Top Minds from Iconic Companies

A curated community of the most sought after comms and brand marketing leaders.

AN EXPERT COMMUNITY

Mixing Board members form a community of respected leaders who use their experience, expertise and networks to help others — while they get the opportunity to collaborate and learn from each other.

They’ve been heads of comms, CMOs, brand strategists, social and content specialists, community builders, policy veterans and speechwriters at the world’s most recognizable brands. Together, they provide a perspective that would otherwise be impossible to get in any one place.

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Member Experience

Airbnb
Apple
Delta
Disney
Dunkin’
Dyson
Etsy
Glossier
Instagram
Intel
LinkedIn
Microsoft
Netflix
Nike
Oatly
Peloton
Slack
Starbucks
Stripe
Twitter
Uber
Walmart
Workday
Airbnb
Apple
Delta
Disney
Dunkin’
Dyson
Etsy
Glossier
Instagram
Intel
LinkedIn
Microsoft
Netflix
Nike
Oatly
Peloton
Slack
Starbucks
Stripe
Twitter
Uber
Walmart
Workday

WHAT WE DO

The Mixing Board community helps organizations build, grow and accelerate their comms and marketing functions.

The community helps find the best talent in full-time, fractional or consulting roles. It supports current and future comms and marketing leaders by providing mentors and advisors who have walked in their shoes. And, it helps organizations get through big moments with the guidance of multiple members.

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Source

Talent

Mentor

Rising Stars

Advise

In Big Moments

WHO WE
PARTNER WITH

Mixing Board partners with a wide-variety of organizations and leaders, including:

Founders + CEOs

that want to start comms and marketing efforts off on the right foot.

Rising comms + marketing leaders

that can use mentorship and expert guidance from those who have been in their shoes before.

Well-established organizations

looking for new perspectives and unique ways to teach and inspire their comms and marketing teams.

VC + PE firms

seeking diverse, expert insight for their portfolio companies.

Finding Quiet in the Chaos

Heidi Hackemer
Heidi Hackemer

Executive Director at the Oatly Climate/Culture lab

The Existential Divide Between Corporate Purpose & Human Meaning

Nina Montgomery
Nina Montgomery

Former Senior Design Lead, IDEO

How Comms Has Changed & Where It’s Going Next

Shannon Brayton
Shannon Brayton

Former CMO, LinkedIn

Unlocking Opportunities by Asking the Right Questions

Nancy Douyon
Nancy Douyon

Design Ethicist and CEO, Douyon Signature

How Growth, Creativity & Purpose Can Operate in Harmony

Tony Weisman
Tony Weisman

Former CMO, Dunkin’ US

On Time at Peloton and How to Manage Career Incline Rides

Jessica Kleiman
Jessica Kleiman

Former Senior VP of Global Comms, Peloton

The Expanding Intersection of Creativity & Technology

Nilesh Ashra
Nilesh Ashra

Creative Consultant

Bringing Comms to Space and Back

Sarah Blask
Sarah Blask

Senior Manager, Public Relations at Blue Origin

How Flexport Capitalized on its Big Moment

Eva Rijser
Eva Rijser

Former VP of Global Brand at Flexport

A Career Built on Intentional Serendipity and Being a Good Neighbor

Maryam Banikarim
Maryam Banikarim

Former CMO, Nextdoor

How a Culture Shift Led Playboy to Shift Culture

Anna Ondaatje
Anna Ondaatje

Former VP, Global Brand & Franchise Strategy, Playboy Enterprises

A Path from Twitter Comms to the Web3 World

Brandon Borrman
Brandon Borrman

Former VP, Global Comms, Twitter

Putting a Plan Behind Purpose

Aime Woodall
Aime Woodall

CEO + Founder, The Black Sheep Agency

Brand Strategy as an Operating Principle

Poppy Thorpe
Poppy Thorpe

Board Member, Snap

Creating Connection and the Evolution of VC Comms

Katja Gagen
Katja Gagen

Senior Director, External Comms, Brex

The Future of Content

Mischa Vaughn
Mischa Vaughn

Director of Content & Communications, Webflow

Turning Your Company’s Story Toward the Future

Kate Mason
Kate Mason

Founder and Principal, Hedgehog + Fox

Humility and Meeting People (and Voters) Where They Are

Dan Pfeiffer
Dan Pfeiffer

Former Comms Director for President Obama and Co-Host, Pod Save America

When the Future Is No Longer Far Away for Brands

Tom Savigar
Tom Savigar

Futurist and Founder, Avansere

How to Make Your Words Resonate

Erika Ekiel
Erika Ekiel

Founder, Storyboard

The Power of Staying Curious in Comms

Allison Braley
Allison Braley

Operating Partner, Playground Global

Communicating Optimism & Avoiding Reductive Seduction for ‘World Positive’ Co’s

Gabe Kleinman
Gabe Kleinman

Head of Marketing & Portfolio Services, Obvious Ventures

Fearlessness & How Founders Should Approach Comms

Carolyn Penner
Carolyn Penner

Chief of Staff and Head of Comms at Royal

The Future of Creativity

Greg Swan
Greg Swan

Chief Creative & Strategy Officer at The Social Lights

Career Pivots and How Companies Should Embrace Them

Zeit Ambika Nigam
Zeit Ambika Nigam

Founder + CEO, Zeit

Video Strategy for Companies Big and Small

Jeremy Briggs
Jeremy Briggs

Executive Producer at Modern Health

On Modern Brand & Human Connection

Katie Dreke
Katie Dreke

Former Senior Director, Global Concept Development, Nike Women

Starting and Staying Strategic in a Big Comms Job

David Swain
David Swain

Former Head of Comms, Instagram

‘Going Direct’, Liars, WH Briefings & More

Eric Schultz
Eric Schultz

Former White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary to President Obama

The Future of Events and The Next SXSW

Todd Hansen
Todd Hansen

Former Head of Conference Programming, SXSW

Building Communities With Intention

Bailey Richardson
Bailey Richardson

Head of Community, Substack

A New Era for Internal Communications

Amanda Atkins
Amanda Atkins

Former Sr. Director, Head of Global Internal Comms + Culture, Slack

Writing for Obama and Those Who Want to Be Like Him

Cody Keenan
Cody Keenan

Chief Speechwriter for President Obama

Career Built on Intentional Serendipity and Being a Good Neighbor

SARAH BLASK

Senior Manager, Public Relations at Blue Origin

Career Built on Intentional Serendipity and Being a Good Neighbor

SARAH BLASK

Senior Manager, Public Relations at Blue Origin

Career Built on Intentional Serendipity and Being a Good Neighbor

SARAH BLASK

Senior Manager, Public Relations at Blue Origin

Career Built on Intentional Serendipity and Being a Good Neighbor

SARAH BLASK

Senior Manager, Public Relations at Blue Origin

Career Built on Intentional Serendipity and Being a Good Neighbor

SARAH BLASK

Senior Manager, Public Relations at Blue Origin

Career Built on Intentional Serendipity and Being a Good Neighbor

SARAH BLASK

Senior Manager, Public Relations at Blue Origin