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Thanks to The 2015 American Business Awards Preliminary Judges

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 02:51 PM

The following professionals participated in first-round judging of The 2015 American Business Awards.  Their average scores determined the Finalists who are eligible to be considered in final judging.  We thank them for their time and insights.

Final judging of the ABAs begins on May 27.

Stevie2015_Logo_S-2Ahmed Al Hai, Drilling Services Automation Project Manager & RTOC Project Member, ADCO, United Arab Emirates
Amal Al-Najjar, HR Manager, Fluor Kuwait, Kuwait    
Nirso Amaya, Accountant, Lynx, Orlando    Florida
Stewart Andrews, Noodlebox Design
Zainab Ansari, Director/CEO, Xenith PR (Pvt.) Ltd, Pakistan    
Daniel Arenas, Creative Director, Sunday Morning NY, Astoria, NY
Dean Aslinia, Managing Director, New Horizons Center for Healing, McKinney, TX
Jeff Bell, Partner, NCT Ventures, LLC Kirkland, WA
Justin Bell, CEO, Arc+Arrow Creative Group, Miami, Florida
Debra Bergevine, EVP, Marketing    DCR Workforce, Inc. Boca Raton Florida
Rob Betts, Director of Creative Services, Akavit, Denver, CO
Israel Bonequi, Creative Director, Birds Nest Foundation, Canada    
Tanya Candia, CEO, Candia Communications LLC, Los Gatos, CA
Kevin Chen, Ph.D., CMC, President/CEO, Business Methods Corporation, Management Consulting Division, Randolph, NJ    
Pamela    Clark, Founder/Director    New Heights Educational Group, Defiance, OH
Ken Collis, CEO, VIIVIIVII, Toluca Lake,  CA
Irene Corpuz, Head of Planning & IT Security, Western Region Municipality, United Arab Emirates    
Dave Craig, Vice President, HR, Fazoli's Restaurants, Lexington, KY
David Crawford, Senior VP, Managing Group Creative Director, GSD&M, Austin, TX
Scott Cullather, Global Managing Partner, inVNT, New York, NY
John Cushman, VP - eSales & Service, formerly AT&T, CA
Emilia D'Anzica,  Senior Director, Customer Success, WalkMe, San Francisco, CA
Suzanne Darmory, Creative Director, Moxie, New York, NY
Jordan Darrow, President, Darrow & Associates, Melville, NY
Kelley Dawkins, CEO and Owner, Imaginal Transformations, Tigard, OR
Saraida De Marchena Kaluche, President & CEO, Markatel, Strategic Communications, PR & Events, Dominican Republic
Jennifer Deare, President, Deare Marketing, Inc, Tenafly, NJ
Natalia Diaz, Marketing Specialist, Forte Payment Systems, Allen, TX
Frankie DiCarlantonio, Vice-President, Scaffidi Restaurant Group, Steubenville, OH
Mary DiMaggio, Senior Vice President, BioCentric Inc., Collingswood, NJ
Richard Dixon, Advertising Director, Dallas Business Journal, Keller, TX
Sue Dowd, SVP Retail Strategy, Miller Zell, Marketing for Financial Svcs, Atlanta, GA
Brenda Dukart, Executive Account Manager, Managed Business Solutions, Colorado Springs, CO
Alyssa Dver, Founder & CEO, Mint Green Marketing, Westborough, MA
Gene Ehrbar, Managing Partner, Emerging Technology, ISITE Design, Portland, OR
Elizabeth Enselein, Director of Operations, Murthy Law Firm, Owings Mills, MD
Mike Faith, CEO, Headsets.com, San Francisco, CA
Jim Fanucchi, Managing Director, Head of West Coast Operations, Darrow & Associates, Los Gatos, CA
Guy Fighel, Director of Engineering, TangoMe, Mountain View, CA
Dr. Hüsniye Firat, Çanakkale, Onsekiz March University, Turkey
Minerva Garcia, Vice President of Human Resources, Accordant Media, New York, NY
Jack Gault, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Marketing Department, West Chester, PA
David Gilman, President, Gilman Performance Systems, Brookfield, CT
Holly Gilthorpe, Head of Global Communications, GE Software, San Ramon, CA
Katharine Goldman, SVP, Executive Creative Director, Jack Morton Worldwide, New York, NY
Abigail Gray, VP, Head of Design, AOL, Brooklyn, NY
Lisa Gregovich, Manager, Vendor Operations, Prime Therapeutics, Denver, CO
Seth Hall, Vice President, Customer Service, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Deanna Harms, SVP, Greteman Group, Wichita, KS
Danita Harn, Founder, Harn & Associates, Woodstock, GA
Bonnie Harris, President, Wax Marketing, Inc., St. Paul, MN
Batul Hasan, CEO, BSH Consultants, Market Research, Pakistan
William Holmes, Principal, Business Planning Consultancy
Judah Holstein, President, Miracom Computer Corp., Eastchester, NY
Jaimon Jacob, Head - Customer Service & Business Excellence, UAE Exchange Centre LLC, United Arab Emirates
Ananda Jagoda, Chief Creative Officer, Smart Media - The Annual Report Company, Sri Lanka
Stephen Jannetta, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Allen Jernigan, President & CEO,My Marketing Department, Inc., Seminole, FL
Stuart John, Head of Interactive & Emerging Media, Mind Over Eye, TEN: The Enthusiast Network, Santa Monica, CA
Billie K. Johnson, VP, Client Results, Incept, Canton, OH
Kyle Johnson, Principal/Creative Director, BlkMrkt. Cr8tiv Labs
Anila Kalleshi, President, Kalleshi Center, Albania
Scott, Kellner, VP Marketing, George P Johnson, San Carlos, CA
Laura Kerr, Customer Support Partner, Sabre Airline Solutions, Southlake, TX
Raj Khera, Partner, MailerMailer LLC, Rockville, MD
Bernard Kilkelly, Managing Director, Darrow Associates, Lynbrook, NY
Claudia Koehler, Corporate Vice President, VOK DAMS. Events GmbH, Germany
Hao Kuo, Marketing Coordinator, Aurico, Arlington Heights, IL
Michele Landry, VP Corporate Communications Spansion, Mountain View, CA
Brian MacPhee, General Director, John Hancock, Financial Services, Portsmouth, NH
Krushna Prasad Mahapatra, Global Head HR- GE ISU, Tata Consultancy Services,North America Edison, NJ
Janice Maiman, Senior Vice President, Communications & Media Channels, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York, NY
Laura Maniccia, Principal, Interactive Marketing Solutions, South Lyon, MI
Wessam Massoud, Programme Delivery Manager, Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center (ADSIC), United Arab Emirates
Colin McKillop, Executive Director, WECAN, Canada
Robyn McNeely, Sr. Manager, Agile Best Practices and Technology Training, Asurion, Murfreesboro, TN
Diane McNulty PhD, Associate Dean External Affairs, UT Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Richardson, TX
Catherine McQuaid, Principal, Big Game Hunting, Canada
Kathy Menzie, Associate Professor & Chair, Washburn University, Mass Media Department, Topeka, KS
Jessica Merz, Director Global Corporate Communications, Bacardi-Martini, Inc, Coral Gables, FL
Andrea Michaels, President, Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, CA
Jon Michaels, Executive Vice President, Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, CA
Jay Mitchell, President, Mereo, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO
Matt Mlodzinski, Category Manager, Commercial Services Procurement, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Fort Washington, PA
Rajesh Kumar, Mudiakal, Ernst & Young, India
Lisa Murphy, VP/Service Executive, Black Knight Financial Services, Jackson, FL
Kirk Musselman, Director, Human Resources, Cars.com, Chicago, IL
Judi Niedercorn , CEO, SysTactics, McLean, VA
Bob Older, President, Creative Travel Inc. dba Rainbow Charter Service, Wilmington, DE
Linda Olsan, Director, Customer Care, ACE, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA
Nick Padley, Director of Implementation, CD2 Learning, Overland Park, KS
Audrey Pannell, Director of Public Relations & Social Media, STYLE Advertising, Birmingham, AL
Emily Passer, Director of Communications, Quartz, New York, NY
Paul Patton, Senior R&D/Regulatory Manager, Delta Faucet Co. Research Development, Indianapolis, IN
Regis Riney, Site Facilities, Operations and Maintenance Manager, Dixon RSF, Vacaville, CA
Chris Risheill, Senior Manager of Communications & Events, Ohio AEYC, Westerville, OH
Mary Roseman, PhD, RD, CHE, Associate Professor & Hospitality Management Program Director, University of Mississippi, University, MS
Colleen Rosso, Director of Communications, Hartland Township, Milford, MI
David Saef, EVP, MarketWorks & Strategy, GES, Hodgkins, IL
Viurniel Sanchez, Information Management, Infrastructure Technology Services, Florida Power & Light, Miami, FL
Hakan Satici, Supervisor Garanti Bankasi, Turkey
Scott Sauder, Area Operations Consultant, The UPS Store, Noblesville, IN
Susan Saurage-Altenloh, President, Saurage Research, Inc, Houston, TX
Jeffrey Scott Frichner, CEO/Founder, voteAir powered by voters"
Dan Seidman, CEO, GOT Influence?, Barrington, IL
Lauren Selikoff, Managing Director, Selikoff+Company, Orange, NJ
David Sentman, SVP-Change Management Executive, Bank of America, Newark, DE
Santosh Sharma, HCL Technologies, Lombard, IL
Mark Shewmaker, Chief Experience Officer, SMITH, Seattle, WA
Michael Shmarak, Vice President, DKC Public Relations, Marketing & Government Affairs, Chicago, IL
Sushrut Shrotri, Managing Partner, Novus Global Solutions, North Brunswick, NJ
David Siskin, Founder and Partner, Boomity, San Francisco, CA
David Street, Creative Director, Streetworks Studio, Ashburn, VA
Ted Studwell, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations, Virtela, Greenwood Village, CO
Mahdad Taheri, CEO, TVI Designs, New York, NY
Alice Takpemongo, Mindjet, Customer Success, United Kingdom
Lori Teranishi, Partner, IQ PR, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Sophy Tereschenko, Business Strategist, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA
Scott Thomas, CEO, Exegan Music Group, Las Vegas, NV
Han Tjan, Corporate Communications, Daimler, New York, NY
Adriana Husz Toledo, Director / Brand Marketing Practice Leader, Ketchum, Brazil
Noel Unciano, Science Research Specialist, Industrial Technology Development Institute - DOST, Environment and Biotechnology Division, Philippines
Robin Vaitonis, SVP, Strategic Communications, Tanis Communications, San Jose, CA
Meghan, Valnoski, Clinical Sourcing Specialist, Theradex
Rajani Veeramachaneni , President, E Center, Inc., Newtown, PA
Vinny Verdi, Producer, CUNY-TV, New York, NY
Dr. Basavaraj Wadi, UGSI, Bangalore, India
Charles Kirby Wadsworth, Vice President of Global Marketing, F5 Networks, Wayland, MA
Maggie Wang, Service & Support Manager, Nolo--Law for All, Pleasanton, CA
Karen Weldon, Manager, Executive Communication & Strategic Collaboration (Office of the CIO) Consumers Energy, Business Technology Solutions, Jackson, MI
Linda Whitten Stalters, Executive Director, Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, Houston, TX
Ron Williams, Executive Creative Director, TEAM, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Becky Wilson, President, WDS Marketing and PR, Overland Park, KS
Terry Wisner, Founder & President, The CPO Institute, Grand Blanc, MI
Barbara Zenz, President and CEO, The Stephenz Group, Inc., San Jose, CA
Tarek Ziadeh, Customer Service Manager, DHL Express, Lebanon
Chris Zoloth, Director, Global Customer Care, IHG, Salt Lake City, UT
Kathryn Zuber, Vice President of Human Resources, JAB Wireless, Inc., Englewood, CO

You're invited to apply to be a judge for next year's American Business Awards.  You'll read fascinating and instructive case studies from organizations across the U.S.A., you'll be invited to join our exclusive Stevie Awards Judges group on LinkedIn, and if you're among the two judges who score the most entries, you'll win two tickets and $1,000 toward the cost of attending one of the two awards banquets.

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