Chef Vaughn has been demonstrating high end appliances for about 30 years, and has spent the last 6 years with Anvil Companies. Along with this he has been Executive Chef at multiple country clubs, headlined for major Food & Wine events across the country, and has cooked for numerous celebrities including:
- Presidents of the USA
- The Cast of Dynasty
- The Original Charlies Angels
- Johnny Mathis
- Joan Rivers
- Sammy Davis Jr.
"I love seeing the lightbulb go off when I am cooking for someone that is shopping for appliances and they get the big picture of how awesome the appliances are that BrandSource represents, and how they can make their life better in so many ways..."
Mary Putman is the Vice President, Marketing & Brand for GE Appliances and leads the company’s overall marketing strategy and new house of brands (Monogram, CAFÉ, GE Profile, GE Appliances, Haier and Hotpoint). Mary is responsible for leading the creation and execution of marketing activities including brand, consumer/market insights, industrial design, advertising/marketing communications, merchandising, shows, pricing, promotions & agencies. In this role, Mary leads a talented and diverse team that has been responsible for the recent share, draw and commitment turnaround behind the new good things, for life campaign, digital and social media leadership and strong customer partnerships. Additionally, the team introduced CAFÉ, a design-centric appliance line that is the fastest growing appliance brand on Instagram. Last year, CAFÉ introduced the Professional Collection with customizable appliances and the Modern Glass Collection will launch in September.
Prior to GE Appliances, Mary spent 14 years in Procter & Gamble Beauty and her most recent role with P&G was Global Associate Brand Director – Personal Cleansing with responsibility for the Olay & Safeguard brands. Mary’s tenure included positions of increasing responsibility in brand management and marketing both in the U.S. and globally to include brands such as Herbal Essences, Nice ‘n Easy, Wella Professionals, Secret, Safeguard, Ivory and Olay Cleansing. Prior to P&G, she led email marketing at target.com.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. Throughout her career she has lived in London, Switzerland, Los Angeles, Connecticut, Cincinnati and now resides in Louisville, KY.