DOYO Live Advisory Board


The DOYO Live Advisory Board is what makes our marketing conference unique. Our board is made up area business owners, marketing executives and university professors.

The university professors that set curriculum based on the highest academic standards for adult learners, while many are provide marketing consultation to various industries. Our diverse makeup of business owners and marketing executives round out the field on their respective areas of expertise.

They are very involved in the planning process which includes evaluating keynote and breakout session speakers, sponsors, planning the day of activities and more.  We are deeply appreciative of the energy they provide in pulling off the ONLY regional day-long marketing conference in Northeast Ohio and Western, PA.

  • Dennis Schiraldi
    Dennis Schiraldi

    Dennis Schiraldi

    Dennis is the founder and chair of DOYO Live. As an experienced, well-traveled marketing executive with expertise in digital marketing strategy. Having grown up in Youngstown, Ohio, leaving 21+ years ago to live and work as a marketing professional in cities like Cleveland, New York City and Columbus, Ohio. Dennis, his wife JoAnna and three children moved back to Youngstown, Ohio three years ago to make an impact on the community and help with the revitalization of this great city. Which spawned the idea of DOYO Live – A digital marketing + interactive design conference dedicated to educating professionals in marketing, business, sales, and design professionals on new world marketing skills. Traveling the country attending conferences, trade shows and speaking at such events like the Mayo Clinic Social Media Healthcare, Dennis thought why not Youngstown. Mr. Schiraldi has worked with small-to-mid-sized businesses and recognizable Fortune 500 companies, such as GE Healthcare and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging on digital marketing and lead generation strategy. Locally he’s worked with NYO Property Group, JuggerBot 3D and R. Kashmiry & Associates, Inc. He’s has conducted a number of workshops on social media marketing, digital marketing strategy, executing webinars, social selling, etc. at such well-known places like the Youngstown Business Incubator and given energized talks at the Mayo Clinic Social Media Healthcare Summit, local American Marketing Association chapters, and TEDx Youngstown. He’s an avid runner which he claims helps him to come up with the next great idea, mountain biker, very average golfer, a snowboarder and loves to cook. A self-proclaimed BBQ junkie, he will talk your ear off about pulled pork.

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  • Becky Bertuzzi
    Becky Bertuzzi

    Becky Bertuzzi

    Becky Bertuzzi is the Marketing Manager at VEC, Inc, a Girard-based construction company. She’s proud to say she now has ten years of marketing experience under her belt. Becky is a graduate of Youngstown State University where she majored in Advertising and Public Relations with the intent to become … a sports agent (grab Becky sometime to hear that story). While the sports agent gig didn’t pan out, the marketing one did. Being a one-woman marketing show at VEC, Becky wears several different hats – from social media, to design, to proposal writing, she’s a self-proclaimed marketing “jill of all trades.” Since her time at VEC, she’s worked closely with business development to create synergies between the two, increased social media presence and incorporated a blog into the content strategy for the company. In 2015, Becky became an entrepreneur when she began B2 Graphics, LLC a freelance graphic design company aimed at helping small to mid-size businesses with branding and web design. She enjoys working with people and teaching them about design (print or digital) and how they can leverage that to grow their business. A firm believer in the motto “you only live once”, Becky is an avid snowboarder and has traveled out West and to Europe in search of epic lines and fresh powder. She also enjoys golfing and wake boarding and is a competitive trap shooter, thanks to her father who shared the love of the sport with her. She was born and raised in Warren, Ohio where she currently resides.

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  • Mike Pontikos
    Mike Pontikos

    Mike Pontikos

    Analytical, detail oriented Marketing Communications & Creative professional. A hands-on leader with over 20 years of advertising, marketing and design experience as well as over 10 years teaching in higher education. Proven ability to collaborate with others to develop, design and deploy compelling branding, marketing and advertising campaigns.

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  • Deanna Fusillo
    Deanna Fusillo

    Deanna Fusillo

    I know what it’s like to be in your shoes. As a small business owner for the past eight years, I know what it takes to get your business to the next level. It's imperative to include social media as part of your marketing strategy today, but with algorithms constantly changing and new technology be added almost daily, it's difficult to keep up. Your responsibility is to focus on what you do best, which is your career, and outsource your digital marketing. Contact me today to discuss how I can help your business become more profitable. Specializing in: Business Coaching Website Design Social Media Marketing Email Campaigns I am here to help you reach your goals, encourage you, and support you. My options aren’t just an exchange of money for services–they are the beginning of a relationship. A door that is always open, whether it has been days since we last worked together or months. I am here to answer questions, remind you of your potential, and share with all my friends and followers about how truly unique and awesome you are. Blogs and businesses that I work with are never just numbers in a spreadsheet, they are beautiful people, more than deserving of my time, dedication, and support.

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  • Adam Earnheardt, Ph.D.,
    Adam Earnheardt, Ph.D.,

    Adam Earnheardt, Ph.D.,

    Adam C. Earnheardt (Ph.D. Kent State University, 2007) is chair and professor of communication studies in the Department of Communication at Youngstown State University and weekly columnist for The Vindicator newspaper, where he has written about social media, relationships, technology and society since 2014.

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  • Jaietta Jackson, YSU
    Jaietta Jackson, YSU

    Jaietta Jackson, YSU

    Jaietta Jackson is an educator from Youngstown, OH. Her career spans the scope of television production, PR, to education. Upon graduating from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s of Art, she worked as a production engineer at the CBS affiliated television station, WKBN. Her yearning to deal with the public propelled her to move into the field of public relations. While attending NYU, she worked in PR under the tutelage of companies such as Motown Café, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, VH1 and the PR firm Manning Selvage and Lee. She earned her MA from NYU and is currently a doctoral candidate at Kent State University. Upon her return from New York, Jaietta fell in love with educating students. She began her teaching career in the Youngstown City schools. She then advanced her career and has taught as a Communication Professor at Youngstown State University for the past twelve years. Jaietta is the director of the Basic Course, within the Communication Department. Her area of expertise includes Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication and Multiculturalism. Her commitment to education and community service can be displayed in her various endeavors

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  • Fortunato Figliano, Centers for Hearing Care
    Fortunato Figliano, Centers for Hearing Care

    Fortunato Figliano, Centers for Hearing Care

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