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From being the number one overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft through his retirement this past year after helping the Broncos win Super Bowl 50, Peyton Manning scorched the record books and distinguished himself as arguably the best quarterback of his generation. Manning revolutionized the game with his talent and football IQ and made his unmatched leadership and quality of character his trademark.
His many on-field achievements throughout his 18 NFL seasons include:
Super Bowl Champion (XLI, 50)
Super Bowl MVP (XLI)
NFL-record 5 MVP awards (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013)
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2013)
Walter Payton Man of the Year (2005)
NFL Career record holder in wins (200)
NFL Career record holder in passing yards (71,940)
NFL Career record holder in touchdown passes (539)
A future Hall of Fame quarterback, Manning embodies what it means to be a professional athlete today, making a lasting impact both on and off the field. He has championed numerous charitable organizations to further his positive impact on the community, including the PeyBack Foundation, which he founded to help underprivileged youth in Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana and Tennessee.
KATE MCKINNON is a current SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member who has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for her work on SNL (2014 & 2015 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and 2014 Outstanding Music and Lyrics for "Twin Bed") and is the recipient of a 2014 Best Supporting Actress AMERICAN COMEDY AWARD for her work on the iconic, late night sketch show. Having joined the cast in April 2012, she has entertained viewers with her critically acclaimed impression of Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as other notable impressions including Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres.
Kate will next be seen as 'Jillian Holtzmann' in Paul Feig's 2016 reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones. She co-hosted the 2016 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS with “Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani. She was recently seen in SISTERS, opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and in MASTERMINDS opposite Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis. She can be seen as 'Dallas Boudreau' in THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING and as 'Abra Cadouglas' in DIFFICULT PEOPLE. She will also be seen in the upcoming OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston and in ROCK THAT BODY opposite Scarlett Johannson.
Additionally, Kate voiced the role of 'Stella' in the animated ANGRY BIRDS movie and can be heard in Pixar's FINDING DORY. Kate has also lent her voice to a variety to animated series and specials, including; THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, THE AWESOMES, NATURE CAT, VENTURE BROTHERS, ROBOTOMY, CHINA IL, MOONBEAM CITY and as 'Pez Cat' in Pixar's Halloween special, TOY STORY OF TERROR.
Kate stars in several ‘Above Average’ digital shorts including NOTARY PUBLIX, which she co-created. Prior to SNL, Kate performed at New York's UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATER. She studied Theatre at Columbia University.
Jill Cress serves as Chief Marketing Officer of National Geographic Partners (NGP). In this role, Cress oversees the overall global brand vision, driving all marketing activities related to conceptualizing and implementing the overall marketing strategy for the National Geographic brand and entities around the world.
Cress focuses on overall brand building to the consumer, cable/satellite industry, advertising community and the creative community. She also leads research and consumer insights, as well as all aspects of marketing, including brand strategy, creative, consumer marketing, on-air media strategy, and digital marketing.
Previously, Cress was executive vice president of global consumer marketing at MasterCard, where she oversaw the global consumer strategy including the Priceless Platforms, global content strategy, segment inspired marketing. She leveraged creative positioning and scalable new digital platforms, including the incorporation of “Priceless Cities” around the world into MasterCard’s “Priceless” award-winning campaign.
Cress started her career at MasterCard in 1994 as the vice president of sales. She was recently recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in Marketing by Brand Innovators and has been a featured speaker at marketing industry events such as the Ad Age Digital Conference and the Modern Media Summit at Mobile World Congress.
Cress received a B.S. in Science Marketing from Indiana University.
Nick Drake is Senior Vice President, Digital at T-Mobile, the company that changed wireless for good. His nearly two decades of experience spans digital marketing, brand management, UX/UI, and multi-channel sales. As the head of T-Mobile’s Digital team, Nick’s main focus is on driving digital transformation and delivering radically simple, personalized customer experiences that are revolutionizing the way customers purchase wireless. @drakenic
As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at the National Basketball Association, Pam El is responsible for global marketing for the NBA, WNBA, and NBA D-League.
With more than 30 years of experience, El is recognized as an industry leader for her expertise in brand management, marketing strategy, creative development, and media and sponsorships. Prior to joining the NBA, El was Senior Vice President of Financial Brand Marketing for Nationwide Insurance and also spent over a decade with State Farm Insurance as Marketing Vice President, where she led sales and marketing strategy for the U.S. and Canada. Earlier in her career, El held positions with Terebeam Corporation in Seattle, U.S. West Communications in Denver, and The Martin Agency in Phoenix and Richmond. She began her marketing career in 1983 with Siddell, Matus, & Coughter, also located in Richmond.
El earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the Ad Council, and the LeBron James Family Foundation. El currently serves on the board of the Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter.
El has received multiple distinctions: named to Advertising Age's 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising, recognized as one of Adweek’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports, selected by Black Enterprise as one of the top 50 Women in Marketing and Advertising and listed by Forbes as one of the top 25 Most Influential Minorities in Sports. She also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from her alma mater.
Pam and her husband, William, reside in New York City.
David Fischer is the Vice President of Business and Marketing Partnerships at Facebook. He is responsible for Facebook's rapidly growing advertising business and manages the Sales and Marketing teams worldwide.
Prior to joining Facebook in 2010, David was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. Starting in 2002, he built and directed Google's online sales channel, which represents the majority of Google's customers worldwide, and helped build Google's online advertising network into the largest in the world. He played a major role in globalizing Google's business and operations, opening offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
David previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Treasury Department. At Treasury, he served as an advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury and worked on a variety of economic policy issues within the federal government. Prior to that, David was an Associate Editor at U.S. News & World Report, where he covered economics and business from Washington, DC. He served as a consultant to the Russian Government on the implementation of its privatization program in the early 1990s.
David holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a master's in business administration from Stanford University. He is recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. David serves on the boards of the Ad Council, Squaw Valley, Equal Opportunity Schools, and Keys School.
As executive vice president of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group, Scott Guthrie is responsible for the company’s cloud infrastructure, server, database, CRM, ERP, management and development tools businesses. His engineering team builds Microsoft Azure, SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Active Directory, System Center, Visual Studio and .NET.
Prior to leading the Cloud and Enterprise Group, Guthrie helped lead Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud platform. Since joining the company in 1997, he has made critical contributions to many of Microsoft’s key cloud, server and development technologies and was one of the original founders of the .NET project. Guthrie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duke University. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.
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