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Quench Supper Club
Quench Supper Club

Russ Klein has quarterbacked teams for many of the world’s foremost brand names—holding top marketing and advertising posts at Dr Pepper/7UP Companies, Gatorade, 7-Eleven Corporation, Burger King Corporation, and Arby’s Restaurant Group. He has held leadership positions with Leo Burnett and FC&B advertising agencies.

Klein’s impact on business performance as a CMO is unrivaled; being the only CMO to lead marketing for three major LBO-IPO consumer product deals that have garnered returns to shareholders of 447%, 442%, and >3000%; each shattering records at the time for growth and shareholder return, over the course of his career.

As CEO for the American Marketing Association, Russ is charged with the historic transformation of the AMA to become the essential community for marketers.

Klein was nicknamed “Flamethrower” by an industry publication for his managerial risk-taking and provocative advertising; but he now aspires to be the torch bearer for all marketers

Klein is also architect of the seminal theory, TMBrand = ExperienceStory aimed at advancing the discipline of Experience Design for businesses.

He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Quench Supper Club

Join us for an invite-only evening of food, drink and lively roundtable discussions as we explore the industry implications of the food conscious trend on consumer palates, wallets and behavior.

The Supper Club connects the brightest minds in the food & beverage industry, engaging them around topics and trends that drive today’s and tomorrow’s industry concerns, activity and consumer outlook. We will seek to answer such questions as: How do changes in consumer palates impact purchase triggers? What does it take for brands to stand out in today’s market? How will the legalization of marijuana/CBD impact the food & beverage industry?

Join your executive colleagues from RXBar, Mars Wrigley, Constellation Brands, Kellogg's, Jimmy Bars and more!

Russ Klein, CEO for the American Marketing Association, will open the evening with a special keynote sharing his expansive insights and experience as they relate to this trend and the industry as a whole.

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Seating is limited!

October 17, 2019
6-8:30 p.m.
Victory Italian
434 W. Ontario, Chicago, IL

Round Table Discussions:

Peter Parthenis, CEO
Grecian Delight

"What is the future of plant-based innovation and how to capitalize on it?"

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Jason Wadler, CEO
Jimmy Bars

"How are emerging/challenger brands filling niches and scaling them?"

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Dan Costello, President
Home Run Inn Restaurant Group

"What are the opportunities and challenges for food innovation?"

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Brian Rosen, President
BevStrat

"What impact does the food conscious trend have on go-to-market strategies?"

Learn more about Brian here
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