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Steve Conner

Steve is a C-suite marketing executive. He is noted for producing global, strategic viral success stories. Steve helmed STORM FILMS the content agency that produced the famed Budweiser Whassup campaign.  He’s run global Advertising accounts for L’Oreal, P&G, Toyota, McDonald’s, Kraft foods and Verizon.  

Steve is also an Emmy nominated writer/film director/DP. His entertainment work includes developing and writing for Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, and Nickelodeon.

Steve has mentored and trained hundreds of mentees through mindful exercises and practices. His core belief is people can evolve when there is purpose, meaning, and a sense of service.


Sheila Conner

Sheila is an award winning Executive Producer and managing partner of Fluid Content Advertising and Film production company.  Sheila managed the internship and mentorship programs for FLUID.  Sheila is also responsible for overseeing production on Fluid projects across all platforms, including commercials,music videos, web content and transmedia productions. Prior to joining Fluid Content, Sheila managed production, post-production and visual effects for Storm Films. Her partial client list includes: HBO, Toyota, LʼOreal, Revlon, McDonaldʼs, with a wide variety of production budgets.




Bruce Hanson

Bruce Hanson is a serial entrepreneur with a heart.  He is a senior executive with broad management experience from start-up to public company. Orientation towards high tech products and services. His specialties are Day-to-day operations, M&A analysis and execution, private to public company transitions, capital raising.

Currently Bruce is President and CEO of Credence ID.  Credence was founded by a number of industry experts that have a long and successful history in biometrics and more specifically in mobile and handheld biometrics. 


Kevin Knight

Kevin is the president and founder of K Group, a full-service qualitative consumer research company founded in 1992. Prior to K Group, Kevin worked for nine years at Proctor and Gamble/Richardson Vicks. He has extensive graduate studies in Marriage and family therapy, an M.S. in Statistics, and a B.S. in Mathematics.

Kevin is the rare mix of left brain and right brain thinker. He introduces a unique energetic style into facilitating that is unmatched in the industry. Kevin loves to bring in new techniques and approaches that help peel back the onion. He has brought his innovative research approach to several industries.


Alyce Myatt

Alyce Myatt’s career reflects the intersection of media, art, and philanthropy. Now a consultant, she counts among her recent clients the University of Baltimore, the Center for Digital Democracy, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Johns Hopkins Urban Medicine division, and Working Films.

Her previous staff positions include director of Media Arts for the National Endowment for the Arts, founding E.D. of the funder affinity group, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media, Program Officer for Media at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and Director of Children’s Programming and later V.P. of Programming at PBS.

Throughout her career, Alyce has returned to consulting with clients such as the Annie E. Casey and Skillman Foundations, Council on Foundations, National Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, T.V.E. Brasil, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, W.G.B.H., W.N.E.T., W.N.Y.C. Radio, and Voqal.

Alyce Myatt has served as a board director or advisor to Arts Engine, Auburn Media at the Center for Multi-faith Education, the Center for Rural Strategies, the Center for Media & Social Impact at American University, the Council on Foundations Technology Task Force, the Emerson College Alumni Association, Grantmakers in the Arts: Art & Social Change Working Group, the National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture and WITNESS.

Jennifer Francis
Program Coordinator


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