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Lindsey assists in the coordination and marketing efforts that surround the Women|Future Conference. She is passionate about the conference's mission to connect and empower women in business from all walks of life. Lindsey began her event planning career at Clemson University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Over the past five years, her love for event marketing and coordination has blossomed as she has gained valuable experience in the hotel, hospitality and corporate industry. In her free time, she enjoys photography, relaxing on the water and playing with her puppy, Sonny!
Alissa is responsible for creating graphics and visual elements for the Stevie Awards and the Women|Future Conference, as well as managing digital marketing efforts. From brochures and social media images to advertising campaigns, Alissa prioritizes professionalism and clarity. Previously, Alissa spent time as a Design Manager and Marketing Coordinator in the hospitality and nonprofit industries. Alissa is certified in Social Marketing and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts.
Michael Gallagher’s career reflects his passion for recognizing achievement across the diverse spectrum of business. To honor the millions of business executives and workers worldwide who quietly accomplish innovative and extraordinary things in the workplace every day, Michael founded the Stevie® Awards in 2002. In 2018, he started the Women|Future Conference in conjunction with the already successful Stevie Awards for Women in Business program to give high achieving women a place to come together, share ideas, and network. Michael’s commitment to honoring excellence was sparked during his tenure as Vice President of The New York Festivals, organizer of the some of the world’s largest international awards competitions for film, television, advertising, and other media. Under his leadership from 1982 to 1988, The New York Festivals significantly expanded its global influence by adding new awards competitions in fields such as radio and print advertising. Michael holds a bachelor of arts from Fordham University in New York City and a master of business administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Maggie has been with the Stevie Awards organization for eight years and is thrilled with how much the Women|Future Conference has grown, even through the hardships of COVID-19. She is passionate about equal opportunities for women and encouraging change and diversity in all industries, especially those that have been male-dominated. At the Stevie Awards Maggie oversees all marketing, event, and HR efforts. Though the Stevie Awards is approaching it’s 20 year anniversary, the creation of the Women|Future Conference has led to increased collaboration and learning opportunities that were untapped in prior years. Maggie received her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Political Communications from James Madison University and received her Master of Business Administration from George Mason University. In her free time she enjoys running, playing with her dog Samoa, comedy, bargain shopping, keeping up with politics, and trying new restaurants.
Nina is responsible for creating and implementing marketing strategies that set the vision and evolution of the Women|Future Conference and Stevie Awards programs. Her expertise in content writing, event planning, campaign management, and social media has positioned her as the full-stack Marketer for the Women|Future Conference. Her insight has influenced the growth of the Women|Future Conference over the past year and its transition from in-person to virtual. Before the Stevie Awards, Nina spent five years in the technology services industry in various marketing and event management roles- helping to scale a global IT partner. Nina is passionate about the conference mission of women helping other women succeed in all areas of life. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, tennis, golf, and spending quality time with her husband and dog. Nina graduated from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing.
Ruslana manages the Women|Future Conference from planning to execution. From agenda framework and speaker management, to sponsorship sales and live-streaming the virtual event, there is no task Ruslana can’t handle. Bringing over six years of event planning expertise to the Stevie Awards, Ruslana is dedicated to producing a memorable experience, every time. Transitioning the Women|Future Conference from in-person to virtual has been a fun challenge for Ruslana and her team, and has set the precedent for future successful events. Ruslana has produced events in all industries, and is particularly passionate about this conference as it helps women progress in both their personal and professional lives, while connecting them with an international community. As a first generation American, Ruslana is empowered by the connections that are made across borders. In her free time, Ruslana enjoys traveling, exploring the foodie scene, reading mysteries and thrillers, and spending time with her family and friends (especially at a winery!). Ruslana is Certified in Exhibition Management, holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, Global Campus.