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Sue Connelly
President, Connelly Communications, Inc.

Strategic Counsel and Program Management

Sue Connelly has more than nineteen years of extensive marketing communications program management experience in both the corporate and agency environments with companies including Sun Microsystems, Atari, and Philips. Sue has a B.S. in Graphic Design from the University of California, Davis, with special studies in International Trade and Economics.

In 1993, Sue established Connelly Communications. Specializing in strategic planning and program implementation, Connelly Communications designs programs to meet each client's specific needs. The scope of services includes branding and positioning, advertising, corporate identity, collateral, direct marketing, electronic marketing, public relations, and special events.

Utilizing an extensive network of consultants, writers, designers and vendors, Sue plans and executes programs using outside resources, or works in conjunction with her clients' internal groups to bring the programs to successful completion.

Connelly Communications' clients range from international Fortune 500 corporations to start-up companies. Our client list includes industry leaders such as Hewlett-Packard, iPlanet (the Sun/Netscape alliance), NEC Electronics, Nortel Networks, Quantum, Silicon Graphics Inc., and Symantec. Clients among start-ups and medium-sized companies include Demandline.com, Encanto Networks, Genesis Research, Highway One Communications, Pensare, Print.com, WAM!NET, and Western Multiplex.

Sue is also the founder of the "Keep In Touch" or KIT List email community, which she created as a free service to consultants and job seekers. Initially started in 1997 as a way to keep in touch with friends and clients at Silicon Graphics, it rapidly became a job and consulting opportunities email list. The KIT List has rapidly grown to over 72,000 people, helping hundreds find permanent and consulting work.

Carol Manning
Program Management

Carol Manning is an accomplished communicator with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of high-technology marketing communications. With extensive experience in both the agency and corporate environments, she has a proven track record in developing creative solutions to marketing challenges regardless of budget size.

Carol was Vice President of Marketing for Intacct Corporation, where she built and managed the marketing department for this high-growth Internet start-up company. She developed and articulated the corporate and product positioning, and ran all marketing and lead generation programs, including web marketing and direct mail.

Carol's extensive corporate management experience includes Director of Worldwide Advertising at Novell, Director of Marketing Communications at Fujitsu, and Marketing Communications Manager at Sun Microsystems. She has also worked in publishing, and for advertising and PR agencies as Vice President of Account Services. Carol has managed large, global teams comprised of permanent staff and outside agencies for international programs, and is expert in all aspects of the communications process.

Julianna Shaw
Program Management

Julianna Shaw has more than ten years of corporate and agency marketing experience working for and with companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Saatchi & Saatchi, and McCann Erickson. Julianna received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in International Relations.

Julianna's marketing expertise spans both domestic and international markets. She has launched consumer and technology products, developed supportive collateral, and managed marketing programs throughout the North American, European and Asian markets.

In 1996, Julianna started her consulting practice and has worked with a broad spectrum of clients ranging from consumer and business focus. Her clients include Adaptec, Be Inc., Business Engine, Commerce One, GlobalEnglish, Mattel Interactive, Mediaway, Sina.com, Wells Fargo, and Ziff-Davis. Her areas of expertise include market research, positioning, messaging, advertising, collateral, lead generation programs, public relations, and events. Julianna is fluent in Mandarin and other dialects of Chinese.