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

Kurt Andersen

Novelist and Public Radio Host

Nancy Barnes

Editor and EVP, Houston Chronicle

Matt Bean

SVP of Editorial Innovation, Time Inc.

Kevin Bleyer

Writer, The Daily Show

Jess Cagle

Editorial Director, People and Entertainment Weekly

David Callaway

Editor-in-Chief, USA Today

Audrey Cooper

Editor, The San Francisco Chronicle

Amy Cosper

Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media

Dana Cowin

Creative Director & Evangelist, Chefs Club International

Derek T. Dingle

SVP and Chief Content Officer, Black Enterprise Magazine

Sid Evans

Editor-in-Chief, Southern Living

Timothy Ferriss

Author, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and Public Speaker

Margo Goodhand

Editor, Edmonton Journal

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN

Brian Anthony Hernandez

Music Journalist, Speaker, Artist Relations Specialist

Jake Horowitz

Founder, Mic

Arianna Huffington

President, Huffington Post

Susan Kaufman

Former Editor, People Stylewatch

Amy Keller Laird

Editor-in-Chief, Women's Health Magazine

Michael Kress

Editorial Director, NY Metro Parents; Editorial Consultant

Jennifer 8. Lee

CEO, Plympton

Cindi Leive

Editor-in-Chief, Glamour Magazine

Davan Maharaj

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Los Angeles Times

Angela Matusik

Executive Editor - Digital, InStyle

Noah Miller

Founder, The Sports Crave

Janet Mock

Author, Activist, TV Host

Darnell L. Moore

Senior Correspondent, Mic

Greg Moore

Editor, The Denver Post

Tim Noakes

Former Editorial Director, Dazed & Confused Magazine

Jamie Oliver

TV Personality and Chef

Jennifer Owens

Editor, Spring.St

Dr. Mehmet Oz

Host, The Dr. Oz Show

Bill Phillips

Editor-in-Chief, Men’s Health Magazine

Carolina Pichardo

Co-Founder and Editor, Young Urban Moms

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

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Carrie Sheffield

Founder & CEO, Bold

Bret Stephens

Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Debbie Sterling

Founder and CEO, Goldieblox

Bill Strickland

Editor, Bicycling Magazine

Alex Vallis

Digital Director, Food and Wine

David Walmsley

Editor-in-Chief, Globe and Mail

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Olympic Gold Medalist, U.S. Beach Volleyball Team

David Zinczenko

President and CEO, Galvanized Brands