John and Linda Coonen
John & Linda Coonen co-host the CMS Expo. With over 25 years in marketing, research and strategic planning for start-ups, political campaigns and non profits, John & Linda launched the CMS Expo in 2008. Their formula: invite the best in the CMS Community to showcase what they can do to empower others.
Linda's analytical background in market research, project management and logistics, combined with John's creative background in graphic design, writing and broadcas make for a powerful combination. That said, it was really their combined experience in the volunteer world - their church, the local food pantry, their user group and the US Jaycees - which they credit for breathing life into CMS Expo, giving it an authentic sense of community, with a genuine purpose.
With the help of a generous cast of supporters on a local, national and international level, John and Linda have spent several years nurturing and growing a high-tech community that's uniquely high-touch.
Their grass-roots approach toward building an authentic international tech community has resulted in a series of highly engaging and energizing events that just may re-define what today's "tech business" is all about.
CMS Expo's unique approach is a direct reflection of both Linda and John. Combine Linda's grace, authentic nature and intense passion for actionable research with John's creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, humor and his relentless drive to break through the consultant speak, and you've got a formula for a very interesting and engaging event. John and Linda bring everyone together to collaborate and learn, face-to-face, in a very comfortable, unpretentious, supportive atmosphere.
The result is pure magic, for all who attend.
Sessions By John and Linda Coonen: