Social Media on the Sand

2017 Speakers

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

With a vision of building a lifestyle brand for women like herself — fun, independent and fearless — Rebecca Minkoff has found a unique niche among fashion-forward, modern women around the world.

Rebecca founded the brand in 2005 with her brother and the Company’s CEO, Uri Minkoff. Together, Uri and Rebecca have grown the Rebecca Minkoff brand into the largest global fashion label led by a female millennial designer.Today, the Rebecca Minkoff brand spans ready-to-wear, bags, footwear, jewelry, watches, and tech. Her unique vision for the brand is singularly focused on her ideal millennial girl, who experiences all of life’s exciting moments, with her confident, go-anywhere, do-anything attitude. The brand is distributed in over 900 stores worldwide, with flagship stores in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and Chicago. The brand also has free-standing stores in Hong Kong, Korea, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Bangkok.

Website - www.rebeccaminkoff.com

Holly Robsinon Peete

Holly Robinson Peete

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Los Angeles, Robinson Peete was voted “most talented” in high school alongside fellow classmate and future actor Rob Lowe. She did her undergraduate studies at the prestigious Sarah Lawrence College where she majored in psychology and French. Robinson Peete’s longevity and visibility in the entertainment community has led to a successful career as a spokesperson for some of the country’s biggest brands, including Target, Toys“R”Us, Colgate, Skechers, Epipen, and Carnation. She has also launched a new Holly Robinson Peete lifestyle brand of apparel and accessories on the popular shopping channel EVINE LIVE.Robinson Peete’s philanthropic efforts have earned her numerous awards and honors,including Ford’s Freedom Sisters; the American Mentor Award; the Southern California Broadcasters’ Association Community Service Award; Gerald R. Ford People Helping People Award; the March of Dimes Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures Award; USC Woman of Distinction Award; Anheuser Busch John E. Jacob Community Service Award; the Genii Award; the Girls Inc. Mentor Award; A Place Called Home Humanitarian Award; and McDonald’s 365 Black Award and many more. Whether discussing her advocacy for son's autism, her father’s Parkinson’s disease or how she strives to maintain a successful work-life balance, Holly Robinson Peete delivers inspiring, authentic, down to earth keynotes that connect deeply and offer audiences vital tips and roadmaps for managing their own lives and careers.

Website - www.hollyrod.org

Zach Wright

Zach Wright

Sprinklr

Zach Wright is the Global Director of Advertising Services at Sprinklr. His main objective is to help Sprinklr Advertising clients utilize the platform to maximize their digital advertising.

Prior to Sprinklr, Zach was a Social Media Strategist on both the agency and brand sides. He worked to craft and execute on digital strategies for many fortune 500 companies, as well as specialized in early adoption of new networks and trends.

Zach Wright graduated from the University of Kansas, with a BA in Communication and minor in Business. He presently resides in Austin, TX with his wife Kylie, two dogs and daughter Kingsley!

Website - www.sprinklr.com

Adam Stewart

Adam Stewart, CD

CEO, Sandals Resorts International

Adam Stewart is the dynamic CEO of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), which owns and operates Caribbean-based Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts, Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts, Fowl Cay Resort and Your Jamaican Villas. Stewart oversees all areas of SRI operations, headquartered in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

In years under Stewart’s leadership, Sandals has experienced a period of unprecedented growth, innovation and development transforming the all-inclusive concept to Luxury Included® resorts that offer guests levels of exclusivity never seen before and attracting admiration throughout the world.

Julie Cole

Julie Cole

Mabel's Labels

Julie is the mother of six and a co-founding VP of Mabel’s Labels, the leading provider of labels for the stuff kids lose! Mabel’s Labels has grown from basement start-up into an award winning, celebrity endorsed and international phenomenon. As company spokeswoman, Julie is well-known amongst North American entrepreneurs and her dynamic personality has led to numerous speaking engagements, from university business classes to TV appearances, including NBC’s The Today Show, HLN’s Raising America, Canada AM, Breakfast Television, The Marilyn Denis Show, Metro Morning, CH Morning Live, Better TV, The Mom Show, Fox 5 San Diego and WGN’s Midday. She is a digital influencer and syndicated blogger for The Huffington Post, modernmom.com, PTPA Media, Yummy Mummy Club, and her company’s Mabelhood blog. Her writing has also appeared in Chicken Soup For the Soul - Power Moms and numerous websites. Mabel’s Labels has been featured everywhere from The View to Forbes.com.

Brianne Manz

Brianne Manz

Stroller in the City

Once a fashion showroom owner now turned mom and blogger/writer. Brianne lives in New York City with her husband, three children and enjoys their fast paced city life. Stroller In The City boasts about city living, kids fashion, family travel, and all things that are mommy. Being a mom doesn't mean you need to lose sight of the cool stuff.

Danielle Faust

Danielle Faust

OK, Dani

Danielle Faust is a dynamic life and wellness coach, freelance writer and speaker based in south Florida. Since 2009, the she’s been spreading her brand of positivity across the web and the nation—and making money doing it. From 1:1 consulting, speaking, sponsored blog and video content, digital products, and now, physical products, Danielle has found creative ways to make all aspects of her wellness brand lucrative.

A certified life and wellness coach, Danielle helps busy women get their lives and bodies in happier, healthier shape. The candid voice behind OK, Dani, an award winning family lifestyle, travel and wellness blog, her freelance writing can be found across the web on topics ranging from healthy living to parenting.

Danielle has been tapped by Essence, Redbook, Health, Good Housekeeping, Forbes and more for her perspective on all things lifestyle, travel and family. In her signature “real talk” style, Danielle presents down to earth advice to crowds around the country on wellness topics and the business of blogging.

When she’s not at work expanding her empire, Danielle can be found playing in the backyard with her two preschoolers, or drinking coffee while planning her next travel adventure.

Jessica Goodbury

Jessica Woodbury

Director, Content Development, Commission Junction

A blogger for over 15 years, Jessica Woodbury has built successful influencer and content programs to serve a wide variety of brands. She is currently the Director of Content Development at CJ Affiliate, the largest affiliate network in the US, where she helps influencers, magazines, and media maximize monetization. She previously created the innovative Homemakers program at Wayfair.com. She is a writer, reader, and lapsed lawyer.

Alli Webb

Alli Webb

Drybar

Alli Webb, a longtime professional stylist, began Drybar in 2010 after a lifelong quest for a great blowout at an affordable price. What started as a mobile business quickly turned into the first Drybar in Brentwood, Calif., and has since expanded to more than 80 locations with over 3,000 stylists across the country. Drybar also offers a full line of professional hair styling products & tools. The line launched exclusively with Sephora in March of 2013, and is now sold both online and in its own Drybar shops, at Sephora and Nordstrom in the U.S. and Canada, and select Ulta Beauty and Bloomingdale’s doors nationwide. In October of 2016, Alli released her first book with Abrams Publishing, The Drybar Guide to Good Hair for All, which quickly became a New York Times Bestseller.

Website - www.thedrybar.com

Luke Quanstrom

Luke Quanstrom

Sprinklr

Luke Quanstrom is the Associate Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Sprinklr. In this capacity he helps maximize customer value through channel partner relationships with Facebook.

Previously at Sprinklr he served as Global Area Vice President of Client Success at Sprinklr. He led our entire customer-facing team to ensure strategic alignment of business objectives to Sprinklr technology adoption and use. At Sprinklr, this team is tasked with understanding customer priorities and helping ensure they are addressed with a knowledgeable and passionate Success Management organization.

Prior to Sprinklr, Luke was a digital strategist on the agency side where he worked to deliver social and digital solutions that help brands connect and engage their consumers by understanding consumer use patterns of emerging technologies.

Luke received a B.A. degree in marketing from Olivet Nazarene University and an MBA degree in integrated marketing communications from DePaul University. A Chicagoan at heart, he lives in Austin, TX with his wife and four boys.

Website - www.sprinklr.com

Maria Bailey

Maria Bailey

CEO, BSM Media | Host, Mom Talk Radio

Maria Bailey is an award-winning author, radio talk show host, nationally known speaker and the foremost marketing authority on marketing to moms. Her book, Marketing to Moms: Getting Your Piece of the Trillion Dollar Market, was the first to examine the buying power of mothers and the most effective marketing initiatives to tap the $1.7 trillion market.

Maria is also the host of Mom Talk Radio™, the first nationally syndicated radio show for moms, Founder/CEO of BlueSuitMom.com, the award winning website for executive working mothers and the creator of Smart Mom Solutions, a product line that offers solutions to everyday challenges for busy moms.

Debbie-Ann White

Debbie-Ann White

Senior Vice President of Public Relations and Promotions, Unique Vacations, Inc.

Debbie-Ann White is Senior Vice President of Public Relations and Promotions at Unique Vacations, Inc. (UVI), an affiliate of the worldwide representatives for Sandals Resorts International (SRI), parent company of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts, Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts, Fowl Cay Resort and Your Jamaican Villas. She is responsible for the organization’s overall reputation, as well as crafting the strategic direction and overseeing the implementation of individual brand campaigns. Her award-winning work has helped establish Sandals Resorts International as the undisputed leader of Caribbean vacation experiences.

Despite the responsibility of her position and the corporate title that accompanies it, when Debbie-Ann White thinks about her role representing some of travel’s most well-known brands, the first thing that comes to her mind is surprising. “Most of what I try to do every day is to align our brands with partners and opportunities that bring out the best in them. Relationships are what matter most,” says White. “At heart, I am the quintessential matchmaker.”

Fitting for a woman who runs one of the world’s most romantic brands, Sandals Resorts, and telling about her approach to business which is collaborative, thoughtful and always focused on results. Under her helm, White has launched a variety of impressive initiatives featuring distinguished partnerships with Wheel of Fortune, McDonalds, Greg Norman, Sesame Workshop, Bride’s Magazine, Mondavi Wines and many, many more. She has also orchestrated numerous celebrity events, resort grand openings and press events around the world and is the creator and producer of Social Media on the Sand, Beaches Resorts’ annual gathering of parent influencers.

Debbie-Ann White lives in South Florida where she tends regularly to her most important relationships: husband, Lorin and daughter, Lian.

Cindy Goodman

Cindy Goodman

Cindy Krischer Goodman is an award-winning business journalist, social media maven and blogger. Her nationally distributed column and blog, The Work Life Balancing Act, has appeared in The Miami Herald and hundreds of newspapers across the country. Known online as the Balance Gal, Cindy has loyal followers across various platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Her followers turn to Cindy for career and lifestyle advice to achieve a more fulfilling life. Cindy also founded RaisingTeensBlog, an online community for parents of teens grappling with their sanity.

Deva Dalporto

Deva Dalporto

MyLifeSuckers

Deva Dalporto is the creator of dozens of viral videos. NBC dubbed her the “Weird Al of YouTube Moms.” Her funny parenting videos and parodies have garnered more than 150 million views and have been on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Parents Magazine, People, CNN, Headline News, Fox News, Yahoo’s homepage, Today Australia, HuffPost, PopSugar Moms, Redbook, Good Housekeeping and many more. Deva is a three-time BlogHer Voice of the Year Award winner for video, an Iris Awards nominee and was selected by ABC News as “Best Fan Cover Artist” in their Billboard Music Awards Special. Deva blogs at MyLifeSuckers.com and is represented by United Talent Agency.

Claudia Krusch

Claudia Krusch

Trendy Latina

Claudia Krusch has been blogging since 2006. She is an influencer, speaker, social media coach and CEO of Social Coerce social media management; who actively participates in more than 20 Blogger Networks and 5 Press Associations. She has worked with more than 87 brands in 2017 alone, 12 long term ambassador programs, and her Live Video Experience propelled her to became one of the Spokesperson for the New York Auto Show in 2017.

She has been nominated top 5 Hispanic Influencers for LiveStreaming at Tecla Awards, Top 5 LiveSteaming Influencers for Iris Awards at Mom 2.0 Conference, and the Most Influential Account for Blogher 17.

She is also a Best Buy, Tide, Affresh, and Curad Ambassador, as well as a contributor to several national websites.