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Management Team

Ilissa Miller, President

Ilissa-160x200Since 2013, Ilissa Miller has served as President of NEDAS, where she is the driving force for the organization’s annual programs, including conferences, training sessions and networking socials. Ilissa is the Founder and CEO of iMiller Public Relations, a role to which she brings nearly two decades of experience in sales, marketing and product development to assist telecommunications and technology companies to achieve brand recognition within a rapidly evolving industry.

Cheryl Kemp, Vice President of Events

cherylheadAs Vice President of Events for iMiller Public Relations, Cheryl Kemp provides strategic guidance to iMPR clients and industry conference, association and trade show partners to shape invigorating programs that leverage her broad knowledge of the dynamic changes taking place across the tech industry.

With a comprehensive understanding of the tech industry, events and the evolution of conferences, Cheryl’s ability to transform, inspire and deliver effective events is her passion. She began her career in the 90s as a software sales representative, later writing HTML code before transitioning to e-commerce in the 2000s. Most recently, Cheryl served as the Chairwoman and Director of Content for HostingCon before joining the executive management team at iMPR in November 2016.

Amy Sesol, Event Producer

Amy-160x200Amy Sesol brings more than five years’ experience in event management, execution and development to NEDAS. She is also Event Director for iMiller Public Relations, where she is responsible for sourcing, managing and executing events for iMPR’s extensive list of clients within the global telecom space. Amy provides insight and guidance for full-event planning, including concept, timeline development, budget management, vendor management and contract negotiations. Prior to joining iMPR, Amy was Event Manager at Chicago Special Events Management.

Joanna Soucy, Staff Writer/Contributor

Joanna-160x200Joanna Soucy is an accomplished writer with a solid professional foundation in sales, marketing and event planning. As Vice President of Strategic Development at iMiller Public Relations, Joanna develops business planning strategies and oversees iMPR’s growing client portfolio and account management team. Previously, she was Director of Technical Writing at iMPR, accountable for managing a team of technical writers in the definition, development and delivery of original content for various client communications.

Daniel Highet, Staff Writer/Contributor

Daniel-Highet-Sunglasses-Cropped-139x200Daniel Highet’s career as a public relations professional, brand strategist, copywriter, journalist and producer spans over twenty years. He is Director of Content at iMiller Public Relations. Applying a distinctly creative and message-driven approach to communications development, he has worked with Fortune 50 global enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, and startups in telecommunications, technology, healthcare, financial services, entertainment and media.

Laurie Samper, Staff Writer/Contributor

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Laurie Samper is a technical writer at iMiller Public Relations where she is responsible for the development of original content, including bylined articles, press releases, media alerts, blogs and other communications for a host of telecommunications and technology clients. She is a VIP Member of the National Association of Professional Women. Laurie graduated with honors from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising/Public Relations and Digital Media Arts.