SOURCE: The CMO Club

The CMO Club

October 14, 2015 10:00 ET

The CMO Club Announces Winners in 10 Distinguished Categories for 2015 CMO Awards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2015) - The CMO Club is proud to present the winners of the 2015 CMO Awards in the categories for Content Engagement, Creativity and Story Telling, Customer Experience, Growth, Leadership, Marketing Innovation, Officers, Rising Star, Social Responsibility, and President's Circle.

The CMO Club will host a 2015 CMO Awards dinner in New York City, Tuesday, Nov. 17, at The Dream Downtown Hotel, to honor all 40 winners and announce and present the "CMOs Choice" award to one CMO from each of the 10 categories. In addition the 2015 CMO Hall of Fame Inductee will be honored and enshrined.

Established to celebrate the marketing industry's brightest leaders and to provide a forum to share their successes with other CMOs, the 2015 CMO Awards is the only CMO Awards program driven, voted on, and decided entirely by an elite group of "peers only." An Awards panel made up of CMO Club Chapter Presidents and key CMO Club members determined the four winners per category.

The CMO Club is pleased to announce the following CMO Award category winners (in alphabetical order):

  • CMO Content Engagement Award Winners - Based on a marketing executive's demonstrated leadership in creating and curating relevant and valuable content to drive their brand, engage audiences, and positively impact customer behavior.
    • Patrick Bernardi, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co.
    • Wanda Gierhart, Neiman Marcus Group
    • Benjamin Karsch, Revlon
    • Carol Kruse, Cambia Health Solutions

  • CMO Creativity and Story Telling Award Winners - Based on a marketing executive's demonstrated leadership in creativity, the art of being original and different, and the science behind breakthrough storytelling.
    • Douwe Bergsma, Georgia Pacific
    • Jonathan Mildenhall, Airbnb
    • Caralene Robinson, VH1
    • Diego Scotti, Verizon Communications

  • CMO Customer Experience Award Winners - Based on a marketing executive's demonstrated leadership in customer experience transformation, improving quality of customer interactions, and exceeding customer expectations.
    • Dan Farrell, The St. Louis Cardinals
    • Jennifer Francis, Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • Todd Merry, Delaware North Companies
    • Buffy Sash, Alice + Olivia

  • CMO Growth Award Winners - Based on a marketing executive's demonstrated success using technology that leverages data science to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of digital marketing.
    • Paul D'Arcy, Indeed.com
    • Chris Edwards, Validic Healthcare Technology
    • Dawn Hudson, The NFL
    • Michael Mendenhall, Flex

  • CMO Leadership Award Winners - Based on a marketing executive's demonstrated leadership in building, leading, and motivating a high-performing organization.
    • Elisabeth Charles, Athleta
    • Phil Clement, Aon
    • Steven Handmaker, Assurance
    • Rich Kylberg, Arrow Electronics

  • CMO Marketing Innovation Award Winners - Based on a marketing executive's demonstrated leadership in creating an innovative marketing environment that changes the game for ROI, customer engagement, and/or for the industry.
    • Kevin Iaquinto, JDA Software
    • Marc Mathieu, Samsung Electronics America
    • Trish Mueller, The Home Depot
    • Rich Smith, Ditech Financial

  • CMO Officers Award Winners - Based on a marketing executive's demonstrated leadership in leading the brand beyond the marketing department and leading the growth agenda for the company.
    • Anthony Christie, Level 3 Communications
    • Jennifer Dominiquini, BBVA Compass
    • Judy Hackett, Dun & Bradstreet
    • Lucas Herscovici, Anheuser-Busch InBev

  • CMO Rising Star Award Winners - Based on a marketing executive's demonstrated capabilities in leading an organization, marketing innovation, and leading the growth agenda with less than 10 years of marketing executive experience.
    • Emily Culp, Keds
    • Mark-Hans Richer, Harley Davidson
    • Sydney Seiger, TXU Energy
    • Missy Walker, Strayer University

  • CMO Social Responsibility Award Winners - Based on a marketing executive's demonstrated leadership in corporate social responsibility and/or cause marketing efforts for social and other charitable causes.
    • Mark Hanna, Richline Group
    • Paul Hillen, Cargill
    • Karen Quintos, Dell
    • Diane Scott, Western Union

  • CMO Club President's Circle Award Winners - Based on a marketing executive's demonstrated delivery in supporting the DNA of The CMO Club for building relationships with peers in the club, sharing and helping others, and referring other CMOs to join the world's best CMO conversations.
    • Julie Garlikov, Nuvesse Skin Therapies
    • Emmanuel Laroche, Symrise
    • Tim Suther, JPMorgan Chase
    • Lisa Woodard, Transamerica

"The CMO Club is thrilled with the quality of all CMOs nominated and then selected as category winners for this year's CMO Awards voted on by their peers," said CMO Club Founder and CEO, Pete Krainik.

"We are not only excited about the awards event to honor their accomplishments and legacies, but also look forward to the 2015 CMO Award Winner's Roundtable prior to the dinner that will enable us to share their expertise and insights with other CMOs in The Club and the industry through our CMO Club Solutions Clubhouse."

CMOs To Be Honored at The CMO Awards Event Nov. 17
For more information on the awards program and category winners, go to: www.thecmoawards.com

About The CMO Club:
The CMO Club is a membership organization exclusively for senior marketing executives who want to meet, share and learn from each other. Fueled by inspiring local dinners, regional events, CMO Innovation Summits, virtual Roundtables and the Digital "Members-Only" Clubhouse, marketers provide and receive valuable insights from each other, in a "non-vendor-selling" environment. Working with the over 800 club members and best-in-class strategic partners, The CMO Club also addresses the top CMO challenges each month with thoughtfully curated content. Visit us at www.thecmoclub.com

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