Emerging Leader Awards

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 the Emerging Leader Awards Luncheon at BIMS.

The SIIA Emerging Leader Awards are Sponsored by the Women’s Leadership and Networking Council. Winners must attend the Luncheon to win.

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

    Emerging Leader Awards

    Gallery of Honorees

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