Advisory Board and Programming Committee
Morgan StewartTrendline Interactive CEO
Morgan Stewart is Co-Founder and CEO of Trendline Interactive. His email marketing journey began in 1999 when he managed the development of Pampers websites and email marketing programs across the U.S., Western Europe, and South America. With over 14 years of experience in online marketing, Morgan has become recognized as one of the online industry’s thought leaders in online trends and interactive marketing.
Prior to Trendline, Morgan acted in multiple roles with ExactTarget, a leading provider of on-demand email and one-to-one marketing solutions. Morgan launched ExactTarget’s strategic consulting practice in 2004 and managed that team for more than 3 years before dedicating the majority of his time to studying and writing about how consumers interact with brands across web, email, mobile, and social networks.
Morgan is a regular columnist for Mediapost’s Email Insider and Engage: GenY and frequently contributes to other leading industry publications. His research is frequently cited in eMarketer and his work has been featured in leading publications including Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, and Mashable.
Angela SanchezUniversal Music Group Distribution VP, Direct Marketing
Angela Sanchez has over 10 years experience in digital marketing and sales. She currently serves as the Senior Director of Direct Marketing for Universal Music Group Distribution, the world’s leading entertainment distribution company. She is responsible for direct to consumer marketing efforts, including development and implementation of customer relationship management tools via web and mobile. In addition, she oversees the marketing and social media for UMG’s central community properties, as well as customized sites that leverage digital content for promotional efforts with corporate partners. Ms. Sanchez began her career in 1999 with Universal Music Group in the eLabs department, at the beginning of the burgeoning online marketing scene for the music industry, where she did online grassroots marketing. In 2004 she was responsible for developing digital retail marketing initiatives across UMGD’s labels. In 2008 she helped UMG establish their direct to consumer ecommerce business by launching stores for artists like Bon Jovi and Justin Bieber.
Matt ByrdLitmusSenior Email Marketing Manager
Matt Byrd leads email marketing strategy and execution at WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding and events network. An award-winning email marketer specializing in responsive design, list hygiene and subscriber reengagement, he has shared tactics and strategies at ExactTarget, MarketingSherpa and Litmus conferences. Matt's a native Texan, an Oklahoma Sooner and a BFA-holding Dramaturg (Google it!). He scoffs at people who say "email is dead".
Kay KermanAmerican AirlinesSenior Manager Digital Marketing
Kay is the Senior Manager Digital Marketing at American Airlines Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. During her time at American, she has worked in a variety of areas including Finance, International, Sales, Revenue Management, and Digital Marketing. Kay is the recipient of two outstanding achievement awards in Revenue Management and has been recognized for her volunteer efforts in the PTSA. Kay has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hollins University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. While she currently lives in Dallas with her husband and three children, she spent almost ten years living in Asia.