SIIA Awards Six Rising Stars at the 2018 Business Information & Media Summit


For Immediate Release:

SIIA Contact: Benjamin Price, brpice@siia.net, (202) 789-4450

SIIA Awards Six Rising Stars at the 2018 Business Information & Media Summit

The Emerging Leader Awards recognizes the Next Gen Stars in Media, Content and Information

Fort Lauderdale, FL (November 13, 2018) – SIIA, the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced the winners of the 2018 Emerging Leader Awards, during an awards luncheon at the Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS).

To celebrate the next generation of leadership in media, content and information, the fourth annual Emerging Leader Awards were presented to six rising stars 35 years of age and under from Connectiv, SIPA and SIIA member companies. A total of 20 finalists were identified by a screening panel of SIIA executives. The final award winners were selected by members of the SIIA Women’s Leadership Council and top industry executives. Winners were chosen based on the individual’s record of success, impact, leadership and vision, as well as professional recommendations.

The six winners of the Emerging Leader Awards are:

  • Brian DeCicco, Director, Berkery Noyes
  • Adele Durham, Vice President, Events, Haymarket Media
  • Josh Freed, Digital General Manager, Automotive News, Crain Communications
  • Pablo Lopez, Senior Data Scientist, EnsembleIQ
  • Britney Ross, Senior Marketing Manager, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Jennifer Shore, Director, Demand Generation, Thomas™

All of the finalists include:

  • David Amrani, Head of Strategy and Executive Producer, Digiday
  • Lauren Burke, Associate Director, Editorial Services, Haymarket Media
  • Patrick Crane, Corporate Accounts Manager, BlueConic
  • Brian DeCicco, Director, Berkery Noyes
  • Adele Durham, Vice President, Events, Haymarket Media
  • Josh Freed, Digital General Manager, Automotive News, Crain Communications
  • Steve Galperin, VP of Finance and Operations, North Coast Media
  • Julian Gaviria, Director, User Experience, Thomas™
  • Randy Hofbauer, Senior Editor-Progressive Grocer, EnsembleIQ
  • Andy Lomasky, Director, IT, PMMI
  • Pablo Lopez, Senior Data Scientist, EnsembleIQ
  • Hilary Milnes, Retail Editor, Digiday
  • Tony Napoleone, Vice President, Client Success, Omeda
  • Jonathan Obar, Search and Social Media Manager, EnsembleIQ
  • Britney Ross, Senior Marketing Manager, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Glenn Scheithauer, Director of Software Engineering, EnsembleIQ
  • Catherine Shaw, Marketing Manager, Northstar Travel Group
  • Jennifer Shore, Director, Demand Generation, Thomas™
  • Lindsay Straub, Business Development Manager - The BTN Group, Northstar Travel Group
  • Rachael Wolensky, Corporate Communications and PR Manager, ALM

The judges collectively commented on the caliber of the finalists citing their collaborative leadership style, ability to acknowledge others’ contributions, combine the art and science of problem solving, bridge a multi-generational workforce and use systems thinking and solutions to reimagine their businesses.

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