Hope has been involved in direct / interactive marketing for 15 years and has been recognized as one of Chicago’s top 25 Most Influential Women in Social Media. Most recently she’s become well versed with Social Media, drawing hundreds of people to Windy City Social and Kenmore Live Studio events using Facebook, Twitter, viral videos and by creating strategic alliances with brands such as Whole Foods and Broadway in Chicago to generate thousands of views on Kenmore Live Studio’s live stream. Previously, as the Interactive / Direct Marketer at Several Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, Discover Card and Sears Holdings, Hope was responsible for creating winning email, telemarketing and direct mail campaigns. She earned Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and a BA in Communications Studies from University of Iowa. She is an active member of The Chicago American Marketing Association and Social Media Club Chicago.