Academy Member Directory

The Academy is comprised of luminaries from advertising, media, entertainment and technology. Members are grouped into juries based on their individual areas of expertise. The Marketing & CMO juries are responsible for judging the Shorty Awards for brands & organizations.

Gerard Adams

Millennial Mentor & Serial Entrepreneur

Kymberlie Adams

Director, Social Media, Member Communications, ASPCA

Stephanie Agresta

CEO, Growth Accelerator for Startups

Shawn Ahmed

Founder, The Uncultured Project

Maryam Al-Khawaja

Human Rights Activist; Co-Director, Gulf Center for Human Rights

Nancy Amestoy

National Campus Liaison

Kurt Andersen

Novelist and Public Radio Host

Mathias Appelblad

Former Group Creative Director, TBWA\Media Arts Lab

Lee Applbaum

CMO, Patrón Spirits International AG

Paul Armstrong

Owner, HERE/FORTH

Ashleigh Axios

Former White House Creative Director and Digital Strategist

King Bach

Viner

Stephanie Bagley

SVP Business Development & Operations, Charity Miles

Dennis Bajec

Chief Creative Officer, Resource/Ammirati, an IBM Company

Nancy Barnes

Editor and EVP, Houston Chronicle

Jeff Barrett

CEO, Status Creative

Dante Barry

Executive Director, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice

Yank Barry

Founder and Chairman, Global Village Champions Foundation

Michael Bassik

EVP, Managing Director and President, Global Digital Operations, MDC Partners Inc.

John Battelle

Founder, Federated Media; Author, The Search; Co-Moderator, Web 2.0 Summit

Scott Beale

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Laugh Squid

Matt Bean

SVP of Editorial Innovation, Time Inc.

Scott Beaudoin

Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Managing Director, Corporate & Brand Purpose, RF|Binder

David Beck

Co-Founder, BRaVe Ventures

John H. Bell

VP, Enterprise Digital Marketing, Travelers

Ryan Bell

Founder, Periscope Summit

Craig Benzine

YouTuber, WheezyWaiter

Caitlin Bergmann

Partner, Director, Content & Creative, MediaCom

David Berkowitz

Chief Strategy Officer, Sysomos

Ben Blakesley

Director, Global Social Media, Reebok

Kevin Bleyer

Writer, The Daily Show

Naama Bloom

Founder and CEO, HelloFlo

Amir Blumenfeld

Comedian, Jake and Amir

Neil Blumenthal

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker

Linda Boff

CMO, GE

Susan Borst

Deputy Director, Mobile, IAB

Mark Borum

VP Marketing, Reelio

Pete Borum

CEO and Co-Founder, Reelio

B. Bonin Bough

Chief Media and eCommerce Officer, Mondelez International

Alton Brown

Bestselling Author and Foodist

Lee Brown

Chief Revenue Officer, BuzzFeed

Mike Bruno

VP, Digital Content, Billboard

Kimberly Bryant

Founder, Black Girls CODE

Kyle Bunch

Managing Director, Social, R/GA

Kevin Burke

Head of Acquisition, Square

Doug Busk

Global Group Director, Digital Communications & Social Media, The Coca-Cola Company

Jessica Byrd

Principal, Three Point Strategies

Heather C. McGhee

President, Demos

Jess Cagle

Editorial Director, People and Entertainment Weekly

Susan Cain

Chief Revolutionary and Co-Founder, Quiet Revolution

David Callaway

Editor-in-Chief, USA Today

Sabrina Caluori

VP, SM; Performance Marketing, HBO

Luanne Calvert

VP and CMO, Virgin America

Nick Cannon

Host, America's Got Talent; Founder of NCredible Entertainment; and Chairman of TeenNick

Tim Carr

Head of Social Media, Live Nation Entertainment

Charlene Carruthers

National Director, Black Youth Project 100

William Charnock

Founder, Alteration Advisors

Andrea Chen

Executive Director, Propeller

Rachel Christensen

Managing Social Media Editor, BuzzFeed Life

Corey Clayton

Director of Social Media, WWE

Jessica Cook

Viner and Entertainer

Audrey Cooper

Editor, The San Francisco Chronicle

Amy Cosper

Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media

Dana Cowin

Creative Director & Evangelist, Chefs Club International

Dennis Crowley

CEO and Co-Founder, Foursquare

Bonnie Cruice

Creative Strategist, Vanguard

Noel Cruz

Artist

Maura Curtin

Marketing and Strategy Consultant, Three Furies

J. Cyrus

Viner and Influencer

Jack Daley

Senior Director, Marketing - Connected Fitness @ Under Armour

Toby Daniels

Co-founder & CEO, Crowdcentric Media

Soraya Darabi

Co-Founder, Zady

Josh Darnit

Viner and Entertainer

Cedric Devitt

Chief Creative Officer, Big Spaceship

Derek T. Dingle

SVP and Chief Content Officer, Black Enterprise Magazine

Dino Dogan

CEO and Founder, Triberr

Stevie Dove

Director, Social Media, SapientNitro

Zoe Dowling

Vice President, R&D; Offer Innovation, Added Value

Jonathan Dube

GM, William Morris Endeavor | IMG

Erin Dwyer

SVP, Global E-commerce, Social, Digital Marketing, Haven Beauty

Esther Dyson

Founder, EDventure Holdings

Daniel Eilemberg

Chief Digital Officer, Fusion

Tina Roth Eisenberg

Founder, Swissmiss, CreativeMornings, TeuxDeux and Tattly

Jordan Ellner

Sr. Director of Talent and Digital Development, Comedy Central

Adam Enbar

CEO, Flatiron School

Jason English

Editor-in-Chief, Digital, Mental Floss Magazine

Sarah Evans

Digital Correspondent and Strategist, FAVES + CO

Sid Evans

Editor-in-Chief, Southern Living

Eve Ewing

Sociologist and Writer, University of Chicago

Justine Ezarik

YouTuber, iJustine

Caterina Fake

Founder and CEO, Findery; Cofounder, Flickr and Hunch

Louis Faranda

General Manager and Talent Producer, Caroline's on Broadway

Josh Felser

Co-Founder, Freestyle, Spinner, Crackle and @hashtagclimate

Timothy Ferriss

Author, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and Public Speaker

Shira Feuer

VP of Marketing, Lost My Name

Benny Fine

YouTuber, The Fine Bros

Rafi Fine

YouTuber, The Fine Bros

Kathryn Finney

Founder & Managing Director, digitalundivided

Ellyn Fisher

SVP, PR and Social Media, The Ad Council

James Fishler

Head of Sales, Beats by Dre - Americas

Alle Fister

Principal, Bollare

Katherine Fliflet

VP Social Change, Ogilvy Washington

Patrick Ford

Worldwide Vice Chair and Chief Client Officer, Burson-Marsteller

Stefan Frank

Director of Social Media, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Gabrielle Frost

CEO, Buddy Project, Inc.

Stephen Fry

Actor and Writer

Amymarie Gaertner

Dancer and Social Influencer

Neil Gaiman

Author

Porter Gale

Speaker and Start-up Advisor

Boris Gartner

President and COO, Fusion

Alicia Garza

Special Projects Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Brittany Geldmacher

Global Brand Strategy & Communications Executive

Mike Germano

Chief Digital Officer, Vice Media, Inc.; CEO, Carrot

Dave Gilboa

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker

Nikki Glaser

Comedian

Renny Gleeson

Global Director Interactive Strategy, Wieden+Kennedy

Dick Glover

CEO and Co-Founder, Funny or Die

OK Go

Musicians

Allison Goldberg

Managing Director and VP, Time Warner Investments

Margo Goodhand

Editor, Edmonton Journal

Timothy Goodman

Designer, Illustrator, and Art Director

Corinne Gray

Innovation Operations Officer, UNHCR

JoAnn Grigioni

Vice President, Talent for Comedy Central

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN

Magnus Gylje

Chief Digital Officer, Nobel Media

Leslie Hall

President and Co-Founder, ICED Media

MC Hammer

Entertainer and Entrepreneur

Matt Hantz

SVP, M Booth

Brian Harrington

Entrepreneur in Residence, Shea Center for Entrepreneurship, Boston College

Mamrie Hart

Comedian and YouTuber

Brooke Havlik

Director of Communications, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Dominik Heinrich

Director of Product Design & Innovation LAB13, MRM//McCANN North America

Bruce Henderson

Chief Creative Officer, Jack Morton Worldwide

Brittany Hennessy

Talent Director, Hearst Branded Content Studio

Darren Herman

VP, Content Services, Mozilla

Brian Anthony Hernandez

Music Journalist, Speaker, Artist Relations Specialist

Jerome Hiquet

CMO, Tough Mudder Inc.

Naomi Hirabayashi

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Shine

Caroline Hirsch

Owner of Caroline's on Broadway

Mike Hopkins

NASA Astronaut

Pam Horan

Partner, Horan MediaTech Advisors

Sabrina Horn

President and CEO, HORN

Jake Horowitz

Founder, Mic

Curtis Hougland

Founder and Former CEO, Attention

Arianna Huffington

President, Huffington Post

Brad Hunstable

Founder and CEO, Ustream

Tara Hunt

Director of Audience Development, Totem

Jake Hurwitz

Comedian, Jake and Amir

Alberto Ibargüen

President and CEO, Knight Foundation

Joi Ito

CEO, Creative Commons; Director, MIT Media Lab

Jeff Jarvis

Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Jamal Jimoh

GM, NCredible Inc.

Cody Johns

Viner and Entertainer

Allison Jones

Marketing & Publications Director, NTEN

Bryan Jones

VP of Marketing, Dell and Global 500

Justin Kan

Partner, Y Combinator; Co-Founder, Justin.tv and Twitch.tv

Dina Kaplan

Founder, The Path; Co-Founder, blip.tv

Sean Kapoor

VP of Global Brand Marketing, Harman International

Jennifer Karpf

Founder and Executive Director, National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN)

Josh Karpf

Director of Social Marketing, DraftKings

Jay Katsir

TV Writer, The Colbert Report

Jake Katz

VP of Audience Insights and Strategy, REVOLT TV

Susan Kaufman

Former Editor, People Stylewatch

Lewis Kay

Co-CEO, Kovert Creative

Patrick Keane

President, Sharethrough

Amy Keller Laird

Editor-in-Chief, Women's Health Magazine

David Kellis

Director of PR and Social Media, Clorox

Andy Kindler

Comedian

Kingsley

YouTuber

Jeff Klein

Managing Director, DKC

Howie Kleinberg

President of Digital Communications, Glow Interactive

Matthew Knell

VP, Social Media and Platform Partnerships, About.com

Pete Krainik

Founder and CEO, The CMO CLUB

Michael Kress

Editorial Director, NY Metro Parents; Editorial Consultant

Mike Krieger

Co-Founder, Instagram

Bryce Kristensen

VP of Social and Interactive Experiences, E!

Carol Kruse

CMO, Cambia Health Solutions

Zane Lamprey

Host and Producer; Chug, Drinking Made Easy, Three Sheets

Emil Lanne

Executive Creative Director, Critical Mass

Jessica Lauretti

Content Development Director, Purpose

James Lecesne

Co-Founder, The Trevor Project

Jennifer 8. Lee

CEO, Plympton

Cindi Leive

Editor-in-Chief, Glamour Magazine

Jeff Levick

Chief Business Officer, Spotify

Andrew Levine

Chief Revenue Officer, Distractify

Carie Lewis Carlson

Senior Director, Digital Marketing, The Humane Society of the United States

Rebecca Lieb

Principal, Conglomatron LLC

Bill Litfin

Chief Digital Officer, Ologie

Brian Lovell

Founder, RED Interactive Agency

Simon Lowden

President, Global Snacks and Insights, PepsiCo

Golriz Lucina

Chief Creative Officer, SoulPancake

Palmer Luckey

Founder, Oculus VR

Joel Lunenfeld

VP, Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

James MacPhee

Executive VP and Chief Claims Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Davan Maharaj

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Los Angeles Times

Ben Malbon

Marketing Director of Creative Partnerships, Google

Aasif Mandvi

Actor and Director

Jenna Marbles

YouTuber

Lucy P. Marcus

CEO, Marcus Venture Consulting; Columnist, Reuters

Vincent Marcus

Viner and Entertainer

Andy Markowitz

General Manager of Performance Marketing Labs, GE

Erik Martin

General Manager, Reddit

Marc Mathieu

CMO, Samsung

Angela Matusik

Executive Editor - Digital, InStyle

Justin McConney

Director of New Media, Trump Organization

Tressie McMillan Cottom

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University

John McNeel

CEO, in/PACT

David Melançon

Managing Director of Corporate and Public Affairs, Edelman

Alyssa Milano

Actress, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur

Chris Miller

DVP of Global Brand Strategy and Innovation, Abbott

Noah Miller

Founder, The Sports Crave

Peter Minnium

President, US, Ipsos Connect at Ipsos

Jeff Mirman

VP, Marketing, Turner Sports

Andy Mitchell

Director of News and Global Media Partnerships, Facebook

Kenny Mitchell

Head of Consumer Engagement, Gatorade

Janet Mock

Author, Activist, TV Host

Jim Mollica

Head of Digital Marketing and Content, Under Armour

Darnell L. Moore

Senior Correspondent, Mic

Greg Moore

Editor, The Denver Post

Andy Morris

Chief Storyteller, #OpenCommunications

Brian Morrissey

Editor-in-Chief, Digiday

Frank Moss

Co-Founder and Chairman, Twine Health Inc. and Matter.io Inc.

Maz Nadjm

Founder, SoAmpli.com

Jonathan Nafarrete

Social Media Strategist and Photographer

Matt Navarra

Global Social Media Director, The Next Web

Doug Neil

EVP, Digital Marketing, Universal Pictures

Craig Newmark

Founder, Craigslist

Tim Noakes

Former Editorial Director, Dazed & Confused Magazine

Chris Noble

CEO, Matchfire

Frank O'Brien

Founder, Conversation, LLC.

Tyler Oakley

YouTuber and Entertainer

Alexis Ohanian

Co-Founder, Reddit

Jamie Oliver

TV Personality and Chef

Minjae Ormes

Media Strategy Lead, YouTube

Jennifer Owens

Editor, Spring.St

Dr. Mehmet Oz

Host, The Dr. Oz Show

Anna Pakman

Director of Digital Strategy, Empire State Development

Lauren Pasquale

Digital Media Director, U.S. Olympic Committee

Dave Peck

Global Head of Social Media, PayPal

Jonathan Perelman

Head of Digital Ventures, ICM Partners

Melanie Perkins

CEO and Co-Founder, Canva

Bill Phillips

Editor-in-Chief, Men’s Health Magazine

Carolina Pichardo

Co-Founder and Editor, Young Urban Moms

Elizabeth Pigg

SVP, Director Paid Media, Edelman Digital

Daniel Pink

Author, To Sell is Human

David Pogue

Tech columnist, Yahoo; Author, The World According to Twitter

Maria Popova

Founder and Editor, Brain Pickings

Mary Ann Porch

Marketing and Communications Manager, IWC

Whitney Port

Designer, WhitneyEve

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Mike Proulx

SVP and Director of Digital Strategy and Tech Innovation, Hill Holliday

Emma Pueyo

Freelance Creative Director

Aza Raskin

VP, Innovation, Jawbone

Jesse Redniss

Co-Founder, BRaVe Ventures

Retta

Stand-Up Comedian and Actress

Olan Rogers

Filmmaker and YouTuber

Keum Roling

PR & Communications Manager, BDO Global

Josh Rose

Chief Creative Officer, Multi-Platform Campaigns, Weber Shandwick

David Rosenberg

Former EVP and Managing Partner, IPG Media Lab

Jim Rosenberg

SVP and Chief Communications Officer, Accion

Daniel Roth

Executive Editor, LinkedIn

Jennifer Rowland

EVP, Group Management Director, FCB

Kelle Rozell

Marketing Manager, truTV

Adam Rubins

CEO, Way To Blue

Shawn Sachs

Partner and CEO, Sunshine Sachs

Thomas Sanders

Viner and Entertainer

Destin Sandlin

YouTuber, Smarter Every Day

Matthew Santoro

YouTuber and Periscoper

Dan Savage

Author; Co-Founder, It Gets Better Project

Avi Savar

Partner, DreamIt Ventures

Kathy Savitt

Former CMO and Head of Global Media, Yahoo!

Ian Schafer

CEO, Deep Focus

Paul Scheer

Actor and Comedian

Adam Scott

Actor and Comedian, NBC's Parks and Recreation

Carrie Shade

Founder, Against Suicide

Shiza Shahid

Co-Founder and Global Ambassador, The Malala Fund

Peter Shankman

Founder, HARO

Carrie Sheffield

Founder & CEO, Bold

Tim Shey

Head of Scripted, YouTube Originals

Jacob Shwirtz

Head of Innovation, RiceBunny

Adi Sideman

Founder and CEO, YouNow

Lars Silberbauer

Global Director Social Media and Search, LEGO Group

Shiv Singh

Head of Global Brand Marketing Transformation, Visa

Shivika Sinha

Director of Digital Marketing, Alex & Ani

Sree Sreenivasan

Chief Digital Officer, NYC.gov

Cory Staudacher

Photographer

Emily Steel

Reporter, The New York Times

Don Steele

Head of Audience Development, Tumblr

Todd Steinman

Partner and CEO, M80

Bret Stephens

Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Debbie Sterling

Founder and CEO, Goldieblox

Chad Stoller

Managing Partner, IPG Media Lab

Calvin Stowell

Chief Growth Officer, DoSomething.org

Bill Strickland

Editor, Bicycling Magazine

George Strompolos

Founder and CEO, Fullscreen

Michael Sugden

CEO, VCCP

Josh Sundquist

Author, We Should Hang Out Sometime; YouTuber

Mark Suster

General Partner, Upfront Ventures

Don Tapscott

Author, Speaker and Advisor on Media, Technology and Innovation

The Fat Jew

American Social Media and TV Personality

Chris Thomas

Chief Innovation Officer, Sierra Club

Kaya Thomas

Student, iOS Developer

Richard Ting

EVP and Global Chief Experience Officer, R/GA

Jim Tobin

President, Ignite Social Media

Eric Toda

Global Head of Social Marketing, Airbnb

Charlie Todd

Founder, Improv Everywhere

Natalie Tran

YouTuber

Leigh Ann Tuohy

Author and Motivational Speaker

Toby Turner

YouTuber, Comedian, and Actor

Nika Vagner

Director of Social Marketing, AMC Networks

Carolina Valencia

Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Univision

Alex Vallis

Digital Director, Food and Wine

Deena Varshavskaya

Founder and CEO, Wanelo

Ana Villegas

Marketing Director, Dell

Anna Maria Virzi

Senior Writer, Gartner

Deborah Wahl

CMO, McDonald's USA

Jimmy Wales

Founder, Wikipedia

David Walmsley

Editor-in-Chief, Globe and Mail

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Olympic Gold Medalist, U.S. Beach Volleyball Team

Tim Washer

Tim Washer, Executive Producer, Rich Media Marketing

Marlon Wayans

Comedian and Actor

Rick Webb

Former CEO, Secret Clubhouse LLC; Angel Investor

Gregg Weiss

VP and Business Leader of Social Media, MasterCard

Matt Weiss

Global CMO, Havas Worldwide

Natasha Wescoat

Artist & Founder, Art Career Academy

Christine Whitemarsh

Senior Account Supervisor, Zeno Group

Donnie Williams

Chief Digital Officer, Horizon Media

Ian Wolfman

Co-Founder, Wolfman Group

Steve Wozniack

Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Inc.

Patrick Yee

EVP of Marketing and Strategy, Refinery29

Anthony Yell

Chief Creative Officer, SapientNitro

Rus Yusupov

Co-Founder, Vine

Adam Zeller

VP of Social Media, Bravo and Oxygen Media

David Zinczenko

President and CEO, Galvanized Brands

Kathy Zucker

Author. Startup Founder. Mom of 3. Speaker. Shorty Awards Winner.

Randi Zuckerberg

Founder and CEO, Zuckerberg Media; Editor-in-Chief, Dot Complicated