January 14, 2019 Dinner Meeting
The Place at Innsbrook
Reception ~ 5:45pm
Dinner ~ 6:30pm
Adjourn ~ 8pm
Coat & Tie Required
Guest Fee ~ $45
Kelly O'Keefe, Managing Director, VCU Brandcenter (see bio below)
Exclusive Dinner Sponsorship Available
Dinner Sponsor Option A ~ $250
- Place promotional material at each seat and/or have a display table.
- You and your company mentioned in all promotional e-mails.
- Recognition from the podium.
- You and a guest seated at the Speaker Table.
Dinner Sponsor Option B ~ $500
- All benefits of Option A.
- Opportunity to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and address the room (up to two minutes in length).
Invite your favorite client or best prospect to the meeting - who knows - you may just land that big deal!
Boots to Suits
Established in 2014, Boots to Suits is a clothing voucher program for male and female Virginia Veterans transitioning from military life to civilian careers. Boots to Suits provides Veterans with two complimentary career outfits, enabling them to look and feel their best for job interviews and non-military work environments. Military spouses who are job-seeking and the primary household provider are also eligible for this opportunity.
About Kelly O'Keefe
Kelly O’Keefe has been a marketing innovator for over 20 years. Prior to becoming a professor and managing director of the VCU Brandcenter, Kelly led O’Keefe Marketing, a pioneer in digital marketing and branding.
O’Keefe Marketing received over 100 major awards, and its work is cited in numerous books and journals, including Business @ the Speed of Thought by Bill Gates. The agency was named Southeast Agency of the Year by Adweek Southeast, and Kelly was named Virginia Entrepreneur of the Year and Richmond Ad Person of the Year.
Kelly has been a strategic brand adviser to clients like GE, ESPN, Walmart, Hamilton Beach, Sesame Workshop, National Association of Broadcasters, UPS and The Home Depot. He has served as a founding board member of both the VCU Brandcenter and the Ad:Tech conference, and has been a board member of the Future of Advertising Project at Wharton, Southern Technology Council, FIRST Robotics Competition, September 11 Victims’ Relief Fund, Virginia Council of CEOs, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, St. Joseph’s Villa, Trinity Episcopal School and several corporations.
Kelly’s commentary on branding has been featured in media like CNBC, CNN/fn, Fox, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USAToday, BusinessWeek, Brandweek, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Advertising Age, the Washington Post and the LA Times.
The VCU Brandcenter was named the No. 1 graduate advertising program by Creativity magazine and became the first winner of the 4A’s O’Toole award for the Best Advertising School, a title it still holds.