Jack Markwalter is the CEO of CIBC Private Wealth Management, U.S. Jack earned a Bachelor of Science with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Jack has more than 30 years of experience in the private client and investment industry.
Tracy Deforge is the Founder & CEO of The Players’ Impact. The Players’ Impact combines an extensive and elite cross-sport athlete network with industry experts, early stage business resources, and high-end investment opportunities. Their ecosystem has everything an athlete entrepreneur and investor needs to thrive and successfully launch into new endeavors.
Erica Tuggle has been the Brand Director for The Coca-Cola Company since May of 2018. As Brand Director, Erica develops strategy and growth agenda for core business with a focus on consumer retention. She attended NYU’s Stern School of Business for undergrad, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Matt Wolff is the Founder and CEO of Ticket Time Machine. Ticket Time Machine™ is an Entertainment company that specializes in souvenir tickets/credentials for events. They help enhance the fan experience by giving them something to commemorate their memories. Matt graduated from The University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Michele Elrod is the Executive Vice President and Head of Marketing for Regions Bank. Regions is one of the nation's largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management and mortgage products and services.
AJ Maestas is the Founder and CEO of Navigate. Navigate is the industry leader in evaluating and measuring marketing investments, primarily in sports and entertainment. Based in Chicago, navigate helps clients determine the value of their partnerships and understand how they are performing.
Rick is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and grown numerous agencies focused on sponsorship and fan engagement. FishBait celebrates its 17th anniversary in 2020, and Rick credits the longevity to a mix of “extremely hard work, good luck, loyal clients, and talented teammates.” Rick is known as one of the best sponsorship idea generators in the business today, and combines empathic consumer insights with crisp empirical data. His clients have included MasterCard International, numerous Olympic Games sponsors, Bank of America, ESPN, and dozens of others. Rick’s also a highly sought-after public speaker and writer.
Steve Pacheco is the President/CEO of the American Advertising Federation. Pacheco is tasked with designing a future-forward organization consistent with the changes impacting the advertising landscape. His role will span evolution of the AAF’s programs, services and membership; volunteer engagement; and serving as the voice of the advertising industry through advocacy and lobbying on key issues from free commercial speech to the advancement of diversity and inclusion.