Fresh Advertising

Scheduled Speakers:


Dr. Patricia A. Alvey, Distinguished Chair and Director, Temerlin Advertising Institute, Southern Methodist University
Mary Baglivo, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi New York
David Barlin, Senior Business Manager, Monetization, Microsoft
Andy Berndt, Co-President, Ogilvy & Mather New York
Frank Cooper, VP – Marketing, CSD Flavors, Pepsi-Cola
Jeffrey DeLong, Creative Director, Digital IMS
Nicholas Ferrari, CEO, Erdos & Morgan, Inc.
Matt Freeman, CEO, Tribal DDB Worldwide
Murray Gaylord, Vice President, Marketing, NYTimes.com
Jack Griffin, President, Meredith Publishing Group
King Hill, President and Co-Founder, DigiKnow
Julia Hood, Editor-in-Chief, PRWeek, Editorial Director, DM News
Andy Jung, Senior Director of Advertising & Media Services, Kellogg Company, and AAF Chairman
Mike Kelly, President, AOL Media Networks
Steven Lance, Partner, Unconventional Wisdom, Co-Author, The Little Blue Book of Advertising
Barbara Lippert, Columnist, Adweek
Phil Lynch, VP, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Brown-Forman Corporation
Michael Maness, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Gannett Newspaper Division
John McCafferty, President and Creative Director, McCafferty and Company Advertising
Jill Meyer, Partner, Frost Brown Todd
Carla Michelotti, EVP/General Counsel & Director of Government Affairs, Leo Burnett Worldwide
Jonathan Mildenhall, VP, Global Creative and Communications Development, the Coca-Cola Company
Helen Ostrowski, CEO, Porter Novelli
Eric Picard, Director of Advertising Strategy and Emerging Media Planning, Microsoft
Joe Piscopo, ADDY Master of Ceremonies
Aldo Quevedo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Dieste Harmel & Partners
Al Schultz, Chairman, President & CEO, Valassis
Wallace S. Snyder, President & CEO, American Advertising Federation
John S. Suhler, Founding General Partner, Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Andrew Susman, President & CEO, Studio One Networks
Nigel Travis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Papa John's
David Verklin, CEO, Carat Americas, and Chairman, Carat Asia Pacific
Debbi Ray Walder, Human Resources Director, FKM
Doug Wood, Chairman, Advertising, Technology & Media Group, Reed Smith LLP


Speaker Bios

Dr. Patricia A. Alvey, Distinguished Chair and Director, Temerlin Advertising Institute, Southern Methodist University
Dr. Alvey has worked in the education, fine art and advertising fields and has a special interest in improving creative communications for nonprofit organizations. Her current projects include a series of World Citizens Guides designed to help reduce anti-American sentiment among global communities. The guides- developed in partnership with Business for Diplomatic Action-have received acclaim across the globe. The World Citizens Guide Web site, developed in partnership with InSite Interactive, won a gold Webby for social activism.
Appearing: "The Rise of Public Relations: Threat or Partnership?" Thursday, June 7, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.




Mary Baglivo, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi New York
As the key architect of Saatchi & Saatchi's "Brand Navigation" model, Mary Baglivo is developing new ways to help clients evolve beyond traditional marketing and get integrated ideas that are brilliantly activated where they matter most—at that exact point where shoppers can become buyers. Responsible for the largest agency within the Saatchi global network, she also has a seat on the Worldwide Executive Board and currently works with the world's top brands, including P&G, Novartis, JCPenney, General Mills, BASF and Ameriprise. Baglivo's number of impressive leadership tenures range from president of Arnold Worldwide/New York to CEO of Euro RSCG Tathum in Chicago to COO of J. Walter Thompson.
Appearing: "Creatively Connecting and Engaging," Thursday, June 7, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.




David Barlin, Senior Business Manager, Monetization, Microsoft
David Barlin leads monetization strategy for Hotmail, the U.S.'s third largest display-ad–supported property and a core part of Windows Live, Microsoft's social media platform. Hotmail reaches over 280 million users around the world every month and more than 11 million a day in the United States. A long-time online advertising professional, Barlin has led marketing and product management teams for several online startups and created and managed partnerships with leading media research companies including MRI, BPA, and Nielsen Media Research.
Appearing: "Digital Innovations & Social Networking," Thursday, June 7, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.




Andy Berndt, Co-President, Ogilvy & Mather New York
As co-president of Ogilvy & Mather New York, Andy Berndt is responsible for overseeing the agency's operations and business functions, including strategy and planning, account management, finance, HR and new business. Prior to his current role, Berndt worked at several firms including Ammirati & Puris, Wieden & Kennedy and Chiat/Day Los Angeles. Berndt led many accounts to great success including Compaq Computer, Microsoft, Nike and Apple Computer. During his tenure with Ogilvy & Mather New York, Berndt has also worked as a creative director on IBM, ONDCP and Yahoo!
Appearing: "Selling Out: Why Two Little Guys Went Big," Friday, June 8, 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.




Frank Cooper, VP – Marketing, CSD Flavors, PepsiCo
Frank Cooper III is the vice president of marketing for Pepsi-Cola North America (PCNA). Cooper currently oversees PCNA's entire noncola soft drink portfolio (including Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Tropicana Twister and TAVA trademarks). Prior to his current role, he led multicultural marketing, as well as promotions, interactive marketing & sports. During his tenure at Pepsi, he was instrumental in the debut of the first Super Bowl commercial produced by a minority agency, has been awarded Gaming Partner of the Year by Mi-6 Gaming and was head of interactive marketing when PCNA received the "Best Marketing Web Site of the Year" honor from Advertising Age.
Appearing: "Managing the Emerging Media Landscape," Friday, June 8, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.




Jeffrey DeLong, Creative Director, Digital IMS
Jeffrey DeLong has served on the board of directors of numerous advertising and communications groups, including the Advertising Federation of Lincoln, AAF Ninth District and the National ADDY Committee. He has been recognized regionally and nationally for his achievements in the industry. DeLong's client portfolio includes FedEx Kinko's, Adobe Systems, Newell Rubbermaid and many other regional and international clients. His design skills, sales ability and extensive knowledge of computers and design programs make for happy clients. Referred to as a "geek with social skills," DeLong is relied upon to protect the brand and keep the company's focus client-centered.
Appearing: ADDY Workshop, Thursday, June 7, 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.




Nicholas Ferrari, CEO, Erdos & Morgan, Inc.
Nick Ferrari serves as CEO of Erdos & Morgan, Inc., a division of Beta Research Corp. With an extensive background in business-to-business and consumer markets, Ferrari brings to Erdos & Morgan more than 20 years of experience in the advertising, marketing and media arena. His continuous involvement in new market strategies and tactics, including his leadership in both the old and new media, provides a depth of experience among an already established and dedicated team, consisting of highly qualified market and media research consultants. Previously, Ferrari was chief marketing officer for DMIND Corporation and general manager, business development, for the Advertising Age Group of print and online publications.
Appearing: Welcoming Ceremonies & Luncheon, Thursday, June 7, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.




Matt Freeman, CEO, Tribal DDB Worldwide
Matt Freeman founded and now runs Tribal DDB Worldwide's global network of 35 offices in 22 countries. Under Freeman's leadership, Tribal DDB Worldwide has become one of the largest and most award-winning interactive agencies in the world with more than 1,200 employees and over $150 million in consistently profitable revenues. Freeman's focus on outstanding work that drives outstanding results has helped fuel the organization's growth and expanded relations with multinational clients including PepsiCo, Philips, Volkswagen, Johnson & Johnson and McDonald's. He has also been recognized by publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forrester Research, Advertising Age, Adweek and Creativity as well as by CNN, CNBC and CBS' MarketWatch.
Appearing: "Creatively Connecting and Engaging," Thursday, June 7, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.




Murray Gaylord, Vice President, Marketing, NYTimes.com
Murray Gaylord, previously vice president, brand marketing, for Yahoo! Inc., was named vice president, marketing, for NYTimes.com in January 2007. In his new role, Gaylord is a member of the NYTimes.com senior management team and oversees marketing, customer service, research and Web analytics. Gaylord joined Yahoo! in 2000 and was named vice president, brand marketing, in 2001. Previously, Gaylord was executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Advertising Council from 1997 to 2000, where he helped to create new executions of memorable public service campaigns including Smokey Bear, "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk" and "A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste."
Appearing: "Digital Innovations & Social Networking," Thursday, June 7, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.




Jack Griffin, President, Meredith Publishing Group
As president of Meredith Corporation's Publishing Group, Jack Griffin oversees Meredith's publishing, Internet, licensing and marketing communications businesses, encompassing nearly 35 profit centers in total with annual revenues of $1.3 billion. Since rejoining Meredith in June 2003, Griffin has been instrumental in transforming Meredith into the leading publisher and content provider to women in the United States. He oversaw the integration of the former Gruner & Jahr (Parents, Family Circle, Fitness, etc.) and introduced the company's market position "We Inspire, She Makes It Happen.®" Griffin also spearheaded Meredith's expansion into the Hispanic market with the launch of Meredith Hispanic Ventures and Siempre Mujer, establishing Meredith as the leading publisher for Hispanic women in America.
Appearing: "New Financial Paradigms for the Digital Age: A Wake-Up Call," Friday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.




King Hill, Principal, Marketing Strategist, DigiKnow
King Hill is president and co-founder of DigiKnow, an interactive agency with offices in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. DigiKnow's clients represent a who's who of professional sports and some of the nation's best-known brands. Hill founded DigiKnow in 1997 after a career on the corporate and agency side of marketing communications and is intimately familiar with the nuances of both the traditional and interactive advertising business. Over the years, DigiKnow has developed a number of unique approaches, processes and technologies to help clients and other agencies get the most from their off/online advertising tools and talent.
Appearing: "Digital Innovations & Social Networking," Thursday, June 7, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.




Julia Hood, Editor-in-Chief, PRWeek, Editorial Director, DM News
Julia Hood is editor-in-chief of PRWeek and editorial director of DM News, both publications of Haymarket Media. She was appointed editor of PRWeek in 2002, and under her leadership, the publication relaunched both the print and Web editions of the title. Hood has introduced numerous brand extensions, including the PRWeek Career Guide, the Marketing Management Survey, regional forums and events such as editorial webcasts and marketing conferences. Hood speaks frequently to groups of marketers and communicators on topics such as integrated marketing, new media and corporate reputation. She has also commented on these issues for CNBC and CNN.
Appearing: "The Rise of Public Relations: Threat or Partnership?" Thursday, June 7, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.




Andy Jung, Senior Director of Advertising & Media Services, Kellogg Company, and AAF Chairman
With Kellogg's since 1997, Andy Jung began his Kellogg marketing career heading the national launch of Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch. In 1999, he served as global project team director for Kellogg's Advertising Agency Compensation Review. This led to Kellogg's global agency restructuring and established the current global advertising AORs with Leo Burnett and J. Walter Thompson and the Media AOR with Starcom in the United States. Prior to Kellogg's, Andy spent six years as U.S. marketing and product management director for Golden Books Family Entertainment. Jung presently serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the American Advertising Federation.
Appearing: AAF/Advertising Federation of Louisville Joint Luncheon, Friday, June 8, 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.




Mike Kelly, President, AOL Media Networks
Michael J. Kelly is president of AOL Media Networks, which is responsible for advertising and search revenue, ad operations, trade marketing, commerce and product development of AOL Search. In addition, Kelly led the acquisition of and now oversees the Baltimore-based Advertising.com, the industry's largest third-party advertising network. The Media Networks organization was formed in 2004 and is headquartered in New York City. Kelly was previously president, global marketing, at Time Warner, where he oversaw the group that works with partners to develop and implement cross-platform marketing solutions that take full advantage of all Time Warner businesses.
Appearing: "New Financial Paradigms for the Digital Age: A Wake-Up Call," Friday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.




Steven Lance, Partner, Unconventional Wisdom, Co-Author, The Little Blue Book of Advertising
Author and multiple Emmy Award–winner Steve Lance was creative director of NBC and creative director of the entertainment division of Della Femina, Travisano & Partners. He's won numerous awards for his work in television marketing, including creating the format for "The More You Know" and 10 years of promoting "Shark Week" for the Discovery Channel. Lance has been a member of the board of directors of the Copy Club of New York; a guest lecturer on promotion and advertising at universities, clients and advertising clubs across America; and best-selling ghostwriter of It's Your Money. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of ShareTheCaregiving, Inc.
Appearing: "Managing the Emerging Media Landscape," Friday, June 8, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.




Barbara Lippert, Columnist, Adweek
Journalist Barbara Lippert is the award-winning advertising critic for Adweek magazine. For nearly 20 years, she has written a weekly ad critique, reviewing a campaign much as a movie or book critic would, looking at it through the prism of pop culture, and from a human, rather than agency or client, perspective. Lippert is the advertising contributor on CBS's The Early Show and has opined on programs such as CBS Sunday Morning, The Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper 360 and Charlie Rose. In print, she has also covered advertising, media and women's issues for a number of publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsweek, Vogue, Glamour, Self and Allure.
Appearing: "Creatively Connecting and Engaging," Thursday, June 7, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.




Phil Lynch, VP, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Brown-Forman Corporation
Philip J. Lynch is vice president, director of corporate communications and public relations for Brown-Forman Corporation. His responsibilities include planning, directing and managing corporate communications and public relations efforts for Brown-Forman. His duties include serving as the company's global spokesperson, handling media inquiries and representing the company with the media, the community and the public; serving as an adviser to Brown-Forman's executives on issues related to alcohol policy, media relations and public relations; planning and participating in community, civic and governmental affairs programs; and planning and directing external communications to enhance the company's image.
Appearing: "The Rise of Public Relations: Threat or Partnership?" Thursday, June 7, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.




Michael Maness, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Gannett Newspaper Division
Michael Maness is vice president of strategic planning for the Gannett Newspaper Division, a position that was recently created to focus on transitioning local newspaper efforts into new media channels and platforms. Maness was one of the key architects of Gannett's Information Center strategy, which is transforming the way newsrooms gather and disseminate news and information across all platforms. Maness was a co-winner of the 2007 Chairman's Special Achievement Award for his work on designing and implementing the Information Center. In addition, he was recognized as one of the "20 Under 40" top industry leaders by Presstime.
Appearing: "Digital Innovations & Social Networking," Thursday, June 7, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.




John McCafferty, President and Creative Director, McCafferty and Company Advertising
John McCafferty is president and creative director of McCafferty and Company Advertising, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2008. The agency's work has earned over 100 awards, including National ADDYs, The One Show, National Vision Awards and, most recently, the firm's sixth International Summit Creative Award. The agency's creative has been featured in HOW magazine, Advertising Age and in Marketing Basics, a college marketing textbook. McCafferty sits on the boards of the Advertising Federation of Louisville and the Better Business Bureau and is the AAF Fifth District Executive Board secretary. He was the 2006 recipient of the AAF Silver Medal Award.
Appearing: Welcoming Ceremonies & Luncheon, Thursday, June 7, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.




Jill Meyer, Partner, Frost Brown Todd
Jill Meyer concentrates her practice on First Amendment, media and advertising law litigation and counseling. She counsels corporate clients and advertising agencies in all aspects of advertising review, including claim substantiation, sweepstakes/promotions, right of publicity, fair use and other intellectual property issues. She also represents clients in false advertising, unfair competition and other advertising-related litigation. Among various other achievements and awards, Meyer has been named as one of Cincinnati's 40 Under Forty. She is a member of the Cincinnati Ad Club, where she serves on the Membership Committee, as well as a member of the Steering Committee of Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's Downtown Council.
Appearing: "LLC: Legal and Legislative Caveats," Friday, June 8, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.




Carla Michelotti, EVP/General Counsel & Director of Government Affairs, Leo Burnett Worldwide
As EVP/general counsel and director of government affairs for Leo Burnett Worldwide, Carla Michelotti has legal responsibility for the agency's global network, government affairs, community/industry affairs and compliance. She is recognized as one of the industry's foremost authorities on a broad scope of legal issues pertaining to advertising, intellectual property and communications. Michelotti has played a key role in strategizing and developing industry positions on topics including advertising and self-regulation, commercial free speech, privacy and e-commerce. She organized the first global meeting on advertising self-regulation in 2001 and was first to meet with White House and EU representatives to address government issues related to online advertising. Michelotti served as chairman of the AAF and is currently the national chairman of its Government Affairs Committee.
Appearing: "LLC: Legal and Legislative Caveats," Friday, June 8, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.




Jonathan Mildenhall, VP, Global Creative and Communications Development, the Coca-Cola Company
Jonathan Mildenhall started his career in advertising in 1990 as a trainee at McCann-Erickson after graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University. During his career in advertising, he worked in London at BBH, Lowe, HHCL, TBWA and Mother. Mildenhall has worked on some of the world's most recognized brands including Nescafé, Audi, Coca-Cola, Smirnoff, Sony Playstation and Nissan. In October 2002, MIldenhall was promoted to the role of managing director at TBWA/London, and in 2004, and he was elected as a fellow of the British American Project, an initiative designed to establish stronger transatlantic relationships across both public and private sectors. Mildenhall joined the Coca-Cola Company on January 16, 2007, as vice president – global creative and communications development.
Appearing: "Selling Out: Why Two Little Guys Went Big," Friday, June 8, 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.




Helen Ostrowski, CEO, Porter Novelli
Helen Ostrowski is chief executive officer of Porter Novelli, overseeing the agency in the Americas, EMEA and AsiaPac. With more than 30 years of experience in public relations, she has worked on public relations programs for a variety of major companies, such as Wyeth, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Gillette, working closely with CEOs and senior management to position their companies to various constituencies. Ostrowski joined Porter Novelli in 1993 to head up the Health Care Division, which represents many of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies such as Merck, Wyeth and GlaxoSmithKline.
Appearing: "The Rise of Public Relations: Threat or Partnership?" Thursday, June 7, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.




Eric Picard, Director of Advertising Strategy and Emerging Media Planning, Microsoft
Eric Picard is the director of advertising strategy and emerging media planning at Microsoft. In his role, he helps set corporate-level strategy for how Microsoft approaches advertising from a business and technology standpoint. His team manages long-term advertising platform and product strategy, emerging media strategy and planning for incubation and research teams and designs next generation advertising products. Formerly, Picard was founder and director of product management at Bluestreak, where he oversaw advertising products, such as third-party ad serving, ad analytics and rich media and led development of many company technologies.
Appearing: "Managing the Emerging Media Landscape," Friday, June 8, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.




Joe Piscopo
For almost 20 years, Joe Piscopo has proven to be one of show business' brightest lights. In 1980, he was chosen to join Saturday Night Live. By the time he left the show in 1985, Piscopo had left his mark on the program, and the nation, thanks to his wide range of hilarious original characters and celebrity impersonations, including Frank Sinatra, who had repeatedly endorsed Joe's portrayal of him. He has starred in Wise Guys, Johnny Dangerously and gave a dramatic, critically acclaimed performance in Jonathan Parker's Bartleby. Piscopo starred on Broadway as disc jockey Vince Fontaine in Grease! and also recently won acclaim for his dramatic guest-starring roles on the NBC drama Law and Order. You might have also seen Piscopo on the HBO series Arli$$. Piscopo has been featured in two long running ad campaigns, for Miller Lite Beer and Bally's health spas. Near and dear to Piscopo's heart, however, is Jersey Joe's Gyms, a Newark program involving the city's police department and Boys and Girls Club. As a result of this work, Piscopo started his own foundation, the Positive Impact Foundation, which creates positive media for at risk youth. For more information, please visit www.positiveimpactfoundation.org.
Appearing: ADDY Awards Show, Dinner and Gala, Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.




Aldo Quevedo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Dieste Harmel & Partners
Aldo Quevedo comes from Cuernavaca, Mexico, and his first advertising job was with Ogilvy. In 1996 he joined Dieste Harmel & Partners and since then has built one of the most creative Latino agencies in the country, which has won major international and U.S. awards. Quevedo has been recognized three times by LatinSpots magazine in Argentina as the Top U.S. Hispanic Creative and by AHAA (Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies) as Creative Director of the Year. He is also the first Mexican to win a Lion at Cannes. In 2004 he was inducted into the AAF Hall of Achievement. A father of four, Quevedo vents his frustrations by playing the drums.
Appearing: "Creatively Connecting and Engaging," Thursday, June 7, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.




Al Schultz, Chairman, President & CEO, Valassis
Alan F. Schultz joined Valassis from Deloitte and Touche in 1984 and has held a variety of leadership roles in sales, marketing, operations and finance. Since 1998, he has served as chairman, president and CEO of Valassis. Under Schultz's leadership and with the recent acquisition of ADVO, Valassis has grown to exceed annualized revenue of $2.5 billion while successfully expanding the product portfolio and customer base. The company has also received awards for overall excellence in quality, innovation, governance, employee life balance practices and diversity including Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" from 1998 to 2006 and Caleidoscope of Culture and AAF diversity awards.
Appearing: "New Financial Paradigms for the Digital Age: A Wake-Up Call," Friday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.




Wallace S. Snyder, President & CEO, American Advertising Federation
Wally Snyder joined the AAF as senior vice president – government relations and became president and CEO in 1992. Snyder often testifies before federal and state lawmakers on issues of importance to the advertising industry. Considered an industry expert, he has appeared on national news programs on CNBC, CNN, Fox News and National Public Radio. Prior to joining the AAF, Snyder was associate director for advertising practices at the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection, where he served as principal adviser to the FTC on advertising issues.
Appearing: "LLC: Legal and Legislative Caveats," Friday, June 8, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.




John S. Suhler, Founding General Partner, Veronis Suhler Stevenson
John Suhler has been actively involved in raising the capital of Veronis Suhler Stevenson's private capital funds. Suhler, for the majority of his operational career, was a senior manager/publisher/president in educational (el-hi, college and supplemental materials), professional and consumer publishing, including weekly newspapers, consumer magazines and books, professional (medical and health care) journals, monographs and newsletters. Prior to co-founding VSS in 1981, Suhler was president of CBS Publishing Group. Suhler has been a member of the board of directors of the Association of American Publishers and the Magazine Publishers of America and an affiliate member of the American Newspaper Publishers. He is currently a trustee of the William Allen White Foundation and the recipient of the University of Kansas Journalism School Legacy Achievement Award.
Appearing: "New Financial Paradigms for the Digital Age: A Wake-Up Call," Friday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.




Andrew Susman, President & CEO, Studio One Networks
Andrew Susman co-founded Studio One Networks in 1998 and is the active CEO. He is in charge of the organization's strategic direction, new business development, programming, distribution and research activities. Previously, Susman was the director of business development for Time Inc. New Media. His responsibilities there included the oversight and general management of activities such as custom content, syndication, distribution and network development for publications including Time, Life, People, Money, Fortune, Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly. Prior to Time Inc., Susman was with Young & Rubicam. He serves on the board of directors of the Advertising Educational Foundation and the Partnership With Children and is chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau's Sponsorship Committee.
Appearing: "Digital Innovations & Social Networking," Thursday, June 7, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.




Nigel Travis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Papa John's
Nigel Travis joined Papa John's as president and chief executive officer April 1, 2005. Travis is responsible for all aspects of Papa John's business, including worldwide operations, franchising, restaurant development and marketing. He is a member of the Papa John's board of directors, reporting to the board and its chairman and company founder, John Schnatter. Travis has extensive experience leading and growing international brands with large franchise communities. He worked for Blockbuster Inc. for10 years, including serving as president and chief operating officer from 2000 to 2004. During Travis' tenure at Blockbuster, worldwide revenue grew from $3.9 billion in 1998 to $5.9 billion in 2003.
Appearing: "Managing the Emerging Media Landscape," Friday, June 8, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.




David Verklin, CEO, Carat Americas, and Chairman, Carat Asia Pacific
David Verklin joined Carat in 1998 as CEO of Carat Americas and in 2005 was also appointed chairman of Carat Asia Pacific. In his role, Verklin oversees the operations of Carat in the United States, Latin America, Canada and Asia Pacific as well as on the Indian subcontinent. He also sits on the board of directors for Aegis Group plc. Verklin is a recognized leader in the media services industry and currently sits on the board of the American Advertising Federation and the Ad Council. He is one of the most frequently quoted experts in the media business. You'll see his name often in Advertising Age, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal as well as hear him as an analyst on radio and television programs.
Appearing: "Watch, Listen, Click," Friday, June 8, 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.




Debbi Ray Walder, Human Resources Director, FKM
Debbi Ray Walder is in her 12th year at FKM. Previously, she worked in HR at Grey Advertising, A&M Records and various TV & film companies in Los Angeles, recruiting everyone from interns to senior vice presidents including creative staff. Walder has been a member of Houston Advertising Federation for 10 years, on the board of directors for eight years, served on the Houston ADDY Awards Show committee for seven years and served as chair for the 2001 and 2002 ADDYs. She is currently the vice chair of competition on the National ADDY Committee. Walder is co-chairing the National Student Advertising Competition for District 10 this year as well.
Appearing: ADDY Workshop, Thursday, June 7, 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.




Douglas J. Wood, Chairman, Advertising, Technology & Media Group, Reed Smith LLP
Doug Wood is chairman of the Advertising, Technology & Media Group. He has more than 30 years of experience representing national and multinational companies in advertising, marketing, promotions, unfair competition, intellectual property and e-commerce matters. He serves as legal adviser to several worldwide advertising industry trade organizations and is general counsel to both the Association of National Advertisers and the Advertising Research Foundation. Wood is a frequent speaker, writer and media commentator on a variety of subjects involving advertising and marketing-related legal topics for many associations and advertising agency networks and clubs throughout the United States.
Appearing: "Managing the Emerging Media Landscape," Friday, June 8, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.