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Beth

Beth Babione-Hensley

Adjunct Instructor

MBA (Ashland University)

Beth Hensley has over 30 years of experience in PR and marketing in the private and public sectors. Hensley specializes in media relations and crises communication, strategic planning, marketing communications for the print and Web and brand development.

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Dustin Barnes

Dustin Barnes

Communications Coordinator, North Little Rock School District

M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication (Kent State University)

Dustin Barnes, APR, serves as the Communications Coordinator for the North Little Rock School District. As the principal spokesperson for the district, Barnes serves on the executive leadership team and oversees strategic communication efforts on behalf of the district and its nearly 9,000 students and 1,500 employees. Barnes views himself as the district’s storyteller as he positively promotes how students are challenged in the classroom and in extracurricular activities to become global leaders and thinkers.  Having a passion for education and young people, Barnes finds himself perfectly positioned to motivate today’s youth by crafting a narrative that encourages students to achieve their career aspirations.

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Nicole

Nicole Beason

Associate Director of Research Infrastructure, WVU Health Sciences Center Office of Research and Graduate Education

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications (West Virginia University)

Nicole Beason is associate director of research infrastructure for the WVU Health Sciences Office of Research and Graduate Education. In this role, she designs, implements, and optimizes multi-channel programs to build brand awareness, engagement, and advocacy.

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Rick Bebout

Rick Bebout

Technology Specialist

M.S. (West Virginia University)

304-293-5736

Rick Bebout leads the technology support for the Reed College of Media. He is responsible for supporting both the on-ground and online technology needs for faculty, staff, adjunct instructors and students.

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Maria

Maria Brunson

Adjunct Instructor and Marketing Communications Consultant

M.A. English (East Carolina University)

Maria Brunson is a skilled copywriter, editor, adjunct instructor, and marketing communications consultant with extensive editorial experience. She owns and operates Brunson Creative, LLC., which specializes in copywriting, marketing, and photography services. Her work has been published in national home design and medical education publications, and through a 12+-year partnership with The Parish Group, she has written marketing copy for 12 colleges and universities across the country.

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Alan

Alan Christopher

Owner, DAC Marketing

Ph.D. Business (Northcentral University) 

Alan Christopher has not yet decided what he wants to be when (and if) he grows up. He and his family live in Austin, Texas, the live music capitol of the world. His company, DAC Marketing, is primarily engaged as a manufacturer’s representative in the promotional products industry in the Southwest.

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Shani Compton

Shani Compton

Sports Marketing Consultant

Ed.D. Education (Argosy University)

Shani Compton is currently an adapted physical education specialist. She works with special needs students in eight (8) schools districtwide; assisting students with Autism, visual impairment, Downs Syndrome, and the wheelchair-bound, traveling to 3-4 sites daily.  She supports students who won three (3) Medals in two Special Olympics of Northern California events: Track & Basketball and assisted in all event coordination, marketing, media coverage and public relations for the Special Olympics events. 

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Stacey Creely

Stacey Creely

Director of Public Relations and Assistant Director of Admissions at the Linsly School

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications (West Virginia University)

Stacey Creely is an adjunct faculty member in the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) program at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media. After spending five years gaining experience on the agency side, Creely was in the first IMC graduating class in 2005. She also received a Bachelor of Arts from Bethany College in communications with a specialization in public relations.

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Jen Wood Cunningham

Jennifer Wood Cunningham

Director of University Relations, WVU Tech

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications (West Virginia University)

Jen is an integrated marketing communications professional with more than a decade of experience promoting the work and successes of nonprofits and higher education institutions through innovative solutions and comprehensive marketing strategies. 

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Craig Davis

Craig Davis

Associate Professor of Advertising, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University

M.S. Corporate Communication (Duquesne University)

With over 20 years of experience, Craig Davis has held integrated and interactive roles for agencies like Denstu Corporation of America, Poppe Tyson, USWeb/CKS, Arnold Worldwide and Saatchi & Saatchi NYC.

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Whitney Drake

Whitney Drake

Senior Manager, General Motors

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications (West Virginia University)

Whitney Drake currently manages the story bureau and analytics team within communications at General Motors. Prior to this role, Drake oversaw enterprise-wide customer experience strategy and operations for GM’s Global Social Media Center of Expertise.

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Sandra Ducoffe

Sandra Ducoffe

Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D. Mass Media (Michigan State University)

Sandra Ducoffe has over 30 years of experience in higher education, teaching traditional and online courses at several colleges and universities, including: the University of Texas at Austin, Michigan State University, Fairfield University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Maryland University College, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Natalie Eddy

Natalie Eddy

Adjunct Instructor

M.S. Journalism (West Virginia University)

Natalie Eddy has been an adjunct faculty member for the WVU Reed College of Media since 2004. She is the lead instructor for the public relations minor and teaches Introduction to Public Relations, Writing for Public Relations, Applied Public Relations and IMC for Public Relations. 

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Vince Filak

Vince Filak

Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Ph.D. Journalism (University of Missouri)

Vincent Filak, Ph.D. is an award-winning teacher, scholar and college media adviser, who currently serves as a full professor and newspaper adviser at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He has published five textbooks in the field of journalism, including “Dynamics of Media Writing” (Sage, 2015), “Convergent Journalism” (2nd Edition; Focal, 2015) and “Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing (Sage, 2018). His sixth book, “Dynamics of Media Editing” is due out in 2019-20.

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Brad Freeman

Brad Freeman

Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D. Mass Communications (Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications)

Dr. Brad Freeman earned his graduate degree in Mass Communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. His undergraduate degree in Political Science and German is from the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as station manager for the college radio station WPTS.

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Susan Gaide

Susan Gaide

Marketing/Public Relations/Branding Consultant

MBA (Adelphi University)

Susan Gaide is a marketing/public relations/branding consultant who specializes in the music and entertainment industries. During the early part of her 37-year career, Susan held supervisory positions at prominent New York City public relations/ marketing firms, where she provided strategic direction and support for Sony Electronics, Fairlight USA, JBL Professional, AKG Acoustics, Fostex, Soundcraft and SRS Labs. She currently serves as president and chief marketing officer for ChromeOrange Music • Media and is a lead instructor in the Entertainment Media minor at the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University. 

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Keith Green

Keith Green

Assistant Professor of PR and Strategic Communication: Marketing, PR, Business Development and Event Marketing Consultant

M.Ed. Sports Administration and Recreation (Temple University)

Keith Green has more than two decades of experience in PR, marketing and sales including stops at the Philadelphia 76ers, Richmond Raceway and Guinness World Records.  

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Demetrius A. Greer

Demetrius A. Greer

Academic Advisor

M.Div. (Duke University)

304-293-8538

Demetrius A. Greer serves as an academic advisor in the WVU Reed College of Media. Greer joined the advising team in August 2013 and works primarily with first time freshmen and students with fewer than 30 earned credit hours. Greer oversees the MOVE (Motivating Others Via Engagement) Peer Mentoring Program for the college. Mr. Greer has taught JRL 101 online since summer 2016.

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Aaron Hawley

Aaron Hawley

Program Coordinator for MDS

M.S. (West Virginia University)

304-293-3133

As the coordinator for the Multidisciplinary Studies major and the college’s minors, Hawley is responsible for all undergraduate online programs offered by the College of Media.  He recruits, advises and supports the college’s MDS majors and declared minors as well teaches the orientation and capstone classes in the MDS program. Most recently, he served as Program Developer and Undergraduate Online Programs Coordinator for the College of Media. Before joining the College, Hawley was an account executive at Bowers Broadcasting in Morgantown, W.Va. There, he managed and recruited advertising clients, conducted market research, implemented advertising campaigns and provided customer service.

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Marissa Hecker

Marissa Hecker

Director of Experiential, Complex Networks

M.S. New Media Management, Syracuse University

Marissa Hecker is the director of experiential at Complex Networks, a global media company comprised of dynamic youth culture brands (Complex, First We Feast, Sole Collector and Pigeons & Planes). In her role, she develops departmental processes for the company’s events division and directs the brand partnerships operations for ComplexCon, an annual cultural festival attracting over 80,000 attendees. 

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Todd Hudak

Todd Hudak

Senior Communications Specialist, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications (West Virginia University)

Todd Hudak is a senior communications specialist at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. He is a writer and manages a wide variety of marketing communications projects. 

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Alex Jarvis

Alex Jarvis

Online Student Success Advisor for Online Students

M.A. (West Virginia University)

304-293-8683

As the Online Student Success Advisor, I work with our students in both the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) program and the Data Marketing Communications (DMC) program. I assist the students during their time in our programs to ensure their success in and out of the classroom, as well as help them address any needs they may have during their time with us. I look forward to working with all our students and helping them through their journey here at West Virginia University.

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April Kaul

April Kaull (Stolzenbach)

Director of News for WVU University Relations

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications (West Virginia University)

304-293-3990

April Kaull is the Director of News for University Relations, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the unit, which is charged with telling West Virginia University’s story.

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Kathy Previs

Kathy Keltner-Previs

Assistant Professor of Communication, Eastern Kentucky University

Ph.D. Communication (The Ohio University)

Dr. Kathy Keltner-Previs earned a Ph.D. in Communication from The Ohio University’s E.W. Scripts College of Communication in 2007. She has an M.S. in Mass Communication from Middle Tennessee State University (2000), and holds a B.A. (1988) from Virginia Tech in Communication Studies, with an emphasis in Public Relations. She also earned a certificate from the Contemporary History Institute at The Ohio University (2004).

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Mu Lin

Mu Lin

Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D. Media and Mass Communication (Temple University)

Mu Lin received his Ph.D. in media and mass communication from Temple University, and has taught journalism and communication courses at several U.S. universities. Mu now manages a marketing consultation business that helps foreign manufacturers tap the U.S. online and offline retail markets.

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Erica Lindsay

Erica Lindsay

Director of Marketing and Communications

B.S.J., B.F.A. (West Virginia University)

304-293-7016

Erica Lindsay is the director of marketing and communications for the WVU Reed College of Media. She manages the execution of the College’s integrated marketing communications plan, the implementation of high-profile events and efforts to identify and produce stories that promote the College’s students, alumni and faculty.

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Scott Lituchy

Scott Lituchy

Visual Storytelling Director at West Virginia University

B.S. in Economics (University of Michigan)

Twenty-nine years ago (back when photographers souped Tri-X by hand), Scott Lituchy began his photojournalism career at The Jersey Journal . A move to The Star-Ledger in 1994 brought new opportunities: color photography, digital photography, writing, and finally videojournalism.

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Renee Kratzer

Renee Martin-Kratzer

Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D. Journalism and Mass Communication (University of Missouri)

Renee Martin-Kratzer earned her doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri. She worked five years as an assistant professor at the University of Florida and now teaches online for different universities.

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Beth Michalec

Beth Michalec

Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D. Rhetoric (Duquesne University)

Beth E. Michalec, Ph.D. is a West Virginia native and proud WVU alumna. She joined the College of Media’s faculty in Summer 2007 as an adjunct instructor and has taught multiple advertising and public relations courses online and on campus. Michalec is currently a full-time faculty member and internship coordinator in the Corporate Communication Department at Penn State University Lehigh Valley (PSU-LV) located in Center Valley, PA.  The Corporate Communication Degree Program at PSU-LV was recently ranked #10 in Niche’s 2020 listing of top communication programs in Pennsylvania. 

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Stephanie Miclot

Stephanie Miclot

Principal Consultant, WORD IT! Strategic Marketing in Communications Freelance Writer and Editor

Ph.D. Management (Colorado Technical University)

Dr. Stephanie Miclot has more than 20 years of professional and academic experience working in integrated marketing communications, specifically, social media, online, print, broadcast, corporate and literary journalism, public relations, investor relations, advertising, and circulation, product, customer and pharmaceutical marketing.

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Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller

Associate Director of Conservatory Admission at Baldwin Wallace University

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications (West Virginia University)

Matthew Miller is a graduate of WVU’s Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications (Class of 2009). He has 20 years of sales/marketing experience including more than 17 years in higher education as a recruiter, enrollment manager, and instructor. He is currently the Associate Director of Conservatory Admission at Baldwin Wallace University. At BW, Miller is responsible for the recruitment of students into music related programs offered by the Conservatory of Music, which features the #1 ranked B.M. in Music Theatre program in the country. Prior to joining Baldwin Wallace, Miller was the Dean of Enrollment at The North Coast College (formerly Virginia Marti College of Art & Design) in Lakewood, Ohio, as well as their sister school, the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont. He oversaw all recruitment, retention, and marketing efforts for both colleges and sat on their Executive Boards.

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Rupa Misra

Rupa Misra

Professor, Art Institute of Philadelphia

Ed.D. (Columbia University)

Dr. Misra has taught in higher education teaching positions for over 20 years in the field of digital media, which includes theoretical and application courses, and practical practices courses both at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and at Drexel University. He is a professor at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and an adjunct associate professor at Drexel University.

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Steve Montgomery

Steve Montgomery

Writer/Art Director/ Designer, Advertising and Design Consultant

B.F.A. (West Virginia University)

Steve Montgomery is a WVU graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  He has worked the majority of his adult life in the creative department of NYC ad agencies. After graduating from WVU, Montgomery started his career at J. Walter Thompson, working in the agency “Bull Pen” doing mechanical work for art directors and learning the importance of print production. At night, he studied at the School of Visual Arts and put together an advertising portfolio of several speculative ad campaigns. His  new portfolio landed him a job at Young & Rubicam. His work improved, he worked long hours on national accounts and began producing award-winning advertising.

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Giuliana Napolitano

Giuliana Napolitano

Senior Executive, Influencer Marketing at starpower, LLC

M.S. Integrated Marketing (New York University)

Giuliana Napolitano is an influencer marketing professional in New York City with 6 years of experience with a background in influencer strategy, campaign management, and an expertise in social data and analytics. 

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Heidi Nizowitz

Heidi Nizowitz

Director of Convention Services, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

M.S. Adult and Technical Education (Marshall University)

Heidi is the Director of Convention Services at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Heidi began her career with MGM Resorts International in 2004 as part of the Employee Engagement team. During this time, she fostered relationships with operating departments and created full scale events including Employee gala’s, fundraising auctions, and employee of the month luncheons

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Keith Quesenberry

Keith Quesenberry

Assistant Professor of Marketing, Messiah College

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications (West Virginia University)

Keith A. Quesenberry, assistant professor of marketing at Messiah College, has taught social media marketing, digital marketing, and advertising at Johns Hopkins University, Temple University and West Virginia University. Before joining academia, he spent nearly 20 years as an associate creative director and copywriter for advertising agencies such as BBDO and Arnold Worldwide, and working with clients spanning from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

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James Ramos

James Ramos

Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D. Mass Media (Michigan State University)

James Ramos, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Associate Professor at The Graduate School at University of Maryland University College, teaching consumer behavior, marketing management and ethics classes. He has 14 years of college instruction experience.

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Marty Rotberg

Marty Rotberg

Independent Marketing Consultant

MBA (Boston College)

Marty Rotberg has enjoyed a long productive career in the sports/lifestyle marketing arena, including experience with: sports/entertainment marketing agencies; representing sports/cultural properties; event management and media. He has led significant strategic planning and revenue growth projects while in senior level sales, communications and marketing positions.

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Jimmy Sanderson

Jimmy Sanderson

Visiting Assistant Professor at Arizona State University

Ph.D. Communication Studies (Arizona State University)

In addition to his teaching role in the WVU Reed College of Media’s online programs, Jimmy Sanderson is President of Sanderson Media Group, a consulting firm that works with organizations and executives in developing social media strategy. Sanderson spent 5 years as a professor in communication studies, maintaining an active research agenda on the influence of social media on sport.

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Carolyn Sennett

Carolyn Sennett

Adjunct Instructor

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications (West Virginia University)

Carolyn Sennett is an adjunct instructor with 20 years’ experience writing and editing in the print and digital communication industries, which includes developing content for newspapers, magazines, websites, e-newsletters, blogs, email, and other marketing channels.

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Richard Stalnaker

Richard Stalnaker

Motion Graphics Artist, West Virginia University

B.F.A. Graphic Design (West Virginia University)

Inspired by his Grandfather, he started drawing at the age of 4. Stalnaker's professional career began during his senior year at West Virginia University with WVPBS for 15 years. Currently a Motion Graphics Artist at WVU, he is among a team that produces the University’s national advertisements, holiday cards, and originally did the first animation for the Coliseum and Stadium.  Also, for WVU he illustrated the book Musket's Big Adventure and animated Pete the PRT. He currently teaches Editing, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator and 3D Animation at the George Romero's Filmmaking Program at the Douglas Educational Center in Monessen, PA.

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Katlin Swisher

Katlin Swisher

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications for the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University

Ph.D. Higher Education (West Virginia University)

Katlin Swisher is the assistant director of marketing and communications for the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University, where she is the lead writer and content strategist, social media manager, managing editor of Eberly Magazine, and intern supervisor. She is also an instructor of leadership studies and journalism at WVU and a staff writer for West Virginia Executive magazine.

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Amy Teller

Amy Teller

Marketing Consultant, Maxxen Group

MBA (College of William and Mary)

I have a B.A. in Art and Art History from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and over 10 years of experience working in fine art institutions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and The University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor. 

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Barbara Tonelli

Barbara-Leigh Tonelli

Special Features Editor, Huntington Beach Local News

Ph.D. Business (Capella University)

batonelli@mix.wvu.edu

Dr. Tonelli’s main focus during course facilitation is her students’ success. She contributes excellence and innovation in the classroom and shares significant experience gained over her career in the fields of journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising, research, mass media, sociology, international travel, economics, and commercial real estate.

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Rob Weber

Rob Weber

Patient Marketing Manager- Heartland Dental

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications (West Virginia University)

Rob Weber has worked in healthcare marketing for more than 7 years and over 12 years in marketing communications. He has also taught in higher education as an adjunct instructor for over 6 years in the field of digital marketing, integrated marketing as well as marketing strategy. Weber currently teaches at Southern New Hampshire University and Black Hills State University as an adjunct professor.

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Deidre West

Deidre West

Director of Special Events and Celebrity Relations for Children's Health Fund

M.A. Music Business and Entertainment (New York University)

Deidre West's experience in event planning includes a wide range from luncheons, dinner and conferences to high-profile events for celebrities and professional athletes, product launches, consumer brands in fashion, food and beverages industries, galas, retail stores, and a hotel grand reopening.

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Shaina Wiel

Shaina Wiel

Marketing Professional

M.S. Sports Management (Columbia University)

Shaina (pronounced ​SHY-na​) is a sports marketing professional with 10+ years of experience in the sports industry. In addition to her corporate work, Shaina is also Founder and CEO of Minorities in Sports Business Network (MiS). MiS is a national invite-only digital hub of 1000+ sports professionals of color. In her role as founder, she manages the day to day operations as well as oversees and organizes all group branded events including but not limited to: meetups, conferences, speaker series etc. Additionally, Shaina also pitches and manages all group partnerships, sponsorship deals, conference partnerships, and offers.

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Eric Winkfield

Eric Winkfield

Public Affairs Manager, PEPCO Holdings

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications (West Virginia University)

eric.winkfield@mail.wvu.edu

Eric M. Winkfield is a skilled communicator with a myriad of experience. He is continuously evolving in the changing media and technological landscapes.

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