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Presented by VMSD
SEP 30-OCT 2, 2019 | Westin Copely Place, Boston, MA

{ Meet the 2019 Speakers }

Carol Austin

Carol Austin
VP, Marketing
Baskin-Robbins/Dunkin’ Brands
Austin, Carol

Joe Baer
CEO, Co-Founder, Creative Director
ZenGenius Inc.
Baer, Joe

Scott Bedbury
CEO & Author, “A New Brand World"
Brandstream
Bedbury, Scott

Kate Benjamin

Kate Benjamin
Owner
Hauspanther
Benjamin, Kate

Fernanda Bohme

Fernanda Böhme
Creative Director
Böhme
Böhme, Fernanda

Vivien Bohme

Vivien Böhme
CEO
Böhme
Bohme, Vivien

Richard Cadan

Richard Cadan
Principal
Richard Cadan Photography
Cadan, Richard

Patti Cazzato
CEO
Timbuk2
Cazzato, Patti

Diana Dawson

Diana Dawson
VP, Director of Consulting Services
Envirosell Inc.
Dawson, Diana

Tara Dipippa

Tara DiPippa
Owner
BD Provisions
DiPippa, Tara

Brian Dyches

Brian Dyches
Growth Director
CorbisStudio
Dyches, Brian

Johnny Earle

Johnny Earle (Johnny Cupcakes)
Founder and CEO
Johnny Cupcakes
Earle, Johnny

Brent Felton

Brent Felten
Retail Technology Leader
Henderson Engineers
Felten, Bruce

Bruce Fields

Bruce Fields
Construction Director
Forty Five Ten
Fields, Bruce

Federico Fraternale

Federico Fraternale
Head of Design
Restore
Fraternale, Federico

David Glover

David Glover
Principal
Gensler
Glover, David

Surender Gnanaolivu

Surender Gnanaolivu
Senior Consultant
Retail Experience
Gnanaolivu, Surender

Tyler C. Hatton
Student
The Ohio State University
Hatton, Tyler C.

Rhonda Hiatt

Rhonda Hiatt
Chief Strategy Officer
Clear
Hiatt, Rhonda

Jay Highland

Jay Highland
Chief Creative Officer
Chute Gerdeman
Highland, Jay

David Kepron
VP, Global Creative Strategies
Marriott International
Kepron, David

Kim Jeany

Jeany Kim
Senior Associate Vice President
CallisonRTKL
Kim, Jeany

Lisa Kirschman

Lisa Kirschman
Senior Design Manager
Amazon
Kirschman, Lisa

Bryan Koop

Bryan Koop
Executive Vice President
Boston Properties
Koop, Bryan

Tom Kowalski

Thomas Kowalski
Executive Creative Director
CESO
Kowalski, Thomas

Eric Kuhn

Eric Kuhn
Design Practice Leader
Bergmeyer
Kuhn, Eric

Marie Lamontagne

Marie Lamontagne
Senior Designer
Aedifica
Lamontagne, Marie

Alasdair Lennox

Alasdair Lennox
Executive Creative Director
FITCH
Lennox, Alasdair

Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe
Founding Partner and CEO
5G Studio
Lowe, Scott

Megan Lubaszka

Megan Lubaszka 
Associate
Gensler 
Lubaszka, Megan

David Margolius

David Margolius
Vice President, Retail
Shawmut Design and Construction
Margolius, David

Rebekah Matheny
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University
Matheny, Rebekah

Kevin Mckenzie

Kevin McKenzie
Former EVP and Chief Digital Officer
Macerich
McKenzie, Kevin

Tony Moralejo

Tony Moralejo
VP, Internat'l Business & Global Dev.
Church's Chicken
Moralejo, Tony

Matthew Morein

Matthew Morein
Brand & Marketing Manager
Psycho Bunny
Morein, Matthew

Jill Nickels
Principal
Gensler
Nickels, Jill

Robyn Novak

Robyn Novak
VP, Managing Creative Director
FRCH Nelson
Novak, Robyn

Jose Padron
Design Lead - The Hershey Experience
The Hershey Company
Padron, Jose

Mason Page

Mason Page
EVP of Strategy
Reflect
Page, Mason

Lee Peterson
EVP, Thought Leadership & Marketing
WD Partners
Peterson, Lee

Mitch Pride

Mitch Pride
Project Designer
MG2
Pride, Mitch

Phillip Raub
Founder
b8ta
Raub, Phillip

Julie Reker

Julie Reker
Design Manager
Gensler
Reker, Julie

Kirsten Rowe

Kirsten Rowe
Brand Strategy and Experience
Volume Experience
Rowe, Kirsten

Emily Rubin

Emily Rubin
Senior Design Manager
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Rubin, Emily

Kumar Saurabh

Kumar Saurabh
Chief Business Officer
Manyavar
Saurabh, Kumar

Jim Scarpone

Jim Scarpone
Director
Shawmut Design and Construction
Scarpone, Jim

Max Seel

Max Seel
Founder
Farm & Feed
Seel, Max

Dannielle Sergent

Dannielle Sergent
Architectural Designer & Scent Artist
COGNOSCENTI/Field Paoli Architects
Sergent, Dannielle

Bill Sleeth

Bill Sleeth
Senior VP, Voice & Customer Experience
Panera Bread
Sleeth, Bill

Christen Soares

Christen Soares
Principal
Field Paoli Architects
Soares, Christen

Emma Waters

Emma Waters
Student
The Ohio State University
Waters, Emma

Bobbi Wegner

Bobbi Wegner, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist & Co-Founder
Harvard Graduate School of Education & Headfirst
Wegner, Bobbi

Megan Whitman

Megan Whitman
Senior Associate
BRR Architecture
Whitman, Megan

Christopher Wierer

Christopher Wierer
Director of Design
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Wierer, Christopher

Adrian Wilson
Creator and Proprietor
The Inutilious Retailer
Wilson, Adrian

Gabby Wilson
Student
The Ohio State University
Wilson, Gabby

Jason Wollum

Jason Wollum
Retail Practice Director
Henderson Engineers
Wollum, Jason