2017 Annual Reports & Publications Judging Committee
Renee Mallonee, Director of Marketing
MONI Smart Security (formerly Monitronics), Farmers Branch, Texas
Renee Mallonee has been with MONI Smart Security (formerly Monitronics) for nearly 10 years, starting as a Marketing Coordinator and working her way up to Director of Marketing. During her tenure, she has helped move the company from a B2B organization that operated primarily behind the scenes to one of the largest smart home technology and residential security providers in North America. Under Mallonee, the company underwent a complete rebrand, shifting to a more direct-to-consumer focus with national TV, print and radio advertising campaigns, new strategic partnerships, and a fresh take on communicating with consumers. She was awarded a spot on the Security Systems News 20 Under 40 list, and is widely recognized throughout the industry as a leader in marketing, branding, and communications. Mallonee is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she studied marketing and advertising.
On being appointed Chair of the Annual Reports & Publications Judging Committee, Renee told us: “The Stevie Awards provide an excellent platform for companies to showcase their outstanding achievements. Each new year of submissions generates a new benchmark for creativity and innovation. As a past winner, MONI knows how steep the competition can be, and we look forward to seeing what this year’s applicants will deliver.”
Darryl Anderson, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Javita International, Boca Raton, Florida
I am a self-starter; creative; get-things-done marketing professional. 20+ years of communications, public relations, media, Internet and marketing experience.
Jane Bryant, Director
Spire Communications, Potomac Falls, Virginia
Lauran Cacciatori, Senior Director, Corporate Marketing & Communications
Deltek, Herndon, Virginia
Lauran is responsible for global communications at Deltek including Internal Communications, PR, Social Media and Analyst Relations. Since joining Deltek, she has launched its social media program, led the communications surrounding several acquisitions, and has helped Deltek earn numerous accolades through the company's Corporate Awards program.
Laurie Cote, CEO
Blue Bumble Creative, Littleton, Massachusetts
As the "Queen Bee" at Blue Bumble Creative, Laurie thrives on creating from a blank page and adding color to the world in electronic or physical formats. Never one to be bored, she currently operates three other businesses and sits as a Board Member for Lucy’s Love Bus.
Brenda Dukar, Board Member
Chugach Alaska Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Brenda Dukart is a Communication Strategist. She is the Chairman of the Colorado Springs Human Relations Commission and a elected director on the board of Chugach Alaska Corporation. As a Commissioner, Brenda works to help make Colorado Springs an inviting and diverse friendly city. On the board of Chugach, she works with a nine-member board to oversee the company to ensure it's longterm profitability and to help support their Alaska Native shareholders and their children in meaningful ways by providing: scholarships, job opportunities, dividends and business grants. Brenda has a graduate degree from Seton Hall University in Strategic Communication and Leadership; a bachelors degree in Organizational Management from Alaska Pacific University; a certificate from Dartmouth, Tuck School of Business in Creating Successful Native American Businesses.
Derek Gerry, Director, Strategic Accounts
C-4 Analytics, Saugus, Massachusetts
Batul Hasan, CEO
BSH Consultants, Karachi, Pakistan
M.A in Psychology , Certificate courses in Business Management, Management Excellence, Consumer and Market Insight, Market Research Techniques • Attended local and International Conferences. • Taught Psychology at University of Karachi, worked in Unilever for 17 years in Senior position. Managing my own Consultancy and agency for last 12 years.
Ananda Jagoda, Chief Creative Officer
www.smartannualreport.com, Colombo, Sri Lanka
With a creative background and skilled in design, illustration, typography, and photography, Ananda heads the Smart Media Design team and has been with the company since its inception in 1994. Having completed several courses in Graphic Design, he drives his team to create and execute smart yet simple design ideas that communicate across print, online, and video formats. Ananda has been a judge for The Stevie Awards since 2010.
Nitin Kumar, Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting, San Francisco, California
Michele Landry, Executive Vice President
Tanis Communications, Menlo Park, California
Niki Naska, Communications Manager
EUREKA Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium
Experienced strategic communications professional. Proven ability to manage people, budgets and clients, build partnerships and secure new business. Multilingual, creative, organised and committed with excellent networking and interpersonal skills.
Fabi Preslar, President
SPARK Publications, Matthews, North Carolina
Fabi Preslar is founder and president of SPARK Publications, a 19-year-old, design and custom publishing firm specializing in the design of print and digital magazines, books, catalogs, and marketing materials. Clients include niche enthusiasts, trades, national associations and corporations.
Keira Shein, Business Strategist & Communications Consultant
Shein Strategies, Owings Mills, Maryland
Keira is a trusted strategic communications advisor to C-level executives of public and private companies, ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 100’s. She is an expert in translating technology into positive, high-profile media stories and creating communication programs and strategies that help companies win customers and generate revenues.
Joe Thoma, President and CEO
Awareness Campaign Inc., Orlando, Florida
Joe Thoma is Director at Awareness Campaign Group, Business Management. He has thirty-five years experience in Integrated Marketing Communications, and is always learning something new.
Peter Young, Senior Adviser, Social Media & Corporate Communications
RelaxNews Corporation, Pacifica, California