Sue Unerman is Chief Strategy Officer of MediaCom. Amid the changing media landscape, she delivers a strategic edge in communications and strategic planning for clients, thereby ensuring MediaCom UK is a step ahead of the competition. Equipped with a history degree from Oxford University, Unerman has experience in planning and buying media at Benton and Bowles, DMB+B, and Geers Gross. The UK-based Campaign magazine says that Unerman is “widely considered to be one of media’s finest strategic brains, helping to turn MediaCom into a $1billion agency.”
Michael Urtuzuástegui Melcher is an internationally known executive coach and leadership expert. Over the past 20 years, he has helped entrepreneurs, attorneys, investment bankers, White House appointees, tech wizards, healthcare leaders, community activists, board chairs, parents returning to the workforce, and young people just starting out. He has delivered keynotes and workshops at Camp David, at Google, at leading universities around the U.S., and in a dozen countries on five continents. Melcher was raised by a Mexican-American single mother who was the first Hispanic woman in America to earn a doctorate in accounting. He is a gay dad to his twin sons, Nicolás and Mateo.
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Barry Vacker teaches media and cultural theory at Temple University, Philadelphia. The author of many articles and book chapters, his recent publications include the forthcoming textbook anthology, Media Environments (San Diego: Cognella Publishing 2010), which will be marketed nationally as a text for “Mass Media and Society” courses. Vacker wrote the text for Peter Granser’s art photography book about postmillennial culture, Signs (Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz and The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography 2008). He authored and designed four books of critical theory, Zero Conditions (2008), Crashing Into the Vanishing Points (2009), Starry Skies Moving Away (2009), and Slugging Nothing: Fighting the Future in Fight Club (2009), all produced by Theory Vortex, an experimental media collaborative founded by Vacker. He also wrote and directed the experimental documentary, Space Times Square (2007), which has screened in festivals and galleries in Beijing, Hamburg, Paris, Dallas, New York, and Philadelphia.
Vee has been a Vampire Diaries fan since the series’ original publication, when a classmate passed her a copy of The Awakening in seventh grade homeroom. She’s a History major dropout, former military brat and preacher’s kid, and can often be found at concerts. She currently resides in Arizona with her (patient, supportive, TVD fan) musician husband and a ridiculous amount of CDs, records, books, and DVDs.
Red has been a fan of the Vampire Diaries since 1993, when he found the series in Secondary School. He studied Literature at University, and is a keen amateur photographer who dreams of one day owning a DSLR camera (preferably in a sexy, matte black). Red is British and lives somewhere along the east coast of the United Kingdom, not far from the sea. He likes cats, funky socks and English Breakfast tea.
RITA award-winning author Evelyn Vaughn (who writes her Western historical romances as Yvonne Jocks) has published 17 novels and a dozen fantasy short stories. She also teaches literature and creative writing for Tarrant County College, in Texas. When neither writing nor teaching … oh, who are we kidding? She’s almost always writing and teaching. And watching TV (being an addict). It helps her rest up from the writing. And the teaching. She loves to talk about her writing (and TV), whether that’s attractive or not. Check out her Web site at www.evelynvaughn.com
J.C. Vaughn is an expatriate adopted Texan living near Baltimore. He is the co-writer of the comic books 24, based on the hit Fox TV series, and Shi. He is the creator of McCandless & Company, and is also the creator of S.F.P.D., which first appeared in 2002’s acclaimed Comic Book Legal Defense Fund benefit book, More Fund Comics. His short story “The Flight” was selected for the 2001 Breaking Boundaries anthology, and he made his film acting debut in the award-winning short “Some Trouble of a SeRRious Nature” in 2002. Vaughn is the author of more than 500 articles and columns in the collectibles field and serves as executive editor of Gemstone Publishing, where he works on such projects as The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, Hake’s Price Guide To Character Toys, Overstreet’s Comic Price Review and the weekly Scoop e-mail newsletter.
Susan Vaught lives with her family and her many pets (including a very bossy parrot) on a small poultry farm in Western Kentucky. She works as Director of Psychological Services at a state psychiatric hospital, and spends her evenings and weekends furiously scribbling and typing life into novels, short stories, and poems. She has written a number of fantasies for young adults, including the award-winning and historical Stormwitch and the epic Oathbreaker books: Assassin’s Apprentice and Prince Among Killers, co-authored with her son JB Redmond. She has also written Trigger, Big Fat Manifesto, Exposed, and Going Underground, all contemporary novels drawing from her experiences and her work as a neuropsychologist. Her upcoming contemporary release from Bloomsbury USA, Freaks Like Us, will hit the shelves in September 2012.
BenBella Books has been publishing resources for the plant-based community since the release of Dr. T. Colin and Thomas Campbell’s groundbreaking book, The China Study, nearly 10 years ago. BenBella’s vegan line includes a broad range of cookbooks and other resources for leading a plant-based lifestyle. Visit benbellavegan.com to learn more.
Emily Flynn Vencat graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a degree in English Literature. She moved to London in 2002, where she began her journalism career at Newsweek. Vencat worked as a London-based Newsweek correspondent for five years, where she covered major economic trends. Later, as a business writer on staff at The Associated Press, she covered the 2008 global economic meltdown, with her articles being printed by newspapers around the world, including the International Herald Tribune and USA Today.
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