Laurie has more than 25 years experience in direct and interactive marketing. Prior to forming her own direct marketing agency, she was direct marketing manager at Borland International. As one of the founding members of Borland’s direct marketing team, she helped grow the company’s direct marketing revenue from zero to a multi-million dollar business. For the past nineteen years, Ms. Beasley has been the founder and president of Beasley Direct Marketing, Inc., a full-service agency providing strategy and creative execution for integrated direct mail, print advertising, email, and Internet campaigns. Laurie is a frequent speaker on direct marketing topics at conferences, which most recently include the American Marketing Association, Direct Marketing Association, Business Marketing Association, and LA Direct Marketing Expo. She is the recipient of several awards for integrated marketing campaigns, which featured outstanding creative and exceptional ROI, including the Echo, Summit, Pioneer, Silver Pyramid, Communicator and Caples awards. She is President of The Direct Marketing Association of Northern California Chapter www.dmanc.org and a professor of email marketing at UC Berkeley Extension and Direct and Email Marketing at UCSC Extension.