Speakers – 2017

DSC_3317rec2 downloadWerner Kunz (@werkunz)
Social Media Scientist and Professor of Marketing at UMass Boston

Werner Kunz is Professor of Marketing at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His research interests are in social media, consumer networks, innovation, and service marketing. He is founder and host of the Social Media Days at UMass Boston, a meeting place and networking hub for Boston businesses and organizations interested in Social Media. He also director of the Digital Media Lab at UMass Boston

  Sophia Bernazzani (@soph_bern)
Content Marketing, Hubspot
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Chief Digital Evangelist, Salesforce
Author of “The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence”

Vala Afshar is the CMO for Extreme Networks, responsible for global marketing and customer service and support operations. An award-winning inventor of social technologies and customer services operations, Vala is considered a pioneer in cloud computing, social collaboration, business intelligence, and customer relationship management. Vala is also the author of The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence.

  Amanda Healy (@Amanda_Healy)
Award-Winning Marketing Leader, National Speaker, and Social Media Evangelist

Amanda Healy is an award-winning marketing leader, national speaker, and social media evangelist. She currently works as a Senior Marketing Manager at TIBCO Software, driving campaign strategy and demand generation for the company’s largest business unit, integration. She has trained world-class teams ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies to leverage social media, and has spoken at industry-leading conferences including the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the Women In Technology International Summit, Microsoft Envision, Social Tools Summit, Watermark’s Lead On Conference for Women, and many more. Profiled by the Washington Post, interviewed by WBZ, lauded as “Social Genius” by the Boston Social Tools Summit, and named to BostonSpeak’s “24 Experts On How to Become a Great Public Speaker” list, Amanda is one to watch. Follow her at @amanda_healy or send her a note on LinkedIn via linkedin.com/in/amandahealy.

  Eric Enge (@stonetemple)
CEO of Stone Temple Consulting

Eric Enge was named by the US Search Awards the 2016 US Search Personality of the Year, and by the Landys the 2016 Search Marketer of the Year. He is also co-author of “The Art of SEO” along with Stephan Spencer, Rand Fishkin, and Jessie Stricchiola. Eric keynotes many industry conferences, and is the CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, a 70+ person digital marketing agency based in Massachusetts.

  Kass Burrowes (@PrinceKimathi / LinkedIN)
Director of Social Media, Boathouse Group

Kass Burrowes is the current Director of Social Media at Boathouse Group. Boathouse is a full-service advertising agency based in Waltham specializing in strategy, research, creative, and media. Kass specializes in social media campaigns, from strategy to execution to post campaign analysis. Prior to Boathouse, Kass was a Senior Manager of Media Services at Brand Networks where he worked on campaigns for Delta Airlines, Chick-Fil-A, TJX Companies. He’s also led social media and digital campaigns for companies including Northeastern University, Karmaloop, Jiffy Lube, and the American Marketing Association.

 JuliaCampbell01web (1) Julia Campbell (@JuliaCSocial)
Principal of J Campbell Social Marketing
Author, Storytelling in the Digital Age?

Julia Campbell has a long history of helping nonprofits find success online. After 10 years in the nonprofit sector as a development director and marketing coordinator, she founded J Campbell Social Marketing, a boutique digital marketing agency based in Beverly, MA. Julia has been featured on Maximize Social Business, About.com, MarketWatch, Alltop, Salon, Social Media Today, Forbes and Business 2 Community.

  Elizabeth Carr (@EJordanCarr)
Director of Communications & Marketing,
MAB Community Services and Consultant
  Angela Pitter (@angelapitter)
Founder and CEO of Live Wire Collaborative

Angela is Founder and CEO of LiveWire Collaborative, a digital marketing consultancy partnering with businesses and executives to transform their online presence. Their services include Online Strategy Development and Implementation for mid-size businesses, Social Media Training for corporations or organizations, one-on-one Executive Coaching and Social Media Analysis. Additionally, Angela has trained several hundred professionals on hot topics such as “How to” Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and There’s an App for That! Angela has spoken at the Massachusetts Conference for Women, CWE Women’s Business Leaders Conference and was featured on the TV series, Our World.

download (4)Georgina Cannie (@GeorginaCannie)
Community strategists, The Community Roundtable

Georgina works with The Community Roundtable’s partners to establish, evolve and mature engaged communities that deliver value to their organizations and users alike. She develops strategies that create online spaces where collaboration, innovation, and shared learning flourish.   

Amma Marfo (@ammamarfo)
Writer, Educator, Podcaster, + Persistent CreativeAmma is an education and writing professional that equips her audiences (on paper and in person alike) to understand creativity, their temperament, and the intersection of comedy and our daily lives. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Education from the University of South Florida. Amma is a dynamic and sought-after speaker on topics such as leadership, group dynamics, learning and optimizing the temperament of your organization, cultivating environments that encourage creativity, and incorporating your values into your work and larger goals. She speaks on college and university campuses across the country, at regional and national conferences, and has partnered with organizations like HubSpot, Wayfair, Startup Institute Boston, and General Assembly. Her other interests include live comedy, surfing, trivia, and gluten-free cooking/baking. You can follow her on Twitter @ammamarfo.
  Brian Mahony (@BrianMahony)
Managing Director, Compelum

Brian Mahony is the Managing Director of Compelum. As a Sales and Marketing executive for companies large and small, he has created and implemented a highly effective social media process integrated with Salesforce.com. Brian has 20+ years experience in the technology industry leading strategy, sales, marketing, product management, and business development teams. Brian has contributed to the successful exit of three companies in his career: the IPO of IPTV middleware provider Espial (on the Toronto Stock Exchange) where he was Vice President of Marketing, and the acquisitions of both Netcentrex (by Comverse Technology) and Unisphere Networks (by Siemens and Juniper Networks) where he was Vice President of Marketing and Director of Strategy and Business Development, respectively. Brian holds an MBA in marketing and business strategy from UNC-Chapel Hill, a BA in philosophy from Boston College, and is Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) by APICS.

Jason Muth (@Jason_Muth)
Interactive Sales + Strategy Director
Beasley Broadcast Group