John Basile, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, Consultant and Coach, brings over thirty years of human resources management expertise including his most recent role as Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Fidelity Investments. John’s strength is in building partnerships and influencing business leaders in driving culture change and building inclusive teams. Throughout his career, John has led teams focused on talent acquisition, business unit HR support, talent management, organizational effectiveness, and employee engagement.

John has proven success in creating and sustaining effective D&I strategies, building and engaging employee resource groups, creating education and awareness programs in support of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace, and coaching business leaders on how to be more impactful, inclusive leaders. John is also a skilled facilitator, moderator and emcee and has been a frequent keynote speaker and panelist as a subject matter expert on Diversity and Inclusion topics.


Colleen Boselli is a leadership coach who focuses on empowering and inspiring executives to maximize their strengths — as a means to optimizing their leadership and management skills. She has 25+ years of noteworthy experience as a corporate leader, consultant and business coach. Colleen has had a thriving executive coaching and training practice since 2001. She advises executives in a wide range of industries across cultures and continents, delivering customized coaching to clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia. A meaningful prior corporate background in marketing and advertising equipped Colleen with particularly strong skills in leadership branding, relationship management, persuasive communication, strategic thinking and effective teamwork. She is very powerful with audience analysis, logical reasoning and idea generation. Well respected for her intelligence, supportive approach and results-orientation, Colleen is action-oriented and driven to ensure her clients are equipped with the tools and confidence necessary to seize opportunities and overcome obstacles. Her client experience includes Google, The Red Sox, LinkedIn, State Street Global Advisors, Fidelity Investments, TJ Maxx, Staples, DDB, P&G, Staples, and more.


Since founding the Hambrick Group in 1999, Patricia Hambrick has been creating marketing strategies and solutions for fast-paced Internet and Fortune 500 companies. Clients include Bose Corporation, The Gillette Company, Microsoft XBox, and the business enterprise for tennis star Andre Agassi, AEI. Early in her career, Pat led the development and successful launch of Finesse shampoo, conditioner and styling products for Helene Curtis. Today the Finesse line generates over $250 million in annual sales and the company has been sold to Unilever. After Helene Curtis, Pat served in senior marketing positions at L’Oreal and Clairol. In 1991, Pat moved into athletic footwear, joining Hyde Athletic Industries as Vice President of Marketing and Sales with responsibilities for North America. While at Hyde, Pat helped increase sales of the flagship Saucony brand by over 150%. In 1994, Pat joined Reebok as Group Vice President, Global Marketing, where she developed and deployed Reebok’s worldwide brand image strategy, and successfully created and launched the first footwear products targeting to the female athlete. Pat created Reebok’s brand strategy for the 1996 Olympics and launched the revolutionary DMX Series 2000 footwear. Pat is proud of leading Reebok’s acclaimed commitment to the environment and advancing Reebok’s commitment to human rights.


Mike Heid is an Associate Creative Director/Writer at Sleek Machine in Boston. He has more than 10 years of experience working at agencies in Boston and New Orleans. He also has a wide range of experience working on national and international brands including Dunkin’ Donuts, Liberty Mutual, Chili’s, Boston Celtics, The New Orleans Saints and Century 21. Mike’s work has been recognized on the national, regional and local level and he was also featured in the book Creative Process Illustrated.

Mike has a BA in Advertising from Penn State and a MA from The University of Texas, completing the Texas Creative portfolio program.


Nan Ives is a brand marketer who successfully led marketing and corporate communications strategies across a diverse set of functions and business units at Fidelity Investments for 22 years. Nan’s expertise includes brand strategy, experiential marketing, strategic partnerships, corporate social responsibility (CSR), consumer engagement, and design thinking.

As a champion of innovation, Nan became an expert in design thinking leading strategies concentrated on emerging customer segments as well as the modernization of the associate experience. She was part of a small core team of Fidelity employees who helped teach thousands of employees, customers, and community members how to apply design thinking to their work. Nan is skilled in teaching, and coaching teams, in all facets of empathy interviewing, problem reframing, insight synthesis, concept ideation, and prototyping of new business opportunities.


Eran Lobel, CEO/Executive Producer of ELEMENT Productions, founded ELEMENT in 1998 and grew it into one of New England’s largest independent full-service production, post production and integrated content companies working with internal and external agencies for brands such as Nike, Subway, SNHU, Dunkin Donuts, UMass, VistaPrint, Fidelity, Verizon and the Celtics. He leads a talented team of producers, directors, editors, writers, designers and strategists who produce award-winning commercials, web videos, television programs and documentaries.

Eran is passionate about multi-platform video content marketing, syndication and leveraging innovative video technologies for both production and distribution. He values storytelling, the creative development process and producing scalable communications. Using those values, he has produced over 10,000 video projects to date.
Eran is a founding board member of both FILMA and the Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC) and is an active member on both The Ad Club and the City Year Boston boards. He is a graduate of UMass Amherst and received an MBA from Boston University.


Timothy Parcell is the VP, Group Director of Experience Design at Allen & Gerritsen where he helps clients define how their brand talks and, more importantly, acts.

In his decade-plus long career he has won numerous awards and worked with local and multinational clients including Dunkin’ Donuts, Lane Bryant, Olympus, Panera Bread and Timberland across six of the seven continents–c’mon Antarctica!–pursuing what hasn’t been done… YET.

A true believer that great ideas can come from anyone he loves working with young talent and teaching Creative Concepts.


Bobby Pfeiffenberger is currently a Creative Director at Hill Holliday, Boston. With over 10 years of experience, he has worked on integrated campaigns for a wide range of clients such as Bank of America, Unilever, Proximo and Greenpeace.


Jonathan Plazonja runs a Boston-based creative collaborative called Courage. Before that, he did time at Connelly Partners, Modernista!, Hill/Holliday and other tops shops. He’s worked on Four Seasons, Emirates Airline, Product(RED), John Hancock and other leading brands. His work has been recognized by most of the industry’s top awards shows, including The Ad Club’s Hatch Awards, where he single handedly won Best of Show at just 24.


Denise Rosenblum is the President and Founder of Dynamic Development, a training company that specializes in developing employees to become stronger communicators, managers and leaders. Denise works with companies to create an environment where employees feel valued as a result of career development, training, feedback and coaching.

Denise has over 25 years of professional development and marketing experience having worked at global companies including McCann Erickson, Young and Rubicam, Hill Holliday and Arnold Worldwide.

Denise is a seasoned trainer, speaker, executive coach and an expert in communication skills, customer service and management and leadership development. She has excellent insight into people’s strengths and opportunities for growth.


Evan is a results-driven digital entrepreneur with experience across a broad spectrum of industries. He has a proven track record for developing comprehensive long- and short-term business strategies, online and offline, and executing them crisply.His areas of expertise include:

• Strategic positioning and problem-solving, quickly digesting new paradigms, and translating complex technical information into clear execution plans
• Deep experience in e-commerce, transactional marketing and analysis
• Command of all areas of growth company operations (Finance, Marketing, Manufacturing, Customer Support, Administration, etc)
• Mastery of all disciplines of marketing communications, including SEO (Search Engine Optimization), PPC (Pay-Per-Click), display advertising, retargeting, and much more.


Daisy Scott took the Ad Club Creative Concepts Course twice at the beginning of her career. Then she became an award-winning writer in commercial, educational and entertainment media. In advertising, she’s worked on American Express, McDonald’s, Gillette, Ocean Spray, Talbots, Boston Lyric Opera, Stride Rite, New England Conservatory, Hannaford, Wright Express and Bank of America.

She’s written for the Emmy-winning children’s public television series “Arthur” and “Peep,” produced by WGBH, Boston. Her work has appeared on Discovery Channel, in the Boston Globe, in two travel anthologies, on television in China and teaching English to people all over the world.

Awards, you ask? Yes: Hatch, ANDY, Clio Finalist, NEBA (Regional Broadcast), Design Show, ADWEEK’s Creative All-Star Radio Copywriter and Most Enthusiastic: St. Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral School Eighth Grade Awards.

Daisy teaches Creative Concepts for The Ad Club at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels. She is a frequent judge at portfolio reviews in Boston.


Molly Sullivan brings more than 20 years experience in consumer marketing and talent development to The Ad Club. She specializes in coaching and training executives to optimize their leadership potential by building on their core strengths and talents. Molly leads proprietary programs focused on the following topics: Strengths-based Executive and Team Coaching, Presenting with Impact and Persuasive Business Writing.  She has coached executives and teams at Google, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, Procter & Gamble, Swarovski, Carat, FreshDirect and Wellesley College to strengthen their management and leadership capabilities.  She has also worked extensively with executives at Hill Holiday, Tory Burch, Mullen, New Balance, Tank, Mad Pow and The TJX Companies, to advance their presentation and writing skills.  Molly’s strategic brand building and employee development skills were refined while she held executive marketing positions with worldwide advertising agencies, including Arnold, J. Walter Thompson, DDB and BBDO. Her client experience ranges from packaged goods companies such as Clorox, Frito-Lay and General Mills to real estate and telecommunication giants, Century 21 and Verizon.