2019 Speaker & Session Line Up Announced

May 6, 2019 0 By SMDayTampaBay
Kahlea Nicole is a social influencer and creative entrepreneur based in St. Petersburg, Florida with over 4 years of experience in social media marketing. Known for her dorky personality and ability to always keep it real, she is passionate about helping other women monetize their passions and leverage their online influence. While she finishes up her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and International Business, you can find her on @kahleanicolee spilling all her business secrets and helping creatives curate business strategies they can implement immediately through actionable steps.

Jenn Thai is a lifestyle blogger at This Jenn Girl, a digital outlet aimed at fostering a sense of community through food, style, beauty and travel topics. In 2014, she successfully rebranded her 3.5-year-old blog from a niche topic (nail art) to a more broad outlet that fully encompasses her day-to-day lifestyle—This Jenn Girl celebrates its 5th birthday this month. When she’s not fueling this passion project, Jenn is focused on developing strategic marketing initiatives, creating compelling content and managing online presence as the social media specialist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Tony Pullaro is a marketing/PR pro, social media enthusiast and indefatigable foodie. He has been able to blend these ideals into an exciting career having had marketed for Datz Restaurant Group in Tampa and now as the Marketing Director of Red Mesa Group in St. Pete. Tony has scarfed down doughnuts with Ms. Paula Deen; crushed burgers with TV correspondent, former NFL quarterback and ABC Bachelor Jesse Palmer; along with proudly branding Dr. BBQ The Restaurant around Food Network personality Dr. BBQ, Ray Lampe.

Julie Curry is the owner of Bake’n Babes, a local Tampa Bakery. Over the past five years, Bake’n Babes has been satisfying Tampa’s sweet tooth by providing catering services, wholesale desserts to restaurants, and Paleo Granola to the Tampa and St. Pete area. They opened their first brick and mortar inside The Hall on Franklin. Julie, a Tampa native, is not only excited about the growth of her business, but also the development of Tampa. Bake’n Babes hopes to introduce some new and interesting foods with local inspiration to the Tampa market.

Lia Beatty is the owner and founder of Télia Agency – a full-service marketing agency headquartered in Tampa, focusing on perfecting its client’s brands and digital presence.  Her passion for everything branding, marketing and business development has allowed her to build a successful career of her own, while setting the brands she works with up for success.  Lia has had the pleasure of working alongside national brands such as Mercedes, Suit Supply, and Cool Sculpting and local clients such as Westchase Law, Mease Manor, and Hyde Park Cosmetic Surgery Center.  All it takes if one conversation with Lia about her business and the industry to see her passion shine through, and you’ll understand why her clients become her friends!  Her team works hard at making each of their clients brands achieve their own version of perfect.

Moderator for the 2:30pm Branding Panel: Aubrey Jackson is an experienced journalist and lifestyle blogger out of Tampa, Florida. 
During her career, Aubrey’s covered everything from massive storms to social media trends and celebrities.
A true southern girl, Aubrey started her blog So Southern Belle as a resource and creative outlet to share meaningful content with a millennial audience . 
With a collective digital reach of over 25K, Aubrey enjoys sharing fashion, travel, and lifestyle content through her blog and social media outlets. 
When Aubrey is not on camera or creating content she loves to volunteer and make a difference in the community. 
Focusing on women and girls, Aubrey is passionate about female empowerment and confidence building initiatives.  
To keep in touch with Aubrey, 
Visit her blog, SoSouthernBelle.com

Natasha Samuel is the founder of Sol Studio, but most people know her as a social media expert and Instagram guru. She offers small businesses and creative entrepreneurs professional social media services. She also helps clients shine on social media through management, coaching, and courses. Most days you can find her sipping kombucha while creating content calendars, scheduling social media content, and Instagramming of course. She loves serving her followers through informational tutorials, sharing the latest social media updates, and teaching favorite tips for how to thrive online.