Panelist Names and Bios

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 Panelist names and biographies updated as received please check back frequently!

Advertising & Marketing

Taylor Abbett, President
Tailored Marketing, Inc.

Emily Dabney, Social Marketing, Account Coordination/Project Management , Business Development, and Regional Media Buying
Loaded Creative

Nathan Kress, President / Creative Director
400 lb Communications

Meade Johnson, Marketing Communications Consultant

Self Employed

Rob Throckmorton, Director of Employment and Staffing

Arts Management

Design/Architecture & Multimedia
Independent Artists
Daviea Davis, Glass Mosaic Artist

Sandy Kessler Kaminski, Multi-Media Artist

Dan Rugh, Owner
CommonWealth Press

Dan Speicher, Photographer

Performing Arts
Emmai Alaquiva, Emmy Award-Winner, Entrepreneur, Mentor
Hip Hop on L.O.C.K

Ken Bolden, Teaching Artist/Actor
University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts

Tim Hartman, Freelance actor/artist/storyteller
Self Employed

David Newell, Mr Mcfeely

Michele Utzig Philage,Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dance Teacher

Center for Theater Arts

Public Relations
Laura Gething, Communications Manager
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Tracy Gray, Media and Public Relations Manager
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Dr. Michele R. Papakie, Associate Professor and Public Relations
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Cassandra Paradise, Media Buyer
Nartak Media Group

James B. Struzzi II, Press Officer
PA Department of Transportation

Writing & Publishing
Sharon Lippincott, Author, Memoir Writing Teacher and Coach
Self Employed

Paul Kelly, Publisher
St. Lynn's Press

Martha Reed, Project Manager/Product Management & Marketing Division
Federated Investors, Inc.

Ryan Riordan, Freelance Sports Reporter
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sarah Sudar, Writer

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