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BrandStorm Speakers

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. 

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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