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From budget cuts, internal restructuring, layoffs, and more, our panel of experts will explore how the media and communications industries continue to evolve and give insights and advice on how to leverage your work experience in the current job market. Following the program, grab a drink and connect with your peers to help grow your career and expand your business relationships.

You’ll also hear about UJA’s workforce development efforts with those who have recently lost their jobs.

Hosted by UJA's Entertainment, Tech, & Lifestyle's Marketing Communications Division.


UJA-Federation requests that all event attendees be vaccinated against Covid-19.


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Karen Elders

Professional Career Strategist and Co-Founder, Launch Career Strategies

Karen Elders is the co-founder of Launch Career Strategies (LCS), a career coaching firm based in Darien, Connecticut. LCS’s services include all aspects of career discovery and preparation, including identifying skills and career path options; developing a resume, elevator pitch, and cover letter; effective networking; organizational skills; application strategy; interviewing skills; and negotiating an offer. 

She is also the host of Top of the Pile, a podcast that aims to provide career advice for young professionals through conversations with HR leaders, hiring managers, and professionals of all levels who’ve found success across a variety of industries.  


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Marisa Polin

Vice President of Media, Publicis Groupe

Marisa Polin is a VP of media at Publicis Groupe, where she oversees the growth and development of the media department. 

Marisa is a results-driven strategic leader with great attention to detail and a knack for creative problem solving. She is an authentic storyteller, known to blend powerful insight with thoughtful design as a creator of business strategy and media campaigns that deliver for brands, whether they are up-and-coming or already loved. She has extensive experience in developing and managing strategic initiatives with category experience across entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 companies, including CPG, Retail, Auto, Electronics, QSR, Entertainment, Finance, and Beauty. ...

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Penry Price

Vice President of Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn

Penry Price is vice president for LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions business. In this role, he oversees the global team responsible for building partnerships necessary to raise awareness of and drive revenue for the business. His deep knowledge of and passion for marketing, advertising, and media ecosystems have played a significant role in transforming LinkedIn’s advertising business as it becomes the leading B2B marketing platform for companies around the world.

Penry joined LinkedIn from Dstillery, where as president, he provided direction for the ad tech firm’s partnerships and managed day-to-day revenue and marketing operations. Prior to his tenure at Dstillery,...

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Michael Wright

Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Innovation, and Operations, WPP

Michael Wright is the global head of talent acquisition operations and innovation at WPP. In this role, he’s constantly figuring out ways to improve their recruiting pipes and plumbing, always with a nod to candidate experience.

Michael previously served as the global head of talent acquisition at GroupM, overseeing hiring across 90 countries around the world. He also led recruiting for GroupM in North America, and, previously APAC. Prior to his life in corporate recruiting, he founded, ran, and sold a recruiting business spanning two continents.


Chair: Cammy Grusd*
Vice Chairs: Jason Schulweis*, Rachel Taxman*

Council: Jonathan Adams*, Michael Bassik, David Borstein, Pierre Bouvard, Adam Chandler, Yale Cohen, Daniel Feldstein, Stacy Freedman, Barry Frey, Richy Glassberg, Jeremy Haft, Kevin Hein*, Sheera Hopkins, Michael Kassan, Evan Kraut, David Lang*, Brian Leder, Andy Marks, Debra Meyer, David Paschkes, Bill Platt*, Marisa Polin, Michael Rosen, David Roter, Howard Rubin, David Sable, Michael Saperstein*, JJ Schmuckler*, Matthew Schneider, David Spiegel, Patrice Trichon, Shelley Zalis

*Member of the Marketing Council Program Subcommittee 

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