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.

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Somi Arian

Tech Philosopher, Entrepreneur, Author & 'Transition Architect', Smart Cookie Media & Career Drive

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John Attanasio

CEO & Co-Founder, Toonstar

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Rachel Barek

Managing Director, AKQA

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Jessica Byrd

Principal, Three Point Strategies

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Heather C. McGhee

President, Demos

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Tricia Clarke-Stone

Founder & CEO

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Soraya Darabi

Co-Founder, Zady

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Dino Dogan

CEO and Founder, Triberr

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Greg Emerson

Executive Director of Product, The Atlantic

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Adam Enbar

CEO, Flatiron School

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Jason English

Editor-in-Chief, Digital, Mental Floss Magazine

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Josh Felser

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

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Kathryn Finney

Founder & Managing Director, digitalundivided

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Porter Gale

Speaker and Start-up Advisor

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Dave Gilboa

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker

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Cathy Hackl

Futurist, AR VR Author + Enterprise Strategy at Magic Leap

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Anders Hallén

Creative Innovation Director

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Dominik Heinrich

Vice President Global, Product Innovation and LAB13, MRM//McCANN

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Alberto Ibargüen

President, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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Katrina Klier

Global Managing Director, Digital, Accenture

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Judy Lee

Head of Global Brand Experiences, Pinterest

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Stephen Leps

Brand and Content Strategy Director

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Marc Maleh

GVP Emerging Experiences, Huge Inc.

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Erik Martin

VP of Services, Commsor

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Tressie McMillan Cottom

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University

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Andy Mitchell

Director of News and Global Media Partnerships, Facebook

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Gwen Morrison

CEO, The Americas, The Store – WPP

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Craig Newmark

Founder, Craigslist

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Dennis Plucinik

President and Founder

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Aza Raskin

VP, Innovation, Jawbone

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Pedro L. Rodriguez

VP, Business Growth, Digital Marketing & Transformation, Horizon Media

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Daniel Roth

Executive Editor, LinkedIn

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Destin Sandlin

YouTuber, Smarter Every Day

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Tim Shey

Producer and Startup Founder

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Adi Sideman

Founder and CEO, YouNow

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Sree Sreenivasan

Cofounder, Digimentors

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Amy Starnes

Chief Innovation Officer

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Chris Thomas

Chief Innovation Officer, Sierra Club

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Kaya Thomas

Student, iOS Developer

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Jimmy Wales

Founder, Wikipedia

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Steve Wozniack

Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Inc.

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Rus Yusupov

Co-Founder, Vine