2016 Global Communications Forum

At the Global Communications Forum, attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn how three Louisville-based companies communicate on the world stage! Breakfast will be served and will include an assortment of coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit, yogurt and breakfast burritos. Free Wifi will be available.

The event is hosted by IABC Louisville and Spalding University. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

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1JoAnna Darst

Director, Global Integrated Communications at Brown-Forman

JoAnna Darst is a 14-year veteran of using digital and emerging technologies to cultivate consumer relationships with brands. Presently, Ms. Darst leads Global Integrated Marketing for the Tequila portfolio at Brown Forman, and will discuss how B-F uses content marketing globally.



Larry Portaro

Director, FirstBuild

Larry Portaro leads FirstBuild, an innovation accelerator that combines a global co-creation community with a state-of- the-art microfactory to invent next-generation appliance products. Larry will explain how FirstBuild is inventing a new world of home appliances with their socially-engaged global community.


3Jeanie Kahnke

Sr. Director, PR and External Affairs at Muhammad Ali Center

Jeanie Kahnke is the Senior Director of Public Relations and External Affairs at the Muhammad Ali Center, where she has been employed since February 2002. In her role, Ms. Kahnke is responsible for the Center’s public relations, and will discuss the Center’s hard work to preserve Muhammad Ali’s legacy since the legend’s passing.

Full Event Details:

Members & Spalding Employees – $35
Non-members – $45
Students – $10

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Spalding University’s Egan Leadership Center (ELC Lectorium Room)
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8-11 am (Doors open at 7:45 a.m.)

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