2015 Preliminary Judges

The following professionals participated in first-round judging of the 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Their average scores determined the Finalists. We thank them for their time, insights and support.

Husam Mahmoud Abdallah, Senior Specialist Strategy & Business Excellence, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Lisa Abeyta, Founder/CEO, APPCityLife, Inc., Albuquerque, NM USA
Lara Abrams, Managing Partner, Lara Abrams Communications, LLC, San Ramon, CA USA
Nicole Y. Adams, Marketing, PR and Corporate Communications Translator, NYA Communications, Bellbird Park, QLD Australia
Megan Alarid, Chief Digital Officer, Cenergy, Houston, TX USA
Maryam Al Hashmi, Deputy Representative of Quality, Fujairah Police G.H.Q, Fujairah, Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Huda Al-Husaini, Associate Engineer, Jordan Engineers Association, Shmisani, Amman, Jordan
Karen Appleton, Founder, Box, Inc, Los Altos, CA USA
Elycia Arendt, Digital Strategist, Horizontal Integration, Minnetonka, MN USA
Ani Atanasova, CEO, Pixelhunters, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Victoria Barnett, Senior Marketing Director, Royal College of Nursing, Epping, Essex, United Kingdom
Janet Beale, Managing Director, Sytor Enterprises Pty Ltd, East Lindfield, NSW Australia
Dea Benson, Chief Accounting Officer, Realogy, Parsippany, NJ USA
Denise Blasevick, CEO, The S3 Agency, Boonton, NJ USA
Tya Bolton, CEO / Business and Event Strategist, Exceptional Business Solutions, LLC, Columbia, MD USA
Jane Bryant, Director, Spire Communications, Potomac Falls, VA USA
Carolin Buchardt, CEO and founder, CB Praxisberatung, Heidelberg, Germany
Cheryl Budd, Chief Communications Officer, National Council on Compensation Insurance, Boca Raton, FL USA
Roman Bukary, VP Account Management, NetSuite, Denver, CO USA
Beverly Butler, Senior Vice President, Treasury Management, Wells Fargo, San Francisco, CA USA
Mj Callaway, Author/Coach/Speaker, Rock More Sales, Delmont, PA USA United States
Etta Cohen, Founder, Forward Ladies, Leeds, United Kingdom
Lebin Ebru Cokisler, Head of Corporate Communication, Anadolu Group, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Kate Darcy Hohenthal, Founder, The Birthday Club, Manchester, CT USA
Adriena Daunt, Public Relations, The Americas Tourism New Zealand | Manaakitanga Aotearoa, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Robyn Davis, Owner, When I Need Help, Columbia, SC USA
Danielle Di-Masi, Business Etiquette Expert, The Interactions Lab, Australia
Teresa Dos Santos, Director, Business Interiors, Pensacola, FL, USA
Eve Dumovich, Editor, Boeing/Snowline Publishing, Ashford, WA USA
Denette Dunn, S.W. Area Municipal Services Manager, Republic Services, Phoenix, AZ USA
Tereson Dupuy, CEO, Fuzzibunz, LLC, Lafayette, LA USA
Lori Ericson, Product Planning and Development, Epicor Software, Littleton, CO USA
Kharma Finley-Wallace, Principal, Hoverfly Media, Washington, DC USA
Dr. Hüsniye Firat, The Ministry of Customs and Trade, Canakkale Province,Turkey
Patricia Garcia, User Experience Professional, Vixlet, Culver City, CA USA
Lorretta Gasper, Owner/Principal, Wind Rose Communications, Atlanta, GA USA
Linda Ginac, CEO, TalentGuard, Austin, TX USA
Barb Girson, President, My Sales Tactics, LLC, New Albany, OH USA
Marilyn Glazier, Social Media Director, Helen Doron Educational Group, Misgav, Israel
Rashmi Gopinath, Sr. Director, Business Development, Couchbase, Mountain View, CA USA
Danita Harn, COO, Harn and Associates Back Office Solutions, Ops, Woodstock, GA USA
Charity Herb, Online Content Administrator, Associate Communications, American Greetings, Cleveland, OH USA
Deborah Herman, President, Fabric Innovations, Coral Gables, FL USA
Joann Hizon, Vice President - Human Resources, SM Investments Corp, Pasay City, Philippines
Rosalie Hopkins, President, Bianco Hopkins & Assoc., Inc., Peachtree Corners, GA, USA
Kimberly Howard, Vice President, Creative Director, The Thomas Collective, New York, NY USA
Craig Jacobsen, Founder, Open Spaces Marketing, Encinitas, CA USA
Julie Jakopic, President/CEO, iLead Strategies, Alexandria, VA USA
Anne Jefferies, Vendor Compliance Manager, AT&T Global Vendor Management, Biggar, United Kingdom
Graham Jenkins, Chair - TEC 31 and KEY 112, The Executive Connection, Sydney, NSW Australia
Zsofia Juhasz, Executive Coach, Coaching Team - Australasia, The Gap, QLD Australia
Rose Jurczewski, Owner, Funxion Fuzion, Roselle, IL USA
Peter Justen, CEO, Five Plus, Middleburg, VA USA
Tsvetta Kaleynska, President, Girls Leading Our World, New York, NY USA
Umut KEÇECIOGLU, DenizBank, Istanbul, Turkey
Tammy Kronawitter, Executive Assistant, Clear Decisions, Sheidow Park, SA Australia
Iwona Kubicz, President of the Board, Procontent, Global Reach PR, Warsaw, Poland
Yamini Kurup, Vice President, Aditya Birla Financial Services, Mumbai, India
Sharon Lachow-Blumberg, CEO, I'm Not Done Yet LLC, Charlotte, NC USA
Joanne Lang, CEO, AboutOne CEO, Malvern, PA USA
Susan LaPlante-Dube, Principal, Precision Marketing Group, Framingham, MA USA
Jill Liberman, Founder, Videoglobetrotter, Inc., Boca Raton, FL USA
Vanessa Lindeberg, Client Services Manager, OnStrategy, Reno, NV USA
Ivo Lukas, CEO/Founder, 24Notion, Portland, OR USA
Lindsey Lux, Vice President of Operations, Operations/HR/Customer Service, MDwise Inc., Indianapolis, IN USA
Melissa Macaulay Federico, President/CEO, The B2B Branding Co., Medfield, MA USA
Anil Machado, Managing Director, T Nell, Sieradz, Poland
Theresa Mack, Owner, PowerUp Partners, Torrance, CA USA
Vanessa Maddox, CEO, TheGirlfriendGroup, Leesburg, VA USA
Jan Mano, Creative Director, Elf, Burlington, VT USA
Carol Marx, Past President, American Agri-Women, Rickreall, OR USA
Renie McClay, Project Manager, Caveo Learning, Ozark, MI USA
Robin McCoy-Ramirez, Owner, SoothEaze, USA
Colin McKillop, Vice President, WECAN, Windsor, ON Canada
Catherine McQuaid, Principal, Big Game Hunting, Toronto, ON Canada
Debbie Moore, COO, Other Creative Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Rajendran Nair, VP, Marketing, Estuate, Sunnyvale, CA USA
Crystal O'Connor, Founder | CEO, Moxie Entrepreneur, West Des Moines, IA USA
Julie Pond, CEO, Sage Environmental Services, Inc., Seattle, WA USA
Toni Potter, Director, AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Chantilly, VA USA
Fabi Preslar, President, SPARK Publications, Matthew, NC USA
Lisa Preuss, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Epicor Software Corp., Irvine, CA USA
Jesintha Rajaratnam, Managing Partner, Money Garden, Bangalore, Karnataka India
Janelle Raney, Principal Product Marketing Manager, SaaS Division,, Citrix, San Francisco, CA USA
Julia Reid, New Business Consultant, 1000heads Inc, New York, NY USA
Dennis Reno, Corporate Vice President, Customer Success, Proofpoint, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA USA
Ritzi Ronquillo, Chairman, IABC Philippines, Manila, Philippines
Anupama Rosa, Marketing Executive, Lycatel Switchware Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Catalina Rousseau, President & CEO, BDR Associates, Hill + Knowlton Strategies Associates, Bucharest, Romania
Liz Rowell, Managing Director, Red Ark, St Leonards, NSW Australia
Pearl Saadi, Client Strategy Director, Other Creative Ltd, London United Kingdom
Amy Scarlino, President & CEO, Catchpole Corporation, Boston, MA USA
Susan Schauer John, Head Honcho, SpiderWeb Connections, Easton, MD USA
Nora Senior, Executive Chair UK Regions and Ireland, Weber Shandwick, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ron Sereg, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University at Shreveport, LA USA
Keira Shein, Partner, Shein Strategies, Owings Mills, MD USA
Kyle Sheldon-Chandler, Virtual Assistant, KSC Virtual Assistant Services, Grand Junction, CO USA
Tony Roland Silitonga, Board of Trustees, Indonesian Institute for Corporate Directorship, (IICD), Jakarta, Indonesia
Aline Stanworth, Communications Leader Europe, SABIC, Corporate Communications, Bergen op Zoom, NB, The Netherlands
Vickie Sullivan, Founder and President, Sullivan and Associates, Tempe, AZ USA
Letty Swank, Founder, Giftwrapperz, Los Gatos, CA USA
Mahiette Tarrago, Creative Director, Tycoon Advertising Group, The Woodlands, TX USA
Veronique Topping, Owner and Web Developer, I-NetUniq Technologies, Rockville Centre, NY USA
Aia Tulepbergenova, Business Analyst, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY USA
Sarah Tumm, Owner / CEO, DimTec 3D, Fort Myers, FL USA
Linda Varrell, President, Broadreach Public Relations, Portland, ME USA
Sharon Vaz, CEO, Internet Marketing Angel LLC, Hendersonville, TN USA
Anne Walker, Founder & CEO, International Dance Supplies Ltd, Newton Abbot, Devon United Kingdom
Teresa Waller, Director of Business Development, Sanplicity, Bakersfield, CA USA
Stacy Weil, Executive Director, PPD, Inc., Austin, TX USA
Joyce Weiland, President, SoftPro, Raleigh, NC USA
Antonie Whittier, Founder, Whittier Legal Consulting, Dallas, TX USA
Marie Wiese, President, Marketing CoPilot Inc., Toronto, ON Canada
Heather Wilde, CTO, ROCeteer, Las Vegas, NV USA
Leah Wilkinson, Partner, Wilkinson Shein Communications, Arlington, VA USA
Becky Wilson, Chief Visibility Officer, WDS Marketing & PR, Overland Park, KS USA
Young Kuk Won, CEO/ECD, Solcom, Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Brenda Wrigley, Associate Professor, Dept. of Marketing Communications, Emerson College, Boston, MA USA
Yvonne Wu, Author Assistant and Publicist, The YP Publishing, Niagara Falls, ON Canada
Darya Yegorina, Founder, Skills2Fund, Dublin, Ireland
Kathy Zwickert, Chief People Officer, NetSuite, San Mateo, CA USA