Our Team

Meet the team members working behind the scenes to bring 1871's mission to life.

Betsy Ziegler


Kaylin Berg

Director of Events

Tami Blair

Executive Assistant to CEO and COO

J Blaszczykiewicz

Director of Marketing

Alysha Aubrey Bursey

Director of Affinity Programs

Taricka Clinton

Directory of Industry Innovation Labs

Derrick Davis

Director of Growth Partnerships

Rhonda Fair

Senior Front Desk Associate

Rachael Feuerborn

Chief Product Officer

Kristen Gesicki

Marketing Copywriter

Jonathan Goodell

Jonathan Goodell

Manager of Growth Stage Memberships

Bobby Green

Front Desk Associate

Jessie Irons

Director of Growth Membership

Tenille Johnson

Senior Manager of Events

Wesley Julian

Director of Development

Sophie Kowaleski

Event Coordinator

Suneet Lad

Director of Corporate Innovation

Lisa Laws


Hanif Lopez

Director of Operations

Diana Lopez-Obaldo

Director of External Affairs and Community Engagement

Stephanie Miller