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2009 Preliminary Round Judges

2009 Preliminary Round Judges

The following business professionals participated in preliminary judging in April-May 2009.  Their average scores determined the 2009 Finalists.  We thank them for their time, talents, and insights.

John Abrashkin, Managing Director, Ricochet Public Relations, New York, NY
Lisa Asbell, President, Identity Theft Resolutions, St. Petersburg, FL
Shawn Bainbridge, Chief Marketing Officer, O'Brien Industries, Omaha, NE
Gloria Barone-Rosanio, Director of Corporate Communications, CIGNA, Philadelphia, PA
David Beld, Producer/Director, Bridge Productions, New York, NY
Ray Benjamin, Owner/Partner, Ray Benjamin Productions/Trilobyte Digital LLC, New York, NY
Michael Biondo, VP-Customer Operations, Thumbplay, New York, NY
Chris Boak, Director of Business Development, North America, Cheil Worldwide, New York, NY
Jamie Braddy, President, Custom Edge, Fayetteville, NC
Alison Cahill, Manager, Corporate Communications, E*TRADE Financial, New York, NY
George Cauttero, Producer/Director/Writer, The Cauttero Group, LLC, Bronx, NY
Susan Chait, VP & Creative Director, Lebowitz | Gould | Design, Inc., New York, NY
Peter Chiarelli, Sales Manager, Cablevision, Woodbury, NY
Joseph Cianciotto, Executive Creative Director, Chief Community Officer, DDB Worldwide, New York, NY
Lane Cigna, Corporate Communications, The Bank of New York Mellon, New York, NY
Denise Clancey, President, Teledirect Partners, Boston, MA
David Clarke, Managing Director, BGT Partners, Miami, FL
Georgiana Comsa, President, ClassyTech PR, San Jose, CA
John Cox, Director, Marketing and Technical Operations, SourceSolution, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Jamie Cunningham, LMS Administrator, Distance Learning, Joint Commission Resources, Oak Brook, IL
Mark Danielson, President, Danielson Designs, Ltd, Trinidad, CO
Jennifer Deare, President, Deare Marketing, Inc, Tenafly, NJ
Rennu Dhillon, Founder, Genius Kids Inc, Fremont, CA
Seth Dotterer, Director of Marketing, Conductor, Inc, New York, NY
Ra'ed Elmurib, Vice President, General Manager, Microprocessor & ASIC Product Division, PMC-Sierra, Inc., Santa Clara, CA
Leah Fallon, Senior Creative Strategist, C2 Creative, New York, NY
Robert Feeney, Business Development Manager, Gage Marketing, Minneapolis, MN
Donna Forbes, President, Loeffler Ketchum Mountjoy, Charlotte, NC
Alayna Francis, Vice President, Swiss Re, New York, NY
Steve Gallagher, Independent Producer, , Bronx, NY
David Gilman, President, Gilman Performance Systems, Brookfield, CT
Stuart Goldstein, Senior VP-Operations, Design & Development Group, 360i, New York, NY
Petra Guerra, Assistant Professor, Public/Media Relations, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX
Allison Gurnitz, Owner & Partner, Coray Gurnitz Consulting, Arlington, VA
Mary Anne Halligan, Marketing Director for Global Services, EMC, Hopkinton, MA
Gregory Harper, President, Runzheimer International, Rochester, WI
Irina Haydon, Executive Director, Heartland Payment Systems, Chicago, IL
Barbara Hernandez, PR Director/Partner, Hiebing, Madison, WI
Allen Jernigan, President & CEO, My Marketing Department, Inc., Seminole, FL
Robert Jones, Senior Vice President, HPTi, Reston, VA
Judy Katz, Marketing Consultant/Director of Special Projects, Investor Relations Group, New York, NY
Tony Kelsey, Creative/Web Director, CIBER, Inc., Greenwood Village, CO
Nagib Khallouf, President, Trademart International Trading, Northridge, CA
Raj Khera, Partner, MailerMailer LLC, Rockville, MD
Jamie Kisner, President/CEO, JMK Notary & Services, Miami, FL
Joanne Klauke-LaBelle, CEO/Executive Director, Harmony International, Sarnia, Canada
Marylee Klinkhammer, Web Development Director, DRG, Berne, IN
Ross Kogon, President/CEO, Pull-A-Part, Atlanta, GA
Ken Kraemer, Creative Director, IconNicholson, New York, NY
Dave Lakhani, CEO , Bold Approach, Inc, Meridian, ID
Frank Laudo, VP Chief Creative Officer, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur, Grapevine, TX
Tim Letteer, Online Product Manager, NYDailyNews.com, New York, NY
Peter Levy, President, Corniche Productions, New York, NY
Marissa Lubin, Associate Producer, CUNY TV, New York, NY
Rachael Lyon, Director, North America Communications, SpinVox, Ltd., New York, NY
Giovanni Mancini, Manager of Product Marketing, The MathWorks, Inc., Natick, MA
Michelle Manuel, President, Manuel Communications, Inc., Kansas City, MO
Mike Mathis, CEO, Medicfile.net, North Little Rock, AR
Andrew Mauriello, Manager, Sales Support, mimio - A Newell Rubbermaid Company, Cambridge, MA
Karen McKenzie, Clinical Trials Product Manager, CSA Medical, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Cathy Morley Foster, Vice President, Fleishman-Hillard, San Francisco, CA
Jessica Moskowitz, Communication Specialist, Borrower Services Division, American Student Assistance, Boston, MA
Vanessa Mouner, Associate Producer, CUNY TV, New York, NY
Jenney Nalevanko, Kiplinger.com Accounts Manager, The Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc., Washington, DC
Judilynn Niedercorn, VP-Operations, ZeNETeX, LLC, Herndon, VA
Stephen Noel, VP, Portal and Online Marketing, Thomson Reuters, Eagan, MN
Connie O'Brien, Senior VP-Internet Strategy & Development, AXA Equitable, New York, NY
John Oslick, Client Service Manager, Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado, Englewood, CO
RJ Owen, Senior Technical Architect, EffectiveUI, Denver, CO
Lori Peterson, Corporate Manager - Web Development, Baptist Healthcare System, Inc., Louisville, KY
Deloris Pimienta, Customer Service Production, Medicare Operations, HUMANA, Tampa, FL
Kyle Potvin, Owner/Principal, Splash Communications, LLC, Hampstead, NH
Amy Riggsbee, VP-Business Solutions, Softpro, Raleigh, NC
Chris Risheill, Advertising and Exhibit Manager, NMSA, Westerville, OH
Holly Rocheleau, Account Director, MVP Collaborative, Madison Heights, MI
Kimberly Rogers, Web Project Facilitator, Methodist Healthcare, Memphis, TN
Eliott Saltzman, Senior Vice President, Addison, New York, NY
James Salzano, Owner/President, Salzano Studio Inc., New York, NY
Leslie Schuhbauer, Web Services Manager, The TLC Companies, Brooklyn Center, MN
Sharon Seitz, PR Manager, Callidus Software, San Jose, CA
Ron Sereg, Assistant Professor, Public Relations, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
Gary Shumaker, President, Gary E. Shumaker, Inc., Fairfax, VA
Jill Silman, Vice President, Meador Staffing Services, The Woodlands, TX
Halley Silver, Director of eCommerce, The King Arthur Flour Company, Norwich, VT
Ravinder Paul Singh, President, Kulwant Advisory, Nairobi, Kenya
Larry Sites, HRIS Analyst, King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, KY
Kalwant Smagh, Supervisory Financial Analyst, USAF, Warner Robins, GA
John Soller, CEO, Maximum Performance LLC, Huntington Beach, CA
Michael Sprouse, Chief Marketing Officer, Epic Advertising, New York, NY
Sydney Steinhardt, Assistant Director of Communications, Fordham University, New York, NY
Blake Stowell, Analyst Relations Director , Omniture, Orem, UT
Joe Thoma, President/CEO, Primary Source Press Inc., Oviedo, FL
Scott Thomas, CEO, Jake Records, Puyallup, WA
Michelle Thorsell, Principal, SMT Architects, P.C., Glen Ellyn, IL
Andy Tolbert, President, Compass Publishing LLC, Sanford, FL
Christine Troshynski, Analyst, Accenture, Chicago, IL
Nicole Vaughn, Managing Supervisor, Fleishman-Hillard, St. Louis, MO
Vincent Verdi, Art Director, Home Box Office, New York, NY
Joshua Walker, Director of Web Development, United States Sports Academy, Daphne, AL
Laura Walter, Corporate Marketing Manager, Enterprise Fleet Management, St. Louis, MO
Brian Ward, Senior VP-Client Services, IntraLinks, New York, NY
Kevin Windorf, President, Financial Communications Society, New York, NY
Charles Wiseman, Director of Global Service Marketing, Polycom, Andover, MA
Terry Wisner, Founder & President, The CPO Institute, Grand Blanc, MI
Pam Young, President, Unique Innovations Inc., Lancaster, PA
Barbara Zenz, President and CEO, The Stephenz Group, Inc., San Jose, CA
Joseph Zitzelberger, Director of Manufacturing Development, Kenworth Truck Company, PACCAR Inc, Chillicothe, OH
Chris Zoloth, Director, Global Customer Care, IHG, Salt Lake City, UT
Linda Zumstein, CEO, TheVirtualSalesCoach.com, Arden, NC