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About Communications Week

Communications Week was founded in 2014 to bring together the greatest minds in PR and media. The biggest industry organizations and media outlets have been supporters of the week since the event’s inception. As the conference continues to grow, it attracts professionals from various levels of the marketing, media, and communications industries. In 2018, Communications Week expanded globally with events in New York, Toronto, London and Hamburg. Communications Week was founded by Tiffany Guarnaccia, founder and CEO of Kite Hill PR, a specialty communications agency. Ragan Communications is the owner and organizer of Communications Week worldwide. For more information visit www.commsweek.com

ADVISORY BOARD

Manager, Digital & Advocacy Communications
IBM
SVP of Communications & Public Affairs
Entertainment Software Association
Deputy Director of Digital Strategy
US Dept of Interior
Director of external affairs
Slimming World
Vice President, Communications
PepsiCo Foods North America
President
Peppercomm
Director, Corporate Communications
Entergy
Goins Lanita
AVP, Employee Communications Services
Arch Capital Services
(Co-Chair)
Founder & CEO
Kite Hill PR
Head of Consumer & Product Communications
Pinterest
CEO
APCO Worldwide
VP, Corporate Communications
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
SVP
Synchrony
Senior Director, Head of Global Communications
Activision Blizzard
Head of Strategic Communications
Amazon Web Services
Director of Communications
C-SPAN
Director, ESG Communications
AFLAC
Chief Client Officer
Porter Novelli
(Co-Chair)
CEO
Ragan Communications
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Sound Exchange
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
YMCA
President
MikeWorldWide
Senior Partner
RCG

Meet the team behind Communications Week

DIANE SCHWARTZ
CEO
dianes@ragan.com

AMY JEFFERIES
CMO
amyj@ragan.com

BRIAN GILBERT
CFO

SEAN McCLURE
Digital Director

JUSTIN JOFFE
Manager, Strategic
Programming, Ragan &
Communications Week
justinj@ragan.com

ROBBY BRUMBERG
Editor, Ragan Communications & Communications Week

TED KITTERMAN
Editor, PR Daily & Communications Week
tedk@ragan.com

MANDY ZARANSKY-HURST
Head of Ragan Leadership Councils & COO

SHALLON BLACKBURN
Head of Customer Service & Sales
shallonb@ragan.com

HANNAH LAVELLE
Director, Sponsorships & Sales
hannahl@ragan.com

JOYCEANN GARIPPA
Director of Content

ROULA AMIRE
VP, Editorial

JENNY TRAN
Assistant Marketing Manager

KIM EGAN
Marketing Manager

LISA WETHERALD
Marketing Manager

ABOUT RAGAN COMMUNICATIONS

For more than 50 years, Ragan Communications, based in Chicago, has been delivering trusted news, training and intelligence for internal and external communicators, HR professionals and business executives via its conferences, webinars, training, awards, subscriptions and membership divisions. Its daily news sites—PRDaily.com and Ragan.com—are read by more than 600,000 internal and external communicators monthly. Its Communications Leadership Council is one of the fastest-growing membership groups for communications executives. Ragan’s Workplace Wellness Insider, launched in October 2020, serves HR, wellness and comms professionals. Ragan acquired Communications Week in April 2021. Visit www.ragan.com.

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COMMUNICATIONS WEEK: 2014-2020

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