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.

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

Neil Gaiman




Timothy Goodman

Designer, Illustrator, and Art Director

Angela Hill

CEO & CCO, Incitrio

Dina Kaplan

Founder, The Path; Co-Founder,

Mike Krieger

Co-Founder, Instagram

Golriz Lucina

Chief Creative Officer, SoulPancake

Gus Marulanda

Creative Director, Design & Innovation, MediaCom

Jonathan Nafarrete

Social Media Strategist and Photographer

Lucas Peon

Executive Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson London

Melanie Perkins

CEO and Co-Founder, Canva

Emma Pueyo

Freelance Creative Director

Cory Staudacher


Charlie Todd

Founder, Improv Everywhere

Natasha Wescoat

Artist & Founder, Art Career Academy

Jenna Young

Executive Creative Director, Weber Shandwick