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Michael Marino
CXO
Caesars Entertainment
Michael Marino is the CXO at Caesars Entertainment. Michael’s previous roles within Caesars include Vice President and Executive Associate to the Chairman, President and CEO and Director of Marketing Analytics.  Prior to joining Caesars, Michael worked at Bain & Company and Capital One Financial.   Michael holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Virginia. 
Ajit Sivadasan
VP/GM of Global e-Commerce & Digital Marketing
Lenovo
Ajit Sivadasan manages the Global Web strategy for Lenovo across 90+ countries. In his role he manages Lenovo's substantial online sales and marketing across its B2C and B2B channels globally. Over the last 12 years he has architected and built Lenovo's web capabilities working with an internal team spread across 15+ countries, growing the business over 6x and profits by over 10x. Lenovo.com has won several awards for Usability and Design globally.

Ajit holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from India, a MS in Industrial Management from Northern Illinois University and a MBA from Claremont Graduate University's Peter F. Drucker School of Management.
Breakout Session: Session with Lenovo
Greg Chase
Vice President of Guest Strategy & Insights
MGM Resorts International
 
Breakout Session: Session Featuring MGM Resorts
Tamara Camp
VP of Global CEM
Growth and Loyalty Programs
    
Chris Malone
Author
"The Human Brand"

Chris Malone is Founder and Managing Partner of Fidelum Partners, a firm that specializes in customer loyalty insights, strategies and results.

Chris has over 25 years of sales, marketing, consulting and organizational leadership experience, and a track record of driving growth and profitability.  He held senior marketing positions at leading organizations such as Choice Hotels, ARAMARK, Coca-Cola, the National Basketball Association, and Procter & Gamble and has consulted to a broad range of Fortune 500 companies.

As Chief Marketing Officer of Choice Hotels, one of the largest hotel companies in the world, with over 6,000 hotels open worldwide, Chris led the company’s 800 person global consumer marketing, worldwide travel industry sales, e-commerce and reservations organization. Previously he served as Senior Vice President, Marketing for ARAMARK Corporation, a multinational food, facility and uniform services enterprise with over $12 billion in revenue annually.

Chris is also co-author of the award-winning book, The HUMAN Brand: How We Relate to People, Products & Companies, which was published by the Jossey-Bass division of Wiley Publishing.  He has delivered over 100 keynote speeches on the insights from his book around the world.

He is also a frequent guest and contributor to CNBC, FOX Business, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Journal Live, Forbes and Businessweek

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Bill Linehan
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Red Lion Hotels Corporation
Bill Linehan joined Red Lion in February 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. He has more than 25 years of hospitality experience, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director at Richfield Hospitality and Sceptre Hospitality Resources, where he led the sales, marketing and resource management activities surrounding the company's portfolio of hotels and resorts. At Sceptre, Linehan repositioned the company to become a global leader of hotel revenue technologies. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Global Marketing for InterContinental Hotels Group where he established the marketing to re-launch seven IHG brands to the development community. Linehan also previously served as Global Vice President of Marketing, Brand Alignment and Partnerships for Starwood Hotels and Resorts and held sales and marketing positions with both Hyatt and Sheraton. 
Una Morabito
Senior Vice President
MassMutual Financial Group
Una is Senior Vice President of  MassMutual Financial Group and leads the Client Management organization within MassMutual WorkPlace Solutions. Leading all of the account and relationships managers, Una is responsible for the plan sponsor experience, ensuring high levels of satisfaction and retention driven by superior tactical and strategic execution.  Una and her teams are focused on plan management and delivering consultative solutions to ensure that we are helping plan participants retire on their own terms.
   
Una joined MassMutual in 1996 and has spent her career in the Retirement Plan arena with over 24 years of industry experience.  Una has held several roles at MassMutual, all client facing, and has been recognized for her leadership and passion centered on constantly elevating the plan sponsor’s experience at MassMutual.
 
Una holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in European Studies from the University of Limerick in Ireland. She also holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24 & 63 registrations, and is a Retirement Plans Associate of the International Foundation for Employee Benefit Plans.
 
Una lives in East Longmeadow, MA with her husband Lou, and two children Leah and Louie.
Breakout Session: Session Featuring MassMutual
Nataki Edwards
SVP of Marketing
Senior VP
   
Breakout Session: Session Featuring AARP
Ashley Downey
Director of Loyalty Brand & Business
Giant Eagle
Ashley Downey is the Director of Customer Loyalty & Branding at Giant Eagle, one of the nation’s largest multi-format food, fuel and pharmacy retailers and among Forbes Magazine’s top 40 largest private companies. Ashley oversees loyalty and branding initiatives for the company to create cross-channel communications, rewards-based incentives, and data-driven strategies. She is currently charged with transforming the rewards experience across the company’s banners to include Giant Eagle, GetGo Café + Market, and Market District through the use of the fuelperks+ loyalty program and more than 5 million active cardholders. Ashley holds a Bachelors in Business from Westminster College and an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Breakout Session: Session with Giant Eagle