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2008 Preliminary Round Judges

2008 Preliminary Round Judges

The following business professionals participated in preliminary judging in April-May 2008.  Their average scores determined the 2008 Finalists.  We thank them for their time, talents, and insights.

S. Kelly Albertina, Editor, ABX Air, Inc., Wilmington, OH
Zainab Ansari, Director/Chief Executive, Xenith PR (Pvt.) Ltd., Karachi, Pakistan
Lisa Asbell, President, Identity Theft Resolutions, St. Petersburg, FL
Patricia Baronowski, Director, The Altman Group, New York, NY
Ray Benjamin, Owner/Partner, Ray Benjamin Productions / Trilobyte Digital, New York, NY
Jock Breitwieser, Senior Manager PR/AR for US/EMEA, Callidus Software, San Jose, CA
Mimi Brooks, President and CEO, Logical Design Solutions, Inc., Morristown, NJ
David Brunet, Communications Specialist, State Farm Insurance Companies, Mendota Heights, MN
Bailey Burk, Founder & CEO, Burk Advertising & Marketing, Dallas, TX
Joseph Cameron, President/CEO, Walter F. Cameron Advertising, Hauppauge, NY
George Cauttero, Producer, The Cauttero Group, LLC, New York, NY
Alison Charter-Smith, Director of Marketing, Accept Software, Fremont, CA
Peter Chiarelli, Local Sales Manager, Cablevision, Woodbury, NY
John Christensen, VP-Media Relations, The Irvine Company, Newport Beach, CA
Denise Clancey, President, Teledirect Partners, Boston, MA
Rebekah Clerk, National Resolution Team Manager, Empire Today, Northlake, IL
Georgiana Comsa, President, ClassyTech PR, San Jose, CA
Mark Danielson, President, Danielson Designs, Ltd., Trinidad, CO
Eli Davidson, Author, Eli Davidson, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
David Dennis, President, SBC Advertising, Columbus, OH
Rachel Deutsch, Creative Director, Biondi LLC, McLean, VA
Sophia Di Nardo, Marketing Specialist, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Farmington Hills, MI
Eve Dumovich, Senior Writer/Editor, The Boeing Company, Ashford, WA
Mary DuQuaine, Director of Business Development, ExPrT - Exhibits, Graphics & Signs, Menomonee Falls, WI
David Eisenberg, Senior VP-Corporate Strategy, Development & Marketing, Alaska Communications Systems, Anchorage, AK
Michelle Esso, Marketing & PR Manager, Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife Company, Cleveland, OH
Monica Faulkenbery, APR, Director of Communications, Northside School District, San Antonio, TX
Richard Fishman, Designer, Fishman Design, Washington, DC
Marc Foelsch, Senior Art Director, Fraser Wallace Advertising, Dulles, VA
Donna Forbes, President, Loeffler Ketchum Mountjoy, Charlotte, NC
Kristina Garcia, Managing Director, German State of Hessen U.S. Office for Economic Development, New York, NY
Jack Gault, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA
Steve Gershik, Director of Marketing Innovation, Eloqua, Pleasanton, CA
David Gilman, President, Gilman Performance Systems, Brookfield, CT
David Graham, Communications Manager, Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund, Columbus, OH
Marcia Hall, Founder, Reputation COUNTS, Severna Park, MD
Larry Hamilton, Territory Manager, Neopost/ Hasler Inc., Houston, TX
Steve Hammack, Director of Corporate Communications, Qwest Communications, Denver, CO
Irina Haydon, Executive Director, Heartland Payment Systems, Chicago, IL
Susan Hein, Visual Information Specialist, Export-Import Bank of the U.S., Washington, DC
Bob Hicks, Director, Customer Service, Emerson / Liebert Corporation, Columbus, OH
Dr. J'Lynn Howle, CEO, Who's Who in Pageantry, Whitney, TX
Robert Jeppsen, Senior VP, Commercial Sales, Zions Bank, Salt Lake City, UT
Allen Jernigan, President & CEO, My Marketing Department, Inc., Seminole, FL
George Johnson, Vice President, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
David Johnston, President, Sales Resource Group Inc., Oakville, ON Canada
Tony Kelsey, Creative/Web Director, CIBER, Inc., Greenwood Village, CO
Raj Khera, Partner, MailerMailer LLC, Rockville, MD
Ron Kochman, Vice President, Volt Information Sciences, New York, NY
Ross Kogon, Chief of Staff, Pull-A-Part, Atlanta, GA
Peter Levy, President, Corniche Productions, Brooklyn, NY
Dan Lobring, Supervisor, Public Relations, rEvolution, Chicago, IL
Alan Maites, President, Robinson & Maites, Inc., Chicago, IL
Talia Mashiach, CEO, Eved Services, Skokie, IL
Mike Mathis, CEO, Medicfile.net, North Little Rock, AR
Andrew Mauriello, Sales & Customer Service Manager, Newell-Rubbermaid, Cambridge, MA
Robert McNeil, President & CEO, IMAGES USA, Atlanta, GA
Gabrielle Medecki, Principal, MEDECKI, San Francisco, CA
Kathy Menzie, Assistant Professor, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Andrea Michaels, President, Andrea Michaels, Inc., Sherman Oaks, CA
Rosalind Miller, Communications Director, the MMIC Group, Minneapolis, MN
Karen Monaghan, Director of Communications, Reston Association, Reston, VA
David Moritz, President, Society Awards, New York, NY
Mary Naylor, CEO, VIPdesk, Alexandria, VA
Judilynn Niedercorn, VP-Operations, ZeNETeX, LLC, Herndon, VA
Leslie Nuccio, Chief Noisemaker, CafePress.com, Foster City, CA
Molly Nunes, Public Relations Manager, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Boston, MA
Husani Oakley, Director, Technology, Euro RSCG Worldwide, New York, NY
Stephanie Obadia, Senior Associate, Kearns & West, Washington, DC
Kirsten Osolind, CEO, re:invention Marketing, Chicago, IL
Helen Ostrowski, Chairman, Porter Novelli, New York, NY
David Perdue, CEO, Asentinel LLC, Memphis, TN
Andrew Pete, Public Relations Specialist, Agel Enterprises, LLC, Provo, UT
Michael Pisner, Graphic Designer, The Design Channel, Chevy Chase, MD
Kyle Potvin, Owner/Principal, Splash Communications, LLC, Hampstead, NH
Avis Richards, President/CEO, Birds Nest Productions, Purchase, NY
Lorna Riley, CEO, Chart Learning Solutions Inc., Vista, CA
Chris Risheill, Exhibit and Event Marketing Manager, National Middle School Association, Westerville, OH
Kimberly Rogers, Web Project Facilitator, Methodist Healthcare, Memphis, TN
Matt Sevick, Vice President, Sentient Flight Group, Weymouth, MA
Anthony Snyder, Manager of Business Development,American Hardware Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, MA
John Soller, CEO, Maximum Performance LLC, Huntington Beach, CA
William Stevens, VP-Marketikng, 1st Global, Dallas, TX
Jennifer Tarajkowski, IT Engineer, Bridgepoint Education, San Diego, CA
Pat Taylor, Owner, Pat Taylor Graphic Design, Washington, DC
Stephanie Taylor, Bilingual Training Specialist, Western Summit Constructors, Inc., Denver, CO
Harmony Tenney, Senior Marketing Consultant, CRG, Charlottesville, VA
Rich Teplitsky, VP-Corporate Communications, GAIN Capital Group, Bedminster, NJ
Michelle Thorsell, President, SMT Architects, P.C., Glen Ellyn, IL
Andy Tolbert, President, Compass Publishing LLC, Sanford, FL
Dee Vandeventer, President and Partner, Rock, Paper, Scissors, LLC, Cedar Falls, IA
Manny Velasquez, Associate Director, Audience Services, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY
Vincent Verdi, Art Director, CUNY-TV, New York, NY
Erika von Hoyer, VP-Marketing, SkillSurvey, Inc., Berwyn, PA
Charles Wagner, Director of Marketing, Sensei Enterprises, Fairfax, VA
Charles Wiseman, Director of Service Marketing, Polycom, Andover, MA
Aric Wood, President & CEO, XPLANE Corp., Portland, OR
Barbara Zenz, President & CEO, The Stephenz Group, Inc., San Jose, CA
Joseph Zitzelberger, Director of Manufacturing Development, PACCAR Inc. / Kenworth Truck Company, Chillicothe, OH