Education Speakers
  Timothy M Andrews, ASI

Timothy M. Andrews is President and CEO of the Advertising Specialty Institute, the largest marketing and media organization serving the advertising specialty industry. Prior to his position at ASI, he served for three years as Chief Executive Officer of Primedia Business Magazines, and before that he spent 16 years at Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

  David Blaise, Top Secrets of Promotional Products Sales
What do the industry's first video podcast, audio podcast, Extreme Makeover and theme song all have in common? Industry entrepreneur, author and business consultant David Blaise. In 1998, he created Top Secrets of Promotional Products Sales, the industry's premier "success system in a box." Since then, he has built the most recognized and successful training brands in the industry, including Top Secrets of Multi-Million Dollar Producers, Sledgehammer Marketing, The Ultimate Makeover System and The Power of Promotional Products. Currently, David's company helps thousands of industry professionals each year to increase sales, improve profit margins and grow their businesses on a guaranteed basis.
  Joe Haley, ASI
Joe Haley is a 20-year veteran of the advertising specialty industry and is the managing editor of ASI's magazines. Joe has been involved with ASI TV from the beginning, starring in and producing “The Joe Show,” and filming, editing and posting hundreds of editorial-based videos at trade shows and in-house.
  Peter Knappenberger, ASI
Peter Knappenberger is ASI's director of distributor services for the southeast region. Peter's expertise is in technology, sales and marketing, and has been helping ASI distributors to grow their sales since 2006. Before ASI, Peter spent 14 years with an import and export firm, where he was general manager. During his tenure, he grew the company sales from $7 million per year to over $24 million.
  Marki Lemons-Ryhal, Marki Lemons Unlimited
Marki Lemons-Rhyal is a fifth-generation entrepreneur with over 20 years of marketing experience. Having established herself as one of the leading, award-winning social media speakers in the country, she teaches social media and technology classes for the National Association of REALTORS®, CHASE, Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses, REALOGY, and Chicago City Colleges. She uses her dynamic, professional attitude and vast experience to proactively offer sound industry analysis and professional guidance.
  Lisa Peskin, Business Development University
Lisa Peskin is the co-founder and CEO of Business Development University (BDU), a results-driven sales training, coaching and consulting company. She has more than 25 years of  experience in sales performance and management, and has helped thousands of selling and non-selling professionals dramatically improve their business development efforts and results through training, just-in-time support and programs designed to maximize opportunities and drive ROI.
  Chris Vanderzyden, Chris Vanderzyden Global
Chris Vanderzyden, author of 7 Steps to Entrepreneurial Victory, is a Fox News contributor, business-development consultant, speaker and entrepreneur. She was previously a CPA for Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC), and was president of a national advertising specialty company, where she grew sales into the millions. Her unique experience in the financial and marketing disciplines, coupled with her action-oriented approach, increases margins and creates a business of sustained success.
  Rob Watson, ASI
Rob Watson is ASI's vice president of digital user experience. He has more than a decade of marketing communications experience and was most recently the president of MediaTree – a leading industry digital promotions agency. Before joining MediaTree, Rob worked with a nationally recognized advertising agency and produced branding and advertising campaigns for companies like the Miss America Organization, GEICO and Royal Caribbean International. He has helped numerous small businesses leverage themselves through the integration of advertising, direct mail, multi-media and interactive campaigns, as well as special events.