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

2016 Emerging Leaders

2016 Winners

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


  • Alexandria Alati, Sales Manager, SourceMedia
  • Caroline Celano, Executive Brand Manager, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Sarah Gefter, Senior Analyst, Reorg Research
  • Alexandra Schultz Hodges, Sr. Marketing Manager, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Christina Karabetsos, Executive Vice President, QCSS, Inc.
  • Bill Mulford, Sr. Brand Manager, McGraw-Hill Education
  • 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.

Deadline for nominations is September 22, 2017

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