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Guest Speakers

We routinely welcome professionals from the marketing communications industry to our campuses and classes to share their expertise and network with students. Some of these professionals present in classes and some serve as speakers or panelists at Medill events.

They provide great learning opportunities for students and help connect them with current changes in the industry.

Here are some of the speakers who have visited Medill recently, some of whom are Medill alumni and former or current colleagues of Medill faculty members:

  • Carlos Zepeda, Moet Hennessey
  • Savannah Mozingo, Hubspot
  • Alan Wang, PayPal
  • Kate Miller, Mighty Milk
  • Steve Wilson, Lapides Asset Management
  • Terry Haley, CMO, Pampered Chef
  • Kevin Lynch, Oatly
  • Christyna Conway, Pinterest
  • Corey Bieber, Partner, K&L Gates
  • Kurt Karlenzig, former global SVP, tms/Havi
  • Jesse Deinstag, Head of Strategy, Ketchum
  • Sanjiv Gajiwala, Former Chief Growth Officer, Kraft Heinz
  • Tom Sebok, Consultant
  • Kim Feil, CMO & Lead Investor, Aspire Healthy Beverages
  • Kurt Karlenzig, Former Global SVP, The Marketing Store
  • Denny Hebson, SCC Advertising
  • Manon Murray, Deputy Creative Director, The Obama Foundation