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Kimberly Doebereiner
Vice President, Future of Advertising and Creative Excellence, Procter & Gamble

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Kimberly Doebereiner has been with P&G for 28 years. She currently works on Tide, Bounty and Charmin helping to define each Brands’ Campaign, strengthen Brand equity and asset use, and deliver business building advertising. Kimberly is leading defining the “future of advertising” for P&G and is part of the P&G’s global Digital Joint Venture team working with Google, Facebook, Twitter and others. Kimberly recently took over P&G leadership of the new Fabric Care Agency, which is a partnership across WPP, Publicis and Omnicom.

Kimberly has extensive knowledge in Equity, Ideas, Communication, Brand Strategy, Campaign development and Digital Creative quality. She is a passionate learner in the current dynamic marketplace that is reshaping the media/advertising industry. She previously led the Company thinking on Brand Equity and Brand Architecture.

Kimberly started her career in Brand Management, working on Healthcare brands like Crest, Vicks, Metamucil, and Aleve. She was in line marketing for 8 years before she moved into the expert role in Brand Building Integrated Communication in 1997. Over the last 21 years Kimberly has worked in almost every P&G category, helping build equity and strengthen communication of P&G’s billion dollar brands, including but not limited to: Tide, Bounty, Charmin, Global Pantene, Global Gillette, Global Venus, Always, Crest, Pampers and Febreze.

Kimberly is on the board of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and an avid supporter of the Royal Theatre Company. She a graduate of Miami University (1989) and is married with three children.

 

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Brendan Foley
President - Global Consumer, Americas and Asia, McCormick and Company

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Brendan Foley is President - Global Consumer and Americas Region.  Brendan is responsible for the U.S. Consumer Division, U.S. Flavor Solutions, Canadian and Latin America businesses.  He also oversees the Americas Human Relations, Quality, Supply Chain and Finance organizations.  Brendan is a member of McCormick’s Management Committee and leads the Global Consumer Strategy Council.

Brendan joined McCormick in June 2014 as President, U.S. Consumer Division and was promoted to President, North America on June 1, 2015.  He was named President - Global Consumer and Americas in December 2017.  Prior to joining McCormick, Brendan served as Zone President for H.J. Heinz North America.  During his 15 years at Heinz, he served as President for the U.S. Consumer Products business and the U.S. Foodservice business and held leadership roles in Marketing and Brand Management across a wide portfolio of products.  Prior to joining H.J. Heinz, Brendan worked in Marketing for General Mills, Inc. and Ketchum Advertising.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Brendan earned a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Miami University of Ohio.  He is the Board of Director Chair for the Maryland Food Bank.  Brendan and his wife Dana (Miami ‘84) reside in Baltimore, MD with their three children.

 

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Dave Hutchison
Senior Director, Global Channel Sales, Google Cloud

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Dave Hutchison is Senior Director, Global Channels at Google Cloud. In this role, Dave is responsible for revenue from reseller channels and Managed Service Providers worldwide.  He is also chartered with evaluating and developing strategic recommendations to address future channel growth and profitability through cross-channel economic analysis.  

Prior to joining Google, Dave served in a number of leadership roles with SAP including Vice President, Business Development (2004), Vice President, 3rd Party Solutions, (2006), Vice President & Chief of Staff, Global Customer Operations (2009), Chief Marketing Officer, North America and Latin America (2012) and most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager for SAP Global Business Development and Ecosystem (2018). In that role, he developed and drove joint go-to-market plans with SAP's largest partners focussed on building capacity and capabilities across key industry, platform and solution segments.

Dave started his career in 1989 in the IBM sales organization and subsequently held positions in channel development at San Mateo, Calif.-based Siebel Systems and then as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kinsey and Kinsey, an applications reseller and consultancy.

Dave graduated from Miami University in 1988.  An avid golfer and hockey fan, he is most proud of his 4 daughters and amazing wife.  Dave resides in suburban Chicago and welcomes any opportunity to visit Terry and Andy at Skipper’s Pub!  

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Abby Klanecky
Partner and Chief Marketing Officer, Kearney

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As A.T. Kearney’s CMO, Abby Klanecky oversees A.T. Kearney’s digital and social media, along with its global marketing function, internal and external communications, content, production, design, and events.

In her career, Abby has broken new ground to bring some of the firm’s strongest ideas to the forefront with one-of-a-kind events, compelling thought leadership, sophisticated content campaigns, and fresh approaches to talent recruitment. These include America@250—a research-based CEO-level dialogue hosted by A.T. Kearney in partnership with The Wall Street Journal that has brought together more than 100 CEOs, government, and thought leaders together for a dialogue on the future of the United States.

These projects highlight for Abby A.T. Kearney’s collaborative nature as well as its ability and commitment to making an immediate impact for both the firm and its clients.

 

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Dave Knox
Author, Keynote Speaker and Innovation Consultant
Managing Partner, Nature's Willow

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Dave Knox is a leading consultant, speaker, and coach in the areas of innovation, marketing, and digital transformation. He’s asked to share his expertise by some of the world’s largest companies and most innovative startups. As a brand marketer, venture investor, and startup advisor, Dave Knox bridges the worlds between the Fortune 500 and entrepreneurship. The intersection of these two worlds is the subject of his book, Predicting the Turn: The High Stakes Game of Business Between Startups and Blue Chips, which was named the Grand Prix winner of the 2017 Atticus Award. Dave is the former Chief Marketing Officer for Rockfish, a widely recognized digital innovation agency that was acquired by WPP, where he also served as the Managing Director for WPP Ventures. Prior to Rockfish, Knox was a seven-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where he was instrumental in the digital turnaround that led to P&G being named to AdAge’s Digital A-List.

Dave was named to the iMedia 25 Class of Digital Innovators, a Cincinnati Marketing Legend by the AMA, CMO of the Year in the inaugural Business Courier C-Suite Awards, and 40 Under 40 by both AdAge and the P&G Alumni Network.  He is the cofounder of The Brandery — one of the top 10 startup accelerators in the country. Dave is also a Managing Partner in the seed fund Vine St. Ventures, and an advisor to Bullpen Capital, Glasswing Ventures, and Hyde Park Venture Partners. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Mercantile Library, and Main St. Ventures. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Miami University, where he is also the cofounder of the Cradle of Marketers.

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Mandy Rassi
Vice President of Marketing, The Kroger Company

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Responsibilities

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mandy is the head of Marketing for The Kroger Co.  She is responsible for the company’s brand strategy, customer communication priorities, and the creation and execution of the annual marketing plan.

Kroger employs nearly half a million associates who serve America through food inspiration and uplift customers through a seamless digital shopping experience and 2,800 grocery retail stores under more than a dozen banner names. Kroger also operates 38 U.S. food processing plants and 274 jewelry stores.

Experience

Mandy joined The Kroger Co. in June 2018 to start up a Brand Building function for the company and was promoted to lead the Marketing organization in August 2019.  Prior to that, she had come to the Kroger family in 2016, joining 84.51 as vice president of Analytics, Primary Research to lead the transformation of that function.  Her role was expanded in 2017 to include starting up a Marketing Analytics and Insights team.   Prior joining 84.51, Mandy spent 14 years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of consumer insight and strategy roles, spanning the global laundry business, North America retail and customer teams, and global beauty care.

Education

Mandy graduated with honors from Miami University and earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology.  

Personal

Mandy lives in Cincinnati with her husband and three children.  She’s a member of the Marketing Leadership Advisory Council for the Miami University Farmer School of Business.

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Jenny Rooney
Communities Director and Chair of the CMO Network, Forbes

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A business journalist for 25 years, Jenny is Communities Director and Chair of the CMO Network at Forbes, where she oversees strategic development of content, experiences, networking and tools that serve C-suite executives, business owners and entrepreneurs. She reports on industry trends, research and news; has interviewed hundreds of CEOs and CMOs as part of her ongoing Forbes CMO Video Interview Series; developed the Forbes CMO University Alumni Series, connecting marketing practitioners with marketing academics and students; launched Forbes CMO Next, an annual list of 50 game-changing CMOs; served on the advisory team for the ANA's CMO Talent Challenge; oversees development of the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Marketing and Advertising list; and plays an integral role in the development of topics, content and programming for Forbes CMO Practice events throughout the year, particularly the annual, invitation-only Forbes CMO Summit. She also serves as co-host of Wharton Business Radio’s monthly “CMO Spotlight” show on SiriusXM.


Jenny was one of six Irish America Power Women inductees in 2018, and she was named one of the Top 20 Women in Marketing by Agency Spotter in 2017.
She was a member of the Leadership Council of the Media for Social Impact Summit; a member of the 2017 Midas Executive Jury; and a member of the CMO Outlook Advisory Board.

She also consults with universities on marketing-curriculum development.
Experience includes editorial posts at premier business publications Advertising Age, Sales & Marketing Management, Business 2.0 and Chief Executive.
A recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award, her areas of focus have included marketing, advertising and sales; leadership and management issues; digital and emerging media; and talent development. She serves as a guest speaker, panelist and moderator at industry events and has provided commentary for various media outlets.

She graduated from Miami University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing and from Ohio University in 1994 with a Master of Science degree in Magazine Journalism.

 

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Alex Tosolini
Chief Executive Officer, PDC Brands

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Responsibilities

To lead the PDC business and organization. PDC is a fast growing beauty and wellness company. PDC’s portfolio of category-leading brands includes Cantu®, Dr Teal's®, Eylure®, and Body Fantasies®. PDC’s products can be found at major mass, chain drug, grocery and specialty retailers throughout the US, UK and in over 60 markets globally.

Alex is an Independent Strategy Board Committee Member at the University of Cincinnati Health and a member of the International Advisory Board at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy. Alex is also teaching Strategic Management at Miami University's Farmer School of Business MBA Program.

Experience

Alex is a 30-year veteran in the consumer and retail industries with experience in business strategy, sales, marketing, supply chain, e-Commerce, and M&A. He spent the last 5 years at Kroger as Senior Vice President - New Business Development. In this role Alex was focused on creating strategic opportunities and led Kroger’s recent partnerships with Ocado and Walgreens.

Previously, he served in numerous global leadership roles over a 24-year career at Procter & Gamble, including as Senior Vice President Global eBusiness, Vice President Fabric Care North America, and General Manager Central Europe North. While at Kroger Alex was a 84.51 and Kroger Personal Finance Board Member.

Education

Alex earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milan. He also spent time at NYU as an exchange student.

Recognition

Alex is one of the Top Digital 50 Founding Members and a member of the Aspen Institute’s Italian Talents Abroad Community. He is a certified trainer for the Speed of Trust with CoveyLink Institute and has trained over 700 managers around the world on this topic. Alex is a regular speaker at Universities and other external events.

Personal

Alex and his wife, Suzanne, live in Cincinnati and have two children.