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The CMO Council is managed by a full-time staff of marketing professionals, developing its content, programs, and events from strategy, development and execution from its global headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, with secondary offices in New York, NY.

Donovan Neale-May

Neale-May, 61, is the founder and executive director of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council (, a global affinity network of more than 9,000+ senior marketing and branding executives, who collectively control more than $450 billion in annual marketing spend. Neale-May is also the founder and executive director of the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network (, a global management community dedicated to identifying, exploring and sharing emerging trends and transformational ideas and practices that are reshaping world markets and competitive landscapes.

Neale-May serves as president and managing partner of GlobalFluency, Inc., the leader in Intelligent Market Engagement™, with 70 offices in over 40 countries. Collectively, GlobalFluency ( member firms have annual billings of $50 million and employ 450 professionals servicing scores of clients across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. He has been managing and running his respected multi-channel marketing and perception management business since 1987, operating from Silicon Valley and New York offices.

Previously, Neale-May held senior positions with marketing, promotions and PR agencies, including Ogilvy & Mather, in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Los Angeles. During his 35 years as an international marketing and brand strategist, Neale-May has consulted with over 300 leading multi-nationals, new venture starts and emerging growth companies. Neale-May is listed as one of the Top 100 Most Influential BtoB Marketers in North America by BtoB Magazine. He serves on the board of directors for Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) and is a member of the Rhodes University Board of Governors in South Africa. He is also an adjunct professor at Seoul National University in South Korea.

Liz Miller

Liz Miller brings a varied career that spans over 22 years in the Marketing, Sports Entertainment, Retail, Health, Beauty and Personal Care spaces. With the CMO Council, Miller oversees all marketing, research and program operations, serving as the lead analyst for all research initiatives and reports. Along with oversight of event, content and digital teams, Miller can most often be found hosting one of the CMO Council’s many executive Dinner Dialogs or presenting CMO Council research findings at global conferences and thought leadership events.

Miller has extensive experience in media relations, marketing communications, brand building, marketing program strategy and implementation, event planning and live entertainment event production. She began her career in sports marketing, with stints in indoor soccer and professional boxing. After a brief engagement with a Marketing and Process Management consultancy, where she published and publicized two books authored by the agency CEO, Miller turned her focus to the Beauty and Personal Care space.

Miller joined Jan Marini Skin Research as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations, tasked with juggling duties as personal publicist, corporate public relations executive and marketing leader and strategist. Miller guided the company from a small voice in the professional skin care market, into a respected presence in the consumer beauty and health markets. Miller focused on building relationships with celebrity clients, planning physician education events, launching consumer education programs, and recreating the overall look and feel of the brand. Miller secured placements in publications including InStyle, US, OK! Magazine, Glamour, Lucky, Shape, Marie Claire, Jane, Men's Health & Fitness, Stuff, Vogue, Tatler, Harpers & Queen, the Advocate, Playboy, Maxim, Extra Entertainment news and E! Entertainment Television.

Miller joined the operating partner of the CMO Council, GlobalFluency, in 2006, leading consumer marketing services engagements including Radiesse (BioForm Medical), the City of San Jose, El Camino Hospital, and Mobile Campus. With the CMO Council, Miller has worked with sponsors including Accenture, Adobe, SAP, SAS, IBM, Intel, McAfee, Symantec, MarkMonitor, Xerox, Kodak, Deloitte, Dun & Bradstreet, Pitney Bowes and many more.

Bryan DeRose

DeRose brings to GlobalFluency more than 12 years of direct and channel sales and business development experience in the Technology, Telecom, Professional Services and Manufacturing verticals. As the Senior Director of Business Development, DeRose leads global sponsorship and partnership activities for GlobalFluency's affinity networks, including the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, and the Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness (CLOSE). In this role DeRose works to craft and execute Intelligent Marketing Engagement™ campaigns to drive authority leadership, demand generation and new business opportunities for global enterprises.

Prior to joining GlobalFluency DeRose spent over 5 years at the American Electronics Association (AEA), the nations largest technology trade association, as the Director, Membership Development in the Silicon Valley office. DeRose was tasked with new member development and retention of the associations 500 members located in the Silicon Valley chapter. In this role DeRose worked with industry leaders Sun Microsystems, HP, Intel, Cisco, Varian Medical, Google, Intuit and others to activate grass-roots lobbying efforts at the state, federal and international levels to promote growth within the technology industry.

DeRose spent the first four years of his career as the Strategic Accounts Manager at Questlink Technology, the world's largest e-commerce supplier of electronic components and computer products. This position required DeRose to forge strong alliances among channel distribution partners and OEM clients such as Ingram Micro, Arrow Electronics, Avnet, CDW, Intel, Samsung, Hitachi, LG Electronics, Sanmina-SCI, Flextronics, Clestica, Tyco, Dell, HP and others to streamline their supply chain to drive out excess costs and shorten the production and new product introduction cycle.

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