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Kevin Coupe

Kevin Coupe

Author, Video Producer and Content Guy for MorningNewsBeat.com

Kevin Coupe has been a working writer all his professional life. For the past two decades, he’s been bringing a wealth of experience, sharp storytelling skills, provocative and contextual insights, unique worldview and serious levity about the world of business and consumers to audiences everywhere. With his book, Retail Rules! 52 Ways To Achieve Retail Success, he gives advice on management, marketing, customers, and operations from his unique view of the world of retail. And he is the co-author of The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies, which uses film narratives to teach about leadership, marketing and surviving the workplace. For 17 years, he’s had his own website/blog – MorningNewsBeat.com where he provides “business news in context, and analysis with attitude” to some 35,000 worldwide subscribers. Kevin also is an adjunct faculty member of Portland State University’s Center for Retail Leadership in Oregon, where he has been teaching a summer marketing course for five years. At present, Kevin is working on a sequel to The Big Picture, a novel, and a screenplay (that he describes as being a “black comedy about forward buying, just-in-time deliveries and slotting allowances”).
Carlos Oramas

Carlos Oramas

Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Group

Carlos joined the floral industry in 1993, and spent several years in sales and marketing roles before co-founding Gems in 2003.  He serves as board member and past president of the Association of Floral Importers of Florida, and is the current Vice Chair of the PMA Floral Council. Carlos received his BBA from Florida International University, his MIBA from Nova Southeastern University, and has been a Vistage member since 2009.  He loves volunteering and is actively involved in Catholic ministry, parish advisory boards, and has co-hosted a weekly Spanish Catholic radio show.  He has been married to Graysy for almost 20 years, and they have 2 children Michael and Brianna.
Lauren M Scott

Lauren M. Scott

Chief Marketing Officer, PMA

Lauren M. Scott joined PMA as CMO in October 2016. Lauren has more than 20 years of experience in the consumer products industry. Prior to PMA, Lauren worked at PepsiCo and Diageo in a variety of marketing roles with increasing responsibility including brand management, foodservice, activation, field marketing, national promotions, cultural branding, global innovation and strategy. She began her career as a four-year Inroads intern and full-time hire in sales at Colgate-Palmolive. Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Rutgers University, a master of business administration from University of Maryland and a master’s in strategic communication from Columbia University, where she continues as a graduate project adviser. Lauren also actively coaches and mentors. A self-described foodie, Lauren's civic passions include combating food insecurities and perpetuating arts and culture.

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Becky Roberts

Becky Roberts

Director of Floral & New Initiatives

+1 (302) 607-2148

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