Leadership Team

Kristen Abbas

Executive Director

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As Executive Director of Emblaze, Kristen is responsible for the overall success of the Emblaze member community, driving value and engagement through access to peer, research, and customer insights. Kristen has extensive experience in building valuable and thriving member communities, educational programming, and engaging events from her previous positions at Affiliated Distributors, Vistage Worldwide Inc., and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Kristen grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and attended Hope College, in Holland, Michigan. She has lived in New York since 2000 and currently resides in the Catskills region.

Ashley Gagliano

VP, Global Sales & Member Services

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Joining the Emblaze in 2010, Ashley has worked her way up to be a key leader on the team playing a vital role in the growth, vision, and strategic initiatives all while overseeing the Sales and Member Services team. She also works closely with the whole team including Marketing to align activities. Ashley attended St. Catherine University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Sales. When not working, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, and 3 children Sophia, Mason and Ariya, boating, traveling, or hanging out with family.

Kameron Hobbs

VP, Global Marketing & Operations

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Kameron Hobbs, Director of Marketing joined the Emblaze team in 2014. Her responsibilities include marketing to the Inside Sales community through a variety of outlets including email, social media, relevant content, public relations, and by maintaining the Emblaze website. Kameron plays a role in the strategic vision of the association’s growth initiatives and works closely with the whole Emblaze team to align sales and marketing activities. Kameron attended Mt. Mercy University where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and Business. Residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband and four kids, Kameron stays busy cheering on her kids at sporting events, and enjoying time outdoors.

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