Born as an army brat in the heart of the Steel City of Youngstown, OH, raised in Germany and California. Brian is President at Add3 digital marketing agency, serial entrepreneur, proud dad to two girls, Arsenal FC soccer supporter, and an old school hip-hop DJ who has been an active internet industry leader for 19+ years. He was nominated as one of "The Most Influential People of 2005" by Seattle Magazine's. He's a lefty, prefers Hornitos tequila, air-cooled vintage VWs and has a record collection of 7,000+ pieces.
Los Angeles born Rock & Roller turned Seattleite; Gloria Connors has over 25 years of experience in the music business and entrepreneurship. She is a self-made woman, engineer, art collector and a proud mom. Gloria is an expert producer of controlled chaos, on stage and off. Founder of Connors & Co., Gloria toured with various artists until she got tired of being the only woman on the bus. Now, she can be found carving her way down the mountain with her Connors & Co. team debating Yacht Rock vs. Real Rock. She’s a trailblazer & music lover at heart that is still in love with a loud guitar - even if she can’t hear it.
15 year Microsoft veteran, primarily in roles for the Microsoft Advertising and Trade Marketing teams; Spokane native, Ballard local; Board member of the Northwest Internet Advertising Group (NWIAG). Spends time raising money for local fundraising organizations such as The Team Jesse Foundation and The Inbetweener; Enjoys traveling to faraway places, neighborhood art walks, road trips, and polar bear plunges.
Director of Social Media
Native to the Seattle startup and art scenes, Zach is passionate about connecting business, technology and design as the CEO of social media agency, Crown Social. Prior to founding Crown in 2011, Zach was a digital strategist at Wunderman, client-side head of marketing, and serial entrepreneur, founding and co-founding startups in the music, marketing and finance verticals. To date, Zach is most proud of his ability to rap in several languages and his impressive collection of fanny packs.
PR / Communications
Montana native and Syracuse University alum/apologist; Two decades of PR leadership experience for public and privately held technology, commercial, and nonprofit ventures in US and abroad; History buff and outdoorsman who lived in West Berlin at height of Cold War and counts Queen Anne Hill, Mt. Baker Ski Area, Mt. Everest Base Camp and his couch among favorite places; Co-founder of LardButt.com, dedicated to below-average athletes and weekend warriors.
We are very pleased to introduce SIC’s 2016 Advisory Board: This group brings a comprehensive base of thought-leadership perspectives from the converging areas of major technology corporations, digital and social media organizations, academia, entertainment, and more. We are excited to be working together to help make SIC a compelling and valuable event for everyone involved!
Benjamin Winters Principal WINTR
Brian Marr Director of Strategy Smashing Ideas
Chris Carter SVP Strategy & Planning Edelman PNW
Dan Sundgren CMO uZoom
Daniella Kim Principal HalibutFlats Research and Development / UW
David Harris Startup Advocate City of Seattle
Donte Parks Vice President, Culture Substantial
Dave Curry Executive Director of Interactive POP
Eddie Rehfeldt Executive Creative Director Edelman
Founder Rocket Fuel
Gareth Jones Managing Director POSSIBLE
Jeffrey Chavez Content Identity Consultant Tether
John SanGiovanni CEO Visual Vocal
Lissa Capps Senior Vice President Edelman
Matt Ashworth Leader of Seattle's Technology Public Relations Practice Porter Novelli
Melissa Barden Tech & Telco Mobile Account Director AOL
Mike Reeder Director, Global Coffee & Strategic Partnerships Starbucks
Michelle Maggs Executive Vice President, GM Weber Shandwick
Matthew Wood Digital Media Business Professional Bidtellect
Rob Thomas VP President of Pacific NW AEG Live
Scilla Andreen CEO & Co-Founder IndieFlix
Scott Macklin Associate Director UW Digital Media
Surya Vanka Founder Authentic Design