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Mitchell Reichgut, CEO, Jun Group
Mitchell Reichgut is the CEO and co-founder of Jun Group. Prior to founding Jun Group in 2005, Mitchell led Bates Interactive, the online unit of Bates Worldwide Advertising, now owned by WPP. As General Manager/Creative Director, Mitchell helped grow Bates Interactive into a 70-person integrated unit, with clients such as EDS, Moet & Chandon, and Warner-Lambert. Before joining Bates, Mitchell served as Creative Director at Think New Ideas.
Mitchell began his career as an Art Director at Grey Advertising where he created print and television advertisements for clients. Throughout his career, he’s worked with major brands across industries, including Procter & Gamble, Parker Brothers, Budweiser, Rockport, Reebok, and Sony.
Sandi Harari, EVP, Creative Director, BARKER
Sandi Harari joined BARKER in 2006, making the agency one of only 3% in the business to boast a female Creative Director at the time. With over 20 years in advertising and branding, her talents and deep experience in health and beauty, fashion, film, and other lifestyle marketing verticals quickly elevated BARKER in account and award wins across every category. She has been instrumental in helping the agency garner its 35+ international awards over the past two years alone.
Prior to her 12-year tenure at BARKER, Harari ran her own boutique firm, Sandi Harari Design, where she successfully handled an array of clients including Alliance (branded entertainment division of Grey), Atlantic Records, MTV, P&G, Lions Gate Films, and GlaxoSmithKline. Earlier, she was at Grey Entertainment under Grey Group, where she spent four years creating destination-specific launches for W Hotels, as well as campaigns for Uproar.com, Department of Sanitation, Bravo Network, InStyle Magazine, and Topps. Earlier in her career, she designed the now-iconic movie posters for Oscar-winning films such as Monster’s Ball and Mystic River.
Monica Hare, VP, Global Services, BuzzFeed
Monica Hare is the Vice President, Global Client Services at BuzzFeed where she oversees sales planning, account management and large-scale pitch developments for major U.S. and international advertisers. With more than 20 years experience in digital media and marketing, Monica has developed an expertise in digital storytelling and production. Her experiences span across agencies and client side positions including leadership roles at Disney and Publicis. Upon graduating from the University of Washington, Monica began her career as the producer of the first "Monday Night Football" website, a sign of a true "digital native."
Moderator: Lynn Branigan, President & CEO, She Runs It
Lynn Branigan has what she calls “the job of a lifetime.” As President and CEO of She Runs It – formerly Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) – Lynn’s mission is to pave the way for women to lead at every level of marketing and media.
In that pursuit, Lynn works closely with corporate executives, influencers and mentors across the industry to develop programs that empower women to achieve their professional goals at every stage of their careers.
Lynn joined AWNY in 2012, and immediately embarked with her Board of Directors on a journey to reimagine the organization. Recognizing the industry had become more than just advertising, and more than just New York, they looked to rebrand the organization, expand into new geography, and refresh the mission.
Lynn’s career has spanned digital media roles in entrepreneurial and corporate environments. Early in her career she was a digital pioneer who worked for one of the first online services (Prodigy). She then served as the Founding Partner of one of the industry's first digital agencies - which was sold and went public after seven successful years. She then moved on to become the Vice President of Marketing for Washington Post Digital, and then for the Online Publishers Association, before joining AWNY in 2012.