Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Meet the Speakers: Launching Your Career in Digital Panel

Meet the speakers of our recent clinic meeting and be sure to check out the meeting recap to hear about their experiences in digital marketing and how they got to where they are today!

Moderator - Kim Brown
Kim Brown attended Eastern Michigan University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English. After graduation in 1999, Kim continued to work at Ensure Technologies as an Account Executive before leaving to co-found Art Showcase Magazine where she was the Director of Sales and Editor. Kim has made her way through the digital marketing sphere as a Senior Account Executive and Media Director at Sensible Vision Inc., Business Development Executive at Cleantech Group, a Client Marketing Representative at JRThompson, Director of Marketing at Busch’s Inc., and is now a Marketing Manager at Duo Security.







Panelist - Jorel McCree
Jorel McCree attended Eastern Michigan University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing. As a student, Jorel took a class with professor Gibson, which was ultimately the start of the Center for Digital Engagement and Ann Arbor SPARK internship program. Jorel started his digital career as an intern at Ford Motor Credit Company as a Global Digital Marketing Intern and soon became an Account Coordinator at iProspect. Jorel is now the Account Manager of Paid, Search and Social at iProspect. In his spare time, Jorel enjoys volunteering at his local church, playing basketball, and vacationing with his wife, Ciara, and four-year-old, Mackenzie!

Panelist - Chad Wiebesick
Chad Wiebesick attended The University of Michigan, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After graduating in 1998, Chad started his digital career as an Online Media Coordinator for Beyond Interactive, a digital advertising agency in Ann Arbor. Chad moved his way through the digital marketing field and even landed as the first-ever Director of Social Media and Interactive Marketing at Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Chad is now the Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Communications at the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Chad and his wife have a 7-year old black lab mix dog who loves to learn tricks. He can 'play dead' when Chad shoots him with an imaginary gun. Chad also has a black belt in the Korean martial arts Hap Ki Do and has lived on three continents and visited more than 30 countries.


Panelist - Eric Wortman
Eric Wortman attended Eastern Michigan University and received his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2011. As a student, Eric also took the class with professor Gibson, which became the start of the Center for Digital Engagement and Ann Arbor SPARK internship program. Eric started his professional career co-founding a digital marketing startup before moving to agencies, Pure Visibility and iProspect, and is now the Senior Account Manager for Sports and Live Events at Google. Eric says if he’s not in front of a laptop he is making coffee, playing soccer, or taking his dog for a walk.  He is also a proud EMU alum and is always happy to connect with students interested in digital marketing.

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