Ace The Agenda Podcast Episodes

The premier episodes of Ace The Agenda will be available on your favorite podcast platforms soon!

Lori Pugh Marcum

Lori Pugh Marcum

M.S. MEM, CMP, CMM, CED – Director, Events Content and Strategic Engagement, Path to Purchase Institute at EnsembleIQ

Lori Pugh Marcum has 18 years of experience in the meetings and events industry on both the planner and supplier sides of the business. As Events Content Director for Path to Purchase Institute, she creates and executes content strategies for all events, awards, and webinar programs. She is an expert facilitator, trainer, and coach with a passion for strategic planning in the meeting and events industry.

Lori formerly served as Head of Meeting Innovation at Meeting Professionals International, where she was responsible for managing event production and speaker management as a part of MPI’s global event portfolio.

She spent 6 years at Jacksonville’s PRI Productions as an event producer and manager of the Event Producer Department. During her time at PRI Productions, she managed events with partners such as THE PLAYERS Championship, Gator Bowl Association, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Prior to her role at PRI Productions, she was Special Events Manager for the AAA Five-Diamond resort, Ponte Vedra Inn and Club as well as Events Manager for the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Lori holds a Bachelor of Science focused in Advertising from the University of North Florida and a Master’s Degree in Meeting and Event Management from San Diego State University. Lori was honored as one of Eventex’s 2022 Top 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry, MeetingsNet’s 2021 Changemakers Meetings and Conventions Magazine’s 22 Millennials to Watch in 2016.


Lori Pugh Marcum

Kitty Wood

Head of Content – Digital Marketing Division, Clarion Events

Kitty Wood Conference Producer with a demonstrated history of working within event production. She has strong operations professional skilled in, Networking, Leadership, Project Management, and Marketing.

Prior to working at Clarion Events, she was the production and Broadcast Manager at Shard Financial Media, and a Conference Producer at Quartz Events. 

Kitty received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing from the Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University


Lori Pugh Marcum

Michael Ferree

CEO – Lead Generation World

Michael Ferree has spent over a decade in the performance marketing industry as both a buyer and a generator of Internet leads. He is well respected in the lead generation industry for his leadership on the LeadsCouncil (now the Consumer Consent Council), writings and presentations on the topic of lead management, call center services, online marketing, and more recently for the creation of the international  Lead Generation World conference (as well as and Affy Expo).

Michael has a passion for seeing companies and individuals gain success within the lead generation industry through education and networking. As a continuation of this passion, he also launched LGW Jobs which helps connect companies looking to hire lead generation professionals with individuals that have the highly sought-after performance marketing skills they are looking for.

Michael is the host of the Lead Generation World Podcast where he speaks with leaders across the performance marketing industry. He has a deep passion for helping companies succeed within the lead generation and performance marketing industry.

He is also a 6x Ironman, qualifier for the 70.3 World Championship, avid runner, surfer, and lover of the ocean.