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2006 Preliminary Round Judges

2006 Preliminary Judges

The following professionals participated in preliminary judging for The 2006 American Business Awards in April-May 2006.  Their average scores determined the Finalists.  We thank them for their participation and insights.

 

Stewart Andrews, Principal, Noodlebox Design, LLC, Arlington, Virginia

Krysta Arabudzki, Art Director, JDG Communications, Falls Church, Virginia

Dave Armon, Chief Operating Officer, PR Newswire, New York                    

Kathi Baker, Associate Director, Health Sciences Communications, EmoryUniversity, Atlanta, Georgia            

Vic Beck, Vice President, Peter Arnold Associates, Wellesley, Massachusetts  

Katrina Becker, Director of Corporate Communications, TD Ameritrade, Omaha, Nebraska    

Betsy Bedigian, Marketing & Communications Manager, Hezel Associates, Syracuse, New York         

Jan Bellis-Squires, Director of Public Relations, Touchmark, Beaverton, Oregon                       

Lea-Ann Berst, Marketing Strategy Consultant, Sleddogg Marketing, Raleigh, North Carolina  

Catrin Brace, Head of Marketing & Media Relations, Welsh Assembly Government, New York                      

Noreen Braman, Multimedia Design Editor, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Princeton, New Jersey

Jock Breitwieser, Manager of Public Relations, Callidus Software                     

David Brunet, Communications Specialist, State Farm Insurance Companies, Mendota Heights, Minnesota       

Chauncey Buchan, Web Project Coordinator, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Surfside Beach, South Carolina                       

Gary Burris, National Sales Manager, Tec Laboratories, Inc., Albany, Oregon 

Peter Byers, Designer, The Big Idea, Alexandria, Virginia

David Cahill, President, DSC Consulting, Shawnee, Kansas     

Luigi Carinci, President, Pinpoint Experts Corp., Vaughn, OntarioCanada        

David Clarke, Managing Partner and Senior VP, BGT Partners, Miami, Florida

Anthony Codianni, Director of Training & Dealer Development, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., Irvine, California                       

Gerard Corbett, Vice President, Hitachi America, Ltd., Brisbane, California       
Tom Cosgrove, Principal, Tom Cosgrove Design, Arlington, Virginia          

Jana Del Valle, Operations Communications Specialist, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri           

Rachel Deutsch, President, Biondi LLC, Arlington, Virginia

Linda Dickerhoof, Principal Consultant, Signature Strategy, Inc., Arlington, Virginia
Colleen Dickey, Benefits Administration, State of Oklahoma - Employees Benefits Council, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma            

Gini Dietrich, President, Arment Dietrich, Inc., Chicago, Illinois 

Eve Dumovich, Writer/Editor, Boeing, Ashford, Washington     

Cathy Dunkin, President & CEO, Standing Partnership, St. Louis, Missouri                  

Michelle Esso, Sales Development Manager, Hyatt Legal Plans, Cleveland, Ohio                      

Gayle Falkenthal, President, Falcon Valley Group, San Diego, California          

Kate Farrell, Vice President, KeyBank, Boston, Massachusetts
Laura Franek, Graphic Designer, Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

Julie Franklin, Specialist-Marketing & Public Relations, RegionalWestMedicalCenter, Scottsbluff, Nebraska  

Scott Fuhr, Corporate Communications Manager, Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), Trevose, Pennsylvania 

Bob Furniss, President, Touchpoint Associates, Inc., Bartlett, Tennessee          

Jack Gault, Ph.D., Marketing Professor, West ChesterUniversity of Pennsylvania, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Joy Gendusa, Founder & CEO, PostcardMania, Clearwater, Florida   

Shell Greenier, Principal, Shell Greenier Design and Illustration, Vero Beach, Florida    

Linda Grochowalski, President, Corporate Communications INK, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 

Jessica Hahn, Principal, Peitho Communications LLC               

Marcia Hall, President & CEO, Marcia Hall & Associates, LLC, Severna Park, Maryland       

Judy Haveson, Vice President, Vollmer Public Relations, New York

Amanda Henderson, Designer, The Design Channel, Chevy Chase, Maryland

Cindy Hoffman, Owner, Hoffman Communications, Media, Pennsylvania

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Owner, Absolutely Public Relations, Lakewood, Colorado  

Jill Hollingsworth, Director-Executive Leadership, Qwest Communications International Inc., Denver, Colorado

Valerie Hughes, Communications Programs Specialist, US Postal Service, Louisville, Kentucky

Marci Kleinsasser, Vice President, Coverall Cleaning Concepts, Boca Raton, Florida   

Wayne Kurie, Creative Director, EFXMedia, Arlington, Virginia

Jenna Kyser, PR Associate, Alexander Marketing Services, Grand Rapids, Michigan   

Brian Lambert, Chairman, United Professional Sales Association, Herndon, Virginia     

Maclaren Latta, Senior Counselor, Carmichael Lynch Spong                

Deborah Long, President, Cohesive Communications LLC                   

Joseph Luchok, Manager-Public Affairs Communications, March of Dimes, Washington, DC               

Rose Maciejewski, Vice President, Ruder Finn, Los Angeles, California                       

Linda Maia-Lopes, Manager-Marketing & Client Services, CRS, Inc., West Long Branch, New Jersey                       

Michelle Manuel, President, Manuel Communications, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri

Jennifer Marko, Principal, J. Marko Public Relations, Jacksonville, Florida       

Dana Masuda, Senior Brand Strategy Manager, Cisco Systems, San Jose, California    

Rosalind Miller, Communications Director, The MMIC Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota           

Karen Monaghan, Director of Communications, Reston Association, Reston, Virginia   

Cristina Morales Haltiwanger, Managing Director, Red F, Charlotte, North Carolina     

Gayle Morrison, Partner, Executive Options, Seattle, Washington

Lisa Murphy, VP-Service Coordinator, Fidelity Information Services, Jacksonville, Florida       

Mark O'Toole, Vice President, The Castle Group, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts

Kyle Potvin, Principal, Splash Communications, LLC, Hampstead, New Hampshire     

David Powers, Vice President, GotVMail Communications, Weston, Massachusetts

Dr. Steve Rajan, Vice Chancellor of Malaysis, IAWEP, New York      

Sarah Rasmussen, Public Affairs Manager, Metro Waste Authority, Des Moines, Iowa 

Susan Reed, Trainer, Wellpoint Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio               

Angelique Rewers, Senior Communications Consultant, Constellation Energy, Baltimore, Maryland                   

Avis Richards, CEO and Executive Producer, Freestyle Productions, Purchase, New York      

Laraine Rodgers, President, Navigating Transitions, Scottsdale, Arizona

Dan Roselli, President, Red F Marketing, Charlotte, North Carolina     

Bruce Rowe, Director-Public Relations, ViaSat Inc.                 

Iris Salsman, Principal, Salsman Lundgren Public Relations, St. Louis, Missouri
Alan Sciulli, Production Manager, AXIS, Washington, DC

Carolyn Scott, Publisher, M.D. News, Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania      

Larry Sites, Benefits/HRIS Specialist, King's DaughtersMedicalCenter, Ashland, Kentucky                

Kathy Skipper, Change Management Analysis & Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia             

DeAllous Smith, Public Information Officer, Hartsfield-JacksonAtlantaInternationalAirport, Atlanta, Georgia        

Jaala Spratt, Communications Specialist, Scholastic Inc., Jefferson City, Missouri         

Tim Stanley, Senior VP & CIO, Harrah's Entertainment, Las Vegas, Nevada   

Sydney Steinhardt, Vice President, Ferrell Communications, New York    

Becky Strickland, Senior Human Resources Manager, Express Scripts, Pueblo, Colorado        

Shoab Syed, Systems Support Management, SJS Solutions              

Patricia Tanner, Human Resources Manager, RoVic, Inc., Manchester, Connecticut     

Cyndi Tetro, VP-Products & Marketing, Nextpage, Draper, Utah

Joe Thoma, President/Editor,    Primary Source Press Inc., Oviedo, Florida      

Mary Verdin, Owner, Verdin Marketing Ink, San Luis Obispo, California         

Amanda Watlington, Owner, Searching for Profit, Charlestown, Massachusetts

Michael Weiss  , CEO, imagistic Media Studios, Venice, California      

Glenn Wohl, Marketing Manager, AT&T, Bridgewater, New Jersey                

Andrea Wood, Managing Director, Clear!Blue, Chicago, Illinois                       

Darrell Zahorsky, Small Business Editor, About.com                

Joseph Zitzelberger, Director of Manufacturing Development, PACCAR Inc, Chillicothe, Ohio