Panelists, from three sectors of the hospitality industry, will discuss their social media endeavors, what’s working and what’s not working. Join us for this session and hear from the perspective of a private country and business club, a restaurant, and arts’ centers within Dallas.

Featured Speakers:

club-corp-logoErik Johnson is the Director of Digital Marketing for ClubCorp and is responsible for the individual social media presences for all 210 of the company’s country, business and alumni clubs.

Also a self-described “wine geek,” Erik was recently named one of the top 100 wine influencers on social media worldwide.


tgifridayslogoFranny Karkosak is a 20 year media veteran, responsible for media, digital, social and content strategies at TGI Fridays.

She’s a big believer that audiences are humans first – not “targets” – and thinks it’s the human insight that always turns up the best media strategies.


DallasArtsDistrict-Red_8B35ECatherine Cuellar is CEO of the Dallas Arts District, which is world headquarters of the Global Cultural Districts Network. She spent two decades as an award-winning multimedia journalist for national public radio stations and programs, Sojourners magazine and The Dallas Morning News among others.Ms. Cuellar also managed communications for five years at the sixth-largest electric power grid in the U.S., Oncor.




Where: Offices of Freeman+Leonard / BravoTECH, Heritage Square I

Address: 4835 LBJ Freeway, 10th floor, Dallas, TX


  • 7:15 – 7:45 am – Coffee & Networking
  • 7:45 – 8:45 am – Speakers
  • 8:45 – 9:00 am – Closing and Wrap-up