IHAF Roundtables on DE&I

As more and more brands take a stand on political and civil issues, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion have become increasingly important to advertisers, marketers and consumers. Employers and employees alike are not only recognizing the need for demonstrable change, they’re stepping up to make it happen.

In our 2021 Roundtable series, we’ll explore Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the workplace and in the work we do as in-house agencies. From the resources we hire to the stories we tell to the images we choose to tell them, each of us has the power to advance unity and belonging by actively embracing the diversity of all people.

Join us for an exchange of ideas and experiences on how to champion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion within your own organization. Register for one of our virtual roundtables—facilitated by Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Director of Global People, Nathalia Erthal, and VP of Digital + draftLine, Spencer Gordon.

Roundtables are open to in-house agency professionals and series sponsors only.

2021 Session Dates

Virtual Roundtable on DE&I

Tuesday, June 8

9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern time


Virtual Roundtable on DE&I

Thursday, June 10

9:00-11:00 a.m. Central time


Virtual Roundtable on DE&I

Tuesday, June 15

9:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific time


Meet Our Facilitators

Nathalia Erthal, Global People Director, draftLine, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Upon graduating University, Nathalia joined AB InBev as a global management trainee, moving to various roles and regions before assuming her current position with draftLine, the creative studio for ABI. Nathalia is responsible for designing and implementing the people strategy for the in-house agency which includes the recruitment process, leadership and talent development, and employee-value initiatives. Nathalia has an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil and an MBA with a concentration in business management from IBMEC/Brazil.

Spencer Gordon, VP, Digital + draftLine, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Spencer oversees digital strategy, media, content and innovation for the full portfolio of ABI brands. He also co-created and launched draftLine, expanding the team in under a year to a full-service creative agency. Today, draftLine is comprised of 120 people across five locations (NYC, LA, AUS, MIA, STL) supporting over 50 brands in the Anheuser-Busch portfolio. In 2020, One Show named draftLine one of the top five in-house creative agencies in the world. Spencer is a graduate of Washington University where he triple majored in finance, marketing and international business. He also holds an MBA from Indiana University.

What are people saying about our Roundtables?

"I loved that the moderator truly facilitated the sessions. I've been to others like this (not with IHAF) and they are rarely facilitated or as valuable as this session was!"

— Jarrett King,
Director, Experience Design & Studios, The Coca-Cola Company

"I really appreciate the honesty during the presentations. It was very helpful to learn how other companies have moved through some of the challenges."

— Joe Roach,
Studio Production Manager, Rust-Oleum

"Although the smallest company in the room, I gathered much useful info from the case studies as well as the discussions."

— Patricia Moore,
Executive Director, Bandera County CVB