Meet Your Emcees
The three of us are thrilled to co-emcee this year’s conference with a shared purpose bringing us together – our love and passion for the OOH Media industry. The changing landscape of the last two years has reminded us that our strength lies within our differences and not our similarities. Let’s take this time to re-connect, collaborate on growing our business, and commit to creating an industry of opportunity and inclusivity. We’re optimistic about our future and yet we know we have much to learn. Expect the camaraderie to run high, the speakers to inspire, and many, many robust conversations about what’s next for OOH. Can’t wait to see all of you!!
- Rick, Candice & Marc
Olympian, Activist, Author
Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. An activist for equality and inclusion, she is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller WOLFPACK as well as the adaptation of WOLFPACK for the next generation, an instant New York Times bestseller. Abby is the host of ABBY's PLACES on ESPN+, in which she showcases what makes her beloved sport of soccer a worldwide sensation. Abby sits on the Board of Directors for the all-women-led nonprofit organization Together Rising.
Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist, Author
Bob Woodward gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal in 1973. Since then, he’s worked to shine a light on the inner workings of secret government. Woodward’s factual, non-partisan revelations to readers and speech audiences provide a view of Washington they’ll never get elsewhere. Woodward has written about the last tenU.S. presidents and chronicled how the power of the presidency has evolved. He is the author of 21 bestselling books –15 went to #1 –more than any contemporary nonfiction writer. His bestseller, Fear: Trump in the White House, is the deepest dive ever made into the first months of any American president.
Former NASA Astronaut, NY Times Bestselling Author and Media Personality
Mike Massimino is a former NASA Astronaut, a New York Times Bestselling Author, a Columbia University Professor, a media personality, and the first person to tweet from space. He is a four-time spacewalker on two missions to the Hubble Space Telescope, including the final Hubble servicing mission which has been called the most dangerous and complex mission in space shuttle history. Mike has made numerous television appearances, including a recurring role as himself on the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, has hosted educational television programs, and provides expert commentary on morning shows and network and cable news programs.
Dr. Sian Proctor
First Black Civilian Astronaut on Inspiration4
First Black Female Pilot of a Spacecraft
Dr. Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and astronaut. She is the mission pilot and the first black civilian astronaut for the Inspiration4, the world's first all-civilian orbital mission to space. Dr. Proctor is also one of The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World, a multidisciplinary, professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration and resource conservation. Dr. Proctor's motto, Space2inspire, encourages individuals to use their unique, one-of-a-kind strengths, and passion to inspire those within their reach and beyond. She is also a space artist and is learning to navigate the art world through the spirit of entrepreneurship. An advocate for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, she believes that every individual must actively strive for a J.E.D.I. space: a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive space along with the advancement of human spaceflight.
Dee C. Marshall
Diverse and Engaged, CEO
Dee C. Marshall, is an award-winning business owner, influencer, international speaker, and thought leader on equity, diversity, and inclusion across industries, sector, and globally. Dee was recently awarded WBENC WBE Star Award, named 2021 Entrepreneur Magazine Top 100 Women of Impact, 2021 NJ Most Influential D&I Leaders, Top 50 People of Color List by RIO, Top 25 Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal, and Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs. She is a Wall Street alumna who trained million-dollar producers at top financial services firms. Dee has been featured on CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Financial Times, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur and HR Executive and is a contributor to Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, The New York Times, and others. She is the founder of D&I Honors: Where Congress Meets Culture, Inclusion, and Belonging; the curator of Diversity on The Hill, and creator of Win, Rock, & Rule Women's Empowerment New Jersey. Dee is a fierce advocate for women of color in business, a go-to for supplier development for Black women, and currently serves as 2nd Vice-Chair on WBENC Forum Engagement Committee. She is also the cohost of the recently launched The Brown Table Talk Podcast, part of the LinkedIn Podcast Network.