B-School Communications and Development Symposium

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B-School Communications and Development Symposium

March 7–9, 2018 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Plenary Speakers

Plenary I

Joe A. Ripp, Executive Chairman, Time Inc.Joseph_Ripp

Joe A. Ripp became Executive Chairman of Time Inc. in September 2016. In this role, Ripp leads the Board of Directors, sets the agenda for Time Inc.’s governance and consults the executive team on various projects. Ripp previously served as CEO of Time Inc. since 2013. During his tenure, he laid the foundation for Time Inc.’s transition into a multimedia company, including the relocation of Time Inc.’s headquarters. Ripp modernized Time Inc.’s digital advertising capabilities by acquiring the data targeting company Viant and launching The Foundry, Time Inc.’s state-of-the-art creative lab and content studio. He also placed Time Inc. at the forefront of the digital transformation by investing heavily in video production, tapping into millennial audiences through new editorial verticals and expanding iconic brand events, such as the Essence Festival and the Time 100. A former top Time Inc. and Time Warner executive, Ripp spent many years at the intersection of digital, advertising and publishing. Prior to Time Inc., he was the CEO of OneSource Information Services, Inc. Ripp began his media career at Time Inc. in 1985 and held several executive-level positions. Ripp was Executive VP and CFO of Time Warner Inc., when he became CFO of America Online. In 2002, Ripp was named Vice Chairman of America Online where he oversaw advertising, technology, operations, marketing, human resources and legal. After leaving Time Warner in 2004, Ripp was President and COO of Dendrite International. He formally served on the Board of Trustees of Manhattan College and Gettysburg College. He serves as Vice Chairman Lighthouse Guild in NY and an Emeritus Director of the Ad Council. Ripp holds an MBA from Baruch College/CUNY and a BA from Manhattan College.


Plenary II: Advertising Your B-School: Understanding the Brand Strengths, Challenges and Development Relationship Opportunities

Kristi Faulkner, President and Co-founder of WomenkindKristi Faulkner

Kristi Faulkner is president and co-founder of Womenkind, where she advises clients who need and want to better reach, engage and motivate women through enhanced marketing messages, product innovation, and organizational evolution. As a creative director, she has conceived and produced multi-media, multi-channel campaigns for blue chip clients nationally and globally. She is currently writing a book about women as a competitive edge in business.