NaNcy L. Smith
President, The Sims Label
Electronic Arts Inc.
Nancy Smith was named general manager of the Sims franchise in 2005. Earlier she served as executive vice president
and general manager, North American sales, since 1996. She previously held the position of senior vice president of
North American sales and distribution from 1993 to 1996 and vice president of sales from 1988 to 1993. Ms. Smith
has served as western regional sales manager and national sales manager since she joined Electronic Arts in 1984. She
holds a BS degree in management and organizational behavior from the University of San Francisco.
President, CBS Interactive
Quincy Smith oversees strategy for CBS Interactive and helps guide its implementation across CBS Corp.’s varied
divisions and online businesses. He works with each CBS division to formulate new media strategies and partnerships
involving all interactive platforms, including Internet, mobile, and video gaming. He also works closely with the
company’s financial team to identify new businesses that could complement CBS’s core assets and build its presence in
the fast-growing digital counterpart to its existing programming platforms. Before joining CBS in 2006, Mr. Smith was
an executive at Allen & Co., where he was involved in multiple transactions for Google, Advertising.com’s sale to AOL,
the del.icio.us sale to Yahoo!, Neopets’ sale to Viacom, and Loudeye’s sale to Nokia. In this role he also worked with
companies such as Comcast, the Weinstein Co., and CBS, as well as investments for Allen & Co. in SpotRunner, FON,
Ning, and SlingMedia. Mr. Smith was previously with the Barksdale Group, Netscape, and Morgan Stanley.
KareN SobeL LojeSKi
Chief Executive Officer
Virtual Distance International (VDI)
Karen Sobel Lojeski co-founded VDI in 2004 to help organizations create meaningful, productive workplaces
where people and institutions can thrive in the Digital Age. At a time when many people are working virtually and
communicating with their colleagues primarily through e-mail and other computer-mediated means, Dr. Sobel Lojeski
and her VDI colleagues have created a methodology for measuring Virtual Distance—a psychological gap that grows
out of a heavy reliance on electronic communications—and improving productivity and innovation over distance by
reducing its effects. VDI’s clients include FORTUNE 500® organizations, as well as large governmental and nonprofit
associations. Before launching VDI, Dr. Sobel Lojeski served 18 years in leadership positions at Stratus Computer,
Chase Manhattan Bank, and Mercer Consulting Group. She was COO for Prolifics, and vice president, North America,
for Xansa. She is the author of Uniting the Virtual Workforce: Transforming Leadership and Innovation in the Globally
Integrated Enterprise (2008).
Co-founder and Senior Managing Director
Donna Sokolsky, as co-founder of Sparkpr, has deeply rooted connections within the influencer community and is
a trusted peer, resource, and counselor to some of the country’s most powerful executives, venture capitalists, and
journalists. Over the past two decades, Ms. Sokolsky has worked in both corporate and agency communications
positions with major technology companies, including IBM, Netscape, EA, Sony Playstation, and Barclays Bank, as
well as with many of the industry’s hottest Internet startups, including MySpace, last.fm, MOO, and FON. She has
directed hundreds of company and product launches and led major branding campaigns for a variety of large and
small companies worldwide. Ms. Sokolsky has built Sparkpr into one of the country’s fastest-growing communications
agencies. She is responsible for creating new and innovative service offerings, providing ongoing strategic counsel to
Sparkpr’s clients, strategic media relations, and new business development.