SQuire Rushnell is the New York Times Bestselling author eleven God Winks books. He’s a monthly contributor for the NBC TODAY Show. And last Christmas Hallmark launched the Godwink Movie Series… one of the highest-rated movies in the history of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.
SQuire is a former ABC Network executive who was a father of Schoolhouse Rock and led Good Morning America to number one.
He and his wife Louise live on Martha’s Vineyard where SQuire is known as “The Godwink Guy.”
Yes, capital Q … SQuire is a popular speaker and the New York Times Bestselling author who introduced the word “Godwink” into the language and dictionaries—“Not a coincidence but an astonishing event or experience from a divine origin.”
SQuire has more than one-and-one-half million books in print and his monthly Godwinks on NBC Today Show has been one of the most-streamed for five seasons.
His eleventh book, Godwink Christmas Stories, along with four others, has been co-authored with his wife Louise DuArt. They are also authors/executive producers for
A Godwink Christmas one of the most viewed films of the year on Hallmark’s Movies and Mysteries Channel.
As a veteran ABC Television Network executive, SQuire led Good Morning America to number one and was a father of the acclaimed Schoolhouse Rock series and the ABC After School Specials. Programs under his direction captured more than 75 Emmy Awards.
SQuire’s Facebook page is a daily Godwink Gathering where over 283,000 fans share their extraordinary stories.
Mark Zablow is Founder and CEO of Cogent Entertainment Marketing, and with over fifteen years of experience on the front lines of entertainment marketing, Mark has ascended as a trusted voice in influencer and experiential marketing today, and saw an immense opportunity for brands to work with celebrities, influencers, and professional athletes in non-traditional ROI driven formats. Cogent’s notoriety as a powerhouse of excellence in the Entertainment Marketing arena is directly associated to the culture Mark has fostered amongst his staff, and their unwillingness to provide clients with nothing but unparalleled service and ROI driven strategy.
In 2006 Mark joined Platinum Rye Entertainment, an Omnicom agency, and led all Lifestyle Marketing. During his tenure at Platinum Rye, Mark negotiated over 1,000 talent contracts totaling over $500 million on behalf of brands such as P&G, AT&T, GM, Chevy, Pepsi, MillerCoors, Corona, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and DirecTV, amongst many more fortune 500 companies who continue to work with Mark today. In 2011, at the pinnacle of his career at Platinum Rye, Mark left to form Cogent. He knew there were more creative opportunities for brands to work with celebrities, athletes and influencers than simply inking a single multi-million dollar deal. He aimed to innovate marketing by leveraging talent appearances, event activations, social media call outs, and more micro-campaigns to spread the love.
In 2003, Mark got his start at Gerber Group where he learned how to inject brands into the Rande Gerber hospitality portfolio through seamless experiential integration. In 2005, Mark took his experience to Track Entertainment where he led the American Express account, weaving Amex into the blossoming nightlife and hospitality culture, eliciting new Amex cardholders opportunities to join, while retaining existing member through bespoke experiences.
In his spare time, Mark hosts lectures at NYU and Columbia University and heavily invests in mentoring college students with aspirations of working in the highly-coveted Entertainment Marketing world.
Clyde P Riddlesbrood is the founder and owner of the Riddlesbrood Touring Theater Company which was started in 2000. He has personally been in over 5000 shows in his lifetime and as a company, they have performed over 1500 shows. Currently, Riddlesbrood is one of the most successful and vibrant theater companies in the New York, New Jersey area performing more than 150 murder mysteries and dinner theater shows per year at multiple locations. In addition to this, they produce three large Broadway-style shows for “Arts on the MOVE” Performing Arts Program for children and teens.
Manisha Thakor serves as the vice president of financial education at Brighton Jones, one of the nation’s most innovative and rapidly growing wealth management firms. With the firm’s support, she is launching her trueWELLth podcast in March 2019 that will help people shed the flawed equation that wealth = happiness by giving them tools from a wide range of experts on how to redefine success and craft one’s own definition of trueWELLth. Manisha is a Harvard MBA, CFA, CFP, as well as an author/speaker/teacher with extensive national media experience.
Paul Brodie is a 14-TIME Bestselling Author, Book Publisher and Executive Ghostwriter at Brodie Consulting Group. Host of the Get Published Podcast.
Tommy Baker helps dreamers, visionaries and entrepreneurs bring those dreams to life —and create a life they can’t wait to wake up for. As the author of UnResolution, The 1% Rule and The Leap Of Your Life, Tommy believes living up to our potential is what we’re here for.
Through his writing, coaching, and podcast —he’s helped thousands of people take their next bold step and never look back. He’s been featured in Entrepreneur, Influencive, Thought Catalog and more.
Wendy Tibus, Founder of Get Movin' Fundraising, was a PTA President for her children’s school and a volunteer for years in the early 2000’s. As PTA President she brought the very first DIY Fun Run to the school and raised $28k in 2 weeks. It was a huge success at the time and prompted her devotion for engaging more into helping schools be successful. It was obvious that healthy donation based fundraisers were superseding any type of sales based fundraisers like junk food or unnecessary products. Parents jumped right on board with helping their child reach a donation goal while promoting physical activity. Through that experience, Wendy learned so much about what she could personally do to help re-shape an industry and provide a new way for people to view school fundraising as positive for the future.