The CMO Leadership Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in building, leading and motivating a high performing marketing nominees are:

  • Elisabeth Charles, CMO, Athleta
  • Phil Clement, CMO, Aon Corporation
  • Jeff Diskin, EVP Commercial Services, Hilton Worldwide
  • Steven Handmaker, CMO, Assurance
  • Rich Kylberg, VP Corporate Marketing and Communications, Arrow Electronics
  • Susan Lintonsmith, CMO, Quiznos
  • Heather Rim, Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, AECOM
  • Jane Wakely, CMO, Mars Chocolate

The CMO Marketing Innovation Award recognizes demonstrated capability in creating an innovative environment that delivers bre game-changing outcomes in ROI, customer engagement and/or for the industry as a whole. The nominees are:

  • David Christopher, CMO, AT&T
  • Kevin Iaquinto, CMO, JDA Software
  • Kevin Krone, CMO, Southwest Airlines
  • Marc Mathieu, CMO, Samsung Electronics America
  • Trish Mueller, CMO, The Home Depot
  • Jon Potter, CMO, Moet Hennessy USA
  • Rich Smith, CMO, Ditech Financial
  • Mark Tullio, VP Worldwide Marketing, Lantronix

The CMO Officers Award recognizes demonstrated ability to democratize the brand beyond the marketing department and/or to lead company across functional areas. The nominees are:

  • Anthony Christie, CMO, Level 3 Communications
  • Jerri DeVard, CMO, ADT
  • Jennifer Dominiquini, Chief Marketing and Client Experience Officer, BBVA Compass
  • Alan Gellman, CMO, Esurance
  • Judy Hackett, CMO, Dun and Bradstreet
  • Lucas Herscovici, Vice President Consumer Connections, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • John Howell, VP Marketing, Enterprise Holdings
  • Mike Wege, Chief Growth and Marketing Officer, The Hershey Company

The CMO Rising Star Award recognizes a demonstrated range of capabilities in leading an organization, marketing innovation and growth agenda, with fewer than 10 years of senior marketing experience. The nominees are:

  • Emily Culp, CMO, Keds
  • Chris MacDonald, Marketing Director, Martin Automotive Group
  • Corey Maynard, VP Marketing, YETI Coolers
  • Gina McDuffie, CMO, VER
  • Mark-Hans Richer, CMO, Harley Davidson
  • Kim Schuy, VP Global Marketing, Essilor
  • Sydney Seiger, CMO, TXU Energy
  • Missy Walker, VP Brand Strategy and Communications, Strayer University

The CMO Growth Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of new strategies, tools and p significant company growth. The nominees are:

  • Julie Cary, CMO, LaQuinta
  • Clay Cowan, CMO,
  • Paul D’Arcy, SVP Marketing,
  • John Dragoon, CMO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Chris Edwards, CMO, Validic Healthcare Technology
  • Dawn Hudson, CMO, The NFL
  • Michael Mendenhall, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Flex
  • Tom Smith, CMO, Nissan North America

The CMO Social Responsibility Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in corporate social responsibility and/or marketing effo charitable causes — “doing well by doing good.” The nominees are:

  • Jill Estorino, EVP Global Marketing, Walt Disney Parks; Resorts
  • Julia Goldin, CMO, The LEGO Group
  • Mark Hanna, CMO, Richline Group
  • Paul Hillen, VP Global Marketing, Cargill
  • Karen Quintos, CMO, Dell
  • Diane Scott, Global Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Western Union
  • Michael Senackerib, CMO, Campbell Soup Co.
  • Drew Slaven, VP Marketing, Mercedes-Benz USA

The CMO Content Engagement Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in creating and curating relevant and valuable content t engage audiences, create community and positively impact customer experiences. The nominees are:

  • Linda Bartman, CMO, CDK Global
  • Patrick Bernardi, CMO, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC
  • Wanda Gierhart, CMO, Neiman Marcus Group
  • Benjamin Karsch, CMO, Revlon
  • Carol Kruse, CMO, Cambia Health Solutions
  • Ellyn Raftery, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Fidelity Information Services
  • Jay Spenchian, CMO, Tempur-Sealy International
  • Michael Zuna, Chief Digital & Marketing Officer, PETCO

The CMO President’s Circle Award recognizes a marketing executive’s demonstrated dedication to the mission of the CMO Club b with peer members, collaborating and sharing with members and helping new CMOs to benefit from the peer-based community conve are:

  • Juliene Conway, SVP Enterprise Marketing & Communications, Bank of America
  • Nigel Dessau, CMO, Stratus Technologies
  • Julie Garlikov, VP Marketing, Nuvesse Skin Therapies
  • Kieran Hannon, CMO, Belkin International
  • Emmanuel Laroche, VP Marketing & Consumer Insights, Symrise
  • David Minifie, CMO, Centene Corporation
  • Tim Suther, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase
  • Lisa Woodard, CMO, Transamerica

The CMO Creativity and Story Telling Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in standout story telling and creativity that sepa in the category. The nominees are:

  • Bernard Acoca, CMO Americas, L’Oreal
  • Douwe Bergsma, CMO, Georgia Pacific
  • Michelle Fernandez, VP Marketing, Canon USA
  • Vicky Free, CMO, BET Networks
  • Brian Harrington, CMO, Zipcar
  • Jonathan Mildenhall, CMO, Airbnb
  • Caralene Robinson, EVP Brand Marketing and Creative, VH1
  • Diego Scotti, CMO, Verizon Communications

The CMO Customer Experience Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in creating high-impact customer experiences. The nom

  • Mary Renner, Beech CMO, Kate Spade & Co.
  • Pam El, CMO, The NBA
  • Dan Farrell, SVP Sales & Marketing, The St. Louis Cardinals
  • Jennifer Francis, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Kurt Kane, Chief Concept Officer, Wendy’s
  • Richard Marnell, SVP Marketing, Viking River Cruises
  • Todd Merry, CMO, Delaware North Companies
  • Buffy Sash, CMO, Alice + Olivia


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