Meet the Newly Elected 2017 WOMMA Board of Directors

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WOMMA is proud to introduce the latest additions to our Board of Directors! The individuals were elected by our membership because of their involvement in the WOMMA community and overall dedication to the growth and preservation of the organization. The newly elected Board of Directors members for 2017 include Liz Caradonna, Elly Deutch, Danica Kombol, Leslie Marshall and Devon Wijesinghe. Congrats!

caradonna-head-shotLiz Caradonna VP & Director of Social Strategy at DigitasLBi As the regional head of social strategy at DigitasLBi, Liz oversees a thriving practice that helps brands identify and capitalize on the trends and opportunities that matter to their business and connecting the dots between media planning, creative development, social platforms and online audiences. Prior to her role at DigitasLBi, Liz held positions in social strategy and activation at Social@Ogilvy, Zócalo Group and March Communications. She has spent her career crafting social programs that drove engagement and measurable revenue for brands spanning CPG, food and beverage, technology, financial service, healthcare and tourism. Liz has been a featured speaker at Social Media Week and CEA, and a visiting instructor at Miami Ad School’s Social Media Bootcamp. She graduated from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a degree in Linguistics. In her free time, she enjoys distance running and reading advice columns.

deutch-head-shotElly Deutch
Global Social Campaign & Advocacy Manager at McDonald’s
As a leader in the digital, social and online marketing landscape, Elly Deutch has provided her expertise to a diverse array of companies and brands – both large and small – on how to effectively create and execute fully integrated digital marketing strategies to help grow their businesses. Over the last decade in the digital space, Elly has created, executed, and managed social media communities for over 350 companies, athletes and brands. In her current role as Global Social Campaign and Advocacy Manager at McDonald's, Elly creates and oversees all social media strategy around campaigns, engagement and advocacy efforts for the brand worldwide. Additionally, Elly speaks around the world at various conferences, summits, and events on her experience and knowledge of social media, sharing her strategies, insights and learnings from over the years.

kombol-head-shotDanica Kombol
President at Everywhere Agency
Danica Kombol is the CEO of the Everywhere Agency, a leading social media & content marketing firm that works with Fortune 500 companies crafting and executing successful campaigns. She founded the blogger network, Everywhere Society to power the agency’s many award winning influencer campaigns for clients like Macy’s, Coca-Cola, Cox Communications and others. One of her agency’s claim to fames is that they secured the Guinness World Record for the most socially networked message in their cause campaign #BeatCancer. As a social media marketer, Danica draws on her extensive background as a television producer and public relations executive. She began her career at Sesame Workshop and went on to become a successful television producer working on such legendary shows as Saturday Night Live and Kids in the Hall. She blogs alternately about social media trends on her own site and Tech.co. She’s a frequent speaker at social media conferences and global forums.

marshall-head-shotLeslie Marshall
Director of Events, Magazine and Social Media at Morningstar
Leslie Marshall is the director – events, magazine and social media in the marketing services group at Morningstar, Inc. She is responsible for global brand management of Morningstar Conferences, including the annual Morningstar Investment Conference and the Morningstar ETF Conference held in Chicago, and Morningstar magazine. A champion for social media within the organization, Leslie is responsible for Morningstar’s global social media strategy. Prior to joining Morningstar, Leslie spent 14 years in the publishing industry in a variety of marketing, new business development, and editorial roles. Leslie holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and German from Adrian College.

wijesinghe-head-shot2Devon Wijesinghe
CEO at Insightpool
Devon is a serial tech entrepreneur and investor. He currently the CEO and founding team member of Insightpool, Social Relationship Intelligence Platform based in Atlanta, Ga, one of the fastest growing social software companies in the nation. He was a founder of e-VERIFILE in his teens and helped build the company into one of the largest privately held data software companies in the nation. This led the company to being acquired and resulted in being one of the most profitable exits ever for angel investors in a southeast technology company, and won Deal of the Year when he was in his twenties. He was named the most powerful person in Atlanta business under 30, and was honored as a "Who's Who" across the nation in technology. He was the youngest ever to be inducted into the Atlanta Technology Angels and was quickly named to be on it's board of directors and then later took over as President, which helped lead the turnaround of angel investing in Atlanta. Mr. Wijesinghe is part of the Atlanta CEO Council, an exclusive organization comprised of more than 1000 CEOs and senior executives from leading technology and related companies from across the Southeast. He also serves as a mentor catalyst in the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech to help young tech companies commercialize their ideas and rapidly grow their companies.

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