Julie Bowerman is currently Chief Global Digital Customer and Consumer Experience Officer at the Kellogg Company, responsible for its $750M+ online e-commerce business, all-digital brand experiences, global media planning, buying, and shopper marketing. Before joining Kellogg, Julie was the SVP of Global eCommerce and Digital Engagement for Hain Celestial, a leading global organic food and personal care company. Julie also served as Global VP of Ecommerce, Shopper Marketing and Digital, Vice President and GM of eCommerce, and Head of Digital Marketing for the Coca-Cola Company between 2009 and 2017.
Corey Gibbs is Founder & CEO at Elite Entertainment Experiences, LLC. Gibbs graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences. Corey also received Master’s in Sport Management in 2007 from The University of Alabama!
Andrea Brimmer is Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer at Ally Financial Inc. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, where she also played varsity collegiate soccer for four years.
Jamael Hester is Chief of Staff, Office of The President of North America at The Coca-Cola Company. He graduated from University of Tennessee with a degree focused on Marketing. At Tennessee, Jamael was one of five undergraduate students selected to enroll in coveted Executives in Residence (EIR) MBA course with 25 UTK MBA candidates led by the renowned Dr. Dick Reizenstein. He also was the 1st African American Male Intramural Athlete of the Year in school history in 2003-2004.
Darin White is Department Chair, Executive Director, Professor of Marketing, and Director of Samford University’s Center for Sports Analytics (Brook School of Business). He is Founding Director of the Sports Marketing Program in 2011. They have placed 90% of students in positions within 6 months since 2012!!!
Ashley Smith is currently the founder of GSD Advisory, a marketing advising and strategy company. GSD Advisory leverages Smith’s passions and 25 years of experience in connecting consumers and brands across music, sports, and entertainment. Prior to launching GSD Advisory, Smith was the Vice President of Brand Marketing for Madison Square Garden overseeing marketing, digital content and customer experience for the MSG portfolio of venues including The Garden, Beacon Theatre, Radio City Music Hall and Chicago Theatre.
Matt Roberts is Founder & CEO of Drive & Company and Co-Founder of SANIL. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a Bachelor of Arts. Matt also received a Masters of Science in Sport Administration from University of Louisville!
Hayes Johnson is the President at Swimmingly LLC, based in Raleigh-Durham. Hayes has been with Swimmingly for 7 years now, previously as VP of Marketing. He graduated from University of Texas with a B.A in Sociology & Education. Missy (Franklin) Johnson is a 5-time Gold Medalist. In her Olympic debut in 2012, she was 17 years old, winning 5 total medals….4 gold!