Stephanie Downs
Educational Partner

Stephanie Downs, Founder, is an entrepreneur offering a broad range of strategic and tactical experience, including extensive work in event management and marketing. She has developed and managed marketing and event plans for large, national corporations, helping them strengthen or establish positioning, increase awareness and ultimately increase sales and revenue. Downs is a frequent speaker about virtual events and communication and the impact e-conferencing continues to have on the business community. In 1999, she founded MarKomm Consulting, focusing on the strategy, marketing and production of traditional and virtual events. To complement her consulting business, in 2000 she founded ConferZone, an objective e-conferencing resource that provides comprehensive industry analysis, market data and guidance to organizations. She continues to support and operate both businesses at their headquarters in Denver, Colo. Prior to starting her own business, Downs worked with Prime Response, Inc., a marketing automation software start-up, as director of marketing communications. She also worked for IBM Corporation as a marketing specialist and with CPM Corporation, a database marketing software start-up, as the vice president of marketing communications. Downs graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Illinois State University.