Emerging Leader Awards

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Gallery of Honorees

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About the Awards

Younger workers are disrupting corporate cultures by innovating and reimaging the way we work. BIMS Emerging Leader Awards celebrates their achievements and builds a network for mentorship.

Each year, member companies nominate their “rising stars” aged 35 and under (at time of nomination.) Finalists are selected by a panel of SIIA executives – with only five winners selected by a panel of elite business executives.

All finalists will be honored, and the five winners will be announced at BIMS.

2019 Winners

  • Maria Church, Editor, Forestry, Annex Business Media
  • Kevin Gray, Publisher, Telecom Group, Questex
  • Michelle Hentz, Executive Portfolio Manager, McGraw-Hill
  • Jessica Morrison, Product Manager, Chemical & Engineering News, American Chemical Society
  • Rhiannon Van Ross, VP, Global Memberships, ALM
  • Terrillo Walls, Technology Director, Brief Media
  • 2019 Finalists

    • Noelle Bathurst, Portfolio Manager, McGraw-Hill Education
    • Jackie Cairnes, Manager Audience Development / Media Operations, DTN/Progressive Farmer
    • Becca Carifio, Digital Products Manager, IOFM, Diversified Communications
    • Jennifer Chalk, Manager, Events and Partner Services, Chartwell Inc.
    • Julie Dameron, Director of Sales Operations, Haymarket Media Group
    • Allie DeNicuolo, Managing Director, Audience Marketing & Ad Operations, Government Executive Media Group
    • Caroline DiRusso, VP, Revenue Operations, SourceMedia
    • Maggie Keller, Associate Events Director, Haymarket Media, Inc.
    • Brianne Kennedy, Business Development and Operations Manager, Membership Products, Digiday Media
    • Ande Leslie, Senior Manager, Marketing Communications and Services, SmithBucklin
    • Francine Markowitz, Publishing Business Operations Manager, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
    • Casey Merriman, News Editor, Americas; Editor, Energy Intelligence Premium, Energy Intelligence Group
    • Hope Reichard, Event Programming Manager, Digiday
    • Vincent Salandro, Assistant Editor, Remodeling magazine and ProSales magazine, Hanley Wood
    • Chrissy Skogen, Portfolio Manager, McGraw-Hill Education
    • Jacqueline Smith, Senior Conference Producer Aviation Week Network, Informa Markets
    • Adam Szpakowski, Associate Publisher, Annex Business Media
    • Valsa Terron-Khan, Head of Marketing Operations, BNP Media
    • Jordan Tielmann, Director, Business Development & Operations, Prosumer Group, Questex

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