Speaker Bios – August 2018 Meeting


Ceci Dadisman
Digital Marketing Manager

Ceci Dadisman is a multi-faceted marketing professional with over 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts and nonprofits utilizing innovative and cutting-edge initiatives. Currently the Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, she is nationally recognized as a leader in digital and social media marketing and specializes in the integration of digital marketing and technology into traditional marketing methods. A frequent public speaker, Ceci’s recent and upcoming engagements feature national conference appearances at NTEN, National Arts Marketing Project, Arts Midwest, OPERA America, and Chorus America in addition to many other local and regional events. Known for her easy-going and vernacular style, she creates open learning environments with an emphasis on information sharing and useful takeaways.

Ceci is passionate about empowering people through marketing and is a contributor to Arts Hacker where she regularly shares timely information and step-by-step tutorials. A chronic early-adopter, Ceci has a passion for discovering ways that technology can be used to create more engaging arts experiences. The Curated Arts Experience focuses on collecting real-world case studies about how organizations around the world are using technology to engage the participant or enrich the experience at an arts event. She is on the Arts Midwest Conference Professional Development Committee, the NTEN Conference Session Advisory Committee, is the Immediate Past President and Chapter Founder of Femfessionals West Palm Beach, the Immediate Past Chapter Leader and Chapter Founder of the West Palm Beach Chapter of Girl Develop It, the Immediate Past President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Marketing Association, and served for many years on the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee and as the OPERA AmericaMarketing Network Chair. She also serves on the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Visiting Committee. Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University with a music degree in vocal performance.

Jacquie Chakirelis
Director of Marketing
Great Lakes Science Center

Prior to joining GLSC, Jacquie Chakirelis worked in several senior roles for Advance Ohio. Advance Ohio operates cleveland.com and Sun News. Advance Ohio is a leader in consumer engagement. And generates content to inspire, engage and drive change. Through its website, newsletters, social channels and print publication it drives daily conversations and engages millions. Jacquie’s expertise in digital marketing recently was recognized by Content Marketing World, the largest gathering of digital marketing professionals in the country. Not only was Jacquie invited to speak at the prestigious conference three times, in 2017 she was named one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Content Marketing.” The Great Lakes Science Center audience is comprised of school-aged children and their parents, millennials, GLSC members and thousands of tourists who visit Cleveland every year. Her extensive background in email marketing helps her to effectively reach this diverse group. Just like GLSC, most nonprofits have several constituencies they must appeal. Jacquie will share her ideas on how to engage with multiple audiences and get them involved with your organization at all levels.