Leadership Board

The eec would not be able accomplish all that it does without the dedication and commitment of the members of the eec. A special thanks to the members that serve on the Member Advisory Committee (listed below) and eec Subcommittees. We’re grateful for all of their hard work, great ideas and inspiring leadership.


MAC is comprised of leaders in the email marketing community and sets the strategic direction and forwards the mission for the entire DMA Email Experience Council. Meet your executive leadership team:

  • Mr. Dennis Dayman Chair of MAC Chief Privacy & Security Officer (Return Path, Inc.)
  • Mr. Will Devlin Vice-Chair of Membership & Marketing Subcommittee Director of Marketing (MessageGears)
  • Mr. Len Shneyder Vice-Chair of MAC VP, Industry Relations (SendGrid)
  • Ms. Nancy Harris Chair of Education & Events Subcommittee Senior Compliance Lead (Sailthru)
  • Mr. Ryan Phelan Chairman Emeritus Vice President, Marketing Insights (Adestra Inc.)
  • Ms. Jeanne Jennings Chair of Membership & Marketing Subcommittee Founder and Lead Strategist (Email Optimization Shop)
  • Mr. John Caldwell President (Red Pill Email)
  • Ms. Justine Jordan VP, Marketing (Litmus)
  • Mr. David Carpio Email Strategist (National Pen Company)
  • Mr. Derek Harding Vice-Chair of Advocacy Subcommittee Chief Technology Officer (Trendline Interactive)
  • Mr. Justin Khoo President (Campaign Workhub)
  • Mr. Dan McDermott Director of Product Marketing - Messaging (Epsilon)
  • Ms. Heather Curcio Email Channel Marketing Manager, Digital Member Experience (AARP)
  • Mr. Dwight Sholes Principal (Sholes LLC)
  • Mr. Bart Thornburg Director of Email Marketing (Total Wine & More)
  • Mr. Anthony Chiulli Marketing Practice, Deliverability Services (Salesforce)
  • Ms. Alyssa Nahatis Chair of EEC18 Planning Committee, Vice-Chair of Education & Events Subcommittee Director of Deliverability & Global Services (Adobe)
  • Mr. Sal Tripi AVP Digital Operations (Publishers Clearing House)
  • Mr. Mark Talley Vice-Chair of Awards Subcommittee Digital Channel Delivery Manager (Chase)
  • Ms. Alessandra Souers Founder (Essex Marketing Co)
  • Mr. Tink Taylor Chair of 2017 Nominating Committee Founder & President (dotmailer)
  • Ms. Shanon Strahl Chair of Awards Subcommittee
  • Mr. Matt Vernhout Chair of Advocacy Subcommittee Director, Privacy & Industry Relations (250ok)
  • Ms. Jennifer Hoth Sr. Relationship Marketing Strategist (DEG)
  • Ms. Karen Talavera Vice-Chair of 2017 Nominating Committee President (Synchronicity Marketing)

Our Mission is to:
  • EDUCATE the latest trends and techniques from eec hosted webinars, reports, and events.
  • PROTECT your practices with guidance… to ADVOCATE ethical email marketing best practices and technologies through guidance and our partnership with DMA advocacy efforts.
  • CONNECT with experts, thought leaders and peers in your field from across the globe.
  • LEAD through engagement and volunteer opportunities with eec committees and projects.