Finalists Announced for 2017 SIIA Emerging Leader Awards

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Congratulations are in order for the 10 finalists in this year’s SIIA Emerging Leader Awards, which recognize the rising stars under the age of 35 who work at ConnectivSIPA or SIIA member companies. The awards are sponsored by the SIIA Women’s Leadership & Networking Council.  


All 10 finalists will be honored and five winners will be announced at the official Awards Luncheon at the annual Business Information & Media Summit in Ft. Lauderdale on Tuesday, November 14th.  Be sure to register for the event to attend this popular B2B summit and support the next generation of leaders who are shaping the future of our industry.

Liz Bilash, Sales Director, Haymarket Media

Joseph Coleman, Vice President of Production, Coleman Report

Lauren Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Marketing, Hanley Wood

Dennis Hecht, Director, Business Intelligence, Farm Journal

Christina Karabetsos, Executive Vice President, QCSS

Jenny Ko, VP, Specialty & Primary Care Markets, Haymarket Media, Inc.

Patrick Lynch, Director, ContentStream & ContactStream, CFE Media

Rachel Mastandrea, Event Marketing Director, Hanley Wood

Ryan McKnight, Creative Director, Industry Dive

Egon Smullyan, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Money-Media, a Financial Times Company

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.