Ronalee Zarate-Bayani CMO, Newlight
“Ascendant is a network that looks out for each other! By getting to know people at these events you create mentorships and relationships that are intimate and authentic.”

PICTURED: Heidi Browning Pearson, CMO, NHL

Elizabeth Pizzanato, CMO, Newport Private Wealth
"The people you meet within the network are generous with their time. You might change industry role but this group of trusted friends will help with your success there."

PICTURED: Michael Fiske, EVP, WW Film Marketing, MGM

Clayton Peters, US Head of Verticals, Snap
"The engagement and follow-up after these Ascendant events
are so fulfilling. To me, the network promotes a healthy dialog that creates lasting friendships."

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nominated change agents
driving revenues building brands transforming marketing
meet the Digital Ascendant Council

#togetherwerise

say hello to the ...
Digital Ascendant Council

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Alex Weinstein

CDO
Hungryroot
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Alix Hart

Head, Content & Digital Strategy
Verily Life Sciences
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Alycia Mason

Chief US Customer Experience Officer
McDonald’s
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Amit Shah

Board Director
Blue Apron
Chair of the Board
MMA, Blue Apron
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Andrea Zaretsky

CMO
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management & E*TRADE Morgan Stanley
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Andy Kauffman

SVP, Marketing Strategy
& Science
NFL
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Barbara McHugh

VP, Audience Development & Marketing Operations
MLB
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Bettina Sherick

Marketing Audience Insights
Amazon
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Bryan Warman

SVP, Digital Marketing
Warner Bros.
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Bryant Ison

Managing Director, Health & Wellness
SRG
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Carol Kruse

Board Director
Valvoline
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Chris Murphy

VP, Digital & Media
adidas
Headshots_2022_ClaireShaul

Claire Schaul

AVP, Media & Strategy
Humana
Headshots_2022_DanBiship

Dan Bishop

SVP, Global Mobile & Digital Marketing
Citi
Headshots_2022_DaneHulquist

Dane Hulquist

EVP, Head of Marketing Channels & Community
Wells Fargo & Company
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Denise Campbell

Head, Consumer Marketing, Immunology
AbbVie
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Dina Marovich

Founder
Great Marketing Services
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Elizabeth Pizzinato

CMO
Newport Private Wealth
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Erin Bevington

GM, Global Media & Agency Management
Microsoft
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Gail Horwood

Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer, US Pharma
Novartis
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Jay Altschuler

SVP, Global Media & Agency Relations, Mastercard Worldwide Consumer
Headshots_2022_JaySethi

Jay Sethi

CMO, Diageo Beer Co. & SVP, NA Diageo Convenience/ RTD P&L Leader
Diageo
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Jeff De Korte

SVP, Consumer Marketing
Caesars Entertainment
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Jenny Zirinsky

VP, Global Marketing, Communications & Media Transformation
Colgate-Palmolive
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Jesse Laskaris

VP, Marketing Technology
Goldman Sachs
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John Ross

VP
Marketing
PosiGen Solar
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John Zissimos

CMO
Okta
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Julie Bernard

Member, Board of Directors
Authority Brands
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Julie Keshmiry

Chief of Staff; Brand, Creative & Media Team
Intel
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Julie Ryan

Sr. Advisor
The Equinox Group
Headshots_2022_KathyAzeezNarain

Kathy Azeez Narain

CDO
Hoag Hospital
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Keith Gormley

VP, Head of US Marketing
Tipico
Headshots_2022_KellyVanasse2

Kelly Vanasse

Chief Communications Officer, P&G Beauty & Grooming
Proctor & Gamble
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Kendra Upham

WW Media
Apple
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Kiki Burton

Head, Growth Marketing
Plaid
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Kristin Puramsetti

VP, Marketing (Search, Affiliate, DM channels, Digital Analytics)
Comcast
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Luke Kigel

VP, Integrated Media & Head, Walgreens Advertising Group
Walgreens Advertising Group
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Lynn Whitney

EVP, Global Paid Media & Analytics, Partnerships, Product Integration & Consumer Products
Lionsgate
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Mark Fiske

Operating Partner, Digital & Marketing Strategies
HIG Growth
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Mary Gerzema

SVP, Digital Marketing, Media & Consumer Insights
Shiseido Americas Corporation
Headshots_2022_MelanieHuet2

Melanie Huet

CCO & CMO
Serta Simmons Bedding
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Michael Donnelly

EVP, MarTech, Marketing Futures & Partnership for Responsible Addressable Media (PRAM)
ANA
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Michael Zeman

Head of International Marketing
Block
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Michael Fisk

EVP, WW Film Marketing
MGM
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Mindy Davidowski

SVP, Digital Commerce Product Management & Design
American Express
Headshots_2022_NadineKarpMcHugh

Nadine McHugh

Managing Director, Global Media
Goldman Sachs
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Nathan Notwell

Head, NA Consumer Experience
Johnson & Johnson
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Renee Appelle

SVP, Global Partnerships & Strategy
Vox Media
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Rikke Alderson

Fractional CMO, Executive Strategist & Growth Hacker
Burgess Group
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Risa Wexler

VP, Marketing Lab
Pfizer, Inc.
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Ronalee Zarate-Bayani

CMO
Newlight
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Shawn Gold

CEO
Pilgrim Soul
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Shenan Reed

SVP, Head, Media
L’Oreal
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Shiv Singh

CMO & Customer Experience Officer
Lending Tree
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Stephen Dwyer

Sr. Director, Client Management
Target
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Szabolcs Paldy

SVP, Head, Credit Card Portfolio
Discover Financial Services
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Timothy Moore

VP, US Marketing, EMD Serono
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Todd Kaplan

CMO
Pepsi, PepsiCo, Inc.

get involved!

2022 council membership fees are $5,000 for seated brand leaders; and start at $21,500 for strategic partners.​