80 Business Awards Rockstars You Should Know

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 @ 05:17 PM

The following professionals participated in preliminary judging of The 2011 American Business Awards in April-May.  Their average scores determined the Finalists.  The 9th annual ABAs couldn't take place without them!

In total more than 200 judges participated in this year's ABAs. Tomorrow we'll publish the lists of final judges.

Alexsis Stephens, HR Manager, Assurant Solutions, Lawton, OK
Ananda Jagoda, Creative Director, Smart Media - The Annual Report Company, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Andrew Filev, CEO, Wrike, Inc., San Jose, CA
Avis Richards, CEO, Birds Nest Foundation, New York, NY
Barbara Zenz, President and CEO, The Stephenz Group, Inc., San Jose, CA
Behfar Jahanshahi, CEO, InterWorks, Inc., Stillwater, OK
Beth Castro, Sales Center VP, AT&T, Washington, DC
Beth Ready, Senior Associate, Gensler, Washington, DC
Brent Almond, Creative Director, Design Nut LLC, Bethesda, MD
Bridgette Ridgeway, President & CEO, Taylorfield, Brown Deer, WI
Carole Holden, Founder & CEO, Gelmtree Advertising, Howey in the Hills, FL
Chris Risheill, Director of Sales, Marketing & Exhibits, NMSA - The Association for Middle Level Education, Westerville, OH
Chris Rodengen, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Amerilab Technologies, Plymouth, MN
Christopher DeYoung, Managing Partner, The DeYoung Financial Group, Cherry Hill, NJ
Christopher Erb, Vice President - Brand Marketing, EA SPORTS, Orlando, FL
Craig Kaiser, Product Manager, Wireless, Qwest Communications, Denver, CO
Dave Rockenbaugh, VP, Executive Creative Director, Robinson & Maites, Chicago, IL
David Johnston, President, Sales Resource Group Inc., Oakville, ON Canada
David Powers, VP-Marketing, Thinking Phone Networks, Cambridge, MA
David Street, Marketing Manager, Technica Corporation, Clifton, VA
Denise Clancey, President, Teledirect Partners, Boston, MA
Dennis Reno, VP-Customer Experience, Oracle Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Didi Yunginger, Director of Strategy & Development, Wolper Subscription Services, Easton, PA
Fabi Preslar, President, SPARK Publications, Matthews, NC
Frank Laudo, Senior VP Creative Director, GES, Grapevine, TX
Fred Cannizzaro, Creative Director, nVision, New York, NY
Gabrielle Medecki, Principal, MEDECKI, San Francisco, CA
Georgiana Comsa, Managing Partner, Silicon Valley PR, San Jose, CA
Gordon Hochhalter, Managing Partner, creativitystrategyconnectivity, mobium, Chicago, IL
Harshad Natu, Associate VP, Core Accounts & Business Development, MphasiS, New York, NY
Israel Bonequi, Creative Director, Birds Nest Foundation, Montreal, PQ Canada
Jacqueline Gay, Marketing Services Manager, Quincy Compressor, Bay Minette, AL
Jake Wengroff, Global Director, Corporate Communications, Frost & Sullivan, San Antonio, TX
Jamie Holt, President/CEO, JMK Notary & Services, Miami, FL
Jean Simmons, Marketing Coordinator, MailerMailer, Rockville, MD
Jeannine McHenry, Senior Graphic Designer, CCS, Los Angeles, CA
Jennifer Fisher, Director of Sales Operations, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Washington, DC
Joe Thoma, President/Chief Planner, Awareness Campaign, Inc., Oviedo, FL
John Gorelski, Marketing Strategist, Red Letter Partners, Arlington, VA
Jon Baer, President, Wakefly, Westborough, MA
Judilynn (Judi) Niedercorn, President and CEO, SysTactics, McLean, VA
Julia Zamorska, VP of Corporate Communications, iolo technologies, Los Angeles, CA
Kabir Shahani, CEO, Appature Inc., Seattle, WA
Kathy Menzie, Associate Professor & Chair, Mass Media Department, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Kent Morris, Director of Customer Service, GameStop Corporation, Grapevine, TX
Kevin Chen, Ph.D., CMC, President/CEO, Business Methods Corporation, Randolph, NJ
Kirsten Osolind, CEO, re:invention marketing, Chicago, IL
Lauren Selikoff, Chief Marketing Officer, Allison & Partners, New York, NY
Lauri Flaquer, Marketing & Branding Specialist, Saltar Solutions, St. Paul, MN
Leslie Yeransian, Creative Writer, Rising Medical Solutions, Chicago, IL
Lisa Gregovich, VP - Customer Service, ePlan Services, Inc., Denver, CO
Lloyd Lofton, VP Sales, American Eagle Consultants, Inc., Marietta, GA
Mark Geiger, Associate Director of Marketing & Communication, Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Atlanta, GA
Mary Ann Henker, President, The Henker Group, Easton, MD
Marylee Klinkhammer, Web Development Director, DRG, Bernie, IN
Matthew Toren, Co-founder/President, YoungEntrepreneur.com, Scottsdale, AZ
Michael Berman, Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer, Merisel, New York, NY
Michael Jernigan, Lead Instructional Designer, CM Group, Bellevue, WA
Michelle Manuel, President, Manuel Communications, Inc., Kansas City, MO
Nye Word, Director of Public Relations, Good Samaritan Society-Lake Forest Village, Denton, TX
Patrick King, Founder, ImagineDesign, Manassas, VA
Peter Byer, Freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Arlington, VA
Peter Levy, President, Corniche Productions, Brooklyn, NY
Rachel Deutsch, President/Principal Creative Director, Biondi LLC, McLean, VA
Ravinder Paul Singh, Director - Strategy and Online Marketing, Kulwant Advisory, Nairobi, Kenya
Rebekah Clerk, National Customer Service Manager, Empire Today, Northlake, IL
Rob Davis, CEO and Founder, Akavit, Denver, CO
Robyn McNeely, Process Improvement Coordinator, Cigna Government Services, Nashville, TN
Roja Kolachina, CEO/President, Synerteq, Inc., Rockville, MD
Seth Hall, VP Customer Service, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Stan Mendoza, Managing Partner, Mendoza Media LLC, Montclair, NJ
Stephen Gallagher, Independent Producer, Bronx, NY
Stewart Andrews, Creative Director, Noodlebox Design, LLC, Arlington, VA
Susan Hein, Creative Director, Office of Communications/Marketing, Export-Import Bank of the U.S., Washington, DC
Tina Stafford, Senior Account Executive, Stafford Creative Inc., Edmonds, WA
Tracy Tran, Founder and CEO, Tran Recruiting, LLC, Fairfax, VA
Vaughn Mootoo, Global Category Analyst, Chevron, San Francisco, CA
Vincent Verdi, Director of Photography, CUNY-TV, New York, NY
Yvonne Sotomayor, Assistant to the Executive Director, CUNY-TV, New York, NY
Zainab Ansari, Director/CEO, Xenith PR (Pvt.) Ltd., Karachi, Pakistan

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