The CMO Club

July 08, 2014 12:04 ET

The CMO Club Announces CMOs for Their Regional Membership Ambassador Program

Nationwide Initiative Installs Top CMOs Across U.S. to Lead Peer Development

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2014) - The CMO Club announces today the launch of its Membership Ambassador Program. Rolling out across 18 U.S cities in its first phase, the initiative installs top marketing executives in key regions to lead peer development for the more than 800 CMO Club members working closely with the 18 CMOs already leading each chapter as Chapter Presidents. Development responsibilities will focus on ensuring members of The CMO Club get the most out of both national and regional chapter participation and additional support for the areas of growth and learning they deem most important to their organizational and professional advancement. Like all Club initiatives, the goal of the program is to foster the growth and fuel the success of the nation's top CMOs.

"We're excited to launch the Membership Ambassador Program in support of each CMO Club Chapter! CMOs (two to three) in each chapter were nominated to support the peer-member sharing and growth. Each ambassador will support the current Chapter Presidents as the face for prospective and existing members; at the same, they will serve as a chapter advisory board for various initiatives (content, speakers, future membership approaches, etc.). We're thrilled with their commitment, passion and expertise to carry on The Club's peer-to-peer mission!" stated The CMO Club Founder and CEO, Pete Krainik.

The first installment of Membership Ambassadors will be introduced regionally this month and include:

  • Stephanie Anderson, Time Warner Cable (NYC Chapter)
  • Jack Armstrong, Recent BASF (Miami Chapter)
  • Debbie Brown, Recent Thomas Reuters (NYC Chapter)
  • Susan Bryant, (Chicago Chapter)
  • Sandi Capra, K9s for Warriors (Atlanta Chapter)
  • Elisabeth Charles, Petco (San Diego Chapter)
  • Jen Compton, Boston Bruins (Boston Chapter)
  • John DeVincent, eMoney Advisors (Philadelphia Chapter)
  • Dave DiMeo, HP (SD Chapter)
  • Tiffany DiPanni, County Line Chiropractic Medical & Rehab Centers (Miami Chapter)
  • Leesa Eichberger, Jenny Craig (San Diego Chapter)
  • Sonny Ganguly, WeddingWire (Washington, DC Chapter)
  • Julie Garlikov, Nuvesse Skin Therapies (San Francisco Chapter)
  • Rose Hamilton, Pet360 (Philadelphia Chapter)
  • Steven Handmaker, Assurance (Chicago Chapter)
  • Mark Hanna, Richline Group (NYC Chapter)
  • Emmanuel Laroche, Symrise (NJ Chapter)
  • Richard Marnell, Viking River Cruises (LA Chapter)
  • Tim McDermott, The Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia Chapter)
  • Dave Minifie, Centene (St. Louis Chapter)
  • Heather Newman, ContentPanda (San Francisco Chapter)
  • Sharen Osen, La Prairie (NYC Chapter)
  • Sarah Peterson, Cadence Bank (Houston Chapter)
  • Dominic Pontrelli, Ricoh (Atlanta Chapter)
  • Michael Robinson, KHS America (Nashville Chapter)
  • Rocki Rockingham, Jarden (Miami Chapter)
  • Kim Salzer, (LA Chapter)
  • Kyle Schlegel, Louisville Slugger (Ambassador at large)
  • Nancy Smith, Blade (Boston Chapter)
  • Matthew Sweetwood, Unique Photo (NJ Chapter)
  • Dana Todd, Aftermath (Chicago Chapter)
  • Todd Townsend, Logan's Roadhouse (Nashville Chapter)
  • Derek Vest, Wells Fargo Advisors (St. Louis Chapter)

"As a long time member of The CMO Club, I am thrilled to serve as a Membership Ambassador as I feel it is critical for each of us to give and receive at the global, national and hyper-local level," said Richard Marnell, CMO of Viking River Cruises. "While we all share some common goals and requirements, having additional regional support to foster what we do is a tremendous new benefit."

CMOs interested in helping lead member engagement and growth are encouraged to read more about the program here.

About The CMO Club:
The CMO Club -- for Senior Marketing Executives only -- is a membership organization of more than 800, designed to connect members for peer based learning, and inspire professional and personal growth.

The unique purpose of The CMO Club is to bring Heads of Marketing together in an environment of openness and collaboration with no vendor selling permitted that enables them to excel at what they do and solve their biggest CMO challenges. Tailored exclusively for the benefit of senior marketing executives, The CMO Club hosts dinners and events, shares reports and research curated from CMOs in the club and leverages the first digital CMO peer community network.

For membership information, email or call 323-388-8204. CMOs can request membership at
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