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Natalie Bartholomew, Chief Impact Officer, Citizens Bank of Edmond

Natalie Bartholomew is the Chief Impact Officer of the Citizens Bank of Edmond. She was recognized as the 2015 Young Woman of the Year by the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the 2015 Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list, and their 2018 Women in Business list. Natalie is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, and the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colorado where she now serves as a faculty member. She sits on the Arkansas Bankers Association’s emerging leaders council. Natalie launched Girl Banker in 2017, and the Girl Banker podcast in 2019 to be a voice for women and working moms in banking.

Britney Campbell, CFMP, SVP, Marketing and Public Relations, Legends Bank

As SVP of marketing and public relations of Legends Bank and the co-creator of Her Bank, Britney is an advocate for women in business and leadership.  Her many accomplishments include serving as member of Nashville women’s co-working space, Collective615, and earning Heels and Handshakes Women Empower Women campaign recognition in 2021. A Tennessee native, Britney is a graduate of Austin Peay State University, the Tennessee Bankers Southeastern School of Banking and the ABA School of Bank Marketing. She is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville, Leadership Middle Tennessee and the recipient of two awards from her alma mater: Candlelight Ball Spirit Award (2011) and Distinguished Alumni (2018). 

Andrew Davis, Bestselling Author and Marketing Expert

Andrew Davis is a bestselling author and marketing expert. Before building and selling a thriving digital marketing agency, Andrew produced for NBC and worked for The Muppets. He's appeared in the New York Times and on the Today Show. He's crafted documentary films and award-winning content for tiny startups and Fortune 500 brands. Today, Davis teaches business leaders how to grow their businesses, transform their communities, and leave their legacy.

 

Aleda DeMaria, EVP, Consumer Banking and Operations, PeoplesBank

Aleda joined PeoplesBank in 2013 as the first vice president of operations. She received a business administration degree from Westfield State University, and MBA from Western New England University. Aleda graduated from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and now volunteers as a student advisor. A certified Six Sigma Green Belt, she completed the Six Sigma Certificate program from Duke University in 2017. Aleda serves on the board of directors and governance committee for Dress for Success Western Massachusetts, and serves on the Southwick, Massachusetts finance committee.

 

Erica Dhawan, Bestselling Author, Leading Authority on 21st-century Teamwork and Collaboration

When leaders want to break team silos and innovate through smarter collaboration, they call Erica Dhawan. Named the “Oprah of Management Thinkers,” by Thinkers50, Dhawan has penned two books on communicating and connecting in a digital world, and frequently appears in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Wall Street Journal. She also speaks on global stages including TEDx and the World Economic Forum, and holds degrees from Harvard University, MIT Sloan and the Wharton School. In this inspiring and practical talk, Dhawan will lay out innovative strategies for unlocking the collective power of teams, building a culture of trust across any distance and engaging authentically in today’s competitive market.

 

Mark Schaefer, Global Marketing Expert

Mark W. Schaefer is a globally-recognized speaker, educator, business consultant, and author who blogs at {grow} — one of the top marketing blogs of the world. Mark has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for 30 years and now provides consulting services as Executive Director of U.S.-based Schaefer Marketing Solutions. He is the author of eight best-selling books including The Tao of Twitter (the best-selling book on Twitter in the world), The Content Code, named by INC magazine as one of the Top five marketing books of the year, and KNOWN: The handbook for building and unleashing your personal brand in the digital age, the top book on personal branding.

 

Michelle Toll, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Digital First, LLC

Michelle Toll is co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Digital First, LLC. As a 23-year veteran of community banking, she served as President/CEO and Director of a $275MM institution. Michelle served on the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) board of directors, and was recognized as IBA Volunteer of the Year. Michelle earned a BBA from Columbia College, and both a MA in Human Resources Development and an MBA from Webster University. She completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Michelle currently holds professional certifications from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRMCP) and The Human Resources Certification Institute (PHR).

Duncan Wardle, Former Head of Innovation & Creativity at the Walt Disney Company

As Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, Duncan helped teams at Disney Parks, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, Imagineering and Animation to innovate, creating magical new storylines and amazing experiences for consumers around the globe. He now brings his Disney experience to audiences around the world, delivering a series of keynotes, masterclasses, and ideation forums, that help people capture unlikely connections, leading to both fresh thinking and revolutionary ideas.

He is a multiple TEDx speaker and contributor to Fast Company Magazine. He teaches Innovation and Creativity Masterclasses at Yale University, UNC and U.F. He also holds the American Citizen Award presented at the White House, an Hons. MBA and Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, presented by her majesty, Queen Elizabeth.

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