Early in his career Michael held positions in management consulting in the healthcare industry, market research, a local daily newspaper, and at PCWEEK Magazine. He then spent a decade in the textbook publishing industry as a Marketing Manager, Acquisitions Editor, and Publisher. He then returned to the market research industry, running his own firm for a decade.
He holds a BA in Psychology from Vassar College, an MBA in Marketing from the University of Michigan, and an MS in MIS from the University of Cincinnati. He resides in Cincinnati.
Dreis Van Landuyt
Dreis began his career out of college working in radio in Austin, Texas, at KLBJ. However, for the last 25 years he has been in the higher education publishing business. He has held several roles including working closely with digital content. Today, he runs his own business focused on delivering affordable educational material to college students – both in print and digital. He resides in the Cincinnati area.
Mardell Glinski Schultz
Mardell has 20 years' experience in the print and digital publishing industry. For over a decade she worked as Senior Developmental Editor with authors of Management, Human Resources and Business Quantitative textbooks in higher education. Most recently she has worked as a business analyst and project manager in IT. Mardell holds a Masters degree in Spanish Literature from The University of Cincinnati and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the same university. She is bilingual in Spanish and has traveled extensively in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries.
After graduating college, Heidi held the position of Diet Technician at both Beth Israel Hospital and Lahey Clinic, and as Nutritionist at the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition program. After business school, she held the position of Promotion Coordinator at Kraft Foods, Promotion Manager and Research Manager at Clorox, Promotion Manager at Nestle, and Regional Vice President of Marketing at Segment Promotions. She has a BS in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Connecticut. She is currently pursuing an MS in Nutrition. Heidi lives in the San Francisco East Bay.
Jon has over 20 years of experience in retail, agency services, multi-media design and business strategy.
He is currently the General Manager of Maestranzi Bros., an outdoor power equipment retailer. Previously, he was the marketing director at Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting.
Prior to his time at Landry & Arcari, he was CMO of McDougall Interactive where he was responsible for the creative output for a 30 client roster. Jon was then Director, Account Services at Bait &Tackle Ad Company/Production Blue from Feb. 2010-June 2012. In this role, he managed the day-to-day operations of a full-service advertising agency: accounting, contract generation, maintain client relations, managed sale pipeline, and lead generation. From June 2004-May 2009, Jon was Co Founder and COO of Stellio LLC, where he launched a print and web design firm that merged with Versacor Inc.
Jon holds a BA from the College of the Holy Cross, as well as graduate certificates from Lesley University (graphic design) and Boston University (project management). He resides on Boston's North Shore.