Chris Prucha, Co-Founder of Notion & Origin

Born in Michigan, Chris has made a considerable mark on Silicon Valley through his entrepreneurial endeavors. He co-founded Notion, an innovative workspace productivity platform that’s now privately valued at an impressive $10 billion and used worldwide.   Alongside Notion, Chris also co-founded Origin, a deep technology company that advanced the open ecosystem concept in theContinue reading “Chris Prucha, Co-Founder of Notion & Origin”

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”

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”

Ian Sherk, ADA

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. In 2014, Ian joined a strong performing start-up of about a half dozen people and hasContinue reading “Ian Sherk, ADA”

Amber Gadsby, Popeye’s

Amber has over 15 years’ experience in the food marketing industry at Domino’s Pizza and Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen.  She’s an award-winning strategic marketer, innovator, and digital leader, recognized for creativity in both Ad Week and Advertising Age. Her work leading the Domino’s AnyWare ordering launch also won Clio and Cannes Titanium Grand Prix awards.  Continue reading “Amber Gadsby, Popeye’s”

Kim Barker, EMU Management Department

Kim Barker is deeply passionate about teaching, learning, organizational development, and shaping the future of work. With a background spanning Human Resources, Commercial Banking, and Hospital Administration, she brings a wealth of experience totalling 30 years. Kim’s research interests cover diverse areas such as Global Organization Development & Change, Cultural Competence, Conflict Resolution, Gender Equality,Continue reading “Kim Barker, EMU Management Department”

Jenn Hayman, Ann Arbor SPARK

Jenn holds a prominent position as the President of Marketing, Communications, and Events at Ann Arbor SPARK. Drawing from her extensive experience in the fields of marketing and communications, she has established a remarkable track record of cultivating and elevating brands across diverse sectors such as higher education, technology, and hospitality. Notably, her previous roleContinue reading “Jenn Hayman, Ann Arbor SPARK”

Ryan Redoute, That Michigan Guy

Ryan Redoute is a Michigander creating video content for Michiganders on TikTok and Instagram. Previously in his digital marketing career, he worked for big corporate brands at different agencies in Chicago and Detroit. In 2018, he founded his own digital marketing agency Dynamo.     Through his TikTok and Youtube, has amassed over 120K+ followers overContinue reading “Ryan Redoute, That Michigan Guy”

Cain Joyland, Romantic Discovery

For over 30 years, Cain Joyland has been in the field of intimacy and relationship enhancement, establishing herself as a beacon of guidance and expertise. Certified as a sex and relationship coach and a leader of Gottman’s “Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work” couples program, she aims to enlighten individuals on nurturing healthy connections insideContinue reading “Cain Joyland, Romantic Discovery”