Speakers & Panelists

Panel: Modernizing Legacy Brands & Industries

  10:10 AM–11:00 AM

Angela Bostick

Angela Bostick

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
The Wharton School

Angela Bostick is Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. In this capacity, she oversees a team of talented staff charged with driving strategic revenue and reputational growth for the Wharton School. The department delivers traditional and non-traditional marketing expertise and includes Wharton School Press, the School’s faculty and expert publishing arm, and Wharton Business Daily, the School’s daily radio show on SiriusXM.

Bostick is a graduate of The University of Virginia and Emory University and lives in Philadelphia with her husband Maurice and son, Roman.

Ty Bretthorst

Ty Bretthorst

General Manager, North America Innovation Accelerator
Colgate-Palmolive

Profile coming soon.

Mayur Gupta

Mayur Gupta

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer
Gannett

Mayur Gupta is the Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Gannett – USA Today Network where he is responsible to lead the transformation and growth of Gannett from the largest news media company to a growing content subscription platform that is obsessed with user value and not just traffic. He leads a team of growth strategists, brand and performance marketers, data scientists and product managers to drive growth both for it’s D2C content business and B2B SaaS martech & adtech platform for local businesses. He is responsible to actualize Gannett’s mission to build trusted local communities where people thrive.

He believes sustainable long-term growth happens at the intersection of Growing an Authentic Brand, Growing the User Base and Growing the User Value; these are inseparable efforts that amplify each other.


Presentation: Marketing in the Age of Social Change

  11:00 AM–11:30 AM

Damon Jones

Damon Jones

Chief Communications Officer
Procter & Gamble

Damon Jones leads efforts to help ensure P&G is and is recognized as a force for good and a force for growth. He leads a consumer-centric communications ecosystem and an equality-focused citizenship agenda that span more than 180 countries.

P&G and Jones have been well recognized within the CPG industry and beyond for their leadership in creative, advocacy-based campaigns that inspire dialogue and enable collective action in advancing equality for women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community and other under-represented groups. These programs have been broadly recognized for their creativity, inspiration and impact – including multiple Silver Anvils, Cannes Lions and Primetime Commercial Emmy awards and nominations.

Further, the 500-person strong global communication discipline led by Jones advances P&G’s growth strategy while building and protecting the image and reputation of the world’s largest consumer goods company and its portfolio of nearly 100 industry-leading brands. The discipline includes influencer marketing, brand and corporate communications, digital and social media, stakeholder engagement, issues advocacy and crisis management.

A trusted advisor to the C-suite, Jones has a proven track record of leveraging reputation and relationships to drive brand and business success. During his 20+ year career with P&G, Jones has had responsibility for a diverse set of geographic, organizational and product portfolios – with assignments in Boston, Geneva, London and Singapore – leading local, regional and global businesses.

Following his passion for community engagement, Jones took a leave of absence to serve as the Communications Director for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He remains active as a Board member and strategic advisor to numerous educational, cultural and advocacy organizations.


Panel: Marketing within the Food & Beverage Industry

  11:45 AM–12:35 PM

Yuvraj Arora

Yuvraj Arora

President, US Categories
Kellogg Company

Yuvraj Arora has been Category President of Kellogg North America, overseeing the Kellogg North America Commercial Category Organization, since April 2021. He previously served as General Manager, Salty Snacks Category since 2019.

He joined the Kellogg Company in India in 2002 as Category Manager before being promoted to Marketing Director in 2004. In 2005, he relocated to the U.S. and served in a number of roles in the U.S. Morning Foods business and in Global Marketing.

Mr. Arora received an MBA degree with specialization in marketing from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India and an Engineering degree in electronics engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India.

Brandi Ray

Brandi Ray

Senior Director of Marketing, Energy Portfolio
PepsiCo

Profile coming soon.

Priscilla Zee

Priscilla Zee

Business Unit Director (Natural & Organic)
General Mills

Priscilla Zee is a Business Unit Director of Natural & Organic brands at General Mills. She has spent a long career building beloved brands like Annie’s, Lucky Charms, Trix, and Yoplait. Most recently at Annie’s, Priscilla led record-breaking growth post General Mills acquisition, while working to maintain the special legacy and mission of the brand to make a positive impact on our planet, specifically investing in regeneratively sourced ingredients and recyclable packaging. Priscilla also led a Disruptive Innovation team that created Autumn’s Gold Grain Free Granola, now a $50M brand at Costco. Priscilla holds a BA from Dartmouth College in International Relations, an MBA from Wharton School of Business ‘12, and is a proud member of the Wharton Career Management Advisory Board. Priscilla is Chinese, was born in Brazil, grew up in Minnesota (quite the cultural combination!), and currently resides in Berkeley, CA with her husband, Alex.


Fireside Chat: Building a Consumer Brand from Scratch

  2:00 PM–2:35 PM

Ben Knepler

Ben Knepler

Co-Founder
True Places

Co-Founder of Consumer Brand, True Places. More information available at trueplaces.com.

Nelson Warley

Nelson Warley

Co-Founder
True Places

Co-Founder of Consumer Brand, True Places. More information available at trueplaces.com.


Panel: Marketing within Data Sensitive Industries

  3:00 PM–3:50 PM

Karni Baghdikian

Karni Baghdikian

Global Head of Marketing
Ring

Profile coming soon.

Brian Donnelly

Brian Donnelly

SVP/GM, AncestryDNA
Ancestry

Executive with a consistent track record of creating a compelling vision, building great teams, and delivering strong results. Extensive general management, commercial and operational leadership, and global experience in both small entrepreneurial companies and large matrixed multi-national companies.

Comprehensive life sciences experience spanning pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, diagnostics, genomics, and life sciences tools. Deep expertise in developing markets and launching disruptive technologies.

Passionate about technologies that allow humanity to manage health through wellness instead of illness.

Victoria Sun

Victoria Sun

VP/GM of New Markets
Curology

Victoria Sun is a marketing and eCommerce executive with more than 15+ years of experience across early-stage, high-growth, and large companies. She is passionate about building and growing businesses in the online space.

Curology is the largest player in the personalized skincare space and an eCommerce company that is creating the next generation of skincare with customized formulas and plans via subscription for acne and anti-aging.


Panel: Building Engaged Content Communities

  4:05 PM–4:55 PM

Brad Greenawalt

Brad Greenawalt

VP of Membership
Peloton

Brad Greenawalt is the VP of Membership at Peloton, a company which pioneered connected, technology-enabled fitness, and the streaming of immersive, instructor-led boutique classes. In his role, he is responsible for driving engagement and retention for Peloton's 2 million plus Connected Fitness subscriptions.

Before joining Peloton in 2016, Brad held a number of roles in strategy, sales, and loyalty at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in New York, New York and Brussels, Belgium. He helped develop and launch SPG Pro, Starwood's B2B loyalty program, as well as the Design Hotels loyalty partnership with over 100 independent hotels. Prior to Starwood, Brad was a consultant at Oliver Wyman in Chicago, Illinois.

Celestine Maddy

Celestine Maddy

Global Head of Consumer & Brand Marketing
Pinterest

Full-stack B2B and B2C consumer marketing professional with 15+ years of experience managing brand strategy and development, internal and external communications, lead gen and acquisition, retention & social media, community, content and product marketing. Maddy is a ROI driven marketer who delivers results.

Named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative in Business. Ex-magazine owner. Advertising alum.

Nick Tran

Nick Tran

Global Head of Marketing
TikTok

Former VP of Brand Marketing at Hulu, Head of Brand Culture at Samsung, VP of Marketing at Stance, and Digital Marketing and Social Media Lead at Taco Bell Corp.

Advertising Hall of Achievement 2021, 2021 Adweek Brand Genius Honoree, Fortune 40 under 40, Forbes CMO Next, Campaign Top 50 CMO, Business Insider Top CMO, AdAge 40 under 40, Adweek CMO Award Winner, 2020 AdAge Marketers of the Year.