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Emerging Leader Awards

About the 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. 

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

2016 Emerging Leaders

Winners

  • Rachel Bennett, Gordian 
  • Robert Dippell, Praetorian Digital 
  • Chris Napolitan, Everyday Health Professional 
  • Roland Kanichuk, Safety Now 
  • Shareen Pathak, Digiday

Finalists

  • Alexandria Alati, Sales Manager, SourceMedia
  • Rachel Bennett, Director, Marketing, Gordian
  • Caroline Celano, Executive Brand Manager, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Robert Dippell, VP, Corporate Development, Praetorian Digital
  • Sarah Gefter, Senior Analyst, Reorg Research
  • Alexandra Schultz Hodges, Sr. Marketing Manager, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Roland Kanichuk, Director of Products, SafetyNow
  • Christina Karabetsos, Executive Vice President, QCSS, Inc.
  • Bill Mulford, Sr. Brand Manager, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Chris Napolitan, Director, Business and Corporate Development, Everyday Health Professional
  • Shareen Pathak, Managing Editor, Digiday
  • Jacob Perry, Database Marketing Manager, Business Valuation Resources
  • Kalani Rosell, Vice President & Publisher, NewsRx
  • Tara Tesimu, SVP - Digital Products and Audience Development, Winsight, LLC
  • Johanna Wetmore, CEO / Co-Founder, EvoText Inc.