Al Maag has a unique background having worked on the manufacturing, distribution, publishing and agency side. After a unique career spanning four decades, Al retired in 2013 as chief communications officer for Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and the world’s largest technology distributor. Today his PR agency focus is supporting the non-profit sector’s marketing efforts. Recent Highlights : • In 2010 named The Phoenix Business Journal’s Executive of the Year in the Community • Served as Chairman and Executive Director of the Business Marketing Association • Serves on the boards of the Miracle League of Arizona, MVP Foundation, Steward of Taliesin West, and has organized the Maag Toy Foundation for 25 years. • Formed agency Maagcommplus and media company focused on nonprofits, starting with GivingHope.TV • Author of Social Media isn’t Social…Amazon.com

Friends — Not Social Media — Prepped me for the C-Suite

In the ’50s and ’60s back in the neighborhood, “real social interaction” preceded all of today’s empty suit social media communications. When we were teens, we were doing things like marketing, organizing events and, most significant, developing social skills and learning life lessons on the playground…without parental guidance and fanfare. Social media truly benefits so…