Our next Poppulo Communicators Forum will be in Charlotte, NC on February 12th, 2019. Register below to hold your spot.

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The Event

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The future of Internal Comms

Listen and learn from industry experts and Poppulo Internal Comms Advisors and network with industry peers. Gain the tools and knowledge to help you and your team elevate internal communications in your organization and prove the value of the IC function to your leadership team.

Customer Experiences

The Forum gives you the opportunity to hear from leading Internal Comms practitioners sharing their experiences and giving practical best practice takeaways that can be applied by all attendees.


The Poppulo Communicators Forum Charlotte 2019 will be an unmissable opportunity to network with other senior leaders, share ideas and build professional relationships.


Preston Lewis

Preston Lewis

Founder & CEO, Intactic

As a recognized expert in employee engagement, branding and strategic internal communications, Preston leads strategy development and employee experience design programs within some of the most reputable companies in the world. He is an energetic and creative leader who is intimately involved in all aspects of the Intactic business—actively driving current projects and growing the thriving company.

Angela Sinickas

Angela Sinickas

ABC, IABC Fellow CEO, Sinickas Communications, Inc.

Angela Sinickas is the CEO and founder of Sinickas Communications Inc. Founded in 2000, Sinikas Communications’ clients include 25% of the Forbes Top 100 largest global companies nowadays. Her work has been recognized with 21 international awards.

Emma Speckman

Emma Speckman

Internal Communications Specialist, Bank of America Merchant Services

Emma handles executive communications, the company intranet, event coverage and an employee newsletter for a workforce across the US and in Canada and the EU, helping drive understanding of the company’s strategy and goals. Prior to her career in the payments industry, she worked in digital marketing and consulting. Emma is also a freelance writer for publications such as Charlotte 5, Charlotte Magazine and Jetsetter.

Scott Pendygraft

Scott Pendygraft

Senior Manager, Internal Communications, CenturyLink

Scott has over 25 years’ experience developing communications and collaboration solutions that drive employee engagement.  He is currently helping to transform communications for CenturyLink’s 45,000 internal employees. His technical knowledge, data analytics expertise and hands-on approach deliver innovative ideas and effective communications results.

Rick Rothacker

Rick Rothacker

Internal Communication Manager, Bank of America Merchant Services

Rick Rothacker is the Internal Communications Manager at Bank of America Merchant Services. Previously, he was a reporter and editor at the Charlotte (N.C) Observer. The graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism has also written a book on banking and worked as a reporter for Reuters.

Why Attend

Join other senior IC practitioners and learn valuable takeaways from industry experts. Build professional relationships with industry peers in the United States.

  • 01. Discover best practice insights from industry thought leaders.
  • 02. Be inspired by what other organizations are doing.
  • 03. Use the opportunity throughout the morning to put the theory into practice.
  • 04. Network with your peers, share stories and make lasting professional connections.
  • 05. Learn from the marketing-leading IC software and services organization.
  • 06. Leave with strategic tips and actions that can make a real difference in your organization.


Poppulo Communicators Forum Charlotte 2019

February 12, 2019

8:30 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am
Introduction & Welcome

Dave MacKenzie, Poppulo US Sales Director

9:15 am
Opening Keynote- Modern Employee Communications: What you can do now to create a better employee experience

Preston Lewis, CEO, Intactic

10:15 am
Coffee Break

10:30 am
Best Practice Session

Emma Speckman, Bank of America Merchant Services

11:00 am
Best Practice Session

Scott Pendygraft, Century Link

11:30 am

12:30 pm
Keynote- Linking Communication Measurements to Business Goals

Angela Sinickas, Sinickas Communications Inc.

1:30 pm
Q&A Panel

2:00 pm
Optional Session: Poppulo Tips & Tricks

Learn tips and tricks for enhancing your experience with the Poppulo Platform.

3:00 pm
End of Forum