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Jason Baron

Jason Baron

Senior Vice President, Direct Response
Company: Turner Broadcasting Sales

Jason Baron is senior vice president, direct response, for Turner Broadcasting Sales. In this role, he has oversight of all direct response advertising across all Turner networks a... 

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Chickie Bucco

Chickie Bucco

President
Company: Katz Direct

Chickie Bucco is president of Katz Direct, a Katz Television Group Company — the oldest, largest and most successful media representative. Bucco oversees direct response shor... 

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Brian Comstock

Brian Comstock

Vice President of Direct Response
Company: Zumba Fitness

Brian Comstock is on the executive team at Zumba Fitness and serves as the vice president of direct response. He was previously vice president and chief financial officer of Cort H... 

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Pat Donohoe

Pat Donohoe

Company: Iconic Labs

As CEO of Iconic Labs, Pat Donohoe oversees the strategic direction and operations of a portfolio of award winning brands, including Rx for Brown Skin. Donohoe oversaw the launch o... 

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Christol Farris

Christol Farris

Vice President, Media
Company: U.S. Money Reserve

As the vice president of media for U.S. Money Reserve, Christol Farris oversees a very talented team of DR media buyers. A four-year veteran at USMR, Farris is an integral member o... 

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George Fettig

George Fettig

Chief Marketing Officer
Company: Euro-Pro

George Fettig is Euro-Pro 's chief marketing officer. Euro-Pro was awarded the 2013 DRMA Marketer of the Year award for the phenomenal marketing success of its Ninja and Shark ... 

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Jered Goodyear

Jered Goodyear

Company: Epson

Jered Goodyear currently manages E-commerce and digital marketing for Epson, a leading technology manufacturer in a wide variety of categories. Prior to that, he has more than a de... 

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Tim Hawthorne

Tim Hawthorne

Founder, Chairman and CEO
Company: Hawthorne Direct

Tim Hawthorne is the founder, chairman and CEO of Hawthorne Direct, a full-service brand response advertising agency, specializing in strategic planning, creative development, prod... 

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Steve Heroux

Steve Heroux

CEO and President
Company: Hampton Direct

Steve Heroux has spent his entire career in the consumer goods industry, founding Hampton Direct in 1995 in Connecticut and later moving the company to Vermont in 1997. As the CEO ... 

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Bill Hildebolt

Bill Hildebolt

President and Co-founder
Company: EXPO

As president and co-founder of EXPO, Bill Hildebolt oversees technology, product and finance. He helped design the company’s landmark VideopinionsSM product and has been lead... 

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Brian Howell

Brian Howell

Director of Audience Development
Company: U-T San Diego

Brian Howell is the director of audience development at U-T San Diego, where he is responsible for directing the company’s consumer marketing programs, with the goal of expan... 

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AJ Khubani

AJ Khubani

Founder
Company: TeleBrands Corp.

AJ Khubani founded TELEBrands Corp. in 1983 with his life-savings of $20,000. This year, TELEBrands is celebrating its 30th anniversary in business and is thriving as a nearly $1 b... 

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Amy Leifer

Amy Leifer

Vice President, Direct Response and Paid Programming Sales
Company: DIRECTV

Amy Leifer is vice president of direct response and paid programming sales for DIRECTV. Leifer is responsible for the sales and management of the direct response advertiser sales b... 

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Collette Liantonio

Collette Liantonio

Founder and President
Company: Concepts TV

Collette Liantonio launched Concepts TV in 1983. With an MA in directing from New York University, Liantonio also attended Harvard University’s Owner/President Program. She i... 

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Tony Little

Tony Little

America’s Personal Trainer

Famous throughout the landscape for his boundless enthusiasm, Tony Little has been a television and fitness icon for more than 25 years. Inducted into the National Fitness Hall of ... 

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Kevin Lyons

Kevin Lyons

CEO and Founder
Company: Opportunity Media, Inc.

Kevin Lyons is CEO & founder of Opportunity Media Inc., and represents A&E Networks for direct response. He heads that effort for 10 national cable networks, including Life... 

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Brian Norris

Brian Norris

Director of National Advertising Sales
Company: DISH Network

Brian Norris serves as a director of national advertising sales for DISH Network in New York. He oversees all direct response, Latino and multicultural advertising sales for the co... 

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Declan O'Connor

Declan O'Connor

Vice President, Direct Response and Paid Programming
Company: Discovery Communications

An 18-year veteran of Discovery Communications, Declan O’Connor, vice president, direct response and paid programming, has served in various capacities throughout his tenure,... 

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Susan Obinanne

Susan Obinanne

Director of Direct Response Marketing
Company: Murad

As director of direct response marketing at Murad, Susan Obinanne drives the strategic development of Murad’s direct-to-consumer, multichannel, integrated marketing campaigns... 

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Tim Pearson

Senior Vice President, Household Marketing
Company: Direct Holdings Global

Tim Pearson joined Direct Holdings Global (formerly Time-Life) in 2011 as senior vice president, household marketing, to head up the company’s diversification into kitchen, h... 

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Blaine Rominger

Blaine Rominger

Executive Vice President, Sales
Company: ION Media Networks

Blaine Rominger is executive vice president at ION Media Networks, in charge of leading all interactive media including direct response short-form and long-form advertising across ... 

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Tim Silvia

Tim Silvia

Director of Sales, Direct Response
Company: Comcast Media 360

Tim Silvia serves as director of sales, direct response, for Comcast Media 360, a business unit of Comcast Spotlight formed to draw on the full range of Comcast’s capabilitie... 

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Simon Smith

Simon Smith

Manager, Direct Response
Company: NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment

Simon Smith is manager, direct response, for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. In this role, he has oversight of direct response advertising sales on USA Network, the No. 1 cable n... 

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Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Senior Marketing Manager
Company: Premera Blue Cross

Greg Smith is a senior marketing manager with Premera Blue Cross in the Pacific Northwest. In his current role, he is responsible for marketing and marketing strategy for Premera&r... 

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Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somers has been relevant for more than three decades. She spent 21 years on network television, starring on such shows as “Three’s Company,” “Step b... 

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Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

Vice President, Direct Response and Paid Programming Advertising Sales
Company: Viacom

Mark Sullivan is vice president of direct response and paid programming advertising sales for Viacom’s Entertainment and Music Networks. He oversees all DR sales for the Viac... 

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Gary and Mary West

Gary and Mary West

Founders
Company: West Corp.

Gary and Mary West are successful entrepreneurs who founded West Corp. in 1986. The company operates under two segments – Communications Services and Unified Communications – to provide... 

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Katie Williams

Katie Williams

Founder and CEO
Company: Williams Digital Direct

Katie Williams is the president of Southern California-based Ideal Living Direct and the founder and CEO of Williams Digital Direct. She began her direct response career in 1984, q... 

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