Our organization wishes to acknowledge DMALI’s founders, Larry Pearl, of WSW Delivery and Andrew Calimano, of Starfish Junction, because if it weren’t for their efforts, we wouldn’t be here for you today.
Peter is a Sales Executive with Didit. Prior to joining Didit he has spent the last 18 years in new business development roles with marketing services companies including a database marketing agency, direct marketing agencies, and direct mail production companies. Peter’s experience includes branding, direct marketing strategy and planning, creative development, database marketing and targeting, production management, website development, search engine marketing, e-mail marketing, and results analysis.
During his career Peter has worked with a diverse client base including business to business, financial services, insurance, non-profit, and publishing. He has been published several times and participated in various speaking engagements through industry trade associations.
Scott Fenwick, is the Vice President of Sales Training and Development for ValueClick Media. Scott has been a leader in the sales training arena for over twenty-five years including 9 years with his own training firm. Scott’s industry expertise is centered on the Direct Response and Digital Advertising verticals. In addition to ValueClick, Scott is an Adjunct Professor at NYU in Digital Marketing and also trains with two internationally recognized training firms in sales and negotiation skills. Scott was recently recognized by the Direct Marketing Club of New York for Twenty-five years of service to the Direct Marketing Community with a Silver Apple Award.
A graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Scott’s career has revolved around the world of Sales & Marketing. He is married with two daughters and is a resident of Long Island.
John is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Cherry lane Printing & Mailing. He has been involved in the direct marketing industry for 20 years. His client list includes MSC Industrial Supply Corp, Henry Schein, Inc., Forbes, and Optimum Lightpath to name a few. He has also worked on marketing campaigns for Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Governor George Pataki.
John is currently a member of the Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association, the Mail and Fulfillment Service Association of New York, Direct Marketing Club of New York as well as the Direct Marketing Association of Long Island.
Secretary/Social Media Coordinator
Larry Drago is currently Channel Marketing Specialist for Verint Systems Inc. Verint is a provider of software solutions that capture, distill, and analyze complex and underused information sources (such as voice, video, and unstructured text) to help organizations make timely and effective decisions. He is a driven and focused Marketing professional with over eight years of experience in various B2B industries and non-profit environments. Some of the industries he has gained expertise in include information technology, foodservice, packaging and higher education.
The largest accomplishment in Mr. Drago’s career, thus far, has been leading the effort to start a national trade show in the industrial and food packaging industry that was profitable in its first year of operation. Besides DMALI, Larry is also a member of Public Relations Professionals of Long Island (PRPLI) and a lifetime member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society. He achieved a Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree in Marketing (with honors) from Dowling College in Oakdale and also holds an Associate in Science degree in Business Administration from Suffolk County Community College.
Freelance Creative Director and Marketing Advisor
Linda is a talented and passionate creative director/ art director with a unique ability to find the emotionally moving aspect of any product or service, and work that sensibility into communications — which makes her work as powerful as it is engaging. Linda helps her clients move people to take action, sell products and services, and build stronger brands.
Gabrielle Lindau is a Multi-Media Producer, who currently serves as the Director of Sustainability Marketing for Emerald Brand. Her achievements include having produced and directed media for many businesses including Sony Electronics, The Estee Lauder Companies, Ener1 and Eppendorf North America. Gabrielle is also an award winning international filmmaker whose work has been screened at Clermont-Ferrand, Cannes, and NYIIFVF. Following her cinematic debut the press recognized Gabrielle for serving as a Spokesperson during her involvement with Reach Out Inc.’s nationwide marriage equality campaign “I Want the Right.” In addition to be a human rights activist Gabrielle has been instrumental with The Pert Will Company as one their principle founders, an organization dedicated to animal welfare.
Paul Lipsky, brings more than 25 years of professional experience in 3D computer animation to founder of MindYolk Technical Animation Studios. Paul recently started LIVP, Long Island Visual Professionals, one of the fastest growing and most well attended Meetups on Long Island dedicated to the professional creative community. As an industry veteran in the field of 3D, Lipsky has won such industry awards as: The National Telly, Medical Illustrators, and Broadcast Designer Awards. Past clients have included: HBO, CBS, and The Disney Channel, Canon, and Panasonic. He has held senior-level positions with several of New York’s most respected computer graphics companies, including Editel NY, Lancit Media and Manhattan Transfer/Edit. And has taught in Higher Education at NYU, NYIT, St John’s and Hofstra Universities. In addition he has been invited to lecture and teach internationally a short list includes, South Africa, China, Taiwan, and England.
Joi Tamber-Brooks is a marketing veteran with roots in digital media since Y2K. As a consultant and non-profit volunteer, her passion for email marketing is matched only by her drive to stay in step within an industry in renaissance. Joi has been a technical editor, senior editor, marketing manager, project manager, campaign manager, and support specialist with such firms as NBC, Natural Organics, Baywood Publishing, United Advertising Publications, OpenMoves and the Inbox Group.
Susan has over 25 years of experience in the direct marketing field. She has held a variety of positions in Marketing, Promotion Development, Creative and Operations. As Director of Promotion Development and Creative Planning & Management, Susan was responsible for the development of new mailing campaigns and creation of promotional strategies. She subsequently switched to the Operations side of the business and as Senior Director of Operations assumed responsibility for Print Purchasing, Mailing Services, Internal Production, Response Mail Processing and Product Planning & Forecasting departments. In 2014, Susan Manning was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Strategic Planning and Winning Experiences for Publishers Clearing House and is charged with formulating the strategic vision for winning experiences across the expanding PCH platform, establishing synergies across all channels, and the development of new systems to enhance flexibility, increase efficiency and reduce time to market of new winning experiences.
Kevin has more than two decades of professional marketing, communications and design experience. He is currently Director of Marketing for Comview Corporation, a Huntington based fixed and mobile telecom expense management software and services provider. Prior to Comview, Kevin held senior marketing positions concentrating on digital marketing, content development, corporate communications and PR at Enghouse Interactive, CosmoCom, Adecco and Olsten Corporation as well as serving other companies on a consulting basis. He holds a BA in Studio Art from Stony Brook University, and Masters studies in Instructional Technology at NYIT.
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