Board of Directors


Daniella Peting

Interim President

Daniella Peting is an award-winning social media strategist with more than 20 years of B2B, B2C, agency and in-house experience in commercial real estate, education, finance, manufacturing, nonprofit, publishing, retail, and telecommunications.

Throughout her career, she has led several social media initiatives focused on crisis communication, lead generation, customer service, employee advocacy, influencer engagement and awareness.

She is currently the senior manager, social media strategy for YPO. In this role, she establishes and implements social media best practices for YPO and leads its social media strategy, team, and initiatives.

Connect with Daniella on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Ted Vernon

Ted Vernon

Interim Vice-President

Ted Vernon is the director of Midwest sales at Ericsson Emodo.

Connect with Ted on LinkedIn.

Advisory Board

Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones

Executive Director, Social Media Club, Inc.

Caroline Jones is a founding board member of Social Media Club Des Moines and currently serves as advisor to SMCDSM and executive director of The Hashie Awards™️, also known as The Hashies®️, for Social Media Club, Inc.

Connect with Caroline on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Ali Sabkar


SMC Global Chairman

Ali Sabkar is the founder and president of Social Media Club MENA – the first chapter to lead social media activities and events in Bahrain –an e-marketing expert and presenter of ‘Making the Most Out of eMarketing for Organizations’.

He has spoken at many conferences in the Middle East and facilitated training workshops in MENA for more than 10,000 attendees.

Connect with Ali on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Elly Deutch Moody


SMC Global Board of Directors

As a leader in the digital, social and mobile landscape, Elly Deutch Moody has provided her expertise to a diverse array of companies and brands – both large and small – on how to effectively create and execute fully integrated digital marketing strategies to drive business value.

Connect with Elly on LinkedIn or Twitter.