Advertising Advisory Board

Kristen GillespieKristen Gillespie is Product Marketing Manager at Google, Mountain View, California. She leads a team at Google, developing marketing strategies and programs for third party advertising partners. She and her team conceptualize and execute campaigns that inspire and educate third party partners to meet their client’s advertising goals. Prior to her position in Google Marketing, Kristen led product specialist teams in both YouTube and Small Business Ads, working directly with product and engineering teams to develop features and content that users trust and enjoy. She is an expert in product-market fit, go-to-market strategy, and is passionate about building products that can be enjoyed by a diverse set of users.

When not on a laptop or phone, Gillespie also serves as the flutist for Fiume di Musica, a chamber ensemble based in Palo Alto CA, and enjoys spending time with her husband, 1 year old son Nolan, and their dog Cooper. Gillespie holds degrees in music performance and business entrepreneurship from Bowling Green State University.

Scott GreggoryScott Greggory is the chief creative officer for MadAveGroup, a full-service marketing agency based in Toledo, Ohio.

An award-winning copywriter, he works to simplify brand messages and develop humorous content. He’s also a skilled voiceover professional, as well as a video and audio producer/director.

Through the MadAveGroup blogs, Greggory reinforces the agency’s perspective and shares sound marketing and customer experience principles. When speaking to audiences, he focuses on branding, content creation, using humor in marketing content, and exploring the question “who cares?”

Greggory is a member of the Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only organization for senior-level executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies.

He has judged several Addy Award competitions and sits on the Telly Awards Judging Council.

Joshua GrossJoshua Gross is director of Network Partnerships within the Lifestyle Advertising Sales Group at

NBCUniversal. In this role, he oversees strategic brand partnerships and branded entertainment for E! and Esquire Network. With more than nine years of branded content experience in the entertainment industry as an integrated marketing specialist, Gross is responsible for ideating and executing innovative marketing partnerships across all platforms for high-profile programs including E! News, Live from the Red Carpet, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, American Ninja Warrior, Car Matchmaker and other successful television programs. He has collaborated with

top brands such as Procter & Gamble, Anheuser-Busch, Victoria’s Secret, Mercedes-Benz, AT&T,

L’Oreal Paris, and with major movie studios including Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures. He also has led sponsorships surrounding major pop culture events including New York Fashion Week, Super Bowl, Sundance Film Festival, and The Olympics.

Gross studied communication and marketing at Bowling Green State University and graduated

with a B.A. in telecommunications (now media production and studies).

As a resident of Los Angeles, Gross enjoys the beach, hiking and shopping.

Mike HartMike Hart is president and CEO of his family’s business, Hart Associates, a full-service, Ohio-based marketing and advertising agency that has been in business for more than 50 years with offices in the Toledo and Columbus areas. Ranked among the country’s top business-to-business marketing firms, the agency helps clients deliver powerful customer experiences through integrated services that span strategy development, advertising, media planning, public relations, interactive marketing and video production.

After graduating from BGSU in 1983, he joined the agency. His father and business partner, Tom Hart died in 1998. 

The agency recently acquired Conrad Phillips Vutech, a longtime Columbus agency, making Hart Associates one of Ohio’s largest independent agencies with more than 80 employees. He always has managed Hart as a business as well as an agency. Management takes up a great deal of his time these days, but he has developed a talented and strong management team. This team allows him to continue his involvement in account supervision and new business development.

He is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® in the Multimedia, Marketing and Communications category for the Central Great Lakes Region. Harte also has served on the boards of the Press Club of Toledo, The University of Toledo’s Center for Family Business, the Toledo Area Small Business Association (TASBA) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio plus many more.

He and his wife, Kelly, are the parents of a son, Zachary, and a daughter, Shannon.

Prinz ColemanBrittanie Prinz-Coleman is manager of Marketing Partnerships for The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. In her current role, she oversees global brand partnerships with third-party partners for Disney Live Action, Disney Animation, Pixar and Lucas Film. 

In her 10th year with The Walt Disney Company, Prinz-Coleman has had a range of experience working in multiple businesses within the company. She started her career as a vacation planner with the Disney College Program at the Orlando-based parks and resorts. Post-graduation from BGSU, she moved back to Orlando to continue her career with Disney and where she quickly moved through the ranks doing a stint in Corporate Alliances. There she helped lead company-wide alliance development efforts with a focus on Disney Parks that included the opening of New Fantasyland, re-branding of The Great Movie Ride, and a long-term run-Disney partnership with New Balance. In the last five years, Prinz-Coleman moved to California to work as a brand manager with Disney Interactive and Consumer Products, managing digital content strategy and creation for Disney’s digital platforms such as Disney.com, Disney social network, Disney Blogs, and Disney Apps. In the last year, she moved to Disney Studios where she has worked on robust theatrical marketing partnership campaigns for some of Disney’s biggest films such as “Moana,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Marvel’s “Thor Ragnorok,” and Disney Pixar’s “Coco.” Additionally, she is active in Disney’s Corporate Volunteer Program and is the co-chair for the Women@Disney Organization that spans the entire enterprise.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree in communication and telecommunications in 2008. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega: Beta Phi Chapter, BGRO and BG24News. 

Brittany Schluneker VertoBrittany Schluneker graduated with a B.A. in telecommunications and sociology from BGSU in 2006. Shortly after graduation she began an entry-level research analyst job at ARS group (now MSW Research), an advertising research firm specializing in communications evaluation and brand tracking. Over her 12-year tenure Schluneker managed several Fortune 500 brand relationships, ensuring all advertising research needs were met through proper survey design and execution while providing ongoing brand consultation.

She embarked on a new career adventure in December 2018, moving away from survey-based advertising evaluation and joined Verto Analytics as the senior director of Client Solutions. Verto Analytics is a Finnish-based measurement company that offers a holistic view of consumer behavior across digital devices and services over time. In the job, Schluneker offered solutions to market research vendors (among others) by providing Verto’s single-source, cross-platform data to help enable research teams to build consumer journey models and produce digital behavioral insights.

In June 2021, Schluneker joined the team at DISQO as the director of Client Services - Data Solutions. DISQO is an audience insights platform fueling brand growth with complete and actionable insights into human experience.

She resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband Doug (also a BGSU graduate), and 3-year-old son Landon.

Davang ShahDavang N. Shah is seasoned marketing executive with 20 years of marketing and sales experience grounded in understanding consumer behavior, building brands, and leading global teams to help advertisers win on the web. As director of small business marketing at Google, he’s charged with leading a global team of digital marketers, strategists, content marketers, and agency partners to create platforms reaching millions of Google’s customers and delivering consumer, industry, and marketing insights at scale.

Prior to joining Google, Shah held managerial roles within Ford Motor Company’s brand marketing, product marketing, and communications teams, respectively. He has a B.B.A. in marketing with honors from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and an M.B.A. in marketing and strategy from the Yale School of Management.

Updated: 08/20/2021 04:35PM