Bud Gibson, EMU Center for Digital Engagement

In January 2015, Bud led the establishment of the Center for Digital Engagement at Eastern Michigan University. With the generous support of the College of Business, the CDE currently sponsors the Digital Marketing Workshop and monthly breakfast series. In Summer 2015, the CDE entered into a multi-year collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation andContinue reading “Bud Gibson, EMU Center for Digital Engagement”

Ian Sherk, Career Now Brands

Ian started his marketing career just over a decade ago as an assistant at [Current branding for EMU’s digital marketing program]. Since then he has managed performance advertising campaigns across various verticals including automotive, B2B SAAS, and tax services. Eight years ago, Ian joined a strong performing start-up of about a half dozen people andContinue reading “Ian Sherk, Career Now Brands”

Kristine Nash-Wong, Ann Arbor SPARK

As the director of entrepreneurial services at the SPARK East Innovation Center in Ypsilanti, Kristine helps early-stage startups accelerate their growth by providing business consulting and marketing services. A strategic planner with more than 25 years of marketing experience, Kristine specializes in helping technology companies gain and grow market share. She is passionate about helpingContinue reading “Kristine Nash-Wong, Ann Arbor SPARK”

Dawn Verbrigghe, Jottful

Dawn Verbrigghe is the founder and CEO of Jottful, an Ann Arbor-based software company and maker of “the world’s easiest websites” for small businesses. Dawn has more than two decades of marketing experience. She served as the head of marketing at four early-stage, venture-backed software businesses and management faculty at Parsons The New School for Design in NewContinue reading “Dawn Verbrigghe, Jottful”

David J. Morin, Care Technology

Dave is a serial entrepreneur, executive and startup consultant. He has co-founded multiple software companies including Cielo MedSolutions, a population health management technology firm, Impellia, a human performance data analytics company and Mountain Pass Solutions, a provider of workflow and information management solutions for university and health system human resource functions. He is an advisorContinue reading “David J. Morin, Care Technology”

Carrie Bell Motsinger, Common Citizen

Carrie is an experienced marketing professional with 17 years working in the consumer goods industry, with a recent move into the cannabis industry. Carrie brings seven years of agency experience working with fortune 500 companies like Dow Corning, Novartis Nutrition (Gerber, Boost) and Kellogg. She spent nine years at the Kellogg company working on theContinue reading “Carrie Bell Motsinger, Common Citizen”

Sufian Qrunfleh, EMU Marketing Department

Dr. Sufian Qrunfleh is the Interim Department Head of Marketing & an Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Eastern Michigan University. He earned his Ph.D. in Manufacturing Management from The University of Toledo in Ohio. He routinely teaches operations management, supply chain management, and operations planning and scheduling in supply chain atContinue reading “Sufian Qrunfleh, EMU Marketing Department”

Kim Barker, EMU Management Department

Dr. Barker received her Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Benedictine University and has been a Full-Time Lecturer at EMU since 2017. Prior to coming to Eastern, she spent five years in Human Resources and over 15 years in Hospital Administration. She is the recipient of the Beryl Institute Scholar Grant and is Vice President of the BoardContinue reading “Kim Barker, EMU Management Department”

Sydney Pope, Black Girls CODE

I graduated from Eastern Michigan University, with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations in December 2020, and I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications at Eastern Michigan University.  I currently work at Black Girls CODE (BGC) as a digital marketing specialist. BGC is a not-for-profit dedicated to building pathwaysContinue reading “Sydney Pope, Black Girls CODE”

Jenn Hayman, Ann Arbor SPARK

Jenn Hayman is the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Events for Ann Arbor SPARK. As an experienced marketing and communications professional, Jenn has a demonstrated history of building brands in Higher Ed, Tech, and hospitality industries. She most recently served as the Director of Marketing at Human Element, a full service agency specializedContinue reading “Jenn Hayman, Ann Arbor SPARK”