Marketing Judging Committee

Chris HookChair:                                                           

Chris Hook, Senior Director, Global Product Marketing
AMD, Santa Clara, California, USA

Chris Hook is a creative, driven marketing executive with 20 years’ experience directing game-changing marketing and PR strategies, launches, and campaigns for a variety of Fortune 500 technology and consumer goods companies. While with AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group, Hook devised a momentum strategy that led to the first market share gains in 4 years, six consecutive quarters of successive double-digit revenue growth, and Radeon’s highest revenue quarter ever in Q3 2017.  

A five-time Gold Stevie Award winner and a Grand Stevie winner, Chris Hook is known for developing and executing shrewd programs and building energized, upbeat, and impactful marketing teams that foster entrepreneurial spirit.

Committee:

Pam Abrahamsson, Senior B2B Public Relations Executive
Promote On Purpose, Portland, Oregon, USA

Kathy BrantKathy Brant, Senior Director, Product Marketing
NWEA, Portland, Oregon, USA

Professional marketing and product management professional with deep expertise in the education industry. Strong knowledge of business models and issues relevant to launching and scaling a business in the education market.

David Brown, Integrated Marketing Specialist
Generali Global Assistance North America, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Reid CarrReid Carr, CEO
Red Door Interactive, San Diego, California, USA

Reid Carr is the Founder and CEO of Red Door Interactive, a 16-year-old fiercely independent and rapidly growing agency helping to transform the marketing for some of the most interesting brands in the world. Current clients include WD-40, Titleist, Gogo, Bosch, Thermador, ASICS, Shea Homes, Centurylink, and more. Reid serves on the boards of the United Way of San Diego County, Voice of San Diego, and the University of Oregon Alumni Association.

Lee CaswellLee Caswell, Vice President Storage Products
Vmware, Palo Alto, California, USA

Lee Caswell joined VMware in 2016 and has extensive experience in executive leadership within the storage, flash and hyper-convergence markets. Lee holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Carleton College and a master of business administration degree from Dartmouth College.

Himivan DahiyaHimavan Dahiya, CDM (Trade Marketing & Distribution)
ITC Ltd, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

A results-oriented new age Marketing Professional with over 11 years of progressive industry and cross-category experience in Sales, Marketing and Strategic Brand Management having nurtured Mass, Mid Market & Luxury Brands, Himavan Singh Dahiya has handled leadership assignments in the automotive, personal care & wellness, tobacco and stationery industries, working with such major players as Tata Motors in the Automotive and ITC Limited in the FMCG space in India. His flair for consumer-insight-driven innovation in marketing has helped him garner global, regional and industry recognition for Marketing Excellence having created class-leading products, successful branding strategies and integrated marketing and consumer outreach programs, both direct-to-consumer and direct-to-professionals, that have helped build business and brand value. Himavan has a demonstrated record of achievement in conceiving and implementing ideas that fuel marketplace presence and drive revenue. A leader, coach and mentor to Young Leaders, he is customer-obsessed and extremely passionate about building high performance brands, teams and businesses.  Himavan has a Masters from IMT Ghaziabad and is an alumnus of Delhi University & Modern School New Delhi.

Jennifer DeareJennifer Deare, CEO
D3 NYC, New York, New York, USA

Jennifer Deare has spent over 25 years running Deare Marketing and D3 NYC, both marketing communications agencies serving major brands including American Express, JET.com, SiriusXM, DIRECTV, Time Inc. and The Macallan.  Her accomplishments include launching the first hybrid personal/small business credit card, the launch of JET.com into the market to compete with Amazon and introductions of "light and dry beers" into the United States.

Richard DixonRichard Dixon, CEO
RJD Enterprises, Forth Worth, Texas, USA

I am a CEO and consultant with significant experience and expertise leading and managing business growth in senior living healthcare, marketing, and advertising. I have notable expertise in managing sales and marketing personnel, building strong community relationships to achieve goals and having hands-on experience hiring, training, and placing staff. I have a history of strong sales and marketing leadership driving process improvement, identifying referrals and turning leads into clients. Known for being a kind and passionate leader with a keen ability to communicate to diverse audiences and key stakeholders.

Sarah DudleySarah Dudley, Content Director, Watson IoT
IBM, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA

Sarah Dudley is currently a Content Marketing Director at IBM for the Watson IoT division. In the past, she has held roles spanning content marking, executive & strategic communications, market research, social media strategy, demand generation, event planning, and supply chain operations across organizations of all sizes in a range of industries. Named a Top 15 Millennial Marketing Influencer by LinkedIn, she is also featured regularly in industry articles, podcasts and twitter chats on topics such as blogging, social media, entrepreneurship, millennials, and personal branding.

George Georgallides, Founding Partner
CHANGE, Chula Vista, California, USA

Derek GerryDerek Gerry, Director, Strategic Accounts
C-4 Analytics, Saugus, Massachusetts, USA

Derek Gerry has helped to shepherd C-4 Analytics through its explosive growth since 2010. As Director of Special Accounts, he is shaping standards for digital success across multiple industries.

 

Mary Ann Henker, President
The Henker Group, Easton, Maryland, USA

Patrick KingPatrick King, Founder/CEO
Imagine, Inc., Manassas, Virginia, USA

Patrick King is the founder of Imagine, a branding, digital marketing and advertising agency based in Manassas, Virginia. Clients include Rubbermaid, CenturyLink, Rolls Royce, Nestle and Jim Beam Brands Worldwide.

Dan LawrenceDan Lawrence, Director Of Marketing
Simutech Multimedia Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dan brings over 9 years of experience in marketing, communications and technology. As Director of Marketing at Simutech Multimedia, he is responsible for marketing, communications and building awareness for the Simutech Multimedia brand. His previous roles include managing marketing & communications for several leading Canadian startups and technology companies.

Kathy Limon, Senior Manager, Vision Care Marketing Communications
VSP Vision Care, Rancho Cordova, California, USA

Dan LobringDan Lobring, Vice President, Marketing Communications
rEvolution, Chicago, Illinois, USA

A communications professional with more than 16 years of experience in public relations, sports and marketing, including work with leading global and national brands such as the Continental Tire, ESPN, EA SPORTS, Red Bull, and Winnebago, as well as on the MLS team side with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.
 

AKM Moinul Islam MoinAKM Moinul Islam Moin, GM-Business Operation (Business Head)
PRAN-RFL Group, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Globally Recognized Award Winning Business Professional with 16 years in FMCG industry at the area of Brand Management, Integrated Marketing Communications, Leadership, Marketing Strategy, Business Operations, Sales & General Management in FMCG. "Global Marketing Leader"​- awarded by World Marketing Congress(WMC) in 2014 as 100 most talented Global Marketing Leaders. Was an Advisory Council member of CMO-Asia's World Brand Congress for 2014 & 2015.

Josh MoodyJosh Moody, Director of R&D
97th Floor, Lehi, Utah, USA

Josh is a marketing specialist with a background in SEO and content marketing and has led award-winning campaigns for major brands including Salesforce, Dr Axe, and Discover. He was recently named as Utah Business Magazine's "Top 20 in Their 20s." and is currently the director of R&D at 97th Floor.

Thomas MoorThomas Moor, Global Director, Strategic Planning
Sartomer, Business Unit of Arkema, Exton, Pennsylvania, USA

Tom directs strategy and finance for Sartomer, a global manufacturer of specialty resins and a part of the Arkema Group. In business, he is always looking for good ideas. He is continually fascinated by the inspiring stories and lessons that are in each award submission.
 

Linda Passante, CEO/Consultant
Working On The Next Venture, Manhattan, New York, USA

Rosaline RajRosaline Raj, Senior Marketing Manager
ServiceNow, Santa Clara, California, USA

Rosaline is an integrated digital marketing professional based in Silicon Valley. She helps brands create valuable content experiences for customers. She’s also passionate about empowering women through mentorship, entrepreneurship and communications. On weekends, she can be found trekking the Bay Area for the best food & travel experiences.

Susan Saurage-Altenloh, Chief Insights Officer
Saurage Marketing Research, Inc., Houston, Texas, USA

Didi Yunginger, Principal
Lumin Communications, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

Barbara ZenzBarbara Zenz, CEO
The Stephenz Group, Inc., San Jose, California, USA

As the co-founder and CEO, Barbara is responsible for leading the teams that serve our clients. She is a hands-on “leader and collaborator.” Barbara is a force to be reckoned with — her sense of humor and unlimited energy brings a unique approach to everything she does — she brings passion and drive to every project. In BZ’s role as Chief Brand Strategist, she is responsible for connecting your brand DNA into every component of your communications program. BZ is known as a creative strategist that helps our clients to bring their voice to the market. In addition, BZ and her team work closely with creative teams to articulate the verbal and visual brand attributes.