Emerging Leader Awards

About the 2017 Emerging Leadership Awards

The future of our workplace will be based on the strengths and talents of millennial employees; by 2050, they’ll represent 75% of our total workforce. This generation is fundamentally changing our corporate cultures and rethinking how we work. Reward and recognition are key drivers for them, and our Emerging Leader Awards celebrate their achievements.

Our 3rd annual Emerging Leader Awards will be given to five rising stars, men and women 35 and under (at time of nomination), who work at Connectiv, SIPA or SIIA member companies. Finalists are identified by a panel of SIIA executives, and the final five winners were selected by a jury of leading business executives.

All finalists will be honored and the five winners announced at the Emerging Leader Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, November 14th at BIMS.

The 2017 SIIA Emerging Leader Awards are Sponsored by the Women’s Leadership and Networking Council

2017 Emerging Leaders


  • Liz Bilash, Sales Director, Haymarket Media, Inc. 
  • Joseph Coleman, Vice President of Production, Coleman Report 
  • Lauren Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Marketing, Hanley Wood 
  • Dennis Hecht , Director, Business Intelligence, Farm Journal Media
  • Christina Karabetsos, Executive Vice President, QCSS, Inc. 
  • Jenny Ko, VP, Specialty & Primary Care Markets, Haymarket Media, Inc.  
  • Patrick Lynch, Director, ContentStream & ContactStream, CFE Technology 
  • Rachel Mastandrea, Event Marketing Director, Hanley Wood 
  • Ryan McKnight, Creative Director, Industry Dive
  • Egon Smullyan, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Money-Media, A Financial Times Company


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Emerging Leader Awards