Camp LiveGirl 2016 Keynote Speakers



Lauren Oliver is a New York Times bestselling author. She has published the bestselling novels Before I Fall; Panic; and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. She is a Nutmeg Award nominee for her middle-grade novel Liesl & Po, as well as author of the fantasy middle-grade novels The Spindlers and Curiosity House: Case of the Shrunken Head. Before I Fall and Panic have been made into movies. Academically, Lauren graduated from the University of Chicago, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She also has a degree from New York University’s MFA program. She is also co-founder of Paper Lantern Lit, the boutique literary development company.


Heidi Sandreuter is a consultant in the global Consumer Practice at Spencer Stuart. Based in the New York office, Heidi focuses on the consumer packaged goods & durables and sports business sectors as well as on digital leadership. Heidi is also a member of the firm’s Marketing Officer Practice, drawing on her extensive experience in global brand management, consumer engagement, product innovation, large-scale promotions and joint ventures. Heidi most recently served as vice president in the marketing division for sports apparel company Under Armour, where she and her team earned 2014 Marketer of the Year honors from Advertising Age for developing the “I WILL WHAT I WANT” campaign. Heidi served in a number of leadership roles over the course of more than 14 years with PepsiCo, including senior director roles for sports marketing and media strategy and investment. She led major initiatives for brand management, product innovation and improving collaboration within the company and with outside partners. Prior to earning an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and working in account management at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, Heidi graduated from Williams College where she played field hockey, lacrosse and one season of club hockey where she earned the nickname, “Tripod.” 


Lori Tauber Marcus is a C-suite and board leader for private equity and venture capital backed businesses, currently serving as the Chief Marketing Officer of Peloton Cycle, a home fitness innovator. Lori drives business growth with strategy, brand marketing, communications, PR, social/digital media, consumer insights, data analytics, creative services, and community engagement. Previously, Lori was a global leader at Keurig Green Mountain Inc., where she led an approximate $1B P&L while establishing a global footprint for multiple business lines and leading the launch and commercialization of new multi-billion dollar products.  Earlier, Lori served as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President for The Children’s Place Retail Stores where she created the company’s first brand strategy and delivered its first integrated marketing system and new e-Commerce, digital, and mobile marketing tools.  Prior to that, Lori built a successful 24-year career with PepsiCo, holding national and global Senior Vice President and general management roles, and earlier Vice President, marketing and brand management roles.  Lori started her career with a division of A.C. Nielsen.

Separately, Lori serves in multiple board and advisory roles. As Board Chair for DNA Diagnostics Center, a growing leader in private DNA testing services, Lori guides overall strategy and governance for corporate growth. As a Board Member for the past decade, and now the Vice Chair, of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Lori has helped double corporate giving and triple overall revenue, introducing a new corporate development model and leading strategic re-branding and customer/patient-centric digital marketing efforts. Lori also serves on the CMO Advisory Board for VentureBeat, and as an Advisor to the CEO and CMO of Carrington Farms.

Lori holds a business from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She is committed to leadership, lifelong learning, personal and professional development, and as such, inspires others as an active presenter on leadership, management and marketing topics.  Lori has been inducted into the YWCA’s Academy of Women Leaders, and resides in New Canaan, CT, with her family.


Wendy Lowy Sloane is a nationally syndicated Radio Show host. She started her career warming up audiences for Phil Donahue and was quickly hired as a producer for the Geraldo Rivera Show. Moving on with her career, Wendy landed a key job in radio in New York City and was hired to be the Executive/On-Air Producer for BIG 105 with Danny Bonaduce. The Miami native and Florida State University graduate now serves as the executive producer and host of her show What's Up with Wendy, which is nationally syndicated on the Business TalkRadio Network.

What's Up with Wendy is a live, weekly celebrity radio show that gives listeners an inside look at what's new, what's hot, and what's happening and features film and television actors, musicians, comedians, best-selling authors, sports legends and politicians. The versatile host also taps into her vast network of experts to discuss numerous hot topic social issues ranging from parenting and dating to nutrition and mental health.