See the 20 Finalists for ABM/SIIA’s First Ever Emerging Leader Awards

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ABM/SIIA is pleased to announce the 20 finalists for its inaugural Emerging Leader Awards, which recognize the next generation of young executives who are helping shape the future of their companies and the B2B media and information industry. A full list of the finalists is below.

Sponsored by the ABM/SIIA Women’s Leadership & Networking Council, the Emerging Leader Awards evaluate each candidate’s accomplishments with their respective organization including demonstrable leadership and innovation, as well as the candidate’s involvement in their community.

Five winners will be announced at a special Emerging Leaders luncheon at the 2015 Business Information & Media Summit in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 12. For more information on the awards, click here.

“On behalf of the Women’s Leadership & Networking Council, I would like to congratulate the 20 Emerging Leader finalists and the companies that recognized their transformative contributions,” said Marion Minor, chair of the WLNC and CEO of EPG Media & Specialty Information. “We look forward to their addition, and that of all of the impressive nominees and our millennial associates, to the conversation on how we insure that ‘Business Runs On Us,’ long into the future.”

2015 ABM/SIIA Emerging Leader Finalists 

Blake Bobit, Digital Sales Manager, Bobit Business Media

James Capo, Vice President, Digital Services, Access Intelligence

Kara Davey, Vice President, Corporate Development, Cision

Genevieve Diesing, Digital Editor,

Health Forum/American Hospital Association

Natalia Dykyj, Vice President, Product, Cision

Lauren Gabriele, Account Director, LiveIntent

Amy Hanan, Vice President, Strategic Communications & Creative Services, ALM

James Karklins, VP, Audience and Demand Generation, SourceMedia

Liz Keener, Managing Editor, Powersports Business Media

Krystle Kopacz, Chief Operating Officer, National Journal Group

Heather Krentler, Regional Director, Human Resources, Crain Communications

Emily Lettieri, Manager, RealShare Conference Series, ALM Media

Tara Loszach, Digital Content Director, WATT Global Media

Kip McDaniel, Editor-in-Chief /Chief Investment Officer, Asset International

Michael Mellody, Chief of Staff, National Journal Group

Jacob Perry, Database Marketing Manager, Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Andy Smith, Director of Technology, WATT Global Media

Lucy Sullivan, Marketing Manager, Diversified Communications

Lizzy Thomas, Account Executive, UBM Advanstar

Cynthia Wittig, Project Service Manager, Northstar Travel Media

Matt Matt Kinsman is vice president of content + programming at Connectiv, the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b model—including publications, events, digital media, marketing services and business information. Prior to joining Connectiv's predecessor American Business Media in 2011, Kinsman was executive editor of Folio:, the leading information provider for the magazine industry.