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Attention Stillman Students: Events to Attend!

Rua Dinm

The Stillman Masterclass Series is an event you do not want to miss. With the help of the Marketing department, we have been able to bring in three amazing speakers to give students and faculty and insight into their experience within the world of marketing.

Use this link to register for these events and we hope to see you there!

Hispanic Heritage Month
Thursday, October 7, 2021
1. Conversation with a Salesforce Executive: The Most Advanced DEI company in Tech
Speaker: Andrew Rojas, Product Management Lead
Time: 7 – 8 p.m. ET
Company: Salesforce, Mulesoft
Location: Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Andrew Rojas is a New York City native but is currently spending his days in Massachusetts. He started his career on the media agency side working for various clients in both the B2C and B2B industries. He then moved over to the music world working on the marketing team at iHeartRadio. He spent 6 years at Verizon where he helped launch several brand initiatives, content partnerships, and their 5G offerings. He is currently leading the industry product marketing team at MuleSoft. Rojas holds a BS in Financial Economics from Binghamton University.

Outside of work, you’ll find Rojas on the sideline of soccer games for his 6-year-old daughter (Isabelle) and 4-year-old son (Sebastian).

Wednesday, October 27th
2. The Future of Marketing in Entertainment
Speaker: Dario Spina, Viacom CMO & SHU Alum
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm ET
Company: Viacom, Velocity
Location: In-Person/On Campus

Dario Spina is the Chief Marketing Officer of Velocity, ViacomCBS’ branded content studio. His team seamlessly integrates brands into the cultural conversation through custom content across all of its platforms and experiences. In this role, he leads domestic marketing and creative solution efforts for ViacomCBS brand partners across Comedy Central, CMT, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, Smithsonian Channel, TV Land, and VH1.

Previously, Spina served as the Executive Vice President of Integrated Marketing for the Music & Entertainment group at Viacom and led the consumer and integrated marketing teams at Spike as the Senior Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining Viacom in 1999, he held various positions in advertising at DDB Needham and worked in the music industry in marketing and creative at Mercury/Island Def Jam Records.

Spina currently serves on the Board of Directors for Shine Global, a prosocial organization that gives voices to children by telling stories of their resilience to raise awareness, promote action and inspire change. In addition, he serves on the Publishing Advisory Board at Pace University. He holds an MA from Seton Hall University and earned his undergraduate degree from Pace University.

Thursday, November 18th
3. An Inside Look at What Marketing Managers Search for in New Talent at Fanatics
Speaker: Niles Brandon, Vice President of Human Resources
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm ET
Company: Fanatics
Location: In-Person/On Campus

Niles Brandon is a New York City native, having grown up in the Bronx where he attended Cardinal Spellman High School before moving to Long Island and graduating from Westbury High School. He then went on to attend the State University of New York at Albany where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science. Brandon has over 10 years of progressive human resources experience across a variety of domains including business partnership/strategy, recruiting, talent management, learning and development, and employee relations. He has also worked for various companies including The Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures, and Revlon. Brandon is currently a Vice President of Human Resources at Fanatics leading a team of HR business partners responsible for supporting the Global Direct-to-Consumer Marketing, Merchandising, Memorabilia, and Retail Teams, which consist of over 2000 employees worldwide.

Fanatics is creating the ultimate one-stop sports fan experience to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for more than 300 partners globally. Leveraging these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 83 million global consumers, and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is furthering its innovation across the sports landscape. The company is expanding beyond its position as the global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings across the entire sports ecosystem, such as betting and gaming, NFTs, trading cards, and much more. Fanatics is building a company that the sports world has never seen before.


Contact Rua at dinmrua@shu.edu

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