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.

John Attanasio

CEO & Co-Founder, Toonstar

Rachel Barek

Managing Director, AKQA

John Battelle

Founder, Federated Media; Author, The Search; Co-Moderator, Web 2.0 Summit

Neil Blumenthal

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker

Kimberly Bryant

Founder, Black Girls CODE

Jessica Byrd

Principal, Three Point Strategies

Heather C. McGhee

President, Demos

Tricia Clarke-Stone

CEO, WP Narrative_

Dennis Crowley

CEO and Co-Founder, Foursquare

Soraya Darabi

Co-Founder, Zady

Dino Dogan

CEO and Founder, Triberr

Esther Dyson

Founder, EDventure Holdings

Adam Enbar

CEO, Flatiron School

Jason English

Editor-in-Chief, Digital, Mental Floss Magazine

Caterina Fake

Founder and CEO, Findery; Cofounder, Flickr and Hunch

Josh Felser

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

Kathryn Finney

Founder & Managing Director, digitalundivided

Porter Gale

Speaker and Start-up Advisor

Dave Gilboa

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker

Dominik Heinrich

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

Mike Hopkins

NASA Astronaut

Brad Hunstable

Founder and CEO, Ustream

Alberto Ibargüen

President, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Joi Ito

CEO, Creative Commons; Director, MIT Media Lab

Justin Kan

Partner, Y Combinator; Co-Founder, and

Erik Martin

General Manager, Reddit

Tressie McMillan Cottom

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Andy Mitchell

Director of News and Global Media Partnerships, Facebook

Gwen Morrison

CEO, The Americas, The Store – WPP

Frank Moss

Co-Founder and Chairman, Twine Health Inc. and Inc.

Craig Newmark

Founder, Craigslist

Alexis Ohanian

Co-Founder, Reddit

Aza Raskin

VP, Innovation, Jawbone

Daniel Roth

Executive Editor, LinkedIn

Destin Sandlin

YouTuber, Smarter Every Day

Tim Shey

Producer and Startup Founder

Adi Sideman

Founder and CEO, YouNow

Sree Sreenivasan

Cofounder, Digimentors

Chris Thomas

Chief Innovation Officer, Sierra Club

Kaya Thomas

Student, iOS Developer

Deena Varshavskaya

Founder and CEO, Wanelo

Jimmy Wales

Founder, Wikipedia

Tim Washer

Tim Washer, Executive Producer, Rich Media Marketing

Steve Wozniack

Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Inc.

Rus Yusupov

Co-Founder, Vine

Randi Zuckerberg

Founder and CEO, Zuckerberg Media; Editor-in-Chief, Dot Complicated