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.

Hassan S. Ali

Creative Marketing Director, Onion, Inc.

Anselmo Araujo

Vice President, Global Creative, Storyful - Newscorp

Ashleigh Axios

Former White House Creative Director and Digital Strategist

Scott Beale

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Laugh Squid

Susan Cain

Chief Revolutionary and Co-Founder, Quiet Revolution

Noel Cruz


Tina Roth Eisenberg

Founder, Swissmiss, CreativeMornings, TeuxDeux and Tattly

Brian Fouhy

Creative Director/ Art Director, CP+B

Neil Gaiman




Timothy Goodman

Designer, Illustrator, and Art Director

Angela Hill

CEO & CCO, Incitrio

Nancy Jeng

Creative Program Lead, Pinterest

Dina Kaplan

Founder, The Path; Co-Founder,

Seth Kelly

Creative Director, Reprise

Mike Krieger

Co-Founder, Instagram

Golriz Lucina

Senior Vice President of Content and Creative, SoulPancake

Gus Marulanda

Creative Director, Design & Innovation, MediaCom

Jonathan Nafarrete

Social Media Strategist and Photographer

Tom Parker

Chief Creative Officer, Edelman

Lucas Peon

Executive Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson London

Melanie Perkins

CEO and Co-Founder, Canva

Emma Pueyo

Freelance Creative Director

Cory Staudacher


Nickie Thongton

Senior Art Director, McCann New York

Charlie Todd

Founder, Improv Everywhere

Taras Wayner

EVP Chief Creative Officer US, R/GA Media Group

Natasha Wescoat

Artist & Founder, Art Career Academy

Jenna Young

Executive Creative Director, Weber Shandwick