AAF Omaha Virtual AdConnect Panel Discussion
Reaching Out - Building An Inclusive Advertising Community
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free to AAF Omaha Members | $5 Non-Members/Guests
With incredible experience in belonging, supporting and encouraging equity and inclusion to establishing organizations that support all members of our community, our panelists will share their thoughts and advice on how advertising and marketing professionals can better support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within our communities through our work, relationships, actions, and beyond.
Tony Veland, Director of Business Development at the AIM Institute
Bio to be posted soon.
Dan Harr, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist/ERGs with Mutual of Omaha
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and an alumnus of Northwest Missouri State University. Dan Harr is embracing his passion, while cultivating an impact through Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Resource Groups at Mutual of Omaha. His responsibilities include supporting the overall D&I Strategy, Analytics, and Marketing, while governing all nine of their Employee Resource Groups’ (ERGs) operations and activities. Outside his job responsibilities, Dan is very active in and out of the Omaha community on various boards/committees. In his free time, Dan enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, especially his nephew/godson, or at the gym.
Natalie Hadley, Vice President of Outlook Business Solutions
Natalie Hadley is the vice president of Outlook Business Solutions. She considers this her dream job: helping companies understand what’s holding back their growth then matching those needs with a team of more than 25 skilled professionals who happen to be visually impaired. The company currently specializes in marketing, digital accessibility and customer care, but regularly adds new team members with talents and skills in unexpected areas.
Natalie has a bachelor’s in communications arts from Wayne State College and a master’s in communications from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Prior to leading Outlook Business Solutions, Natalie spent 25 years in marketing roles in the financial services sector.
Outside her role at Outlook, Natalie is a partner in a technology start up as well as a vintage clothing boutique. Her family includes daughter Georgia, son-in-law Taylor (founder of Omaha tech company Appsky) and granddaughter Rowan; son Rain, who lives at Hands of Heartland in Bellevue; and son Noah, a student at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
Kim Guyer, Executive Director at the Creative Center
Kim Guyer is the Executive Director of the Creative Center, college of art and design, in Omaha, where she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the college. Responsibilities include – among many other things – oversight of the career services department and the placement of graduates just leaving college (no mean feat).
Kim lives in Omaha with her husband of 22 years and their two children, ages 20 and 15. She is an avid hiker, a voracious reader, an alto, and she cross stitches better than your grandma.
Kim is also the owner of Vertical Road, where she sells prints of her nature photography. Vertical Road can be found on Etsy, Instagram, and Facebook.
Johnny Le, Brand Manager for US Soccer for the American Outlaws
Currently working to passionately support US Soccer for the American Outlaws as a Brand Manager. Dedicated to supporting both on the field support, and also off the field through our charitable arm AO Impact.
Johnny has more than 21 years of design, marketing and leadership experience. His professional experience includes leading a 38-person digital marketing team of UX designers, motion designers, strategists and developers to create captivating and functional online experiences. Johnny’s roots in design and code, along with experience leading “digital marketing” products for a national base of clients, helps to relate and collaborate with business units and marketing teams, as well as designers and developers. He has worked on national clients such as the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC), Verity Health Systems in California, OREGON Cordless Power Tools, Barrett-Jackson Auto Care, Textron, Minn Kota Motors, E-Z-GO, and others. This work has been recognized nationally through the American Institute of Graphic Artists, the American Advertising Awards ADDYs, W3 Awards and many more.
In the past Johnny volunteered to run non-profit ONYX for Change, teaching our youth to become better stewards of the community by running soccer events to raise money for the greater good. He is also involved throughout the youth sports community as a USSF Grassroots Youth Soccer Referee, working sanctioned games on the weekend, and volunteers as an USBC Level 1 Youth Bowling coach at Sun Valley Lanes. Sports marketing & volunteering is a passion of Johnny’s, grown from his past work experience and involvement in the local youth sports community.
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