About Brand Innovators

About Brand Innovators

Join us as we bring together four brand all-stars from some of the biggest, hottest brands in Southern California, who will share the innovative strategies that provide them with a major edge in their competitive markets.

At this special networking breakfast, our distinguished panel of speakers will discuss:

  • Creating successful lifestyle brands that can adapt to constantly changing industries
  • How to infuse a culture of creativity into a corporate environment
  • The role of social media and other new technologies in influencing customers
  • Recruiting and engaging the next generation of creative employees

Our Speakers

  • Dean Evans, Chief Marketing Officer, Hyundai Motor America
  • Lisa Licht, Former Chief Marketing Officer, Live Nation
  • Doug Palladini, Global Brand President, Vans
  • Marisa Thalberg, Global Chief Brand Officer, Taco Bell

Moderated by Richard Reisman, Publisher and CEO, Orange County Business Journal 

Orange County School of the Arts                                     
Center for the Arts | Margaret A. Webb Theatre                                             
801 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701                       

7:00 to 9:00 am
Breakfast, networking and a panel presentation

About the Creators & Innovators Series

The rise of the creative class in Southern California has given birth to a wealth of visionary marketers who are thriving in various industries and culture-defining categories. Meet these change-makers, trailblazers, trendsetters, influencers, and risk-takers in the Creators & Innovators Series. All proceeds support technology initiatives and scholarships for students in need at Orange County School of the Arts. 

Read about our distinguished speakers below! Scroll right to view each one. 

Sponsorship Pricing & Benefits

Click here to download the Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits Menu. 

* The Orange County School of the Arts Foundation is organized as a non-profit organization under IRS code 501(c)(3). Our Tax ID is 33-0377341. All cash donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law.  See below to view the charitable contribution amount:


Charitable Contribution and Fair Market Value (FMV)

Level Amount FMV Charitable
Presenting $25,000 $4,820 $20,180
GOLD $5,000 $2,780 $2,220
SILVER $3,000 $1,140 $1,860
BRONZE $1,500 $595 $905
Individual Ticket $150 $12 $138

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Teren Shaffer, Executive Vice President
teren.shaffer@ocsarts.net | 714.560.0900, ext. 3204

Cathy Michaels, Vice President of Development
cathy.michaels@ocsarts.net | 714.560.0900, ext. 5532