George Weiner

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September 17, 2014  |  DGB14, dgb15  |  No Comments

  George Weiner, Founder and CEO of WholeWhale.com George is the Founder and CEO of WholeWhale.com, and an adjunct professor at NYIT. Prior to WholeWhale.com, George was the CTO of DoSomething.org. Under his leadership, the organization became an innovator in social media, mobile technologies and social cause. During his 7 years at DoSomething.org, he oversaw the complete overhaul of the site twice (winning a Webby Award and nominations), helping to build a community of over 1.5 million young people taking action. Internally, George built a 10 person engineering team including mobile, social, and Drupal developers in NYC. Other stuff: America’s Charities Board Member, Writer Huffingtonpost Impact/Technology, Founder

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Victoria Summers

Victoria Summers

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September 12, 2014  |  DGB14, dgb15, dgb16  |  No Comments

  Victoria Summers, SVP of Engagement Strategy & Analytics of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness   Victoria works with clients to plan the brand experience for consumers and physicians in digital and off-line channels.  She leads a team of strategists and analysts that leverage data to ensure continuous optimization and maximize engagement. With over 18 years of pharmaceutical marketing experience, she has led initiatives on launch planning, integrated digital strategy, multi-channel strategy, peri-LOE strategy and physician/consumer RM programs for products at Abbott Labs, Pfizer, BoehringerIngelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Amgen, Alcon, Novartis and Schering-Plough. Victoria has extensive experience in cardiology, respiratory, CNS, oncology, women’s health, pain and

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Rajesh Anandan

Rajesh Anandan

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September 11, 2014  |  DGB14, dgb15  |  No Comments

Rajesh Anandan, SVP, Strategic Partnerships and UNICEF Ventures Rajesh is a growth strategist, intrapreneur and entrepreneur. After a stint at Microsoft as a program manager, he joined Bain & Company where he focused on business incubation and corporate strategy for technology, media, financial services, healthcare and retail clients. For the past decade, he has worked in the social sector, most recently as SVP at UNICEF USA where he developed a $400 million partnership portfolio and launched UNICEF Ventures to accelerate high impact social innovations. Rajesh is the Founder of ULTRA, a network of onshore technology services, including ULTRA Testing, a high quality software testing company

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Aria Finger

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August 28, 2014  |  allevents, DGB14, dgb15, dgb16  |  No Comments

  Aria Finger, CEO of DoSomething.org and President of TMI     As CEO and Chief Old Person of DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change in the world, Aria Finger uses her expertise on all things young people and tech to lead a diverse, impact-driven team.  She has been an instrumental part of scaling DoSomething.org from less than 100,000 members to over 5 million members in 125 countries today.  Starting at DoSomething.org as an associate 10 years ago, Aria created their Teens for Jeans campaign which has clothed over 5 million homeless teenagers to date. With her cause-related marketing experience, Finger has spearheaded

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Howard Lenn

Howard Lenn

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August 25, 2014  |  DGB14, dgb15  |  No Comments

  Howard Lenn, Group Creative Director of JWT New York   Howard is a Group Creative Director at JWT on J&J's Zyrtec and Pepcid brands, as well as NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). For NAMI, Howard and his team created the #IWillListen movement, a campaign that encourages listening as a way to break down the stigma associated with mental illness.  It has become a beacon for the mental health community – rallying organizations and communities nationwide. His team’s work for Zyrtec has been honored at the Webby's, hailed by Mashable as "harnessing the magic of online," and awarded back to back Gold and Silver Clios in

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Christine Church

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August 18, 2014  |  DGB14, dgb15  |  No Comments

  Christine Church, Director of Marketing at The National Campaign   Christine Church is the Director of Marketing at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. The National Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative organized in 1996 and dedicated to improving the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing both teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults. Ms. Church oversees marketing aspects for Bedsider, a free online birth control support network, designed to help reduce unplanned pregnancy among young adults. Ms. Church has over 14 years of strategic marketing experience, including developing, executing, and analyzing marketing initiatives that

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Topaz Page-Green

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August 18, 2014  |  allevents, DGB14, dgb15  |  No Comments

Topaz Page-Green, Founder & Executive Director of The Lunchbox Fund   Topaz Page-Green graduated from New York University with a degree in Anthropology and Sociology and gave up her career as a model in 2004 to start The Lunchbox Fund with Joaquin Phoenix and Balthazar Getty, a nonprofit dedicated to combat the epidemic of childhood hunger in her native south Africa. After realizing that over 4 million children have little or no access to food on a regular basis, Page-Green has dedicated her life to providing daily, healthy meals to orphaned and vulnerable children, which incentivizes them to stay in school, and

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