May 23rd at 6:00 PM




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Avice Meehan
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Chief Communications Officer
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David Horowitz
Touchdown Ventures
Founder & CEO
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David Rabkin
American Express
Executive Vice President & General Manager Global Marketing
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Lynn Godfrey
Girl Scouts of the USA
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
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Mark R. Heavey
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Director – Marketing and Advertising
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Matt Butlein
Chief Vision Officer
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Shannon Truax
VP of Brand Social


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Beth-Ann Eason
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Chris Clarke
Pure Growth Group
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
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Ed Starr
BMF Media Group
Managing Partner
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Ian Wishingrad
Founder and creative director
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Jared Sorin
McCarter & English

Leadership Committees

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Abby Lehman
Spark Foundry
Programmatic Analytics
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Alison Monk
Mercury Media
EVP, Managing Director
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Michael Penn
M&C Saatchi Mobile
Associate Director
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Sansan Fibri


Time and Date

This event starts on May 23rd at 6:00 PM.


Networking | Mentorship | Connection

This Forum will bring together top executives, industry game changers, and like-minded professionals from the Marketing, Venture Capital, and Tech/Startup industries. 

The evening kicks off with dinner, drinks, and networking, where you’ll find fresh faces and reconnect with some familiar ones. Afterward, you will take a seat at a roundtable session where you will join in on a meaningful discussion regarding the current market trends and various investment philosophies. You will have the option to choose an industry focus; either Marketing or Venture Capital.

The roundtable format is designed to create an open atmosphere for valuable group discussion. This your opportunity to personally to connect and get to know some of the most talented and successful professionals within the industry.

Topics include:

David Rabkin, EVP & GM, Global Marketing, Commercial Services, American Express - Digital Marketing and the Evolving Role of Storytelling.
Shannon Traux, VP of Brand Social, GoDaddy - How to tell and measure stories that make the highest impact across social, website, email, and blogs.
Mark Heavey, CMO, MTA - How big data is transforming the MTA and the transit industry, and helping put customers first.
Matt Butlein, Chief Vision Officer, - How to go beyond the usual buzzwords to create deeply human digital experiences.
Lynn Godfrey, CMO, Girl Scouts - How do you keep a legacy brand relevant?
Avice Meehan, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, MSK - Confessions of an Accidental Marketer
David Horowitz, Founder & CEO, Touchdown Ventures - Why corporations are investing in start-ups and advice on how start-ups can work with corporations

To learn about speaking, membership and/or sponsorship opportunities, please contact


May 23rd
6:00 PM Dinner + Cocktails + Networking
7:00 PM Breakout Session
8:15 PM Dessert + Networking


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