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Paul Airy
Email Design and Developer, Beyond the Envelope™
When it comes to email, there’s nothing Paul’s more passionate about, than delivering great experiences to subscribers, within their email or webmail client.

This has led him to challenge long-accepted methods of email design and development, and introduce innovative techniques to make email more accessible and subscriber-friendly.
 
Known as a leading expert in both HTML typography in email, and accessibility, he’s delivered sessions on both subjects at Litmus Live, in London and Boston, and workshops at the Email Innovations Summit, Las Vegas.
 
When Paul’s not creating innovative and accessible email, he’s writing about it for his own email, Type E:, or other key players such as Really Good EmailsTaxi for Email and Email Monks.



 
David Baker
President, Origin
David is the president of a newly formed analyst/consultancy/agency called Origin.  With more than 25 years of experience in digital marketing and marketing technology, Baker is an award-winning industry thought leader, columnist and speaker. He has held executive roles at publicly traded technology and data companies and leading agencies/ marketing services providers including Razorfish, Targetbase, Agency.com and Acxiom.  Direct Marketing roles at American Airlines and Franklin Covey as well as leadership and founding roles at startups Cordial, TwelveHorses, MindArrow/RadicalMail and DigitalThink, the first global eLearning Platform that went public in 1999. He has served as strategic advisor to various media and technology companies throughout his career in the adtech and martech industries.. 

Baker was awarded  MediaPost Lifetime Achievement award (in 2012) for his contributions to the digital marketing industry, and he was also the recipient of the DMA-EEC Thought Leader of the Year award in 2016 for his positive impact on digital marketing.  He is a MediaPost “Email Insider” columnist and former “Email Insider” Summit Chairman and program director, present columnist at TotalRetail (Accelerate Retail blog).  His works have also been published in iMedia Connection, Internet Retailer, Adweek, Direct Marketing News, ClickZ, Forbes, Adweek, The Drum and Chief Marketer. 
Katie Bisbee
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, DonorsChoose.org
Katie leads the marketing and partnership team, engaging 3 million citizen donors and 500 corporate and foundation partners in supporting public school classrooms. 
 
Prior to joining DonorsChoose.org, Katie launched a customer acquisition business at Red Ventures, a company ranked on the Inc. 500 list as one of the nation’s top 20 fastest growing companies. She also conducted market research and political polling for corporate and media clients. 
 
Katie earned her M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, where the faculty awarded her the Hyde Fellowship for her contributions to the school. In 2016, she was named to Direct Marketing News’ “Marketing Hall of Femme”.
Matt Byrd
Product Marketing Lead, Policygenius
Matt leads product marketing at Policygenius, the easy way to compare and buy insurance. Before deciding that insurance seemed fun (death benefits! deductibles! co-pays!), he built the email programs at Uber, WeddingWire and Litmus. When he's not making marketing, he's usually on a SoulCycle bike.
Kait Creamer
Manager, Digital Marketing, MakeMusic
Kait Creamer advocates for empathetic "surprise and delight" email marketing in and outside her work as MakeMusic's Manager, Digital Marketing. Co-chair of the EEC's Events and Education committee and recently featured on Phrasee's "Who to Follow" series, she's an expert and enthusiast in email, data, and marketing automation, continually pushing for next best customer-centric campaign. She believes in beautiful design, protecting the subscriber, and clean copy.
George DiGuido
Executive Director, Email, MXM, Part of Accenture Interactive
George is responsible for leading the agency’s email operation which distributes 3+ billion emails annually on behalf of MXM clients. George brings a unique depth and breadth of email marketing expertise to MXM. Prior to joining MXM, George held positions at Dotdash (formerly About.com), Airbnb and Zeta Interactive.
Adrian X Olvera
Vice President, Mod/Intelechy

Adrian leads the digital strategy and consulting team at Mod/Intelechy, a data-driven marketing agency in Austin, TX.  While at T3, Adrian led product development and digital marketing for some nice folks at 7-Eleven, Staples and Capital One. In addition, Adrian was an award-winning Email Marketing and Global CRM leader at Dell for six years. He has been a frequent speaker over the years at Mediapost Email Insider Summit, MarketingSherpa and the EEC.  Adrian started his career in the music industry and still enjoys watching live music around town.

Kath Pay
CEO, Holistic Email Marketing

Kath lives and breathes email marketing and is recognized as one of the UK’s leading Email Marketers. As CEO of Holistic Email Marketing, she devotes her time to developing customer-centric ecommerce journeys using a holistic, multi-channel approach. 

A thought leader and industry veteran of 19 years, Kath is a regular author, expert contributor, international conference speaker, and trainer.



Bart Thornburg
Director of Email Marketing, Total Wine & More
Bart Thornburg is the Director of Email Marketing at Total Wine & More and is a Board Member for the Email Experience Council, serving on the Marketing and Membership Committee. He’s an award winning, A/B testing addict and has shared insights in cross-channel, email marketing and lifecycle marketing at more than a dozen leading digital marketing conferences including the Email Insider Summit, Connections, Marketing Sherpa Summit and The Digital Summit. He has taught email marketing bootcamps at General Assembly and is a Marketing Mentor for early stage to Series A startups at the global incubator, 1776.  Bart served on the programming committee for the 2018 Email Insider Summit in Captiva Island, Florida and recently joined the leadership board of the EEC.
Craig Waller
CEO, CYLNDR
Craig Waller is CEO of CYLNDR Content Agency, which provides clients with content creation, strategy and production services from its New York, Toronto and Durham offices. CYLNDR is part of the Cheil Worldwide Group. He is the former president of Pace, a global content marketing agency based in Greensboro NC. Under Waller’s leadership, Pace moved from a publishing company to a 350-person, full-service agency with five offices across the U.S. In 2013 and 2017, the Content Marketing Institute named Pace the Content Agency of the Year. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Cedar Communications (Omnicom Group), a top-five custom publishing agency in the United Kingdom, and CEO within the Chime Communications Group, based in London. He is a graduate of the University of Durham in England.