BUILD YOUR NETWORK

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MENTORS

Reaching out to experienced professionals for introductory or informational interviews can be stressful. To help, we’ve teamed up with talented mentors from all over the PR, Communications and Marketing industry, with one thing in common — helping you. 

Someone you can reach out to for advice and ask about their career journey, their role or questions about the industry.

Each professional has indicated the type of mentorship they’re open to. From Virtual Coffees (informational interviews) to Resume Reviews and Social Networking, you can reach out to like-minded professionals to help guide you on your career journey. Good luck!

STEP 1:  Select area of interest to filter mentors

STEP 2:  Icons will indicate areas of mentorship:

           

STEP 3:  Connect on LinkedIn with a message mentioning Net Net Synergy (here’s a template example)

STEP 4:  Take advantage of all the amazing advice these mentors have to offer! Good luck!

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Vivian Huang
Vivian Huang
Digital Marketing Manager
@ Firewood Marketing

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Jessica Piha-Grafstein
Jessica Piha-Grafstein
Director of Corp Comms & PR
@Funko

Open to:

Danielle Ernest
Danielle Ernest
Corporate Affairs Manager, Social Media
@ Amgen

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Courtney Mahar
Courtney Mahar
Marketing Manager
@ U.S. Bank

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Brett Burger
Brett Burger
Public Relations Specialist
@ Sleep Number

Open to:

Tiffany Aldrich
Tiffany Aldrich
Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications
@ Esperion

Open to:

April Romeos
Kristin Blake
Global Corporate Comms Manager
@ Anaergia

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April Romeos
April Romeos
Marketing Manager
@ NuBridge Commercial Lending

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David Libby
David Libby
President
@ 2pinz.com

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Andrew Ducote
Andrew Ducote
Head of Production
@ Taco Bell Corp.

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Kellie Daniel
Kellie Daniel
Founder
@ Second Act Media

Open to:

Jenna Scull
Jenna Scull
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
@ Visit Bucks County
Open to:

Deidre Weight
Deidre Weight
Manager, Influencer & Brand Partnerships
Suja Organic

Open to:

Scott Brown
Scott Brown
CEO
@ Marketing Online Specialists

Open to:

Anna Rendel
Anna Rendel
Project Manager
@ Kohler Company

Open to:

Kirk Anderson
Kirk Anderson
Brand Content Producer
@ Taco Bell Corp.

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Kara Handley
Kara Handley
Public Affairs Officer
@ U.S. Navy

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Ryan Rimsnider
Ryan Rimsnider
Sr. Lead, Brand & Culture
@ T-Mobile

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Daniel Roshiri
Daniel Roshiri
Partner/Chief Growth Officer
@ LetzChat, Inc

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Trip Owens
Trip Owens
Marketing Communication Specialist
@ Altec Inc.

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steve imm
Steve Imm
Head of Mobility PR
@ Uber

Open to:

Katie Ballay
Katie Ballay
VP, Communications and Marketing

Open to:

Cheryl Bame
Cheryl Bame
Principal, Bame PR

Open to:

Amber Kazalbash
Amber Kazalbash
Sr. Strategist
@ R/GA

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Melody Maleitzke
Melody Maleitzke
Founder
@ Social Media Strategic Consultant

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Sonia Barak
Sonia Barak
Brand Manager
@ Taco Bell Corp.

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Ryan Galluppi
Ryan Galluppi
Head of Music Campaign Marketing
@ Twitch

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hugo Perez
Hugo Perez
Chief Storyteller
@ Local Boy

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Stephanie Tackach
Stephanie Tackach
Senior Director, PR & Corporate Comms
@ Gannett

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Erica Ettori
Erica Ettori
Director of Communications
@ Walt Disney World

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Scott Pansky
Scott Pansky
Co-Founder
@ Allison + Partners

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Michael Patino
Michael Patino
Managing Director & CEO
@ Patino Associates

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Melissa Mowery
Melissa Mowery
Sr. Consultant
@ APCO Worldwide

Open to:

Kevin Kleine
Kevin Kleine
Account Director
@ Future

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Anakaren Cárdenas Ureño
Anakaren Cárdenas Ureño
Public Information Officer
@ Los Angeles County Office of Education

Open to:

Suzette Ford-Duffus
Suzette Ford-Duffus
Sr. Manager Events
@ Taco Bell Corp.

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Lizz Mishreki
Lizz Mishreki
Director of PR
@ Concordia University Irvine

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Zoe Berry
Zoe Berry
Founder
@ Berry Branding Co
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Jordan Regula
Jordan Regula
Marketing Coordinator
@ Datatrak International
Open to:

David Lurie
David Lurie
Senior Vice President
@ Teneo

Open to:

Shannon L. Kozee
Shannon Kozee
Marketing Manager
@ Compassion International

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Cynthia Chandler
Cynthia Chandler
Communications Director
@ ParkerAerospace

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Sinead Conlon
Sinead Conlon
Public Relations Manager
@ Panera Bread

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Heather Wong
Heather Wong
Director of Communications
@ FUSION OF IDEAS

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Katherine Saldivar
Katherine Saldivar
Sr. Account Executive@ H+M Communications

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Justin Herndon
Justin Herndon
Communications Leader
@ Allstate

Open to:

Olivia Adams
Olivia Adams
Communications & PR Specialist
@ Configura

Open to:

Mario Kroll
Mario Kroll
President
@ UberStrategist Inc

Open to:

Cynthia Lynn Rivera
Cynthia Rivera
Tradeshow Coordinator
@ InBody

Open to:

Anna Lisa Lukes
Anna Lisa Lukes
CEO
@ The Lukes Network

Open to:

Elliot Choueka
Elliot Choueka
Sr. Producer
@ HSBC

Open to:

David Ebeling
David Ebeling
Owner
@ Ebeling Communications

Open to:

Laura Bowman
Laura Bowman
Senior Manager of Advertising & Promotions
@ John's Incredible Pizza Co.

Open to:

Sonal Mishra
Sonal Mishra
Marketing Consultant
@ sonalmishra.co

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Charli Sharp
Charli Sharp
Founding Partner
@ Sharp Development Partners

Open to:

Lena Katz
Lena Katz
Creator Strategist
@ TikTok

Open to:

Carina Calhoun
Carina Calhoun
PR & Internal Comms Manager
@ Behr Paint Company

Open to:

Adam Morgan
Adam Morgan
Senior Director, Global Communications & Marketing
@ Bristow Group, Inc.

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John Garretson
Manager, Global Communications
@ Prudential

Open to:

Clare Healy
Clare Healy
VP of Strategy
@ Peak Ventures Co

Open to:

Sarah Swensson King
Sarah Swensson King
Director Of Community Outreach
@ Costin Public Outreach Group

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Caiti Franscell
Caiti Franscell
Account Manager
@ Wayward Kind

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Jess Hines
Jess Hines
Digital Content Strategist
@ Humana

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Aditya Shahi
Aditya Shahi
Senior Investment Analyst
@ Private Trust

Open to:

Matt Lush
Matt Lush
Content Marketing Manager
@ Clear Capital

Open to:

Tiana Noveen
Tiana Noveen
Digital Marketing & Social Media Manager, B2B
@ Unity Technologies

Open to:

Doug Barasch
Doug Barasch
Global Brand Storyteller
@ Freelance

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Jose Marin
Jose Marin
Employee Communications & Culture Manager
@ Experian Health

Open to:

Nycole Hampton
Nycole Hampton
Senior Vice President, Digital
@ MWW

Open to:

Justine Houston-Brown
Justine Houston-Brown
Senior Account Executive
@ Rocket Launch Marketing & Public Relations

Open to:

Maggie Thomas
Maggie Thomas
Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing
@ The Habit Burger Grill

Open to:

Shireen Qudosi
Shireen Qudosi
Writer, Speaker & Consultant

Open to:

Alicia Mistry
Alicia Mistry
Senior Publicist
@ Wicked+

Open to:

Mary Ann Schoppman
Mary Ann Schoppman
Sr. Manager, External Communications at PepsiCo

Open to:

Geoffrey Kutnick
Geoffrey Kutnick
Chief Content Officer
@ Growthbuster Inc.

Open to:

May Oo
May Oo
Head of Marketing
@ Memories Group

Open to:

Tiffany Aguinaldo
Tiffany Aguinaldo
Brand Specialist
@ LPA, Inc.

Open to:

Brenda Andrews Lazarus
Brenda Andrews Lazarus
Chief of People Success
@ Consulting

Open to:

Danny Sanchez
Danny Sanchez
Sr. Manager, Comms & Spanish Media Relations
@ San Diego Padres

Open to:

Ana Takakuwa
Ana Takakuwa
Account executive
@ EffecTV

Open to:

Sarah Chandler
Sarah Chandler
Business Development Executive
@ IBM

Open to:

Vy Spear
Vy Spear
Manager, Corporate Communications
@ Preferred Hotels& Resorts

Open to:

Sorrel Geddes
Sorrel Geddes
SVP, US Production and Events
@ British Film Commission

Open to:

Paul Diamond
Paul Diamond
Sr. Marketing Manager - Visuals & Experiences
@ Microsoft

Open to:

Robyn Fink
Robyn Fink
Director or PR/Partnerships
@ CKE Restaurants (Carl's Jr/Hardees)

Open to:

Brad Hilderbrand
Brad Hilderbrand
Senior Public Relations Manager
@ Microsoft

Open to:

Lizzie Killian
Lizzie Killian
Founder
@ FIFTYcc

Open to:

Nick Shepherd
Nick Shepherd
Account Director
@ TriplePoint

Open to:

Devon O'Connell
Devon O’Connell
Marketing Manager
@ Resort Properties at Irvine Company

Open to:

Matt Prince Net Net Synergy
Matt Prince
Sr. Manager, PR & Brand Experience
@ Taco Bell Corp.

Open to:

Jessica Clifton
Jessica Clifton
Head of Brand Marketing & Media
@ Media Monks

Open to:

Charlene Lebrun
Charlene Lebrun
Director / Publicist
@ PLAYER TWO PR

Open to:

Adeniz Villar
Adeniz Villar
Digital Marketing & Social Strategy Consultant
@ Talent & Brands

Open to:

Kristin Daher
Kristin Daher
President & Chief Storyteller
@ Powerhouse Communications

Open to:

Mita Padhi
Mita Padhi
Group Manager, Digital Customer Experience
@Starbucks

Open to:

Stephanie Pfingsten
Stephanie Pfingsten
Founder & Publicist
@ Lumos PR

Open to:

Myreete Wolford
Myreete Wolford
Manager
@Ketchum

Open to:

Rebecca Haber
Rebecca Haber
Project Manager, New Media Marketing
@ Marvel Entertainment

Open to:

Amanda Corrigan
Amanda Corrigan
Public Relations Manager
@ Kajabi

Open to:

Gabe Medeiros
Gabe Medeiros
Manager, Social Media
@Johnson & Johnson

Open to:

Julie Blakley
Julie Blakley
Associate Creative Director
@ Slack

Open to:

Camden Robertson
Camden Robertson
Manager, Global Communications
@ McDonald's

Open to:

Emily Erskine
Emily Erskine
Vice President
@ Edelman

Open to:

Tatiana Fernandez
Tatiana Fernandez
Social Strategist
@ POPSUGAR

Open to:

Christopher Duran
Christopher Duran
Marketing & Public Relations Manager
@ BoxLunch

Open to:

Alexia Marchetti
Alexia Machetti
Director of Communications
@ Calm

Open to:

Kelly Kaplan
Kelly Kaplan
Sr, Manager, Communications
@ Boeing

Open to:

Jenny Wedge
Jenny Wedge
Director Of Public & Community Relations
@ Travel Costa Mesa

Open to:

James Alley
James Alley
Director Of Communications
@ Orange County Business Council

Open to:

Kimia Kalbasi
Kimia Kalbasi
Marketing Manager, Social & Influencer Relations
@ Pill Club

Open to:

Dan Nasitka
Dan Nasitka
Vice President
@ Rocket Launch Marketing & PR

Open to:

Greg Young
Greg Young
Sr. Director, Marketing
@ Experian (Health)

Open to:

Jerry Ascierto
Jerry Ascierto
Managing Editor
@ American Automobile Association

Open to:

Jason Gerdon
Jason Gerdon
Global PR Director
@ Oracle

Open to:

Stacy Schroeder
Stacy Schroeder
Global Marketing Leader – Social Media

Open to:

Rachel Stoll
Rachel Stoll
Founder / Digital Strategist
@ Persephone Digital

Open to:

Andy Duenas
Andy Duenas
Senior Associate Of Communications
@ JPMorgan Chase

Open to:

Ben Butler
Founder & CEO
@ Top Hat

Open to:

Caroline Klein
Caroline Klein
Chief Communications Officer
@ Preferred Hotel Group

Open to:

Fernando Barretto
Fernando Barretto
Group Director Of Account
@ Deutsch LA

Open to:

Will Vogel
Will Vogel
Senior Account Executive
@ Clarity PR

Open to:

Kendall Huber
Kendall Huber
Account Manager
@ Power Digital Marketing

Open to:

Chief Product Officer
Paul Cockerton
Chief Product Officer
@ Clarity Global

Open to:

Brian Price
Brian Price
Global Comms Business Partner
@ AXIS Capital

Open to:

Jacquie Hudson
Jacquie Hudson
External Relations Specialist
@ McKinsey

Open to:

Rachel Burns
Rachel Burns
Team Lead, External Relations
@ Hyland

Open to:

Cory Williams
Cory Williams
Social Media Manager
@ Scotts-Miracle Gro

Open to:

Jenelle Bringer
Jenelle Bringer
Sr. Manager, Creative Operations
@ Peacock at NBCU

Open to:

Robin Wachner
Robin Wachner
Corporate Communications

Open to:

Christina Hernandez
Christina Hernandez
Sr. Global Design Manager, Architecture & Design
@ Taco Bell Corp.

Open to:

Amanda Levine
Amanda Levine
CEO/Founder
@ Ruler Branded Entertainment

Open to:

Austin Malcolm
Austin Malcolm
Brand Manager
@ Aspyr Media

Open to:

Nichole Teixeira
Nichole Teixeira
PR Manager
@ Sleep Number Corporation

Open to:

Katie Lansford
Katie Lansford
Communications Marketing Specialist
@ Altec

Open to:

Travis Parman
Travis Parman
Chief Communications Officer
@ AppHarvest

Open to:

Robyn Smith
Robyn Smith
PR Manager
@ Ubisoft

Open to:

Allie Roda
Allie Roda
Assistant Brand Manager
@ Beachbody

Open to:

Brandon Vance
Brandon Vance
Assistant Brand Marketing Manager
@ Otter Products & LifeProof Brands

Open to:

Chris Navalta
Chris Navalta
PR Manager
@ Ubisoft

Open to:

Ashkan Payami
Ash Payami
Sr. Manager, Global Sales & Distribution
@ Lionsgate

Open to:

Yazmeen Salama
Yazmeen Salama
Senior Account Manager
@ Motoza Digital Marketing

Open to:

Ryan Romeos
Ryan Romeos
Marketing Manager
@ HyperX

Open to:

Neha Harve
Neha Harve
Account Associate
@ Highwire PR

Open to:

Scott Talan
Scott Talan
Professor
@ American University

Open to:

Stephanie Corsino
Stephanie Corsino
Assistant Manager, MICE
@ Hong Kong Tourism Board

Open to:

Ellie Lang
Ellie Lang
Senior Account Supervisor, Health Media
@ Edelman

Open to:

Vanessa Showalter
Vanessa Showalter
Corporate PR Manager
@ Allied Universal

Open to:

Krysten Cabrera
Krysten Cabrera
Senior Director, TV + Streaming
@ Digital Media Management

Open to:

Jessica Bonfig
Jessica Bonfig
Senior Producer
@ MERGE

Open to:

Olivia Ortiz
Olivia Ortiz
Public Relations Lead
@ Dutch Bros Coffee

Open to:

Rob Shapiro
Rob Shapiro
VP of Product Strategy
@ Muck Rack

Open to:

Brett Weiner
Brett Weiner
Partner
@ LaunchSquad

Open to:

Amanda Nogaki
Amanda Nogaki
Social Media Analyst
@ Hot Topic

Open to:

Dana Cassell
Dana Cassell
Marketing & Strategy Consultant

Open to:

Heidi Hagberg
Heidi Hagberg
Senior Communications Manager
@ GoFundMe

Open to:

Holly Hua
Holly Hua
Associate PR Manager
@ Ubisoft

Open to:

Joanne Sabenicio
Joanne Sabenicio
Junior Campaign Manager
@ Influential

Open to:

Mike Delgado
Mike Delgado
Director Of Social Media (U.S & Global)
@ Experian

Open to:

Amber Albrecht
Amber Albrecht, APR
Vice President
@ Allison+Partners

Open to:

Veronica Mingrone
Veronica Mingrone
Marketing Analysis & Reporting Lead
@ New York Life Insurance

Open to:

Jill Knisley
Jill Knisley
Managing Director, Client Relationship Manager
@ Edelman

Open to:

Paul Garcia
Paul Garcia
Formerly VP Of Global Communications
@ Visit WeHo

Open to:

Amanda Nelson
Amanda Nelson
Director of Communications
@ San Diego Housing Federation

Open to:

Rina Foster
Rina Foster
Founder + CEO
@ 84 Communications

Open to:

Ryan Gray
Ryan Gray
Head Of Revenue
@ Gattaca Media

Open to:

Meesha Branch
Meesha Branch
Owner & CEO
@ Deanar Consulting

Open to:

Daley Michael
Daley Michael
Account Manager
@ Allison+Partners

Open to:

Julia Yuryev
Julia Yuryev
Vice President
Murphy O’Brien PR

Open to:

Octavian Pop
Octavian Pop
Sales Director
@ Adludio

Open to:

Ashley Kummer
Ashley Kummer
Communications Coordinator
@ Sports Innovation Lab

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pay it forward

We all remember what it was like starting out in our careers. Now imagine doing it during a global pandemic. Becoming a virtual mentor is a simple way to give back, to have a lasting impact on the future generations of our industry. From 30-minute “virtual coffees” to resume reviews, your ability to pay it forward may seem small, but it can change the course of a young career.  

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