The CMO Club

November 15, 2013 10:55 ET

THE CMO CLUB Announces CMOs Choice Winners in 6 Categories Voted by Peers

Honors CMOs at the 2013 CMO Awards Dinner

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2013) - An elite group of over 60 CMOs along with key industry leaders gathered at New York City's The Upper Crust on November 12 to attend the inaugural CMO Awards, hosted by The CMO Club ( At the event, twenty-three CMOs were recognized for outstanding achievement in 6 dynamic categories, and one "CMO's Choice" winner was announced per category based on CMO Club member voting. Stephen Quinn, CMO of Walmart, was also honored as the Club's first inductee into the CMO Hall of Fame.

Prior to the Awards Dinner, 18 winners, including Stephen Quinn, participated in an exclusive CMOs-only Roundtable to share insights around the topic of "What's in Store in 2014 for Marketing." At the reception, attendees enjoyed an extended cocktail hour and seated dinner before the evening's hosts, Phil Clement of Aon and Carol Kruse (formerly) of ESPN, took the stage to announce both category and CMOs Choice winners. Towards the end of the ceremony, Stephen Quinn received a standing ovation as he was inducted into the CMO Hall of Fame by Greg Welch of Spencer Stuart. To close the Awards, CMO Club Founder Pete Krainik surprised guests with an uplifting performance from The Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble

"In addition to all category winners and Stephen Quinn, my sincerest congratulations to the 6 CMOs Choice Winners. For the first-ever CMO Awards, we had a great voting turnout of CMO Club members and it's an incredible honor to be selected by your peers. The energy and insights shared at both the Roundtable and the 2013 CMO Awards Dinner from the 60+ CMOs that attended was the perfect fit for the club's mission to engage Heads of Marketing in The World's Best CMO Conversations," noted CMO Club Founder and CEO, Pete Krainik.

A list of winners:

CMO Hall of Fame -- Stephen Quinn, Walmart
As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Walmart, Mr. Quinn is responsible for all aspects of Walmart's marketing efforts, including customer research, strategy, program development, branding and customer communications. He joined Walmart in 2005 as the senior vice president of marketing and was named to his current position in 2007.

CMOs Choice Award: Leadership -- Marty St. George, JetBlue
Mr. Martin St. George, Marty has been Senior Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Strategy at JetBlue Airways Corporation since January 2009. Mr. St. George served as Vice President of Planning at JetBlue Airways Corporation from July 26, 2006 to January 2009 and was responsible for the route selection, analysis, and network strategy for JetBlue.

CMOs Choice Award: Marketing Innovation -- John Hayes, American Express
John Hayes is the Chief Marketing Officer of American Express. For the past 18 years, he has overseen the company's marketing efforts worldwide, shaping both the company's image and its brand. In addition to overseeing marketing strategies and product development, Hayes leads the functions of brand management, global advertising, digital marketing, market research and corporate sponsorships.

CMOs Choice Award: Officers -- John Costello, Dunkin' Brands
John Costello joined Dunkin' Brands in 2009. He has global responsibility for Dunkin' Donuts marketing, consumer engagement, consumer and business intelligence and field marketing, supports the worldwide Baskin-Robbins marketing organizations and oversees Dunkin' Brands global research and development, culinary team and channel development efforts for both brands.

CMOs Choice Award: Rising Star -- Rose Hamilton, Pet360
As Pet360's EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Rose is responsible for consumer strategy, vision, product development and marketplace positioning, as well as overall resource allocation and budgetary decisions.

CMOs Choice Award: Programmatic Marketing -- Raj Rao, 3M
Raj Rao is an experienced global business management executive with a particular expertise in electronic commerce and marketing. He has gained his experience at some of the most globally admired companies, including Procter & Gamble and 3M.

CMOs Choice Award: Presidents Circle -- Stephanie Anderson, Time Warner Cable
Ms. Stephanie Anderson has been Senior Vice President of Marketing for Business Services since September, 2012. Ms. Anderson oversees all marketing, sales and customer relationship management activities.

For more information on The CMO Awards program and winners, go to:

About The CMO Awards
Created by The CMO Club to celebrate the marketing industry's brightest leaders and to provide a forum to share their successes with other CMOs, the 2013 CMO Awards is the first and only CMO Awards program driven and decided entirely by an elite group of "peers only." CMOs, CMO Club members and/or CMO Club Chapter Presidents participate in and drive every stage of nominations, category winners, CMOs Choice Awards, and CMO Hall of Fame.

  • Honoring 23 accomplished senior marketers in 6 dynamic categories
  • Members' only voting for "CMOs Choice" in each category
  • CMO Hall of Fame: World's premier CMO honor bestowed on one CMO

About The CMO Club:
The CMO Club -- for Senior Marketing Executives only -- is a membership organization of over 750, designed to connect members for peer based learning, and inspire professional and personal growth.

The unique purpose of The CMO Club is to bring Heads of Marketing together in an environment of openness and collaboration with no vendor selling permitted, that enables them to excel at what they do and solve their biggest CMO challenges. Tailored exclusively for the benefit of senior marketing executives, The CMO Club hosts dinners and events, shares reports and research from marketing industry leaders, and leverages the first online engaged CMO community network.

For membership information, email or call 323-388-8204. CMOs can request membership at

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