Congratulations to the first ever SPOKEies® Winners!

Meet the  SPOKEies® Award Winners

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Under 40

Todd Kaplan

Vice President, Water Portfolio – PepsiCo
North America Beverages

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Non-Profit Trade Association

Mike McCormick

Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: C-Suite Leader Non-Profit Association

Danielle Holly

CEO at Common Impact

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Non-Profit Education

Patrick Riccards

Chief Communications Officer at the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Nonprofit Advocacy/Cause Marketing

Steve Kerber

Director of UL Firefigher Safety Research Institute

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Greg Rosica

Contributing Author and Spokesperson to the EY Tax Guide

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Non-Profit Health

Luke Margolis

Corporate Communications Manager at Atlantic Health System

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Non-Profit Membership Association

Sheri Sword

Vice President of Communications at Better Business Bureau at Dayton & Miami Valley

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Non-Profit Youth

Meridith Maskara

CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Corporate Health/ Pharma

Michael A. Smith, M.D.

Senior Health Scientist for Life Extension

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Corporate Emerging Growth / Startups

Donna LaVoie

President and CEO of LaVoie Health Science

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Corporate Travel

Daniel Durazo

Director of Communications at Allianz Global Assistance

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Most Authentic Corporate

Sam Fay

Senior Vice President of Global Brand Strategy at Guinness World Records

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: C-Suite Leader Corporate

Donna LaVoie

President and CEO of LaVoie Health Science

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Corporate Food + Beverage

Kristin Bradley

PR Manager at B&G Foods

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Media

Gabe Saglie

Senior Editor for Travelzoo

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Corporate Sports

Marc Goldman

Marketing/Sponsorship Manager of the Marine Corps Marathon

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Corporate Technology

Roy Taylor

Founder Chief Revenue Officer MR.Studio

Previous Corporate Vice President and Worldwide Head of AMD Studios

SPOKEies® Award Honorable Mention

Category: Non-Profit Trade Association

Mark Hill

President & Chief Executive Officer at Association For Creative Industries

SPOKEies® Award Honorable Mention

Category: Non-Profit Advocacy/ Cause Marketing

Neil Vineberg

Program Director at 2-Minute Mind Check

SPOKEies® Award Honorable Mention

Category: Non-Profit Health

Justin DeJong

Vice President of Editorial and Channel Strategy at the American Medical Association

SPOKEies® Award Honorable Mention

Category: Under 40

Kristy Wallace

CEO of Ellevate Network

SPOKEies® Award Honorable Mention

Category: Non-Profit Education

Susann Miller

Director of Communication and Consumer Affairs of Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona

SPOKEies® Award Honorable Mention

Category: Non-Profit Health

AARP’s Health Spokesperson Team

SPOKEies® Award Honorable Mention

Category: Corporate Financial Services

Don Bush

Vice President of Marketing at Kount

SPOKEies® Award Finalist

Category: Non-profit Health

Suzanne Robotti

President and Lead Spokesperson for Medshadow Foundation

SPOKEies® Award Finalist

Category: Under 40

Andrew Tropeano

VP, Host, and Executive Producer at NewsWatch

ABOUT THE SPOKEies®

It’s the first awards program to honor the best spokespeople representing brands, non-profits and corporations. The mission behind the SPOKEies® is to acknowledge and reward leaders who communicate honestly and effectively on behalf of their organizations. Our first award-winners represent the best in the business with 27 honorees.

Awards are a great way to showcase the great work of your agency or in-house team. The first ever SPOKEies® Awards attracted nominees from the best corporations and non-profits in the country. These awards honored spokespeople from brands, corporations and non-profits based on their ability to achieve organizational goals, creativity, trust and authenticity. Check out the short video to check out the winning brands.

Join the exclusive group of SPOKEies® winners. Watch this space to see when next year’s entries open.

Entries for the SPOKEies® Awards are now closed.

  • Identify the leader of your organization or your client’s organization based on their ability to engage key audiences and clearly articulate authentic messages.
  • Select the categories to enter. The full list is below.

Corporate

  • Financial Services
  • Investor Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Auto
  • Travel
  • Home
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail
  • Emerging Growth Companies/Start-Ups
  • Sports
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Professional Services
  • Crisis Management
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer

Nonprofit

  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Youth
  • Advocacy/Cause Marketing
  • Industry/Trade Association
  • Membership Association
  • International Communications
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer
  • Download the “Guide to Enter.” The guide will enable you to fill out the application at your leisure, share it with others and get the necessary approvals before you submit it. We advise that you use the guide as a worksheet. Once you have everything you need including approvals, links, etc, it will take you about 10 minutes to enter.

Entries for the SPOKEies® Awards are now closed.

  • Identify the leader of your organization or your client’s organization based on their ability to engage key audiences and clearly articulate authentic messages.
  • Select the categories to enter. The full list is below.

Corporate

  • Financial Services
  • Investor Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Auto
  • Travel
  • Home
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail
  • Emerging Growth Companies/Start-Ups
  • Sports
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Professional Services
  • Crisis Management
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer

Nonprofit

  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Youth
  • Advocacy/Cause Marketing
  • Industry/Trade Association
  • Membership Association
  • International Communications
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer
  • Download the “Guide to Enter.” The guide will enable you to fill out the application at your leisure, share it with others and get the necessary approvals before you submit it. We advise that you use the guide as a worksheet. Once you have everything you need including approvals, links, etc, it will take you about 10 minutes to enter.

Not only will you be giving worthy contenders a chance to become the first SPOKEies™ winners ever, their thought leadership will be shared with hundreds of thousands of communications people who follow news on CommPRO through video content that will be available for them to distribute on their own site, as well as the opportunity to participate in a live webcast. This will be made available to more than 100,000 people in the communications community for sharing their ideas and tips for why having authentic communications can build a better brand.

Of course, you will receive a winner’s certificate and logo that can be featured on your website. Your selection as a winner will also be integral to the marketing campaign for the SPOKEies™ for year two. We anticipate winners will be named in mid-January with the webcasts and other supporting events in late January and early February.

We hope you have a winner…or two.

The deadline for entry is November 30 and all entry fees have been waived. Here’s how to do it:

  • Identify the leader of your organization or your client’s organization based on their ability to engage key audiences and clearly articulate authentic messages.
  • Select the categories to enter. The full list is below.

Corporate

  • Financial Services
  • Investor Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Auto
  • Travel
  • Home
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail
  • Emerging Growth Companies/Start-Ups
  • Sports
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Professional Services
  • Crisis Management
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer

Nonprofit

  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Youth
  • Advocacy/Cause Marketing
  • Industry/Trade Association
  • Membership Association
  • International Communications
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer
  • Download the “Guide to Enter.” The guide will enable you to fill out the application at your leisure, share it with others and get the necessary approvals before you submit it. We advise that you use the guide as a worksheet. Once you have everything you need including approvals, links, etc, it will take you about 10 minutes to enter.
Who’s Eligible

Join the exclusive group of SPOKEies® winners. Watch this space to see when next year’s entries open.

Download Guide to Enter

Entries for the SPOKEies® Awards are now closed.

  • Identify the leader of your organization or your client’s organization based on their ability to engage key audiences and clearly articulate authentic messages.
  • Select the categories to enter. The full list is below.

Corporate

  • Financial Services
  • Investor Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Auto
  • Travel
  • Home
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail
  • Emerging Growth Companies/Start-Ups
  • Sports
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Professional Services
  • Crisis Management
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer

Nonprofit

  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Youth
  • Advocacy/Cause Marketing
  • Industry/Trade Association
  • Membership Association
  • International Communications
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer
  • Download the “Guide to Enter.” The guide will enable you to fill out the application at your leisure, share it with others and get the necessary approvals before you submit it. We advise that you use the guide as a worksheet. Once you have everything you need including approvals, links, etc, it will take you about 10 minutes to enter.
How Winners Benefit

Entries for the SPOKEies® Awards are now closed.

  • Identify the leader of your organization or your client’s organization based on their ability to engage key audiences and clearly articulate authentic messages.
  • Select the categories to enter. The full list is below.

Corporate

  • Financial Services
  • Investor Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Auto
  • Travel
  • Home
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail
  • Emerging Growth Companies/Start-Ups
  • Sports
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Professional Services
  • Crisis Management
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer

Nonprofit

  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Youth
  • Advocacy/Cause Marketing
  • Industry/Trade Association
  • Membership Association
  • International Communications
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer
  • Download the “Guide to Enter.” The guide will enable you to fill out the application at your leisure, share it with others and get the necessary approvals before you submit it. We advise that you use the guide as a worksheet. Once you have everything you need including approvals, links, etc, it will take you about 10 minutes to enter.

Not only will you be giving worthy contenders a chance to become the first SPOKEies™ winners ever, their thought leadership will be shared with hundreds of thousands of communications people who follow news on CommPRO through video content that will be available for them to distribute on their own site, as well as the opportunity to participate in a live webcast. This will be made available to more than 100,000 people in the communications community for sharing their ideas and tips for why having authentic communications can build a better brand.

Of course, you will receive a winner’s certificate and logo that can be featured on your website. Your selection as a winner will also be integral to the marketing campaign for the SPOKEies™ for year two. We anticipate winners will be named in mid-January with the webcasts and other supporting events in late January and early February.

We hope you have a winner…or two.

Categories

The deadline for entry is November 30 and all entry fees have been waived. Here’s how to do it:

  • Identify the leader of your organization or your client’s organization based on their ability to engage key audiences and clearly articulate authentic messages.
  • Select the categories to enter. The full list is below.

Corporate

  • Financial Services
  • Investor Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Auto
  • Travel
  • Home
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail
  • Emerging Growth Companies/Start-Ups
  • Sports
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Professional Services
  • Crisis Management
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer

Nonprofit

  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Youth
  • Advocacy/Cause Marketing
  • Industry/Trade Association
  • Membership Association
  • International Communications
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer
  • Download the “Guide to Enter.” The guide will enable you to fill out the application at your leisure, share it with others and get the necessary approvals before you submit it. We advise that you use the guide as a worksheet. Once you have everything you need including approvals, links, etc, it will take you about 10 minutes to enter.

MEET THE JUDGES

SPOKEies® UNIVERSITY

Best practices, tips and tactics from the best in the business including Award Winners, Nominees, Judges and our Advisory Board.