President and Founder, Cork Communications
Madison is a leading public speaking, storytelling, presentation, and communications coach and trainer. She has the privilege of working with several Fortune 500 companies, successful non-profits, politicians, media personalities, and independent business leaders in major markets across North America. Her goal with every client is to make the last mile in their communication journey a successful one. She understands that creative marketing tools, intuitive websites, and PR opportunities are most effective when those utilizing them are able to speak to their audience with confidence, authenticity, and a mastery of their unique story. Madison spent several years as a Professor of Communications, Theatre, and Voice at the University of Louisville and Bellarmine University. She is also an accomplished Film, Television and Stage actress, holding highly prestigious awards such as an Ovation, LA Drama Critic’s, Backstage Garland, Denver Critic’s, and a Robbie for her excellence in performance. Madison holds a Master’s Degree from The George Washington University and a Bachelor’s from University of Colorado.
Alicia Ariatti, PMP
President at Ariatti Advising
Alicia’s career started in event management over two decades ago in San Francisco destination management. She worked with one of the largest destination management companies in the nation, designing tours and supplemental programs for a worldwide client base. It was here that she learned the nuts and bolts of event and conference management. Building on this experience, she worked at Leadership Louisville for six years, capitalizing on her project and event management experience and adding formal project management expertise, passing the PMP in 2013. After several years organizing logistics for all of Leadership Louisville's leadership development programs, Alicia took over as the program and curriculum designer for Bingham Fellows, a social entrepreneurship program tackling Louisville's most pressing community issues. She has now launched her own consulting firm - Ariatti Advising, bringing her vast skill set in event management and curriculum design to various companies throughout the region.
Owner and Director of Digital Marketing
As an accomplished, award winning creative executive, Shawna is driven to deliver inspiring creative and innovative digital solutions to help businesses grow. With focus on brand development, social media marketing and search engine optimization, Shawna digs in to find the best path through the maze of interactive challenges and evolving technologies. The online world is ever evolving and Shawna pores over this complex; sometimes chaotic scene every day to stay on top of emerging trends. With over ten years of web development and programming experience, Shawna has not only created websites, but also developed and managed the search engine marketing campaigns that drove them.
Dayna is a master in business development, an entrepreneur, and crazy competitive when it comes to … just about anything. In 2014 Dayna launched Execuity, a sales and marketing consulting agency obsessed with helping clients find, get and keep their best customers. Prior to Execuity, Dayna honed her business development chops in a 15 year career with major manufacturing companies, working to develop and deploy software platforms for the healthcare industry, tech-enabled implementations for publishers, and creating revenue generating opportunities everywhere along the way. She has spoken at the Digital Health Summit, leads sales training seminars that don’t put people to sleep, and actually enjoys telling stories in front of audiences.