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Ashley Dean, Sports Academy, Ventura County

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Ashley is an avid sports enthusiast and is an athlete for life. It’s no surprise she has remained in the sports industry for over 17 years. Her experience has ranged from Collegiate Volleyball Coach and Youth Development and Program Director to most recently General Manager and her current role as Director of Corporate Development at Sports Academy in Ventura County.

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The Shifting Sands of Brands- John Silva Senior Creative Director DuPuis Group

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John Silva is the President and Senior Creative Director of DuPuis Group, based in Ventura, California. They work on branding, innovation and have created several ventures in conjunction with their clients’ brands. John is a veteran with 25 years experience of creative problem-solving. We learned some key aspects of how he approaches problems. Specifically using brand values to connect trends and culture to business goals and strategy.