Meet our Speakers
BrandStorm’s 2021 speakers delivered insights on empathy in marketing, connecting with the health-conscious consumer, developing stories that command attention, the changing digital landscape and more. Learn more about them below and check out the schedule of events for more information on their sessions.
Brinda Ayer, Content Director at Food52 and Homes52
Tom Barnes, CEO, Category Partners
Chadwick Boyd, host of CNN Food Finds, magazine contributor, and owner of Chadwick Boyd Lifestyle Brand Consulting
Jennifer Breault, Vice President of Sales, iHeartMedia
Sarah Burke, Director of Brand Partnerships and Integrated Media, iHeart Media
Mark Campbell, Founder/CEO, ProduceIQ
Gustavo Calabro, Executive Director, Abasto Media
Justin Chapple, author of Just Cook It! and Culinary Director-at-Large of Food & Wine
Julie DeWolf, Shopper Marketing Expert
Marius Du Plessis, CEO, ClemenGold International (PTY) Ltd.
Miguel Garcia, Kroger Vice President Produce/Floral, Kroger
Derek Gaskins, Chief Marketing Officer, Yesway
Jorge Gonzalez, VP of Operations at Leevers Supermarkets, Inc.
Steve Grinstead, Chief Executive Officer, FreshEdge
Cindy Jewell, President, SC Jewell
Amanda Keefer, Managing Director Healthy Family Project, Produce for Kids
Ellie Krieger, RD, Culinary nutritionist, award-winning cookbook author, and Food Network and PBS cooking series host
Michael La Kier, Digitally-infused Consumer & Shopper Marketing, What Brands Want, LLC
Max MacGillivray, Beanstalk Global Broadcast (UK)
Nick Mascari, President, BellHarvest Sales, Inc.
Mónica Moreno Arellano, Manager at Grupo PM
Mark Munger, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, 4Earth Farms
Karen Nardozza, President and CEO, Moxxy Marketing
Don Neal, Founder and CEO, 360 Live Media
Raina Nelson, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Renaissance Food Group
Alies Padding MSc, Innovation Manager, NNZ, Inc.
Jonna Parker, Principal, IRI Fresh Center for Excellence
Lindsey Pedersen, Bestselling author of Forging an Ironclad Brand: A Leader’s Guide, and brand strategist, Ironclad Brand
Jessica Peri, Retail Sales Manager, Peri and Sons Farms, Inc.
Ramon Portilla, Sr. Director Customer Experience and Insights, Walmart
Abby Prior, SVP Sales and Marketing, BrightFarms
Ian Smetona, Consumer & Customer Manager, BASF
Angela Sommers, Marketing Director, BelleHarvest Sales, Inc.
Martin Ruebelt, Head of Global Consumer R&D & Science Fellow, Bayer Crop Science
Sherrie Terry, President & CEO, Sherrie L. Terry Consulting, LLC
Mariya Zorotovich, Head of Customer Experience, HLS & Emerging Technology, Intel Corporation