Series Breakdown

PART 1: JUNE 17th // Matt Wilson // Focus & Strategy
Matt Wilson, President/COO of Eastport Holdings will share how his agency network responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with focus and strategy to come out stronger. VIEW RECORDING

PART 2: JUNE 24th // Mary Ellen Dugan // Creating Experiences
Mary Ellen Dugan, CMO of WP Engine, will discuss how digital experience creators need quickly adapt to serve the masses and help businesses of all sizes to press ahead. VIEW RECORDING

PART 3: JULY 1st // Jay Salyers // Transforming Travel
Jay Salyers, SVP at Miles Partnership, will tell us how a travel and tourism specialist agency supports an industry hard hit to accelerate recovery. VIEW RECORDING

PART 4: July 8th // Eric Myers // Reinvention Through Expansion
Eric Myers, President of Belo + Company, will share how traditional publishers can reinvent themselves through the expansion of services, while building trust and delivering results for local clients. VIEW RECORDING

Our Speakers

Matt Wilson
President + Chief Operating Officer | Eastport Holdings

Matt Wilson has been the President/COO of Eastport Holdings, an advertising holding company, for the past five years. With over 700 employees spread over a dozen operating entities, Matt’s core focus is on growth, performance, and agency mergers and acquisitions.

Mary Ellen Dugan
Chief Marketing Officer | WP Engine

An accomplished senior marketing executive with 20 years’ of experience in strategic marketing, brand building, business development and advertising, CMO Mary Ellen Dugan leads WP Engine's global marketing activities including product marketing, partner enablement and demand generation, brand building, advertising and integrated marketing. Mary Ellen has held a number of senior executive roles at multinational companies including Indeed, Dell Technologies, Landor Associates, Daymon and The Brand Union. She holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing and International Business from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. Mary Ellen serves on the Board of Susan G. Komen Austin.

Jay Salyers
Senior Vice President | Miles Partnership

Jay’s specialty is in developing product plans that match clients’ strategic objectives, specifically in aligning resources with the latest research-based trends and fostering collaboration. He is responsible for maintaining positive, productive relationships with Miles’ clients, as well as their overall satisfaction with our products and services.

Eric Myers
President | Belo + Company

Eric Myers is currently the President of Belo + Company, located in Dallas, TX, with operations in Dallas, Tulsa and Denver.  Under his leadership, three innovative marketing, media, and creative companies became one.  Eric has spent a career in change management and focuses on igniting talented teams that are built to last in a beautifully evolving marketing world.

Eric has a life-long history of success in the publishing and digital world, including 20 years in various leadership positions at Cox Media Group and Times Publishing.

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