Brand Protection Strategy Summit 2017 Summit Provisional Agenda - Page 20

SPEAKER BIOS PARTNERSHIPS SPEAKERS (CONT.) money laundering, narcotics smuggling, counter-proliferation and anti-terrorism. In addition to other awards, Mr. Ross is the recipient of the 2011 ICE Director’s, Excellence in Law Enforcement Award for the development of and extraordinary achievement of Operation In Our Sites which targets websites engaged in the distribution of counterfeit products via internet websites and the 2013 U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Intellectual Property Champions Award for the development of innovative enforcement operations including Operation In Our Sites. Jason Daniels is the Senior Investigation Manager with Underwriters Laboratories’ Global Security & Brand Protection Unit. His primary responsibility is to supervise and facilitate intellectual property theft investigations in the Americas. Mr. Daniels has focused his efforts on combatting counterfeiting for over 14 years. He has written curriculum that has been presented throughout the United States concerning fraud investigations and has been a law enforcement instructor for over 18 years. Prior to entering the corporate arena Mr. Daniels was a sworn law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina serving his last post as the Special Agent in Charge with the Secretary of State’s Office. He is a graduate of Shaw University and continued his graduate development at the University of Louisville. Kasie Brill is the Senior Director of Brand Protection at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) and the Executive Director of the Global Brand Council. Kasie advocates for the protection of IP rights both online and in physical markets with a special focus on designing public policy solutions to combat counterfeit goods. Prior to joining the Global Intellectual Property Center, Kasie served as an advisor to private sector clients fighting illegal online pharmacies. She also served as law clerk to The Honorable C. Ray Mullins, Chief Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. Kasie is a graduate of both Michigan State University and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. During law school, Kasie served as President of the Student Bar Association, on the Executive Board of the Sherman Minton Moot Court, Law Alumni Board, Admissions Committee, and 2012 Class Campaign for Excellence. Involved in various student and volunteer organizations, upon graduation, Kasie received the honor of Outstanding Contribution to Student Life. She also worked as a research assistant on issues of globalization with a specialization on the global impact of counterfeit luxury goods. Kasie has a wide-range of expertise in multiple disciplines. She worked for a national advertising agency, and in a variety of federal government positions including work on Capitol Hill, at the United States Supreme Court, and at the Federal Judicial Center. Kasie received her B.A. in Communication and Business magna cum laude from Michigan State University in 2008. While an undergraduate, Kasie was recognized by MSU faculty as Most Outstanding Senior. Laurie Iacono is the Program Manager for Brand and Consumer Protection at the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA). The NCFTA is a non-profit organization with a goal of facilitating operational information sharing amongst industry, government and academic partners. As Program Manager, Laurie leads a diverse team of intelligence analysts conducting anti-counterfeiting research across multiple industry sectors including pharmaceutical, tobacco and automotive. Prior to her role as Program Manager, Laurie led the Pharmaceutical Fraud Initiative at the NCFTA, working alongside industry and law enforcement partners to identify, mitigate and neutralize the threats associated with illicit on-line pharmacies. Laurie previously worked at the University of Pittsburgh where she served as a Project Manager for multi-site clinical trials related to issues such as acute liver failure, obesity and hepatitis. Laurie has an undergraduate degree in English and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Writing, both from the University of Pittsburgh. 17