Advisory Committees

The eec’s collective vision continues with the Member Advisory Committee and Subcommittees which provide leadership and support key functions of the eec.


Member Advisory Committee (MAC)

The Member Advisory Committee is the Board of the Email Experience Council. Meet your executive team »

Our Mission is to:

  • Present professional education programs and encourage the sharing of knowledge and experience through online and offline conferences, seminars, webinars, and publications.
  • Encourage and publicize excellent performance and ethical practices by email and digital marketers and entities that serve them.
  • Protect and advance the interests of all email and digital marketers with marketing media; with legislative, regulatory, and standards-setting bodies; with trade and consumer media; and with the general public.
  • Create broad coalitions of like-minded organizations to work towards a common goal of supporting and protecting email and digital marketers.

Subcommittees that serve under MAC:

Advocacy Subcommittee, Chair Matt Vernhout; Inbox Marketer and Vice-Chair Derek Harding. Recommends/develops best practices, guidance and position papers.

Awards Subcommittee, Chair Loren McDonald; IBM Marketing Cloud and Vice-Chair Shanon Strahl. Recognizes the best and brightest in email marketing and thought leadership.

Education & Events Subcommittee, Chair Len Shneyder; Sparkpost and Vice-Chair Nancy Harris; Sailthru. Develops specialized regional and networking events and webinars.

Marketing & Membership Subcommittee, Chair John Caldwell; Red Pill Email and Vice-Chair Will Devlin, MessageGears. Acquisition, retention and engagement with the eec membership.

Nominations Committee, Chair Karen Talavera, Synchronicity Marketing. Identifies and selects new eec MAC members and key Chair/Vice-Chair positions.

Previous Projects: Developed and launched an eec YouTube Marketer Education Channel.