Dr. Jeffrey Cole
Internet and Media Advisor
Dr. Jeffrey Cole has been on the UCLA faculty for the past 26 years and serves as Director of the Center for Communication Policy. His faculty appointment is in the Anderson Graduate School of Management and the Social Science Division of the College of Letters & Science. Mr. Cole is Principal Investigator of the UCLA World Internet Project, a long–term longitudinal look at the effects of computer and Internet technology on all aspects of society. Over the past 26 years, Cole has taught over 35,000 students. In 1987, he received the University's Distinguished Teaching Award. In 1998, Mr. Cole joined the faculty of the Anderson Graduate School of Management where he is directing the track on Entertainment, Media and Communication. Mr. Cole has lectured extensively in Asia and Europe and throughout the U.S. He regularly consults with governmental leaders throughout the world on communications issues. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) and serves as chair of its Technology, Entertainment and Communications (TEC) Council.
Legal and Privacy Consultant
Mr. Heymann is currently Vice President at Experian Interactive. Mr. Heymann has primary responsibility for overseeing all corporate governance issues related to regulatory compliance, privacy, information security and intellectual property protection and enforcement programs.
Previously, Mr. Heymann was a member of the Experian Law Department with primary responsibility for LowerMyBills.com and Experian Interactive Innovation Center. Prior to joining LowerMyBills.com, Mr. Heymann was Vice President of Business Affairs at the Entertainment Software Association where he counseled interactive entertainment software companies on how to implement meaningful and effective privacy policies and data security practices consistent with the requirements of COPPA and the European Union Data Directive.
Mr. Heymann holds a J.D. from New York Law School where he was the recipient of the Media Center Award for Outstanding Performance in Media Law and was editor–in–chief of the Journal of Media Law & Policy. Mr. Heymann also holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology.
Strategy and Youth Advisor
A renowned expert in youth and family trends, Paul Kurnit has been a consultant on youth and family marketing and new media for McDonald’s, Nickelodeon, Scholastic, Polaroid, General Mills, Universal Studios and other blue chip companies. He is a frequent speaker and writer for television, radio and print media, including NBC, CNN, Fox, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Barrons, Ad Age, AdWeek and BrandWeek.
Mr. Kurnit has over 25 years in the advertising and children’s industries, working at Benton & Bowles and Ogilvy & Mather, where he managed a number of classic brands for Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods and American Express. Most recently, Mr. Kurnit served as President at Griffin Bacal where Mr. Kurnit managed businesses in almost every consumer and service category. He serves on the boards of several industry organizations, including The Advertising Council and its Creative Review Committee (CRC), The National Advertising Relations Board (NARB) and The Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF). He is a member of the advisory boards of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau, the Entertainment Software Ratings Bureau (ESRB) and Kid Power.
Identity and Privacy Protection Advisor
Chuck Chamberlain is a retired US Postal Service business development and information technology executive. Using business and management skills learned both from working within one of the largest most efficient organizations in the world and from owning and managing several small businesses, he now supports efforts to improve public wellness. During his tenure at the USPS, Chuck was responsible for creating methodologies to improve identity, content and privacy protection. Chuck was a member of the USPS Privacy Advisory Board, the Clinton Administration's Privacy Work Group and has been published. Chuck is currently Founder/President of Amazon Fund which supports a 465,000 acre eco-preserve in Brazil and Founder/President of The American Heritage Foundation.
General Business Advisor
For the past 20 years, Mr. Rorke has been a senior manager for a number of emerging growth companies, special situations and turnarounds. Mr. Rorke spent four years as President of Danskin, increasing sales 65 percent and recording a dramatic bottom–line turnaround. As CEO of Kaplan Educational Centers, a subsidiary of The Washington Post, Mr. Rorke reversed declines in EBIT and revenue during a two–year turnaround assignment. Most recently, he was successful in acquiring and turning around a $36M Atlanta–based promotion and incentive company. Mr. Rorke is on the faculty of Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.