Dana Hatjakes

Dana Hatjakes began her career as a performer, touring internationally in critically-acclaimed stage shows as a classically-trained dancer. She brought that quality in front of the camera as a host on several television shows and film. This passion for performance has enabled Dana to have keen insight on both viewer trends and viewer engagement. Dana Hatjakes has over 15 years of experience in marketing brands both offline and online. Serving as the Internet Sales Director of FOX11, Hatjakes was able to hone this online skill in building online brands and increasing engagement using social media. Hatjakes adds to this skillset a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Marketing and is a Certified Facilitator in Idea Generation from the Center for Sales Strategy. Dana is the co-founder and President of SoSu.TV, a video production and marketing firm based in Reno, NV. Her drive and passion as an entrepreneur is fueled by the desire to make a difference. This desire has led her to be active in the entrepreneurial network in northern Nevada and serve as a judge on several business plan competitions. Hatjakes was honored to emcee TEDxREno 2013 and is delighted to be back in 2014. She is a believer in the Biggest Little City and is proud to see the community grow and prosper.