Cory Ann Ellis is a small business owner, photographer, and avid traveler. As an accomplished marketing professional, she has developed brands for individuals, start-ups, and multi-generational businesses. She established her first business, AC Ellis Inc., in 2004. Initially offering portrait and wedding photography the company evolved to including marketing in 2012. In 2014 she took a recess from her company when recruited to build and lead the in-house marketing of Montgomery's (Furniture). Her last role was the Director of Marketing for tech start-up Totally Rad Inc. Recently Cory Ann launched a Brookings based brand and marketing agency with local and national clients.
She has a BA from the University of Sioux Falls and an MS from Indiana State. Numerous publications including Farm & Ranch Living, Rangefinder, and Wholesome magazines featured her work. Cory Ann will discuss the importance of personal branding. She will share a roadmap to building a successful personal brand while remaining authentic and focused on creating value for yourself and your employer. Come prepared to be inspired!