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Branding and Creativity Expert and CEO | The Tite Group
Named one of the “Top 10 Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, Ron is an award-winning advertising writer and creative director for some of the world’s most respected brands, including Air France, Evian, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, and Volvo. His work has been recognized by The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, and The Marketing Awards, to name just a few.
Currently, he is CEO of The Tite Group, a content marketing agency, executive producer and host of the award-winning Canadian comedy show Monkey Toast, and a featured marketing expert on the business reality show, Dream Funded.
He has written for a number of television series, penned a children’s book, and wrote, performed, and produced the play, The Canadian Baby Bonus. Ron is also an author of Everyone's An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be) (Collins, 2016).
Vice President, Marketing Technology | SHIFT Communications: A Google Analytics Certified Partner
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Chris has been recognized twice by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 50 most influential people in social digital marketing. Marketo named him a marketing illuminator, and PR News nominated him as Social Media Person of the Year. He is the vice president of marketing technology at SHIFT Communications, co-founder of PodCamp New Media Community Conference, and co-host of the Marketing Over Coffee podcast.
Team Captain of the First American Women's Everest Expedition & Author of the New York Times Bestseller On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments
Levine served as the team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, scaled the highest peak on every continent, and skied to both the North and South Poles—an accomplishment known as the Adventure Grand Slam, which fewer than forty people in the world have achieved.
Levine spent four years as an adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership. She is an advisor to the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point and is on the board of the Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics at Duke University. She is the founder of the Climb High Foundation, which trains jobless women in western Uganda to work as trekking guides in the Rwenzori Mountains. She is one of few who have presented at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Her best-selling book, On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments, was released in January of 2014.
Business Visionary, Global Soap Project Founder, and CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights
Kayongo’s background is one of survival, discovery, and humanitarianism. He is founder and CEO of the Global Soap Project which launched in 2009. Kayongo’s experience as a human rights activist, combined with his lifelong commitment to his work and notable rhetorical skills, earned him his current role as the CEO at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Called a “living embodiment of the Center’s mission,” Kayongo is elevating the visibility of the Center and expanding its vision beyond its geography. Recognized with a range of honors and awards for his activism, including CNN’s Top 10 Heroes award in 2011, Kayongo was most recently selected by President Jimmy Carter to be interviewed as part of the National Archives’ Amending America Initiative.