CommerceNext Names Names Jill Dvorak as Chief Content Officer and Brings on 11 New Advisors

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CommerceNext Names Names Jill Dvorak as Chief Content Officer and Brings on 11 New Advisors

2023 Ecommerce Conference Scheduled for June 20–21 in New York City

New York, November 02, 2022 – CommerceNext, a community, event series and conference for marketers at retail and direct-to-consumer brands, today announced that Jill Dvorak is joining CommerceNext as Chief Content Officer. Also joining CommerceNext are 11 new advisors bringing the advisory board to a group of 49 ecommerce leaders who provide critical feedback and guidance to ensure that conference programming and content are relevant and timely.


Dvorak joins CommerceNext from the National Retail Federation (NRF) where she was VP, Content and Retail Strategy and led the NRF Digital and NRF Marketing Executives Councils. Dvorak will oversee the development of industry-leading content across CommerceNext’s annual conference, executive summit, webinars and more. “Jill brings a wealth of knowledge and industry relationships to CommerceNext,” said CommerceNext Co-Founder Veronika Sonsev. “She has an amazing track record of creating marketing and ecommerce content that inspires and educates — our community will benefit greatly from her leadership in this new role.”


CommerceNext, ranked no. 277 in Advertising & Marketing companies on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America, also announced that its 2023 Ecommerce Growth Show will be held June 20–21 at the New York Hilton Midtown. More than 1,600 ecommerce and retail industry executives are expected to attend CommerceNext in 2023, which will be 40% larger than last year and will span two floors of the New York Hilton Midtown.


“We’re thrilled for CommerceNext to bring the best event in ecommerce back to New York City, the heart of commerce,” said CommerceNext co-founder Scott Silverman. “The 2022 event broke records for attendance and satisfaction scores and we are excited to bring our community back together for more best-in-class education and networking.”


To help ensure the programming for the June 2023 summit is as relevant and valuable as possible, CommerceNext has added 11 new members to its board of advisors. “Comprising a diverse set of business types, the 49 members of the advisory board provide critical feedback and guidance to ensure that conference programming and content meet the most pressing needs of our audience,” said CommerceNext Co-Founder Allan Dick.


Below is the list of CommerceNext advisory board members:


Web Smith, Founder, 2PM

*Roberto Croce, SVP Global Digital Commerce, American Eagle Outfitters

Eric Gohs, SVP of Performance Marketing + Digital, Ascena

*Sara Varni, CMO, Attentive

*Jeff Gerstel, CMO, B&H Photo

Liesel Walsh, SVP Marketing & Customer Experience, Boston Proper

Sarah Bowman, VP of Global Brand & Experience, Botify

Joe Megibow, CEO, Bright Cellars

Elyse Burack, Head of Consumer Marketing, Capsule

Lev Peker, CEO, Carlotz

Emily Hickey, Co-Founder & CEO, Chief Detective Growth Consulting

Vivian Chang, VP Growth, DTC, Clorox

Matt Gehring, CMO, Dutch

Ekta Chopra, Chief Digital Officer, E.L.F. BEAUTY

Amy Africa, CEO, Eight By Eight

Doug Jensen, SVP, GTM Analytics and Learning Center of Excellence, Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

*Brian Seewald, SVP, Ecommerce, EXPRESS

Sunil Kaki, CMO, FIGS

*Todd Lehr, CTO, FIGS

Geoff Sanders, CMO, Firstleaf

Charlie Cole, CEO, FTD

Bree Casart, Head of Digital, Hanna Andersson

Shawna Hausman, CMO, Health-E Commerce

*Derek Yarbrough, CMO, J.Crew Group

*Sarah Rasmusen, Chief Customer Officer, Lands’ End

Qun Wei, Head of Analytics, Lemonade

Scott Ableman, frmr CMO, LevelFields

*Andrew Fried, SVP, Direct to Consumer, Mint Mobile

Suruchi Shukla, Vice President Marketing, Minted

Emily Culp, Board Member, Mizzen + Main, Stio & Cordial

George Khachatryan, CEO, OfferFit

*Julie Evans, VP and CMO, Omaha Steaks

Angela Hsu, CMO, Overstock

Barkha Saxena, Chief Data Officer, Poshmark

David Cost, VP of Digital and Ecommerce, Rainbow

*Jenna Flateman Posner, CDO, SNIPES

Liana Thompson, Vice President, Global Ecommerce, Stuart Weitzman

Noam Paransky, Chief Omni and Innovation Officer, Tapestry

Jason Nickel, SVP of Marketing, Ten Thousand

Mike Lackman, CEO, Trade Coffee

*Billy May, Retail CEO and Board Member, Executive Chair, Board of Directors, Trademark Partners Global

Alex Waldman, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Universal Standard

Malena Higuera, General Manager, Urban Decay

Daren Hull, President, Vera Bradley

Sarah Henry, VP, Head of Content, Influencer, & Commerce , Walmart

Naomi Jacobs, Sr. Director, Head of Social, Walmart

Vijay Talwar, frmr CEO, Wish

Molly Bruttomesso, Senior VP of Customer Success, Wunderkind

Leslie Emmons Burthey, Head of Commerce, WeightWatchers

Jon Mandell, frmr SVP, Global Membership Marketing & Commerce, WeightWatchers


*Newly added


About CommerceNext

CommerceNext is a community, event series and conference for marketers at retail and direct-to-consumer brands. In addition to the annual CommerceNext Ecommerce Growth Show and the esteemed CommerceNexty Awards program, CommerceNext also produces and hosts podcasts, webinars, industry research, an executive dinner series and an online community. Inc. Magazine named CommerceNext to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in 2022 and also named the CommerceNext Summit one of the Top 5 e-commerce conferences for 2019/2020. To learn more about CommerceNext, visit Be sure to also register for The Ecommerce Growth Show on June 20-21, 2022: