KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MARCUS STEPHENS
Marcus is Chief Brand Officer at Plank Industries, the private investment office of Kevin Plank, the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Under Armour. Marcus leads the marketing, creative, and brand strategy for Plank Industries, Sagamore Development, Sagamore Spirit, Sagamore Ventures, Sagamore Farm, Sagamore Racing, and the redevelopment of Port Covington. As President of Sagamore Creative, he leads an internal creative team of branding experts, art direction and graphic design, web development, and account management. Originating as the sole creative professional at Under Armour, Marcus helped build the 40 person, creative team from the ground up, laying the foundation for the brand and culture that is Under Armour today.
He was integral in the roll-out of City Garage, the center for manufacturing innovation in South Baltimore, as well as a prominent member of the master planning team for Port Covington. Marcus serves on the Board of the Maryland Public-Private Marketing Partnership, helping to re-brand the state to become more attractive for commerce.