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Presenters

  • Anita Watkins - Kantar

    Anita earned her Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton. She started her career in Market Research in 1996 and over the years has climbed the ladder to her current position as Global Head of Qualitative at Kantar. Anita serves as Vice Chair of the Marketing Research Program at Michigan State University. She has spoken at several workshops and conferences teaching professionals leadership principles for maximizing potential in people and how to connect emotionally with teams. 

  • Bob Fawson - Dynata

    Bob leads Dynata’s business strategy group, responsible for identifying and investing innovative companies to accelerate the growth of the company’s data assets and data products. Additionally, Bob plays a vital role growing Dynata’s position as the industry and thought leader in data quality through his management of the Research Science team and the Imperium business, showcasing Dynata’s depth of knowledge and experience in the market research space. Prior to his current role, Bob led business operations and served as executive vice president of Panel and Partnerships, responsible for Dynata’s online member panels. Before joining Dynata, he served as Chief Access, Supply and Engagement Officer at Opinionology, which merged with Survey Sampling International in 2011; while at Opinionology, he expanded the company’s portfolio of online sampling methods and improved methods for managing online panels. Bob earned a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from Utah State University.

  • Marc Bushala - Heaven’s Door Spirits LLC

    Marc was a co-founder and CEO of spirits company Angel’s Share Brands which created a super-premium bourbon and rye whiskey called “Angel’s Envy”. The Spirits Journal rated Angel’s Envy Cask Strength as the number 1 spirit in the world in 2013.  Angel’s Envy was sold in March of 2015 to global spirits giant Bacardi.  Marc is the Managing Partner of Liquid Asset Brands which advises and makes investments in early stage spirits businesses.  He is also a Board Member of Spirits Investment Partnership which invests in and manages spirits businesses.