Our first guest is Chuck Gorman of Barnes & Noble, and is Vice President, Entertainment and Electronics. He launched and is responsible for the Music and DVD departments in all Barnes & Noble stores. Mr. Gorman has more than 15 years of experience working in merchandising for the music industry. From 1990 until 1992, he worked as a merchant for Trans World Entertainment Corp. Previously, he worked at a regional music chain in a variety of operational and merchandising positions. He began his career in the music business working as a freelance musician in Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Mr. Gorman graduated with a BA from the Cleveland Institute of Music. For more information go to Barnes & Noble.com
Our second guest is Antonello (Tony) Punturieri, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Director, Division of Lung Diseases at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He will discuss COPD – what it is, who’s at risk and how diagnosis and treatment can improve one’s quality of life. For more information on COPD and resources, visit NHLBI’s COPD Learn More Breather Better® website, www.COPD.nhlbi.nih.gov
Kim Orlando is the founder of TravelingMom.com, TravelingDad.com, and SheBuysCars.com and a sought-after social media and marketing consultant and authority on family travel. Kim is a regular spokeswoman on satellite media tours, appeared on Good Morning America and The Today Show, hosted numerous conferences has been quoted in media from Good Housekeeping to the WSJ. TravelingMom has the largest family travel influencer network in the world, is syndicated in Family Fun magazine and newspapers.
Amit Patel, CEO of Ebates.com is our final guest. Amit Patel is an Internet veteran with over twenty years of experience in digital marketing and e-commerce. Prior to taking over as Ebates’ CEO, Patel was in charge of the Ebates team responsible for the company’s overall product strategy, third party integration and retention marketing. Under his direction and leadership, the Ebates e-commerce platform has been recognized as an industry-leading solution that connects leading retailers with millions of consumers across the world. Before joining Ebates in May 2010, Patel was responsible for product development, positioning and packaging at Acxiom, one of the world’s largest email marketing service providers. Patel earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computing and Management from Loughborough University of Technology in the UK. For more information go to Ebates.com