Amos Gelb – Director of the Washington Media Institute
Multi-Emmy Award-winning former journalist and media consultant to government, corporations and non-profits. A recognized leader in experiential education whose former students are today among leaders in new media and evolving public relations and whose workshops have delivered immediate results for clients.
Stephanie Garibaldi – Director of Story Training
A storytelling maven who has been a leader in story training for over a decade. She has coached amateurs and professionals alike for public performances and designed and led story training for dozens of corporations, non-profit organizations, universities/schools and private clients. Garibaldi’s speciality is helping professionals understand how to apply story skills to improve their careers, communications, and lives overall.
Simon Landau – Executive Producer Digital, WJLA/ABC7
Landau is responsible for all digital products at WJLA – the Washington DC ABC news affiliate, where he has built the online audience to over 20 million users annually. He was formerly responsible for digital marketing strategy for USAToday and WUSA where he introduced the concept of branded content and conceived and implemented a number of WUSA’s most successful social media outreach campaigns.
Joe Reynolds – PhD – Lecturer of Literature, University of Connecticut
A globally recognized novelist, Professor Reynolds runs over-subscribed narrative workshops in Ireland and the United States. Professor Reynolds has held faculty positions at the University of Connecticut, Trinity University, and Quinnipiac University.
Anne B. Thomas – Senior Story Trainer
After a career as a civil rights attorney, conflict resolution expert, and leadership development innovator, Anne reinvented herself as a storyteller, winning the 2013 National Storytelling Festival Slam. Stories from her life have been featured on national US storytelling programs such as The Moth, Storycorps, and RISK!. Anne has performed, trained and coached professionals in storytelling for the World Bank, United Health Care and Dupont International to name just a few of her Fortune 500 clients.
Jon Agnew – Associate Director, WMI
Having worked as a cameraman and editor in Los Angeles, Jon Agnew moved into education working at universities in California before joining Northwestern University. An expert in emerging media technologies, he leads WMI’s technical training.