Speakers and Presenters for the 2024 Catholic Marketing Network Online Trade Show and Retailer Conference

Taryn DeLong

Taryn DeLong is the co-president and editor-in-chief of Catholic Women in Business, whose mission is to provide Catholic women business owners, professionals, and leaders with the educational and spiritual resources they need to excel in their vocation to business. Her first book, written with her co-president Elise Crawford Gallagher, will be out in fall 2024 from Ave Maria Press. Taryn lives outside Raleigh, NC, with her family.

Nick Logan

Nick Logan is the Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Payment Systems, a national credit card processing company committed to serving ministries and businesses offering products and services to business and nonprofit organizations that are not opposed to Christ.

Previously, Nick was the President and COO of PMT (formerly PMTS: NASDQ), President and COO of Nova Information Systems (formerly NYSE: NIS), and has held various other senior executive roles with public and private companies. Nick also owns Salt Shaker Media, a holding company focused on Contextual Commerce (www.saltshakermedia.com) and Truthcasting, an online video streaming service for the Faith Based and Conservative community (www.truthcasting.com). He is a proponent of a Biblical worldview, the Biblical definition of marriage and is pro second amendment, pro-life, and pro-family. Nick earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Cal State University Fullerton. He and his wife, Gail, live in Virginia.

Caitie Crowley

Caitie Crowley is a Catholic millennial who loves creating stories, designing websites, and inspiring others to seek the Truth. She holds a Master of Science in Information Design and Strategy with a Content Strategy Concentration (Summa Cum Laude) from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a Social Media Concentration and a Minor in Management and Leadership (Magna Cum Laude) from Bradley University. Currently, Caitie is an adjunct business management professor at Bradley University, an interface design teaching assistant at Northwestern University, a grade school substitute teacher, and a freelance writer for Catholic Marketing Network. Previously, she worked the past six years either working directly for or in service to Caterpillar Inc. and Cat Financial. Additionally, she is the author of Stepping Up and I Have A Friend In Heaven.  You can connect with Caitie through her website caitiecrowley.com or on social media.

Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson is the owner of Discount Catholic Products (www.discountcatholicproducts.com), an online retailer of Catholic goods. He purchased the business in 2021 with his wife Catie and they relocated it to Albuquerque, NM. The company, which involves some of their six children, emphasizes strong family values and their Catholic faith.

Michael earned a Business Administration degree from Washington State University, majoring in Entrepreneurship. He spent nearly a decade as a commercial real estate appraiser, and in 2017 launched an ecommerce business selling on Amazon.com. A Major in the New Mexico Army National Guard, Michael has over 21 years of service, including a recent deployment to the Horn of Africa as a company commander leading over 100 Soldiers.

At the Catholic Marketing Network trade show, Michael will share his expertise on leveraging digital marketing for Catholic retailers, aiming to enhance their online presence through search engine optimization (SEO) and digital advertising.

Katy Underwood

Katy Underwood is the Specialty Retail Manager overseeing the Christian accounts at Ingram Content.   Katy began her career at Ingram 19 years ago in the Customer Service Department, where she spent 11 years.  She joined the Sales team at Ingram more than 8 years ago.

Katy is in the middle TN area where she lives with her husband, son, and her golden retriever Jeb.

Wes Freeman

Wes Freeman is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Booklog, a Windows-based point-of-sale and inventory control system. He has been with the company 21 years and has helped hundreds of bookstores come onboard with Booklog.

Betty Meredith

Betty Meredith is the second owner of Our Lady of Grace Bookstore, a 30-year Catholic book and gift shop in Ann Arbor, MI.

Steven Ammons

Steven has worked in the Christian Retail industry for 20 years working at Bookstore Manager Software. He is the lead trainer and account representative for BSM. He enjoys spending time with his wife Jana, and his twin boys, Landon and Luke.

Jon Ammons

Jon Ammons has been the Technical Support Manager at BSM for 24 years. With his extensive experience and dedication, Jon has played a pivotal role in ensuring exceptional technical support and customer satisfaction.