The 2016 CMO Awards Ceremony | The Lincoln Center, NYC

The CMO Club
November 16, 2016


The CMO Awards Ceremony is a special night to honor marketing’s best and brightest leaders.  Congratulations to the 2016 winners. Their innovative and creative work will inspire and lead the industry in the years to come! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the event and honor these marketing super-stars.

Before the dinner and ceremony a special problem solving roundtable exclusively for CMO Awards winners was led by Drew Neisser. Read Drew’s roundtable recap on AdAge here.

CMO Officers Award
CMO Officers Award
Presenting the CMO Officers Award was Margaret Molloy of Siegel+Gale.

  • Dara Royer, Chief Development & Marketing Officer, Mercy Corps
  • Arra Yerganian, Chief Marketing & Branding Officer, Sutter Health
  • Morag Lucey, CMO, Avaya*
  • Anne Finucane, Global Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Bank of America*

CMO Leadership Award
CMO Leadership 2 Award

Presenting the CMO Leadership awards was Stephanie Fierman of MediaCom.

  • Elissa Fink, CMO, Tableau Software
  • Christina Meringolo, VP Integrated Marketing Solutions, Bayer Consumer Health
  • Clay Stobaugh, EVP CMO, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Jane Wakely, CMO, Global Chocolate, Mars Inc.

CMO Content Engagement Award
CMO Content Engagement Award
Presenting the CMO Content Engagement award was Sean Muller of

  • Michelle Fernandez, Head of Marketing, HE, LG Electronics
  • Robert Rakowitz, Head of Global Media, Mars Inc.
  • Maria Winans, CMO, IBM Commerce, Social & Mobile, IBM
  • David Beebe, VP Global Creative & Content Marketing, Marriott International

CMO Marketing Innovation Award
CMO Marketing Innovation Award

Presenting the CMO Marketing Innovation Award was Kathleen Rohrecker of Oracle Marketing Cloud.

  • Richard Honiball, SVP Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer, Navy Exchange
  • Peter Horst, CMO, The Hershey Company
  • Eric Reynolds, VP GM – Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia, The Clorox Company
  • Nicole Fraley, AVP Digital Marketing, Victoria’s Secret

CMO Customer Experience Award
CMO Customer Experience Award

Presenting the CMO Customer Experience Award was Laks Srinivasan of Opera Solutions.

  • Alma Derricks, VP Sales & Marketing, Cirque du Soleil RSD
  • Patty Trevino, GVP CMO, Bonefish Grill / Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Simon Burch, SVP Marketing, LVMH
  • Dee Mc Laughlin, VP Global Marketing, Forever 21

CMO Rising Star Award
CMO Rising Star Award

Presenting the CMO Rising Star Award was Lisa Collings of Conversant.

  • Ryan Linders, VP CRM, Loyalty, & Marketing Analytics, Sally Beauty
  • Gina McDuffie, CMO, VER
  • Patti Newcomer-Simmons, VP, Head of Marketing, Intuit
  • Leah Robert, EVP, Camuto Group

CMO Creativity and Storytelling Award
CMO Creativity and Storytelling Award

Presenting the CMO Creativity & Storytelling Award was Pete Krainik of The CMO Club.

  • Michael Donnelly, SVP Global Digital Marketing, Mastercard
  • Maggie Chan Jones, CMO, SAP
  • Lee Applbaum, CMO, Patrón Spirits International AG
  • Denise Karkos, CMO, TD Ameritrade

CMO Growth Award
CMO Growth Award

Presenting the CMO Growth Award was Drew Neisser of Renegade.

  • Melanie Marcus, VP, Strategic Marketing, McKesson Health Solutions
  • Paula Puleo Blomquist, CMO, Eyemart Express
  • Russell Findlay, EVP, Head of Marketing, Hiscox
  • Kelly Bennett, CMO, Netflix

CMO Social Responsibility Award
CMO Social Responsibility Award2

Presenting the CMO Social Responsibility Award was David Fischette of Go West Creative.

  • Ann Davids, SVP & CMO, Direct General Insurance
  • Toby Purdy, EVP & CMO, Borden Dairy
  • Claudia Schiepers, CMO, Greystone & Co.
  • Drew Slaven, VP Marketing, Mercedes-Benz USA

CMO Club President’s Circle Award
CMO Club President’s Circle Award

Presenting the CMO Club President’s Circle Award was Pete Krainik of The CMO Club.

  • Colette LaForce, SVP & CMO, ICF International
  • Megan Lueders, VP Marketing, Zenoss
  • Dan Marks, CMO, Hancock & Whitney Bank
  • Melinda Welsh, CMO Home & Auto Finance, JPMorgan Chase

CMO Hall of Fame
Antonio Lucio CMO Hall of Fame

Presenting the CMO Hall of Fame Inductee was Andrew Robertson of BBDO

  • Antonio Lucio, Global Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, HP

Thank you to everyone who nominated a CMO for the CMO Awards, the CMO selection committee, the brilliant group of marketing leaders who attended the CMO Awards Rountable, Dinner and Ceremony and Kevin Garrett for his beautiful performance!

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