After just one season, The Invisible Thread has proven itself to be not only a much needed in-depth look into business and strategy but also has established itself as a key source of mentorship for strategists and creatives of color as they navigate their way throughout the field of strategy and industry as a whole.

     

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    ARMANDO SANCHEZ MONSIVAIS

    Twitch/Amazon Ads

    As an Ad Product Specialist at Twitch/Amazon Ads, Armando (he/him) believes that advertising’s core purpose is to help people. He uses this compassionate approach to consult his clients towards entering the gaming, video, and live streaming spaces. Armando was also an initial handraiser to develop inclusive mechanisms at scale within his company, most notably by co-creating the first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advocacy group that aims to drive an ongoing DEI dialogue across the North American region.

    Being a first-generation college student, Armando deeply knows the importance of championing others and dedicates his time outside of work to connect with emerging talent. He has served on the Advisory Board for We Are Next, where he spearheaded the Brand Ambassador Program, the Young Talent in Tech team, and the widely popular Coffee at a Distance. He also serves on his alma mater’s alumni board, the James Webb Young Board, in order to consult university staff and faculty on how they can create the best programming and educational opportunities for the next generation.

    Armando also loves LEGO, playing video games, annotating books so much to the point you can’t read them, and wearing watches where it’s hard to tell the time. If you ever want to chat, Armando’s virtual door is always open.

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    BRANDON CLARK

    Microsoft Ads

    Brandon is a Sr Client Executive with Microsoft Ads and is a part of the 2016 class of AdColor FUTURES. Aside from his work with the AAB’s Alumni Engagement team, Brandon leads Microsoft Advertising’s Global Culture Squad and is chairperson for the NY Tri-state chapter of Black at Microsoft. In 2022, Brandon was recipient of Microsoft’s Platinum Club award given to the top 1% of achievers in Microsoft globally. Throughout his career thus far, Brandon has shown a clear passion for creating community and safe spaces for those around him. Brandon enjoys ideating new ways to create positive moments and brings a welcoming energy to collaboration and diverse perspectives.

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    Carlin Dixon

    TBWA\Chiat\Day\NY

    Carlin currently serves as a co-lead on the Alumni Engagement Committee for the ADCOLOR Advisory Board. Outside of ADCOLOR, Carlin is currently an Associate Director of DEI Strategy at TBWA\Chiat\Day\NY, where he works with agency leadership to create an equitable and inclusive environment for employees while ensuring our work tells diverse, equitable, and inclusive stories.

    Carlin is by trade an award-winning culture-first strategist with experience across brands like Hilton, The Mayo Clinic, and Brooklyn Film Festival. His accolades include being a 2018 ADCOLOR FUTURE and being recognized by BusinessInsider as a 50 Rising Star on Madison Avenue in 2021.

    Carlin is a proud Midwesterner from Cleveland, OH, and holds a B. A in Media Production & Studies from Bowling Green State University, where he studied the intersection of media, race, representation, and culture.

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    Cherish Lee

    Anomaly

    Cherish is currently a Communications Strategy Director at Anomaly where she helps brands shape the ways they show up in culture in order for them to build lasting connections with their audiences. She believes deeply in the power of a nuanced & authentic understanding of communities in order to unlock compelling creative work that is truly representative of the world & communities we live in today. Outside of her 9-5, Cherish currently serves as a co-lead on the FUTURES Alumni Engagement Committee for the ADCOLOR Advisory Board.

    Her accolades include being selected for the 2018 ADCOLOR FUTURES class, where she was recognized as part of the next generation of leaders in the advertising, media, and marketing industries

    Cherish has a B.S. in advertising communications from the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Cherish, who currently resides in New York city, hails from the sunny island of Singapore.

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    Cheyenne CAMERON-PRUITT

    FleishmanHillard

    Cheyenne Cameron-Pruitt began her career with FleishmanHillard (FH) as an intern in 2017 and is now the agency’s first Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Programs.

    Over her years in client service, she helped build campaigns and social strategies and led influencer marketing programs.

    In 2018, she became the Diversity Champion for FH Sacramento. She guided local DE&I efforts and ensured those efforts matched the overall agency goals. She also created Remix Your Algorithm, now an FH global initiative.

    In 2020, she experienced a shift in perspective. Her career goals changed from growing in client services to a desire to create spaces with inclusion, equity and safety at the center.

    Since 2021 she has worked within the Office of the CDIO (Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer) as the global Sr. Program Manager. Here, she applies her skills and passion for moving DE&I programs for FH forward and tackling FH’s goal to be the most inclusive communications agency in the world.

    She uses her position to lead the DE&I Champions globally, elevate diverse voices and perspectives at every career level, create a safe and welcoming space, center learning and unlearning, and continually advocate for all companies to recognize DE&I as a moral AND business imperative.

    In addition to her role at FleishmanHillard, she is a co-host of Omnicom’s “In the Black,” a TV series presented by Black Together, one of Omnicom’s ERGs.

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    Courtney Jones

    The Martin Agency

    Courtney Jones has nearly 10 years of experience leading business development and growth initiatives for both holding companies and independent agencies alike. While at The Martin Agency, the agency has been recognized as the 2023 A-List Agency of the Year by AdAge, 2021 & 2020 Agency of the Year winner by Adweek, and is one of the top 10 Most Innovative Agencies in the country (Fast Company.) Outside of her new business responsibilities, she is very intentional about infusing diversity and inclusion into multiple aspects of the business. From marketing and brand communications to new business pitches and creative work, Courtney lends a critical, yet empathetic, point of view to cultural relevance and impact.

    She has been recognized by leading ad and marketing magazine Campaign US, as an Inaugural Female Frontier honoree and one of Business Insider’s Rising Stars of Madison Avenue 2021. She currently serves on the 2023-2024 ADCOLOR Advisory Board, the 4As New Business Committee, Diversity Steering Committee & Change Management Task Force; has previously served on the board of the Atlanta chapter of SheSays and #TimesUp; and is a mentor and advisor with 4As Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP). Her fearless approach and fresh perspectives have helped her to secure multiple new business wins for the agency, and further accelerated The Martin Agency’s ability to create impactful work.

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    Destanee Bonds

    Power in Prose

    Destanee Bonds is a St. Louis raised content creator and speaker currently based in Brooklyn, New York. With over five years of marketing experience, she has led the creation of content for digital and social campaigns for brands such as Diageo, Google, and YouTube.

    Her passion work is channeled in her position as the creator of the Power in Prose, a platform dedicated to encouraging creatives of color to stand tall in their authority. The platform provides advocacy via her writing workshops, social content and the Power in Prose Podcast. Her voice goes beyond the podcast mic through her work as a poet and voice actress.

    Destanee holds a B.J. in Journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia, is a MAIP Alum, ADCOLOR Alum and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

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    Emmeline Jean

    LinkedIn

    As a first generation Haitian American, Emmeline Jean grew up understanding the importance of leading with empathy, being resilient and viewing every challenge as an opportunity for growth.
    Currently, Emmeline is an Account Executive at LinkedIn on the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions team. In her role, Emmeline is focused on building strong client relationships while providing strategic solutions to help clients exceed their goals and drive revenue. Emmeline’s empathetic, creative and client first approach to sales has contributed to consistent revenue attainment. In addition to her current role, Emmeline continues to finds ways to Rise Up and Reach Back by mentoring high school students and those early in career.
    In her spare time, Emmeline fuels her creative spirit by showing off her chef skills and reviewing restaurants on her Food Blog, EmmesEveryday.

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    Gabrielle Gomez

    TBWA\Chiat\Day NY

    Gabrielle Gomez currently serves as the Associate Director of Creative Recruiting at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY. In a past life she worked as a creative, doing design and art direction, then pivoted into her creative recruitment career at R/GA.
    Since then, she has worked at Grey NY and TBWA\Worldwide before joining Chiat NY to lead creative recruitment.

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    Geoff McHenry

    Translation LLC

    Geoff McHenry is a Group Strategy Director at Translation. His role is to lead the strategic vision for a multitude of clients and create work that is deeply insightful, culturally relevant and creatively inspiring.

    Of his accomplishments at Translation, Geoff is most proud of his work with WhatsApp and NBA Superstar Giannis Anteokounmpo. Geoff’s passion, vision, and leadership helped not only launch META’s very first partnership with a brand ambassador, but helped create a powerful story around cross cultural identity entitled Naija Odyssey which was globally distributed on Amazon Prime and served as WhatsApp’s first ever piece of original content.

    Before Translation, Geoff was at Wieden+Kennedy where he led strategy for the vitaminwater, Jordan Brand, and Sprite accounts. The latter of which he helped get back to its roots of supporting hip-hop culture and inspired the brand to use it’s platform and resources to help young black creators realize their dreams. Through art, fashion, and music Geoff helped pave the way for creators to do everything from star in a campaign commercial, to design an apparel line for a new flavor launch, to using their artistic expression to inspire the next generation to vote.

    In his spare time, Geoff is a DJ, writer, podcaster, and playlist guru. He is a Bay Area native, a proud graduate of Morehouse College, and his passion is to create a world where people of color have the space to dream big, imagine the unimaginable, and create bold ideas that challenge the status quo.

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    Ivy Phan

    Grey NY

    Ivy is a Vietnamese-American senior art director and designer based in NYC.

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    JACKLYN BAILLERGEON

    Fig

    Jacklyn (they/them) works as a strategy director at Fig, an independent creative agency. There- and at McCann New York for 6.5 years before- they’ve partnered with leading brands to be more intentional, inclusive, and innovative across everything they say and do.

    Jacklyn is a proud alum and supporter of programs that champion people’s intersectional identities and challenge the industry to do the same. These include 4As MAIP, the Ad Club of Ne York’s imPART Fellowship, and ADCOLOR FUTURES.

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    KEVIN KIM

    Mastercard

    Kevin is a connector by nature. As a Digital Partnerships Manager at Mastercard, he uses his product and industry knowledge to connect partners with payment and data solutions that help them address some of their biggest pain points.

    He graduated from New York University with a major in Media, Culture & Communication with a minor in Urban Design & Architecture. At NYU, he was the President of the Student Alumni Council, an organization dedicated to fostering relationships between current students and alumni.

    Throughout his career, Kevin has worked at various organizations in different roles, including the D.C. Mayor’s Office, McCann, CJ ENM, WarnerMedia, and Mastercard. Outside of work, Kevin dedicates time to mentoring aspiring marketers and has been exploring his new neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY.

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    KEYON BRANCH

    National Football League (NFL)

    Keyon Branch is currently the Manager Influencer, Talent & Culture marketing at the NFL where he creates experiences that enable influencers & celebrities to connect with players and the league as a whole. Additionally, he has an extensive background in sports & entertainment brand marketing, digital media marketing, creative storytelling, & brand strategy working with a myriad of big networks and brands such as the NBA, Electronic Arts (EA Sports), CBS, & Lionsgate FIlms.

    In addition to his work in advertising media, Keyon is champion for diversity and inclusion in the marketing space and has committed himself to encouraging and developing the next group of diverse talent, by providing them with the skills and necessary tools so they are successful specifically within the HBCU network. Keyon’s ability to adapt and willingness to learn in conjunction with his analytical and creative skills have helped garner his success. He graduated from Morehouse College, Cum Laude, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing in which he attributes his passion for marketing & advertising. More recently, Keyon was named a 2019 ADCOLOR Future, a distinct honor that identifies the next generation of leaders in the advertising, marketing, media, and public relations industries.

    Originally from Detroit, Michigan and now residing in New York City, Keyon lives by the mantra “But out of limitations comes creativity” in which he applies across many aspects of his life.

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    Kia Robinson

    Hilton

    Kia Imani Robinson is a Manager of Social Media Strategy at Hilton. In her role Kia works with external and cross-functional internal teams to create and execute content, social media strategies and to help implement activation plans around key initiatives for some of Hilton’s global portfolio of brands.

    Prior to Hilton, Kia was a Client Experience Manger at Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global public relations firms. In her role she helped her consumer clients bring big ideas to life – from product launches, consumer events, branded partnerships, influencer programs, social stunts and more. She has developed and executed big ideas for countless brands including OREO, Excedrin, Papa John’s and Airbnb.

    Kia’s work and passion lives at the intersection of culture and community building. No matter how big an idea is, her focus is to ensure it is culturally appropriate and provides consumers with a sense of community and belonging.

    A native of Brooklyn, New York, Kia is a social butterfly at heart and is always looking for ways to bring people together in the spirit of culture and fun. In her spare time, Kia loves traveling, journaling, discovering the best happy hours and re-watching episodes of Girlfriends (because it’s the best show ever created!).

    Kia is a graduate of Hampton University and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is thrilled to serve on the ADCOLOR Advisory Board and is excited about furthering her commitment to increase diversity in creative industries.

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    LAUREN GUITY

    MICROSOFT

    Lauren Guity embraces new opportunities that challenge her to grow. She traded her Seattle roots for Chicago to pursue her college education. After graduating, she began her career at Microsoft and rose to become a Senior Account Manager in the Health & Wellness industry. She partners with some of the largest pharmaceutical companies and helps them achieve their advertising goals. She has comprehensive experience in managing complex client relationships, crafting strategic business plans, and generating revenue. She has been a top performer in the Global Enterprise Media Sales segment since joining in 2017.

    She’s a visionary leader who looks at the bigger picture and creates solutions for change. Lauren is passionate about DE&I and has initiated several programs to progress these values at Microsoft and beyond. She founded and leads Blacks at Microsoft Chicago, an employee resource group that empowers and advances Black employees at the company. She also started an onboarding program for new hires that fosters a positive work culture. She has mentored Chicago students, facilitated employee workshops on privilege and allyship, and shared her personal journey as a Hispanic Black woman in corporate America. She has been featured in blog posts, invited to speak at various events, and honored with awards for her role excellence.

    Lauren knows how to have fun and enjoy life. She loves to travel the world, attend different events, and try new restaurants. She likes to relax by boxing, scrolling through Tik Tok, keeping up with pop culture, and cuddling with her mini labradoodle Migo while watching Real Housewives.

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    MARCUS ANDREW

    Apple (Apple TV+)

    Marcus Andrew is a multidisciplinary creative who’s worked with some of the world’s leading entertainment platforms and Fortune 500 brands, on both the agency and in-house side.His career work is primarily driven by new platforms and forms of storytelling.

    He joined Apple TV+’s marketing team in its infancy to help establish it as a leader in the streaming space, he built creative marketing strategies for Netflix’s newest vertical (Unscripted) and expanded the branded content strategy of CNN’s Great Big Story startup into the international market. He also established VICE’s presence on platforms like Snapchat Discover and helped build its one-of-kind content partnership with Intel, the Creators Project. He started his career at Ogilvy, where he helped launch one of the first agency practices focused on online video in 2011.

    Outside of marketing and campaign work, you can find him spending time with his infant daughter and wife, painting, illustrating or fiercely rooting for his alma mater, the Duke Blue Devils.

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    Mefah Joyner

    TikTok

    If you don’t know Mefah, you should. She’s a talented marketer with over 7 years experience working at large technology companies. She is passionate about building equitable and inclusive spaces for all and will always serve in a position where she can promote diversity, equity and inclusion and weave it into a space’s DNA. Currently she serves as a global product marketing manager at TikTok where she creates global marketing strategies to bring innovative ad products to market.

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    NATALIE ALCIDE

    TBWA\Chiat\Day NY

    Natalie Alcide is a native Brooklynite, art director, and designer whose work focuses on telling stories that often go untold. Her Haitian roots and working class upbringing inform her passion for crafting narratives that authentically represent the cultures of underrepresented communities. She’s worked on stories that lie at the intersection of relevance and social impact for brands like Proctor & Gamble, Advil, and Modelo.

    Natalie’s work has been featured in AIGA, ADWEEK, and We Are Next for championing initiatives that help foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within the communications industry. Currently, Natalie is a Senior Art Director at TBWA\Chiat\Day and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York.

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    Nicole Godreau

    Spotify

    Nicole is a Global Creative Strategist at Spotify. In her role she helps educate and inspire creative agencies on the creative possibilities of audio. She’s on a mission to develop ideas worth talking about by uncovering human truths through cultural insights. She approaches both her corporate and community-driven work through the lens of inclusion and empowerment to shift culture.

    Before Spotify, Nicole was a Brand Strategist at Twitter launching custom programs for clients such as Target, Popeyes, Pepsi, Wendy’s, and the WNBA.

    Her work has been featured in AdWeek and she has moderated panels at industry events such as “Where Are All the Black People”.

    Nicole is a Cannes Young Lion Academy Alum, Ad Club of NY Fellowship recipient, ADCOLOR Future Alum, AAF Most Promising Multicultural Student, and Emma Bowen Alum.

    She’s a native New Yorker that loves Indie R&B, a good brunch, and traveling to new places. She graduated from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications.

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    Pilar McQuirter

    The New Vanguard

    Her experience working across brand, social, and diversity equity and inclusion strategy, led to her become a Cultural Strategist— where she focuses on finding unique opportunities for companies and creatives to center diverse voices, and create socially impactful work that propels the cultural narrative.

    Throughout her tenure at agencies like Leo Burnett, Havas, Cold Chillen, MullenLowe and Cashmere she’s worked across major brands such as P&G Always Global, Coca-Cola, Jack Daniels, Patron, and Amazon Music.

    Most recently she Co-Founded of The New Vanguard, a creative coalition dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for new wave creatives of color.

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    Rachelle Olden

    Google

    Rachelle Olden is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager and lead of Tech Equity Collective, an initiative started by Google to increase Black+ representation and genius in the tech industry. Rachelle served in the U.S. Peace Corps, then led social advocacy programs with the U.N. World Food Programme in Liberia and World Vision International in Latin America. Her work continued at the Clinton Foundation, Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. After earning an MBA at Duke University, Rachelle joined Microsoft to manage global industry partnerships and experiences. In 2021, Rachelle launched AfroCamp – a summer camp for young hearted Black adults.

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    Robert H. Tate

    Google

    A travel enthusiast, business owner, consistent concert attendee, and pop culture aficionado. Rob is many things and enjoys recreating himself whenever he sees fit. In his day-to-day work, he works at Google NYC as a Principal Account Manager in Digital Advertising Sales, helping clients like Meta, CheapOair, and HubSpot to strengthen their brands across digital platforms like Search & YouTube. At Google, Rob is a co-lead of the Black Googler Network NYC Chapter focusing on external partnerships. He also volunteers as a mentor to Black and Latinx high school students interested in careers in STEM with the Governor’s Committee for Scholastic Achievement. As a mentor, Rob works with students on resume building, college prep, and professional development. He has been on the ADCOLOR Advisory Board since 2021 and serves as co-lead for the Hackathon team working with the FUTURES program.
    Rob runs nineOH7 on weekends, selling apparel and accessories that showcase HBCUs and Black art. A self-taught graphic designer, he’s been working in the digital design space for many years – often helping small business owners build their marketing strategies; even teaching students at Google CodeNext. Born in DC and raised in Prince George’s County, MD, his roots influence his personal style and creative POV. Before Google, Rob worked in Product Innovation and Brand Marketing for the US Postal Service, merging mail and technology together for the future. He holds a B.S. in Management from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and an MBA from University of Maryland University College.

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    Samra Seifu

    Contender

    Samra is a writer and storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. Her copywriting connects brands to people in creative and memorable ways, and she’s written everything from product marketing to advertising campaigns for global brands like Google, Twitter, United Nations, American Express, SiriusXM and Chase. In her spare time, Samra works on independent films that celebrate Black stories and mentors young women in advertising and media. Samra is all about fostering community, amplifying historically silenced voices, and speaking truth to power. She’s a member of the 2019 ADCOLOR FUTURES class and now serves as a second-year ADCOLOR Advisory Board member on the Alumni Engagement committee.

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    Sylvia Knight Hanner

    Weight Watchers Inc

    Sylvia Knight Hanner has been the Senior Manager of NA Marketing – Integrated Media Strategy at Weight Watchers Inc since October 2021.

    Prior to Weight Watchers, Sylvia spent over 8 years on the media agency side as a media strategist and planner across a diverse range of clientele including: WHOOP, Janseen Pharmaceuticals, Cotton, Forevermark Inc, MovieStarPlanet, TGI Friday’s and Jaguar. Sylvia has specialized in digital media strategy and planning for the past 5 years expertly managing client, publisher and agency relationships to create innovative and bespoke media plans and partnerships. Sylvia is a strong believer in collaboration and provocation which has helped her create unique opportunities for clients while also being nimble when needed for the fast pace of the ever changing media landscape. In 2020, Sylvia also had the pleasure of being selected as one of the AdClub of NY’s imPART fellow which is a year-long executive and leadership training program designed specifically for mid-level rising female stars.

    When she’s not at work, you can find this Texas native cooking or eating BBQ! She’s a skincare and makeup junkie and also loves meeting up with her monthly book club to read their next page turner. She’s finding ways both big and small to fulfill her life’s motto of removing barriers for others. One of the biggest ways she’s done that is through her over 6 year mentorship of Nora, currently a college junior, who she’s worked with to both prepare, apply and succeed in college.

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    TIFFANY LEUNG

    Amazon

    Until binge-watching shows becomes a viable career, Tiffany Leung is happily building inclusive spaces and equitable opportunities. As a DEI Program Manager, Tiffany finds partnership opportunities to invest in communities, develop talent pathways, and amplify the stories of historically excluded communities. She is a proud FUTURES 2022, MPMS 2020, MAIP 2019, and The LAGRANT Foundation 2018 alum, who enjoys staying connected and involved with these communities. Tiffany also serves as the Chair of the American Advertising Federation’s Mosaic NextGen Council. Tiffany loves practicing her limited figure skating skills and mediocre piano talents. She is a self-proclaimed sushi + dim sum + KBBQ connoisseur and professional binge-watcher. Tiffany is the proud child of immigrants.

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