02 Jun June 2, 2016 – Immersive Lifestyle Michael Coughlin, Bank of America’s Robb Hilson & Author Ward Larsen
Michael Coughlin – Founder & Creative Director of Digital Blue Creative
Michael Coughlin has 12 years of experience of working in the digital marketing space with core competencies in marketing analytics consulting, search engine optimization, social media, global paid search management, and video production. Throughout his career, Coughlin gained a wide range of knowledge and experience working with global companies in almost every industry, including Sony Music, SAP, Four Seasons Hotels, Humana, Wharton School of Business, Scholastic, National Grid, BMW, Boston.com, DirecTV, O’Neill, and Boston Globe. He has also spoken at search engine strategies conferences (including ClickZ Live). With a bachelor’s degree from Boston University, Michael is the owner of Digital Blue Creative, a full-service digital advertising agency in Boston.
Robb Hilson – Small Business Executive at Bank of America
Robb Hilson has been the Small Business Executive at Bank of America since November 2011. Robb leads a national organization that provides banking solutions to more than 3 million businesses with annual revenue up to $5 million across the United States. He joined Bank of America in 1987 and has held a number of leadership positions in Commercial Banking including West Region Credit Products Executive, Global Commercial & Investment Banking Credit Services Executive, Southeast Business Banking Executive, and South Florida Commercial Market Executive. He also has held the positions of President in South Florida and Palm Beach County, as well as state President of Florida. Robb earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida State University in 1981 and a Masters of Business Administration in 1982 at the University of Georgia. He has been active in many community organizations including Community Partnership for Homeless, Westminster Christian School, Leadership Florida, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, March of Dimes, United Way, and the Orange Bowl Committee.
Ward Larsen is a USA Today bestselling author, and three-time winner of the Florida Book Award. His first thriller, The Perfect Assassin, is currently being adapted into a major motion picture by Amber Entertainment and SND/M6 Films. He has also been nominated for the Macavity Award. A former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Ward flew twenty-two missions in Operation Desert Storm. He has served as a federal law enforcement officer, airline captain, and is a trained aircraft accident investigator.