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Advancing Your Career by Marketing Yourself

Presented by:  Leslie Gall, Managing Director at Jones Lang Lasalle, Jeff Willinger, Director of Social Computing at RightPoint and Mike Dwyer, Director of Business Development at Vitamin T.

In a less than perfect economy, it has never been more important to advance your career. BMA Chicago Young Professionals will host a panel discussion on personal branding, the importance of your network and upward mobility in and for your company. Attendees will learn success trade secrets from seasoned B2B pros and get a chance to mingle and network with their peers.

Our panelists include Leslie Gall (@lesliegall), Managing Director, Marketing, Communications and Research at Jones Lang LaSalleJeff Williger (@jwillie), Director of Collaboration, Social Business and Intranets at Rightpoint, and Mike Dwyer (@cruiter), Director of Business Development at Vitamin T.

Join us at Blackfinn Ameripub on October 30th and we explore how you can advance your career (and business) by marketing yourself. Appetizers and drinks are included in the event price. 


Leslie Gall has been with Jones Lang LaSalle for 11 years. As a Managing Director, Leslie oversees communications, marketing, research and business development support for JLL's outsourcing business. Prior to working at Jones Lang LaSalle, Leslie held various marketing roles at Deloitte, Defense Research Institute and the America Bar Association. Leslie has an MBA in Marketing from DePaul University and a BA in Social Science from Loyola University of Chicago. 


Jeff Willinger is the Director of Social Computing, Collaboration and Intranets at Rightpoint and was recently named one of the top SharePoint influencers to watch in 2013, for the third year and is recognized as one of the top social media personalities in the country. He specializes in advising clients on social computing strategies, social intranets and portals, mobile reach vs. reach and increasing employee engagement. With experience spanning more than two decades, he is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in all CMS solutions and is a technology and business evangelist with deep expertise in information architecture, enterprise content management, and web 2.0 technology strategy. A character with character, he is the President and Founder of the Social Media Club of Chicago.  


Mike has extensive experience with social business consulting targeted at evaluating current strategies, recommending solutions for enhancement, and implementing changes for improved recruitment and hiring systems and processes. He has also engaged online communities with internal thought leadership and external content. With over 10 years experience in the recruitment industry Mike has sourced and recruited in a wide variety of corporate environments.

As of March 2012, Mike was a founding partner in the new social business technology platform, QUEsocial. The QUEsocial platform operationalizes social business across the organization to provide consistency, scalability, sustainability, compliance and alignment with business objectives. Currently Mike is the Director of Business Development for a dynamic Digital Creative staffing agency called Vitamin T. 

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