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Whitman Alum to Appear on ABC’s Shark Tank

Whitman Alum to Appear on ABC’s Shark Tank

A Whitman alum, Evan Watson ’11, will appear on this Friday’s episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, along with his co-founders, Pete Kistler ’10 BS (iSchool) and Patrick Ambron ’09 BS (Newhouse), as they pitch BrandYourself, a personal online branding company, which helps people create a positive Web presence.

Formed in Whitman’s Couri Hatchery in 2009, BrandYourself also was the second-place prizewinner in the Panasci Business Plan Competition that same year. It’s now a thriving firm, headquartered in New York City, and boasting 40 employees, 300,000 users and millions in venture financing.

“Shark Tank” airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Kerri Howell

Kerri is director of communications and media relations for the Whitman School. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders.After receiving her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn her M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.