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.

Stephanie Agresta

CEO, Growth Accelerator for Startups

Sana Ahmed

Vice President, Digital, Edelman

Ron Amram

Global Media and Digital Lead, HEINEKEN

Mathias Appelblad

Former Group Creative Director, TBWA\Media Arts Lab

Paul Armstrong


Stephanie Bagley

SVP Business Development & Operations, Charity Miles

Dennis Bajec

Chief Creative Officer, Resource/Ammirati, an IBM Company

Jeff Barrett

CEO, Status Creative

Michael Bassik

EVP, Managing Director and President, Global Digital Operations, MDC Partners 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 A Bell

Media Specialist, NASA JPL

Caitlin Bergmann

Partner, Director, Content & Creative, MediaCom

David Berkowitz

Principal, Serial Marketer

Yukun Bi

Head of Planning, Hylink Digital

Nick Bilodeau

Head of Marketing, Insurance, AMEX

Ben Blakesley

Director, Global Social Media, Reebok

Linda Boff


Susan Borst

Deputy Director, Mobile, IAB

Lee Brown

Chief Revenue Officer, BuzzFeed

Mike Bruno

VP, Digital Content, Billboard

Kyle Bunch

Managing Director, Social, R/GA

Tom Buontempo

President, ATTENTION

Jon Burk

VP Digital Strategy/Marketing, Al Roker Entertainment

Kevin Burke

Head of Acquisition, Square

Doug Busk

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

Sabrina Caluori

VP, SM; Performance Marketing, HBO

Tim Carr

Head of Social Media, Live Nation Entertainment

Goldie Chan

Founder, Warm Robots

William Charnock

Founder, Alteration Advisors

Rachel Christensen

Managing Social Media Editor, BuzzFeed Life

Corey Clayton

Director of Social Media, WWE

Valerie Comparetto

Partner, Social Practice Director, MediaCom

Gemma Craven

Head of Social & Mobile, McCann

Maura Curtin

Marketing and Strategy Consultant, Three Furies

Jack Daley

Senior Director, Marketing - Connected Fitness @ Under Armour

Toby Daniels

Co-founder & CEO, Crowdcentric Media

Rachael Datz

VP/Director of Social Strategy, DigitasLBi

Ashlie Daubert

Director of Branded Content, Collab

Cedric Devitt

Chief Creative Officer, Big Spaceship

Rob Dickens

Associate Director of Global Strategy, MediaCom

Bonnie DiJoseph

Senior Creative Strategist, Vanguard

Stevie Dove

Director, Social Media, SapientNitro

Zoe Dowling

Lead Research Strategist, FocusVision

Vic Drabicky

Founder and CEO, January Digital

Jonathan Dube

GM, William Morris Endeavor | IMG

Erin Dwyer

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

Kristen D’Arcy

Head of Performance Marketing and Media, American Eagle Outfitters

Daniel Eilemberg

Chief Digital Officer, Fusion

Sarah Evans

Digital Correspondent and Strategist, FAVES + CO

Judith Evers Berei

Excedrin Global Brand Head & Pain Relief Digital Monetization Lead, GSK Consumer Healthcare

Ellyn Fisher

SVP, Marketing and Communications, The Ad Council

James Fishler

Head of Sales, Beats by Dre - Americas

Alle Fister

Principal, Bollare

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

Lauren Gallo

Head of Talent and Content Marketing, Snapchat

Boris Gartner

President and COO, Fusion

Brittany Geldmacher

Global Brand Strategy & Communications Executive

Mike Germano

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

Renny Gleeson

Global Director Interactive Strategy, Wieden+Kennedy

Kenny Gold

SVP/Director of Social, Grey

Allison Goldberg

Managing Director and VP, Time Warner Investments

Scott Goodson

CEO/Founder, StrawberryFrog

Amy Green

Global Platforms Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company

David Greenbaum

Principal, True Impact Partners

Martin Grosse

Founder & CEO, Showhost, KÖNIGSKLASSE#1

Allan Gungormez

Head of Strategy,

Leslie Hall

President and Co-Founder, ICED Media

Matt Hantz

SVP, M Booth

Sophie Hauptfuhrer

Executive Strategy Director, Havas New York 

Bruce Henderson

Chief Creative Officer, Jack Morton Worldwide

Kara Hendrick

Manager of Global Digital Strategy, Velcro Companies

Brittany Hennessy

Talent Director, Hearst Branded Content Studio

Darren Herman

VP, Content Services, Mozilla

Angela Hill

CEO & CCO, Incitrio

Jerome Hiquet

CMO, Tough Mudder Inc.

Naomi Hirabayashi

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Shine

Sarah Hofstetter

President, ComScore

Pam Horan

Partner, Horan MediaTech Advisors

Sabrina Horn

President and CEO, HORN

Tara Hunt

CEO + Partner, Truly Social Inc.

Joshua Jaffe

General Manager, Media, Ingenio

Jamal Jimoh

Head of Urban Programming & Revenue, Premier Music Group

Allison Jones

Marketing & Publications Director, NTEN

Bryan Jones

VP of Marketing, Dell and Global 500

Josh Karpf

Director of Social Marketing, DraftKings

Quinn Katherman

Creative Director/ Copywriter, CP+B

Jake Katz

SVP, Strategy at Trailer Park

Patrick Keane

President, Sharethrough

David Kellis

Director of PR and Social Media, Clorox

Jeff Klein

Managing Director, DKC

Howie Kleinberg

President of Digital Communications, Glow Interactive

Matthew Knell

Social Customer Experience Lead, Samsung Electronics America

Pete Krainik

Founder and CEO, The CMO CLUB

Bryce Kristensen

VP of Social and Interactive Experiences, E!

Carol Kruse

CMO, Cambia Health Solutions

Ashlee Lange

Founder + CEO, Lotus Digital

Emil Lanne

Executive Creative Director, Critical Mass

Andrew Levine

Co-Founder & CMO, Green Matters

Dan Lewis

Sr. Director, Digital Marketing, Sesame Workshop

Rebecca Lieb

Co-Founder & Analyst, Kaleido Insights

Bill Litfin

Chief Digital Officer, Ologie

Brian Lovell

Founder, RED Interactive Agency

Joel Lunenfeld

VP, Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

James MacPhee

Executive VP and Chief Claims Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Lucy P. Marcus

CEO, Marcus Venture Consulting; Columnist, Reuters

Andy Markowitz

General Manager of Performance Marketing Labs, GE

Justin McConney

Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant

John McNeel


David Melançon

Managing Director of Corporate and Public Affairs, Edelman

Chris Miller

DVP of Global Brand Strategy and Innovation, Abbott

Peter Minnium

President, US, Ipsos Connect at Ipsos

Jeff Mirman

VP, Marketing, Turner Sports

Kenny Mitchell

Head of Consumer Engagement, Gatorade

Jim Mollica

Head of Digital Marketing and Content, Under Armour

Brian Morrissey

Editor-in-Chief, Digiday

Maz Nadjm


Doug Neil

EVP, Digital Marketing, Universal Pictures

Chris Noble

CEO, Matchfire

Minjae Ormes

Head of Marketing, Visible

Anna Pakman

Vice President, Digital Marketing, Empire State Development

Dave Peck

Global Head of Social Media, PayPal

Jonathan Perelman

Head of Digital Ventures, ICM Partners

Nick Phelps


Elizabeth Pigg

SVP, Director Paid Media, Edelman Digital

Sandrine Plasseraud

Founder and CEO, We Are Social France

Nicholas Platt

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, LO:LA

Mary Ann Porch

Marketing and Communications Manager, IWC

Mike Proulx

Chief Innovation Officer, Hill Holliday

Judith Rachel King

Owner, CEO, King + Company

Jesse Redniss

Co-Founder, BRaVe Ventures

Anthony Roberts, Jr.

Marketing Manager, Planet Fitness

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

Josh Rosenberg

Co-Founder and CEO, Day One Agency

Jennifer Rowland

EVP, Group Management Director, FCB

Kelle Rozell

Director, Marketing & Social, VICELAND

Adam Rubins

CEO, Way To Blue

Shawn Sachs

Partner and CEO, Sunshine Sachs

Ian Schafer

CEO, Deep Focus

Peter Shankman

Founder, HARO

Jacob Shwirtz

Head of Innovation, RiceBunny

Lars Silberbauer

Global Director Social Media and Search, LEGO Group

Shiv Singh

Head of Global Brand Marketing Transformation, Visa

Marie Sornin

VP, Marketing and Sales, NextVR

Emily Steel

Reporter, The New York Times

Don Steele

SVP Marketing & Audience Development, Fusion Media Group

Todd Steinman

Partner and CEO, M80

Chad Stoller

Managing Partner, IPG Media Lab

Robyn Streisand

Founder / CEO, The Mixx

George Strompolos

Founder and CEO, Fullscreen

Michael Sugden


Dave Surgan

Group Strategy Director, Content and Partnerships, R/GA

Don Tapscott

Author, Speaker and Advisor on Media, Technology and Innovation

Jim Tobin

President, Carusele

Eric Toda

Global Director of Marketing, Gap Inc

Susan Tynan

Founder & CEO, Framebridge

Aaqib Usman

Founder, Midwest Immersive

Nika Vagner

Director of Social Marketing, AMC Networks

Carolina Valencia

Multicultural Marketing & Digital Communications Executive

Ana Villegas

Marketing Director, Dell

Anna Maria Virzi

Senior Writer, Gartner

Gregg Weiss

VP and Business Leader of Social Media, MasterCard

Matt Weiss

Global CMO, Havas Worldwide

Christine Whitemarsh

Senior Account Supervisor, Zeno Group

Donnie Williams

Chief Digital Officer, Horizon Media

Ian Wolfman

Co-Founder, Wolfman Group

Patrick Yee

EVP of Marketing and Strategy, Refinery29

Anthony Yell

Chief Creative Officer, SapientNitro

Adam Zeller

VP of Social Media, Bravo and Oxygen Media