SOU to Host Interactive Marketing Speaker Panel

(Ashland, Ore.) —Southern Oregon University will host its fifth annual Interactive Marketing and e-Commerce Panel later this month. The panel, which is free and open to the public, features executives and managers from Fire Mountain Gems, Harry & David, Lithia Motors, and Motorcycle Superstore discussing the latest interactive marketing practices as well as employment opportunities in the field.
“Though the Interactive Marketing and e-Commerce Panel is organized with an emphasis on SOU students in related fields, it is certainly open to the public and we feel there are many in the community who may benefit from it,” according to Dr. Joan McBee, chair of SOU’s School of Business. “Small business owners and managers may be interested in learning about the latest developments in the field of interactive marketing and what it takes to succeed in this field.”
This year’s panel will feature Cathy Fultineer, Chief Marketing Officer with fire Mountain Gems; Mark Conner, Assistant Vice President of Marketing with Litha Motors Web Marketing; Tarik Dakkar, Vice President of Digital Commerce with Harry & David; and Scott Huddelston, Vice President of Marketing with Motorcycle Superstore.
“We really want to thank our community partners who make this panel possible,” said Professor McBee. Anyone interested in learning more about SOU’s Certificate in Interactive Marketing and e-Commerce is encouraged to contact Dr. McBee at
The panel will take place Tuesday, April 28 at 5 p.m. in the Meese Room inside the Hannon Library on SOU’s main campus in Ashland.
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