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Chapman University Alumni

Distinguished Alumni Awards

» Celebrating and Honoring the Incredible Accomplishments of our Chapman Alumni

Friday, October 12, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Bert C. Williams Mall, Chapman University

The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor Chapman University alumni who are making significant contributions to businesses, organizations and communities.

Join us for an evening of mixing, mingling and merriment as we celebrate our 2018 honorees and kick off The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration.

The event features a hosted wine and beer, plus a signature cocktail; a culinary adventure with a variety of food stations; featured entertainment throughout the evening; and networking and mixing in a lounge setting. Business/cocktail attire requested.

Purchase tickets to the Chapman University Distinguished Alumni Awards as part of your registration for The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration.


The nomination period for the 2018 Chapman University Distinguished Alumni Awards has closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations! We look forward to announcing the honorees this summer. 

Award recipients will be selected collaboratively by the Distinguished Alumni Awards Committee of the Chapman University Alumni Association Board of Directors, deans and representatives of the schools and colleges, and other University leaders.

Learn more about the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Bert C. Williams Lifetime Service Award: Highest Award of Distinction (2017)

+ - The Honorable George L. Argyros ’59

headshot of george l. argyrosChairman
Arnel & Affiliates 


The Honorable George L. Argyros served as the United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and Principality of Andorra from November 2001 to November 2004.

During this extraordinary period in Spain’s history, Ambassador Argyros’ outstanding diplomatic accomplishments included:

  • Forging a close alliance with King Juan Carlos and former President Jose Maria Aznar that resulted in Spain’s support and participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
  • Guiding the U.S. response to the tragic terrorist bombings in 2003.
  • Working with the Spanish government to implement a new biometric passport program and container security initiative.
  • Implementing new initiatives to assist and promote U.S. trade and investment in Spain. During this period, Ambassador Argyros personally led two major Spanish trade delegations to the United States.
  • Negotiating the Defense Cooperation Agreement that strengthens the military alliance between Spain and the United States.

Ambassador Argyros is currently Chairman of Arnel & Affiliates, a prominent West Coast diversified Investment Company, with corporate offices located in Costa Mesa, California. He is also a General Partner in Westar Capital, a private investment company. From 1981-1987, he was co-owner of AirCal, which was successfully sold to American Airlines in 1987; and from 1981-1989, he was owner of the Seattle Mariners Baseball Club of the American League for nine full seasons.

Prior to his ambassadorship, he was a member of the Board of Directors for Rockwell International Corporation (NYSE) and The Newhall Land and Farming Company (NYSE). He was most recently a member of the Board of Directors for First American Corporation (NYSE) and DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE).

Ambassador Argyros formerly served as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations for the U.S. Trade Representative until 1990, when President G. W. Bush appointed him to the board of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). He completed his term on the Freddie Mac Board in March 1993.

From 1976 to 2001, Ambassador Argyros set a record as the longest serving Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chapman University, one of the West’s finest private universities. He currently remains on the Chapman Board while also serving as a Life Trustee for the California Institute of Technology, where he formerly served as Chairman of the Investment Committee.

Mr. Argyros is a Trustee Emeritus of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. that provides world leaders with strategic insights on and policy solutions to global issues; Trustee Emeritus of Library of Congress Open World Leadership Board; former Member of U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Hoover Institution’s Board of Overseers, former Chairman of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation; Founding Chairman for the Nixon Center in Washington D.C.; Board of Regents for the Orange County Council Boy Scouts of America, as well as former Chairman and Board Member of the Council; Chairman Emeritus of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, a major philanthropic foundation for scientific research.

Ambassador Argyros was a 1993 recipient of the Horatio Alger Award of Distinguished Americans, perhaps the single most coveted award given in America to non-military, non-show business individuals. He served as President and CEO of the Washington D.C. based Horatio Alger Association from 1995 to 1998, Chairman from 1998 to 2000, and currently serves as Treasurer and Chairman Emeritus. In 2004, he was selected by the Horatio Alger Association to receive the Norman Vincent Peale Award in recognition for his ongoing involvement in the Association and his humanitarian contributions to society.

In 1997, Ambassador Argyros received an honorary Doctor of Law Degree from Pepperdine University; in 2001, he was the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor; in 2005, he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Chapman University; and in 2010, Ambassador Argyros received an honorary Doctorate of Sciences Degree from City of Hope.

Mr. Argyros was selected in 2005 as an Archon of the Mother Church of Constantinople, an esteemed honor in the Greek Orthodox Church, Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle.

Ambassador Argyros was the 2007 recipient of the Semper Fidelis Award from the Marine Scholarship Foundation. In June 2005, through the Horatio Alger Association, he and Mrs. Argyros initiated the first national college scholarship program exclusively for veterans who had served honorably in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Military scholarships totaling 2,349 and valued at $11.74 million have been awarded to these veterans.

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Pasadena, California, Ambassador Argyros graduated from Chapman University in 1959 with a major in business and economics. He and his wife, Julia, have been married for 56 years and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.

School and College Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients (2017)

+ - Ken Bunt '93

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Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Disney Music Group

As president of Disney Music Group (DMG), Ken Bunt oversees all of The Walt Disney Company's recorded music, music publishing, and live concert operations, including Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Buena Vista Records, Disney Concerts, and Disney Music Publishing. The group's output ranges from motion picture and television soundtracks to recording artists, including the Oscar- and Grammy-winning Frozen soundtrack, Grammy-nominated recordings for Star Wars, Demi Lovato, Queen, and many more.

Ken is the former executive vice president of DMG and has served as senior vice president of marketing for Hollywood Records. He joined Disney Music Group in 1998 as head of digital marketing, where he utilized new technology to connect artists with their fans. He built DMG’s digital sales department and increased the group’s presence in the digital marketing industry by establishing early partnerships with YouTube, Facebook, iTunes and VEVO. Prior to joining Disney, Ken worked at Def American Records with music icons, including Johnny Cash.

Ken was named one of Details magazine’s 2009 Mavericks for recognizing “a wave of reinvention washing over the media, politics and entertainment” and turning it around by “breaking the rules and doing the impossible.” A Southern California native, Ken earned a B.A. in liberal studies from Chapman University and was the general manager of Chapman Radio.

+ - Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks (EMBA ’16)

headshot of kelly vlahakis-hanks

George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics

CEO and President
Earth Friendly Products

As president and CEO of Earth Friendly Products, Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks oversees four manufacturing facilities across the U.S. and a global sales team. Vlahakis-Hanks has been internationally recognized for her highly effective leadership and influential voice in the green movement and in corporate social responsibility.

Vlahakis-Hanks has implemented sustainable operating practices that have made Earth Friendly Products (EFP) a model for green American business. Under her leadership, EFP achieved the unprecedented “trifecta” of sustainable manufacturing: carbon neutrality, water neutrality, and Zero Waste Platinum certification at all four of its manufacturing facilities across the U.S. As a primary manufacturer, EFP has received many awards for its innovations in safer green chemistry, including the U.S. EPA’s coveted Safer Choice Partner of the Year. EFP makes its plant-based products using 100% renewable energy and has reduced its waste by over 95% through recycling and reuse.

Under Vlahakis-Hanks’ leadership, EFP instituted one of the strongest employee benefits programs in the U.S., offering all employees a variety of paid healthcare, personal leave and disability benefits. The company also offers significant financial incentives to employees who make sustainable living choices such as purchasing an environmentally friendly vehicle or purchasing solar panels for their home. Citing the benefits of creating a workplace with low turnover and increased productivity, Vlahakis-Hanks implemented a “living wage” policy that raised the minimum pay for all employees to $17 per hour, one of the highest minimum wages in the country. These decisions not only reflect the values that are part of the company’s DNA but also drive innovation and increased profitability at the company.

A graduate of UCLA and Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics, Vlahakis-Hanks held earlier positions as a public relations executive and a nonprofit organization director before joining EFP in 2003. She was promoted to executive vice president in 2009 and was responsible for opening five new manufacturing facilities and overseeing global sales in over 60 countries.

Vlahakis-Hanks has been featured on CNN, ABC News, FOX News, NBC News, Bloomberg and Marketwatch and in the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register. She has received many awards for her sustainable leadership, including Global Green’s 2016 Corporate Environmental Leadership Award and Green Building & Design magazine’s 2016 Women in Sustainability Leadership Award. Also in 2016, she was named one of Orange Coast Magazine’s Remarkable Women and won the Orange County Business Journal’s Women in Business Award. Vlahakis-Hanks was a leading voice in the formation of the Sustainability Consortium and has served as a key strategic advisor to Walmart’s sustainability and conservation efforts. She is an active member of several boards, including the Environmental Media Association and the American Sustainable Business Council, which awarded her its 2016 Sustainable Policymakers Award (SUSTY) for championing policies that help build a more sustainable economy.

By lending her voice to industry councils and government programs, Vlahakis-Hanks works to promote higher standards for product manufacturing that protect consumer health while also protecting the environment. In her executive position, Vlahakis-Hanks has dedicated herself to the pursuit of green-cleaning product innovation, environmental protection and social advocacy.

+ - Elim Kay ’09

headshot of elim kaySchool of Communication

Founding Partner
REDDS Venture Investment Partners

Elim Kay, B.A. communication studies ’09, is the CEO of the Kay Family Foundation, managing director and CEO of a privately-held group of operating and holding companies, and founding partner for REDDS Venture Investment Partners.

Elim serves on the Board of Governors of Chapman University and Board of Counselors of Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics. As the CEO of the Kay Family Foundation, Elim Kay has been instrumental in raising the profile of Chapman University, supporting a broad range priorities at Chapman including Musco Center for the Art, the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, the Institute for Quantum Studies, and more.

Kay has been involved with technology ventures since 2002. Through a private partnership, he acquired the then-small online community, ClubLexus.com in 2002 and served as managing director until its acquisition by Internet Brands, Inc. in 2007. He has also been actively involved with various companies through operational and advisory capacities.

+ - Justin Simien ’05

headshot of justin simienDodge College of Film and Media Arts

Dear White People film and Netflix original series

Justin Simien is a Los Angeles-based writer, director, and producer of television and film. In 2014 he wrote and directed his first feature film, Dear White People. The critically acclaimed independent film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where Simien won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent and where the film was picked up by Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions.

After the theatrical release of Dear White People in fall 2014, Simien was awarded Best First Screenplay and was nominated for Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. The film also earned him a nomination for the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award and Audience Award at the 2014 Gotham Awards. Dear White People actress Tessa Thompson won Breakthrough Actor at the Gotham Awards for her leading performance as the film’s fearless and controversial Sam White. Simien was included in Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch” list in 2014.

Simien adapted Dear White People into a Netflix series. The show remains at a coveted and rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes for its first season.

+ - Elizabeth Tierney (M.A. ’80)

headshot of womanCollege of Educational Studies


Elizabeth Tierney earned her M.A. in counseling from Chapman University. While attending Chapman, she provided career counseling for transitioning veterans at bases throughout the western United States. Her career in education included teaching journalism, English and government at the high school level, and serving as a counselor and instructor at Saddleback College, where she taught psychology and women’s studies.

Tierney is recognized as both a philanthropist and accomplished community leader. She is the longest-serving Board member of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts distinguished support group, Angels of the Arts. She served on the UCI Foundation Board for more than 14 years and has been awarded the distinction of being an Honorary Lifetime Alumnus. Her service as past president of the Orange County Historical and Cultural Foundation brought together diverse cultures within the community. In Tierney’s early work with foster children, she served as a board member of the Orangewood Children’s Foundation. In 2016, she and her husband, Tom, were honored with the National Philanthropy Day Legacy Award.

Tierney makes time to ride her horses (of which she has seven) almost every day, along with spending time with her husband’s French donkey and two dogs. She is passionate about ballroom dancing and did an exhibition rhumba in celebration of her 75th birthday. She has four children, 11 grandchildren, and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of two more grandchildren on the way.

+ - Stephen Thorne (MHA ’94)

headshot of stephen thorneCrean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Pacific Dental Services, Inc.

Steve Thorne is founder, president and CEO of Pacific Dental Services (PDS), a leading dental support organization that provides business services to over 580 dental practices throughout the United States.

Thorne graduated from UCLA in 1989 with a degree in economics and business. He earned his master’s degree in health administration from Chapman University in 1994. In 2016, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from A.T. Still University, the world’s first osteopathic medical school.

After college, Thorne worked for his father, a dentist, managing a struggling dental practice. He helped the office reach success and continued to work with his father for several years before creating PDS.

PDS strives to be the provider of choice for practicing dentists to maximize individual and professional God-given potential. PDS values service, not just for its customers, but also for the less fortunate through the PDS Foundation, a charitable organization that provides service programs for oral healthcare locally, nationally, and internationally.

Outside of PDS, Thorne is an active leader in the dental industry. He helped form the Association of Dental Support Organizations and served as the founding president for three years. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he’ll be helping them to integrate oral health and medicine. He is also on a board of trusted dental scholars and professionals with the Santa Fe Group called the Strategic Advisory Council, which is committed expanding oral health care access to aging Americans.

Steve Thorne resides in Nevada with his wife of 26 years, Pam. The couple has seven children.

+ - Dr. Zeinab Dabbah (JD ’12)

headshot of womanDale E. Fowler School of Law

Dr. Zeinab H. Dabbah is the managing partner at the Law Offices of Zeinab Dabbah in Pasadena, Calif. She is also an internist. Prior to attending Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, where she earned her juris doctorate cum laude in 2012, she held various positions in health care management. She spent four years at Anthem Blue Cross, where she became chief medical officer and regional vice president for the plan’s six million commercial members.

Dr. Dabbah began her medical career at Healthcare Partners Medical Group as a primary care physician and internist. She was also a senior partner and regional medical director for utilization management. In addition, she served as an adjunct clinical instructor at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Dr. Dabbah and her husband, Dr. Daniel Temianka, are active philanthropists who have given to a wide variety of organizations including Classical KUSC, the National Institute of Transplantation and the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. At Chapman University, they established the Henri Temianka Professorship in Music and the Henri Temianka Scholarship in String Studies. They also endowed the Frank Doti Lecture Hall at Fowler School of Law, and are Lead Benefactors and Founders of Musco Center for the Arts. Recently they donated the Henri Temianka Archives and Multimedia Room at the Leatherby Libraries.

Dr. Dabbah holds an M.D. from Cairo University Medical School and completed her residency at LAC+USC Medical Center. She is a Certified Health Insurance Executive (CHIE) from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Dr. Dabbah also has an emphasis in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution from Fowler School of Law.

Dr. Dabbah currently serves as vice chair of the Chapman University Board of Trustees. She is a member of the Chapman University Academic Committee and Crean College leadership council.

She and her husband have four children and live in Pasadena, Calif.

+ - Keith Hancock ’02 (M.A. ’04)

headshot of keith hancockCollege of Performing Arts

Choral Music Director, Tesoro High School
GRAMMY® Educator of the Year

Keith Hancock, B.A. music education and choral conducting ’02 (M.A. ’04), is a two-time Grammy Awards nominee and winner of the 2017 Grammy Music Educator of the Year Award. He is the 2012 recipient of the Secondary Vocal Music Teacher of the Year Award from the Orange County Department of Education. Hancock has also served as an adjunct faculty member of Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, and is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and Southern California Vocal Association.

The 2017-2018 academic year is Hancock’s 16th year teaching at Tesoro High School (THS) in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. He has grown the school’s choral program from 35 students in two choirs to over 200 students in five choral groups. Under his direction, THS was one of five schools nationwide to be named a 2015 Grammy Signature School of Excellence. The THS Madrigals were invited twice to perform at American Choral Directors Association Western Division Conventions, one of the highest honors for a high school choir in the United States.

Keith Hancock also serves as music director at Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, Calif. and is a professional portrait and wedding photographer (www.belcantophotography.com). Additionally, he is an accomplished freelance pianist, vocalist, accompanist, arranger, and recording engineer. As a student at Chapman, he was a Presidential Scholar and received the Choral Conducting Award and the Music Education Award. He graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Hancock and his fellow music teacher wife, Carly (Frenzel) Hancock ’03, have two sons, Joel and Chase.

+ - Soliel K. Doman (M.S. ’16)

soliel doman in graduation cap and gownSchool of Pharmacy

FDA Pathways Student Biologist

Pharmaceutical sciences alumna Soliel K. Doman ’16 is one of the first School of Pharmacy program graduates from Chapman University. Prior to coming to Chapman, she studied medical laboratory and biotechnology from the University of Rhode Island.

While at Chapman, she was an instrumental part research into the medical properties of the spice turmeric, which is widely used to treat inflammation, coughs, muscle aches and indigestion. Doman researched the proteins and peptides of turmeric to see if the ingredient that is key in many curries can also unlock treatments for bacterial and fungal infections, and potentially even inhibit cancer.

Doman’s adventurous, studious research into the alternate world of spice components is just one step in her journey into deeper, more intriguing work:  she is currently a Pathways Intern with U.S Food & Drug Administration in Drug Chemistry.

+ - Dr. Richard Pitts ’70

headshot of richard pittsSchmid College of Science and Technology

Chief Medical Officer
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Richard Pitts, DO, Ph.D., is the chief medical officer at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in San Bernardino County, a comprehensive university-affiliated hospital and trauma center with more than 400 physicians in training. He is board certified in emergency medicine and occupational medicine and was an associate professor of medicine at UC Irvine Medical Center for over 20 years.

An active leader in his field, he is the past president of the Orange County Medical Association and the Orange County Heart Association.

Pitts holds a bachelor of arts in chemistry from Chapman University, a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University, and a Ph.D. in applied management from Walden University.

Additional Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients (2017)

+ - Erin J. Lastinger ’88

headshot of erin lastingerDistinguished Alumni Athlete

A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation

As chairman and CEO of the A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation, Erin J. Lastinger, B.A. communications ’88, is a dedicated and enthusiastic leader who has directly impacted education, the arts, and human services throughout Southern California. Assuming her responsibilities with the Foundation at an early age, Erin has well honored the memory of her late father, A. Gary Anderson. In addition to significant partnerships with Chapman University, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County, Hoag Hospital, Children’s Fund, the YMCA, and numerous other organizations, Erin and the Foundation have made an extraordinary difference in the lives of countless individuals.

Erin is the recipient of the 1997 Ernst and Young LLP Spirit of Leadership Award, 2006 Alumna of the Year Award at Chapman University, and the 2014 National AFP Foundation of the Year Award. She was a nominee for the 2005 and 2006 Outstanding Philanthropist for the AFP Spirit of Philanthropy Awards, the 2005 Yorba Linda Citizen of the Year, and the 2013 AFP Orange County Outstanding Foundation Award.

Additionally, Erin is the honorary chair of Chapman University’s Semester at Sea, on Semester at Sea’s Board of Directors, a board member of Children’s Fund of San Bernardino County and Canyon Acres, chairman of A. Gary Anderson Memorial Golf Classic to Benefit Children’s Fund, and board member of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation. Chapman University’s newest tennis courts, the Erin J. Lastinger Athletic Complex, are named in her honor and will open in fall 2017.

+ - Behzad Binesh (MBA ’79)

headshot of behzad bineshDistinguished Alumni Staff Member

Vice President, Finance/University Controller
Chapman University

Born in Yazd, Iran, Behzad Binesh came to Chapman University in 1977 at the age of 23 to pursue an MBA after earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting in Tehran, Iran’s capital city.

During his time as a graduate student, Binesh was a teaching assistant to Dr. Jim Doti and the late Dr. Essie Adibi, beginning a decades-long friendship with the acclaimed university leaders, and served as a tutor in math, accounting, urban economics and statistics. He also formed a close relationship with G.T. “Buck” Smith, who was president of Chapman College from 1977-1988, and spent many holidays with President Smith and his family.

Although Binesh originally planned to stay in the United States for just two years to earn his Chapman degree, the onset of the Iranian Revolution necessitated a change of plans. After graduating, he began working as a junior accountant in Chapman’s financial services office. Climbing the ranks for nearly four decades, Binesh is now the vice president of finance and university controller. He resides in Anaheim with his wife, Shohreh.

+ - Jennifer Backhaus ’94

headshot of jennifer backhausDistinguished Alumni Faculty Member

Instructor/Founder and Artistic Director

Jennifer Backhaus is founder and artistic director of Backhausdance. She was featured in OC Metro’s 40 Under 40 and honored by Chapman University as Alumni of the Year for her artistic leadership of Backhausdance. As a choreographer, Jennifer’s works have been commissioned and produced by Brigham Young University, Chapman University, Los Angeles Ballet, McCallum Theatre, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, TDC of the Bay Area and Utah Regional Ballet, among others.

Many of Jennifer’s works have been honored with awards, and her piece Disintegration was presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. For Backhausdance, she has created numerous works, three of which have received multiple Lester Horton Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography. At the McCallum Theatre’s Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival, Jennifer has been the recipient of three consecutive choreography awards.

Currently a full-time dance faculty member at Chapman University, Jennifer is also a teaching artist for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Education Programs, where she shares her love of dance and choreography with hundreds of students in public and private schools across Southern California. A life-long learner, Jenny holds a BFA in communications and dance from Chapman University, and received her MFA in choreography from Hollins University and the ADF.

+ - Maci Peterson ’09

headshot of maci petersonDistinguished Young Alumna

Co-Founder and CEO
On Second Thought

Maci Peterson, B.A. public relations and advertising ’09, is the cofounder and CEO of On Second Thought, a messaging application that allows users rescind text messages before they are delivered to the intended recipient’s mobile phone. A millennial entrepreneur and marketing expert, Maci has been named “Tech’s Newest Innovator” by Essence magazine. Maci has been recognized on Inc. Magazine’s 2016 “30 Under 30 List” and Washington Business Journal’s 2015 “40 Under 40 List.” She has been identified as a rising leader in technology by REVOLT TV and one BET’s “29 People You Should Know” by BET. Maci founded On Second Thought after winning first place in the #StartupOasis pitch competition at South by Southwest in 2014.

As a former brand manager at Marriott International, Maci led the redevelopment and relaunch of its first mobile game, Xplor. While leading the marketing department at the Washington Post’s subsidiary, The Root, she worked with clients such as Amtrak, Marriott and AT&T. In product placement at 20th Century Fox, Maci contributed to films including 27 Dresses, Marley & Me, Juno and The Devil Wears Prada.

Maci is a member of Chapman50, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the Internet Marketing Association’s Women Leaders Group. She has been invited to speak at conferences including South by Southwest, The White House Initiative on HBCU’s National HBCU Week Conference, Inc. Magazine’s GrowCo, IdeaFest, Adobe Summit, and Cox Communications’ Tech Summit.


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