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Meet the Final Judges of The 2013 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Jun 07, 2013 @ 11:34 AM

The following professionals participated on the nine final judging committees of The 2013 (11th Annual) American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program. Their average scores determined the 2013 Stevie® Award winners. We thank them for their time, insights, and support. (2013 winners will be announced at one of our two awards banquets: June 17th at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago or September 16th at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Click here to order tickets.)

2013 Company/Organization Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
The American Business Awards LogoCraig Lund, CEO, SecureAuth Corporation, Irvine, CA

Committee:
Jeff Bell, Partner, NCT Ventures, Kirkland, WA
Andrew Berman, VP Sales, BigTinCan, Boston, MA
Kevin S. Chen, President & CEO, Business Methods Corporation, Mt Freedom, NJ 
Fernando Chumentowski, CIO, Quick Bridge Funding, Orange, CA
John Everson, Chief Info Security Officer, Dish Networks, Englewood, CO
Jad Flewelling, VP Information Security, Elliott Health Systems, Manchester, NH   
Ben Gold, President, Quick Bridge Funding, Orange, CA
Eric Halvorson, SVP, National Services Group, Wells Fargo, Treasury Management Client Services, Minneapolis, MN     
William Holmes, Principal, Go-Trust, Lake Forest, CA     
Ed Jackiowak, VP Special Projects, Vordel, Newton, MA   
Toby Labelle, Sr. Vice President, Northland Security, Minneapolis, MN
Bob Markel, Director of IT and Operations, Virgin America, Burlingame, CA
Allen  Miner, CEO, Sunbridge, Sunnyvale, CA   
Kunal  Mittal, Executive Director, Enterprise Technologies, ADM, Sony Pictures, Hawthorne, CA
Don More, Managing Director Security Investment Banking, Signal Hill, New York, NY
Brett  Morgan, Manager Solution Architect, Russell Investments, Seattle, WA  
Johnny Munger, CISO, Trust Company of the West, Los Angeles, CA     
Carmen Parisi, CEO, Chicago Brick Oven, Chicago, IL      
Kevin Powell, Director of Sales, Egnyte, Mountain View, CA      
Bryan  Rigney, VP Operations, MarginPoint, Lake Forest, CA     
Linda  Shepard, CFO, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, Mission Viejo, CA   
Robert  Thomas, President, MulliganFun, Torrance, CA 
Lee Weiner, Sr. Vice President, Rapid7, Boston, MA     

2013 Creative Awards Category Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Otto Bell, Creative Director, Ogilvy Entertainment, New York, NY

Committee:
Nick Barrios, Creative Director, Digitas, New York, NY   
Bill Davaris, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy, New York, NY  
Rachel  Deutsch, Creative Director, The Design Channel, Chevy Chase, MD
Justin Havlik, Executive Producer, First Wave, New York, NY     
Sean Kapoor, VP, Global Brand Marketing, Harman International, Stamford, CT 
Craig  Kavicky, Director, Business Development-N. America, Fitch, Columbus, OH 
Kristen Lacy, Associate Creative Director, Slack and Company, Chicago, IL 
Andrew Ladden, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy, New York, NY       
Rob Leggat, Senior Vice President, Goddard Gunster, Washington, DC
David Leider, CEO, Gas Station TV, Birmingham, MI       
Alex Louie, Creative Director, Wilshire Axon, Los Angeles, CA   
Jeannine McHenry, Art Director, One17 Creative, Marina Del Ray, CA   
Thomas Prevot, Senior Interactive Producer, Y&R, New York, NY  
Kate Reddy, Co-Owner/Co-President, McKinnon-Mulherin Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 

2013 Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Public Relations Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Michelle Gilbert, Public Relations Manager, Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless, Southfield, MI
 
Committee:
Jennifer L. Cherry, SVP & Chief Digital Officer, Marx Layne & Company, Farmington Hills, MI     
Beth  Crivello-Wagner, Director of Marketing Communications, Core Creative , Milwaukee, WI
Misty Cruse, President, Cruse PR, Louisville, KY
Andi Ferguson, Account Supervisor, Wordsworth Communications, Cincinnati, OH  
Bonnie Hackbarth, Senior Counselor, Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations, Louisville, KY      
Mary Ann Henker, President, The Henker Group, Easton, MD 
Courtenay Higgins, Senior Partner, Winning Strategies, Newark, NJ       
Laura Merritt, Public Relations Manager, Verizon Wireless, Hilliard, OH
Andrea Meyer, Public Relations Manager, Verizon Wireless IL/WI Region, Schaumburg, IL 
Ann Murphy, SVP, O'Neill & Associates, Boston, MA    
Lori Riddle Eberenz, Associate Director of Public Relations, Bandy Carroll Hellige, Louisville, KY  
Colleen Rosso, Director of Communications, Hartland Township, Milford, MI    
David Samberg, Public Relations Manager, Verizon Wireless, Basking Ridge, NJ
Michael  Schmarak, Vice President, DKC Public Relations, Marketing & Government Affairs, Northbrook, IL       
Natalie Stavale, Account Supervisor, Marx Layne & Company, Farmington Hills, MI
Robin Vaitonis, SVP, Strategic Communications, Tanis Communications, San Jose, CA   
Chris Vasan, Communications Lead, Cisco Systems, Smart Web Technology Group, Research Triangle Park, NC
Danielle Waller, Associate Account Manager, Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations, Louisville, KY      
Becky Wilson, President, WDS Marketing and PR, Overland Park, KS     
Amanda Wisell, Marketing Manager, PAR Springer-Miller, Stowe, VT   
Julia Zamorska, VP of Corporate Communications, iolo technologies, Los Angeles, CA   

2013 Customer Service Awards & Support Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Dawn Stevenson, Manager, Customer Retention, Customer Service & Inside Sales, Stamps.com, Los Angeles, CA

Committee:
Rebekah Clerk, National Customer Service Manager, Empire Today, Northlake, IL
Brian Giannini, VP Business Development, Network Direct, Inc., Phoenix, AZ    
David Gilman, President, Gilman Performance Systems, Inc., Brookfield, CT      
Stephen Henderson, Program Director, Alta Resources, Brea, CA
Billie K. Johnson, VP, Client Results, Incept, Canton, OH   
Lori Owens, VP, Client Relations, PhoneWare, Inc., San Diego, CA
Dave Shapiro, CEO, Dialogue Marketing, Troy, MI
Aaron Taylor, VP, Customer Care, MyLife.com, Westwood, CA
Joanne Wilkie, CEO, JessicaSimpson.com, Los Angeles, CA 
Kelli Williamson, Manager, Loyalty and Engagement, Rymax, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA
Vince Yanez, Customer Care Manager, Stamps.com, Los Angeles, CA  
Chris Zoloth, Director Global Customer Care, IHG, Salt Lake City, UT      

2013 Human Resources Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Dave Craig, Vice President of Human Resources, Fazoli's Italian Restaurants, Lexington, KY

Committee:
Jerry Barbian, President, B & J Search Resources LLC, Brookfield, WI     
Jeff Bilot, VP, National Accounts, Wells Fargo Insurance, Fort Lauderdale, FL     
L Brigg Cochran, President/CEO, Benefit Insurance Marketing, Lexington, KY  
Mary Cuervo, Sr. Director of Comp & Benefits, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Miami, FL
Kim Davis, SVP, NFP HR Services, National Financial Partners, Austin, TX 
Samuel Faust, SVP, Willis of TN, Nashville, TN  
Becky Fine, COO, Honolulu Coffee Company , Honolulu, HI       
Vernessa W. Gates, Chief People Officer, BravoBrio Restaurant Group, Columbus, OH
Mary Golaboff, VP, NFP HR Services, National Financial Partners, Austin, TX
Kevin Hegebarth, VP, Marketing & Product Management, HIRE IQ, Atlanta, GA 
Carrie Kohn, VP, National Accounts, Allstate Benefits, Oviedo, FL 
John  Lamb, VP & Group Head, Ebix, Atlanta, GA
John C. Logan, Managing Director, Marsh, Louisville, KY
Krushnaprasad Mahapatra, HR Head, Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore, India
Lisa D.  Morgan, President, Zenith Performance Group, LLC, Louisville, KY
Rodney Morris, Chief People Officer, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Dallas, TX 
Connie Paris, Vice President, The Elliot Group, Atkinson, NH     
Cabot Pollard Pyle, Director of Charitable Giving, Turner Family Foundations, Nashville, TN
Mary Roseman, Associate Professor & Hospitality Management Program Director, University of Mississippi, University, MS
Lisa Schweickert, VP of Training, Golden Corral Corporation, Raleigh, NC   
Patrick Sterling, Sr. Dir, Risk & People Administration, Texas Roadhouse, Louisville, KY  
 
2013 Information Technology Awards & New Products & Product Management Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Jesse Rothstein, CEO and co-founder, ExtraHop Networks, Seattle, WA

Committee:
Vesselin Bakalov, CTO, SevOne Inc, Wilmington, DE     
Daniel Burkholder, IT Solutions Advisor, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Frisco, TX  
Tanya Bakalov, COO, SevOne Inc, Wilmington, DE
Jock Breitwieser, Director, Corporate Communications, TriNet, San Jose, CA     
Michael Brown, CTO, comScore, Inc., Reston, VA 
Alexander Castro, VP of Product, Electronic Arts, San Francisco, CA
Andrew Conry-Murray, Editor, Network Computing, Fair Oaks, PA
Julie Cullivan*, Chief Information Officer, FireEye, Inc., Milpitas, CA       
Kyle Forster, Co-Founder/President, Big Switch Networks, San Francisco, CA    
Bill Gossman, CEO, Marble Security, Sunnyvale, CA       
Donna Grare, VP Engineering, PHD Virtual, Morris Plains, NJ     
Connie Guglielmo, Technical Reporter, Forbes Magazine, Los Altos, CA 
Ed Horst, VP, Business Development, Perforce Software, Alameda, CA 
Jim Hutchins, CTO & EVP, T2 Systems, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Mel Kemp, SVP of Operations, Pegasus Solutions, Inc., Seattle, WA
Mike Kindle, VP, Information, HealthSouth, Birmingham, AL           
Stephen Lavin, Vice President Infrastructure & Operations, Coinstar, Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Rene Lopez, VP of Platforms & Architecture, TriZetto Corporation, Denver, CO 
Steve McGee, Director, Hosting Operations, Tyler Technologies, Little Elm, TX 
Michael Mikuta, VP of Technology Strategy, Dynamics Research Corporation, Reston, VA
Judilynn Niedercorn, CEO, SysTactics, McClean, VA
Ken Phelan, CTO, Gotham Technology Group, Montvale, NJ     
Manny Rivelo, EVP, SP & Security Solutions, F5 Networks, Seattle, WA
Cindy Schumacher, SVP Infrastructure Services & Security , TriZetto Corporation, Denver, CO    
Milo Sprague, Head of Technology, Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, CA
Leslie Stretch, President & CEO, CallidusCloud, Pleasanton, CA
John Trainor, CIO, Aaron's, Inc., Kennesaw, GA 
Wes Wright, SVP/CIO, Seattle Children's, Seattle, WA  
Markus Zirn, VP, Product Management, SPLUNK, San Francisco, CA      

2013 Management Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Joe Gillette, Chairman & CEO, Stage 2 Networks, New York, NY 

Committee:
Karin Ajmani, President, Marwood Group, New York, NY 
Richard Barton, CIO, American Management Association, New York, NY   
Rob Basso, President, Advantage Payroll Services, Freeport, NY   
David J. Cuthbert, CEO & President, Alteva, Philadelphia, PA    
Brenda Dukart, Executive Account Manager, Managed Business Solutions, Colorado Springs, CO  
Andy Gutman, CFO, Farbman Group, Southfield, MI    
Arnie Herz, Esq, Attorney at Law, Law Office of Arnie Herz, Port Washington, NY  
Stephen A Jannetta, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Jay Kim, CFO, Stage 2 Networks, New York, NY      
Joseph Laezza, President, BSIMPLIFIED GROUP LLC, Monroe Township , NJ      
Norton W. Lazarus, Managing Director, OEM Capital Corp, New York, NY  
Mario Lopez-Alcala, Senior Analyst, Morgan Stanley Capital International, New York, NY
Tony Magliocco, COO, Empire Merchants, Astoria, NY    
Jay Mitchell, President, Mereo, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO 
Fabi Preslar, President, SPARK Publications, Matthews, NC       
Andy Pritchard, CEO, ThoughtBurst, Fort Wayne, IN     
Michael Quinn, Partner, Q Advisors LLC, Denver, CO     
Peter Raymond, CEO, Human Condition, Brooklyn, NY 
Lewis Schiff, Chairman and Executive Director, Inc Business Owners Council, New York, NY
Ricky Spike, CPA, Ives Sultan & Spike PLLC, Woodbury, NY
Manuel F. Valencia, Vice President of Strategy, Excelerant, Baton Rouge, LA   

2013 Marketing Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Carmen Yazejian, President, Network9, New York, NY

Committee:
Allyn Bacher, Sole Proprietor, Bacher Design, Brooklyn, NY
Christopher Beesley, Graphic Designer, Christopher Beesley Design, Norwalk, CT
Mark Simon Burk, Creative Director/Content Chief, BRANDnv, New York, NY   
Tanya Candia, CEO, Candia Communications LLC, Los Gatos, CA 
Sandra de Novellis, Sr. Marketing Manager, Telehouse America, New York, NY 
Mary DiMaggio, President, HMA Associates, Inc., Washington, DC 
Julia  Forsyth, Senior Strategy Manager, Marketing , GSMA , Atlanta, GA  
Giles House*, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, CallidusCloud, Pleasanton, CA    
Ariel Hyatt, Founder, Cyber PR, Brooklyn, NY   
Jo Ann Jacobsen, VP, Tinkerbelle Design, TinkerBelle, New York, NY     
Kimberly Joyce, Internet Marketing Consultant, ReachLocal, Newnan, GA 
Bob Kersten, Strategy Director, Landor Associates, San Francisco, CA   
Elliot Kreloff, Associate Publisher/Creative Director, Blue Apple Books/ Elliot Kreloff, Inc., New York, NY   
Charlotte Neuville, President, Fashion Chef, New York, NY
Gina Ray, Principal, Ray Public Relations, Mission Viejo, CA
Jennifer  Rose, Principal, Jennifer Rose Design, New York, NY  
Lamonda Williams, Cofounder & Chief Content Officer, Lamar’s Daughter, LLC, New York, NY   
Conrad Winter, Freelance Copywriter, Backpocket Copywriter, Metuchen, NJ 

2013 Website Awards Category Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Josh Kelly, Managing Partner, FINE Design Group, San Francisco, CA

Committee:
Jeremy Beckman, Instructional Designer, Lawroom, Walnut Creek, CA
Christy Belden, VP, Media + Marketing, Leapfrog Interactive, Louisville, KY
Suraya Bliss, Senior Director, Digital Communications, Walmart, Bentonville, AR       
Julien Brandt*, CEO, Organik SEO, Solana Beach, CA
Suraya Bliss, Senior Director, Digital Communications, Walmart, Bentonville, AR
Gina Cuff, Director, Digital Marketing, Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc., Redmond, WA
Christopher Harmon, Principal & CEO, theBATstudio, Oakland, CA
Stafford Kendall, Principal, Covalent Logic, Baton Rouge, LA      
Patrick  King, Founder/CEO, Imagine, Inc., Manassas, VA  
Bill Leake, CEO, Apogee Results, Austin, TX       
David Siskin, Founder & Partner, Boomity, San Francisco, CA    
Robert Balog, Creative Director, Ogilvy, New York, NY  
Lori Teranishi, Partner, IQ PR, Inc., San Francisco, CA    
Danny Altman, CEO, A Hundred Monkeys, Mill Valley, CA
Maribel Castillo, AVP/ Director of Corporate Communications, T.Y. Lin International, San Francisco, CA 
Jeff Leaf, Creative Director, Ogilvy, New York, NY

*Statements and decisions by Judges are not made on behalf of their company and do not reflect any representations or endorsements by their company.

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