Staff

  • Adam Marcus

    Technology Advisor
    Adam Marcus

    Adam earned his J.D. from Santa Clara University in May 2007 and M.A. in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University in 2003. He also has a B.A. with honors in English from the University of Florida. His article on the FCC’s media deregulation policies was published in Volume 3,

  • Emily Lafferty

    Business Development
    Emily Lafferty

    Emily is a business consultant specializing in growth and development. She brings a fresh perspective to solve lingering challenges, along with the experience to provide practical solutions for urgent needs. Currently, Emily is the Business Development Manager at Brayton Energy, an alternative energy research and development company. There, she helps

  • Sari Lafferty

    Business Affairs
    Sari Lafferty

    Sari holds an M.B.A. in marketing from Georgia State and a B.A. from Cornell University. She has previously served as office manager for enterprises ranging from software developer E-Star Communications to sports and arts center Camp Lindenmere. Sari was the co-founder and served as president of Newtown Junior High PTA

  • Ross Freedman

    Communications
    Ross Freedman

    Ross Freedman is a recent graduate from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He graduated with degrees in Media Management and Psychology as well as receiving a minor in Marketing. Ross has experience in telecommunications through internships with MC Dean, Inc., as well as Fleischman and Harding, LLC.

  • Kelly Larabee

    Communications
    Kelly Larabee

    Kelly has managed communications for numerous communications and technology businesses. Her primary focus is strategic vision and counsel, and creating visibility via high-level media relations. She directed all aspects of media communications for KaZaA from October 2001 through May 2003 and helped make KaZaA the most downloaded software in the

  • Elaine Reiss

    Best Practices
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    Elaine is a dynamic executive with broad experience in information technology, advertising, and the public sector. She has held the role of general counsel and developed extensive knowledge of communications, intellectual property, and regulatory issues within diverse industries. Elaine chaired the 4 A’s legal committee, and led advertising industry coalitions

  • Doug Campbell

    Government Relations
    Doug Campbell

    Doug Campbell has over twenty years’ experience in government relations, public affairs, and strategic counseling. He came to Washington in 1981 after four years of legal practice with Douglass, Davey & Cooper, Tallahassee, Florida, to serve under Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) as counsel to the Senate Labor and Human Resources

  • Rick Quinlan

    Consumer Research
    Rick Quinlan

    Rick began his career with ASI Entertainment in Hollywood, CA in 1979. He relocated to Cincinnati after the company acquired the original Burke copy test group, where Rick was instrumental in the development and refinement of measures for diagnostic understanding of consumer response to media stimuli that helped Ipsos-ASI surge

  • Rich Feldman

    Consumer Research
    Rich Feldman

    For the past 20 years, Rich has been working to understand consumers of new media and how companies can best market their products and services. Rich is President of Feldman Research Lab, which he founded in 2000 to serve the market research needs of leading media companies including Disney, Time

  • Michiko Hashimoto

    Member Services
    Michiko Hashimoto

    Michiko is a founder and Managing Director of Vision Bridge, LLC based in Tokyo. Vision Bridge is the first Japanese firm specializing in association management services, including membership database management, mailing services, meeting management, strategic marketing services, and consulting. Michiko has more than 20 years of professional and business experience

  • Limor Schafman

    Member Services
    Limor Schafman

    Limor brings her extensive experience to bear on behalf of technology companies interested in introducing new products to the marketplace or repositioning existing products into new marketplaces. The technology arena offers Limor a spectrum of opportunity to employ her business philosophies: listen closely to the market, develop solution based products

  • Laura Tunberg

    Member Services
    Laura Tunberg

    Laura brings her legal and strategic business background in advocacy, public policy, intellectual property (IP), technology, content protection, digital distribution, and litigation including her years in business development in the entertainment industry and as Vice President of Intellectual Property Enforcement and Content Protection at MGM Studios. Her experience has helped

  • Karen Kaplowitz

    Member Services
    Karen Kaplowitz

    Karen has been a highly respected lawyer and businessperson for over 30 years. A 1971 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, she was an associate at O’Melveny & Myers; a founding partner of Bardeen, Bersch & Kaplowitz; and a partner for over 20 years in Alschuler Grossman Stein

  • Shekhar Gupta

    Member Services
    Shekhar Gupta

    Shekhar brings extensive experience as an accomplished executive with a successful track record of launching and managing telecom networks and products to his leadership role in DCIA Member Services. Shekhar has built and managed networks as large as $100 million and has been very successful in creating new revenue streams

  • Stephanie Brownlee

    Member Services
    Stephanie Brownlee

    Stephanie brings 26 years of cable television experience coupled with 18 years in new media to her leadership role in DCIA Member Services, including entertainment software solutions for interactive program guides (IPGs), video-on-demand (VoD), videogame applications, interactive television (iTV), portals/gateways, and Wi-Fi. Stephanie began her cable industry career with Prevue

  • Michael Elliott

    Cloud Evangelist
    Michael Elliott

    Michael is an accomplished business development executive with over 20 years of enterprise technology experience. In his capacity as Cloud Evangelist for the DCIA, he consults with companies globally on their marketing strategies with a focus on cloud solutions deployment and sales growth. Michael is also an accomplished presenter and

  • Marty Lafferty

    Chief Executive Officer
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    Marty is an accomplished new media industry leader with a track record of successful multi-business collaboration and excellence in pioneering the distribution of content via new technologies. During his career, he has served in senior positions for some of the world’s most innovative entertainment and technology companies. Marty joined DCIA