Lori Ruff @LoriRuff is Chief Branding Officer of ALPFA, The Association of Latino Professionals For America.
A long-standing authority in B2B Social Media Marketing and Executive Branding, Lori has been named to numerous lists including every Forbes Top 50 Global Social Media Power Influencers, Forbes Top 20 Woman Social Media Power Influencer, CEOWorld's Top Ten Social Media Power Women, AGBeat's Top 50 Industry Influencer, Top 101Women in eCommerce, Moody's 50 Favorite People of 2012 & 2014, Top 10 Web Sources: US Women, #30Bestof Female Bloggers, and Webbiquity's #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women Writers.
Dubbed by her fans as "The LinkedIn Diva" Lori is one of the Top most-connected women on LinkedIn. She writes and speaks on topics such as Relationship-Driven Business Development, Presenting an Authentic Online Presence, Building Community & Engagement at conferences and gatherings and is in high demand by executives working to establish best practices.
Mitchell Levy @happyabout is the CEO and Thought Leader Architect at THiNKaha(r) and Chief Aha Instigator at the Aha Amplifier(tm). He and his team make it easy for corporations to easily create compelling content that help turn their experts into recognized thought leaders. Mitchell is an Amazon bestselling author with forty-one business books, contributor at Entrepreneur Magazine, has provided strategic consulting to over one hundred companies, has advised over five hundred CEOs on critical business issues through the CEO networking groups he's run, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company.
Mitchell has written social media enabled AhaBooks(tm) he offers for free: Mitchell Levy on Creating Thought Leaders and Meridith Elliott Powell and Mitchell Levy on Instilling Leadership at Every Level, join the conversation about thought leadership best practices on the LinkedIn group, join the thought leadership community at ThoughtLeader.CEO, or watch a new thought leader episode each week on Thought Leader Life(tm).
Paula Chiocchi, president and founder of OMI, is a marketing industry veteran whose mission is to help businesses realize their full potential by effectively reaching their target audiences and converting more prospects into customers. Under her direction, in 2012 the company launched BizFACTZ, a cost-effective, self-service platform that gives clients fresh, accurate contact data to fuel marketing campaigns and drive sales and profits. An expert and innovator in multi-channel marketing data, Chiocchi began her career with Dun & Bradstreet and developed her skills by creating direct mail, online advertising and email campaigns for leading mortgage companies, financial institutions, telecom, software, online gaming sites, sweepstakes enterprises and e-commerce companies.
AhaBooks included int his AhaLibrary are small-business focused.