Judging Panel

The judging panel for the Corporate Content Awards is made up of leading industry experts who are based in in-house and agency roles. If you would like to join the judging panel for our inaugural 2020 awards in North America, please send a bio for consideration to lauren.ditcher@communicatemagazine.co.uk

Amanda Coffee

Amanda Coffee

PayPal

Global corporate communications

Amanda Coffee

PayPal

Global corporate communications

Amanda Coffee is a senior manager of global corporate communications at PayPal Holdings, Inc. In addition to managing global media relations and executive visibility projects for the CEO and CFO, Amanda supports social media activations for major corporate announcements. Amanda leads story development for earned media business features. She also supports global strategies, plans and execution for financial communications, including earnings and M&A initiatives, public policy, crisis and corporate announcements.

Previously, Amanda spent five years on the corporate communications team at eBay Inc., working on retail innovation communications amid the separation of eBay and PayPal in 2015. Amanda has also held positions at Burson-Marsteller and Weber Shandwick, supporting various client accounts including H-P and SAP. She holds a B.A. in Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Amanda moved to New York City in 2020.

Kristin Fallon

Kristen Fallon

GE Healthcare

Head of content & storytelling

Kristen Fallon

GE Healthcare

Head of content & storytelling

Kristin Fallon is the Global Head of Content and Storytelling for GE Healthcare, a $17B medtech company, where she is responsible for the company’s brand storytelling and content marketing. Her most recent project sent a filmmaker out in a mobile home to cover stories of courage, kindness, and innovation in the healthcare industry during COVID-19 (here). Throughout her career, Kristin has helped non-profits and the private sector meaningfully engage with stakeholders and grow market share—working with innovative technology companies from start-ups to GE, and international development organizations from NGOs to the World Bank. Connect with her on LinkedIn here.

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Dea Fischer

Squarespace

Global internal communications and employer brand

Dea Fischer

Squarespace

Global internal communications and employer brand

Nira Gale

Nira Gale

FedEx

Communications Manager

Nira Gale

FedEx

Nira has over 20 years’ communications experience, spanning the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Nira joined FedEx ten years ago. In 2017, she moved from the UK to the US to join FedEx Logistics as their communications manager at their global headquarters in Memphis, Tenn. Nira’s experience includes the development of local and global award-winning communication strategies, crisis management, media relations and employee communications.

Conall Gribben

Conall Gribben

Cable & Wireless Communications

Director, global communications

Conall Gribben

Cable & Wireless Communications

Director, global communications

Conall is a senior brand communications professional, with experience from leading brands in the UK, US, Latin America and the Caribbean. At Cable & Wireless Communications, he leads brand, creative and marketing communications for its B2B markets, having launched the brands Flow Business in Barbados and +Móvil Negocios in Panama. As culture and employer brand lead, he developed the company’s vision and employee philosophy, gleaning employee insight from markets across Latin America and the Caribbean to launch a dual-language, global careers site covering eight sub-brands of parent company Liberty Latin America. Conall is originally from Northern Ireland. Prior to relocating to the US, he worked at telecoms companies Virgin Media, Openreach and BT in London in a variety of senior brand, communications and digital roles.

Stephanie Manas

Stephanie Manas

Shutterstock

Senior manager, global internal communications

Stephanie Manas

Shutterstock

Stephanie Manas is the Senior Manager of Internal Communications and Employee Experience at Shutterstock, a leading global provider of high-quality visual content to businesses, marketing agencies, and media organizations. At Shutterstock, Stephanie is focused on helping to build a high-performing culture where employees are connected to, and motivated by, the company’s vision and core principles. In her role, she manages global internal and executive communications in addition to leading employee giving and volunteerism, and company events. Prior to that, Stephanie held similar roles at Peet’s Coffee and Ogilvy. She holds a B.S. in Public Relations and a B.A. in Economics from Boston University.

Rob Manfredo

Rob Manfredo

Huawei Technologies

Director corporate communications

Rob Manfredo

Huawei Technologies

Rob Manfredo is a director of corporate communications for Huawei Technologies, USA. With a knack for uncovering the story that’s “most-likely to succeed,” Mr. Manfredo helps his organization navigate a difficult media environment as political and competitive issues mount. He believes that compelling content can unite stakeholders, brands and critics – and takes great care to optimize distribution across all channels.

Throughout his 20-year career he has supported some of the biggest global brands such as AT&T, Huawei, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung, SAP, Sony, VISA and Yahoo!. Mr. Manfredo is a media sharpshooter – part storyteller, part data analyst – and believes that it all starts with a strong narrative. A lifelong New Yorker, Mr. Manfredo resides in downtown Manhattan with his wife, Rachel and dog, Moxie. While pursuing a degree in Communications Studies from State University of New York, at Cortland, he planned to be the next Howard Stern. Flexibility and adaptation continue to be his most creative assets.  

Mcgrory Courtney

Courtney McGrory

Accenture

Director of content

Courtney McGrory

Accenture

Director of content

Courtney McGrory directs marketing and communications for the legal team at Accenture, where she’s responsible for content and messaging to an organization of 2,800 professionals. She oversees executive, people and legal operations communications, as well as ethics and compliance programs for Accenture’s 550,000 people worldwide. Prior to Accenture, Courtney held content marketing roles as head of content strategy at Oppenheimer Funds and director of financial content at Time Inc. She has built a broad base of expertise through marketing and communications positions at Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Columbia Business School.

She is currently social distancing in Westchester County, New York.

Holly Mckinlay

Holly McKinlay

World Wildlife Fund

Senior director communications

Holly McKinlay

World Wildlife Fund

Holly Mckinlay is a senior communications leader with 15 years’ experience in marketing communications, brand strategy, PR and strategic planning for not-for profit organisations, governments, and consumer brands. Her experience spans multiple markets where she has lived and worked, including the UK, Australia, UAE and North America.

Holly has been with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for five years, working in the UK and US. In her years working for WWF her role has included driving communications strategy for the organization’s goals on food and freshwater sustainability and leading the UK brand campaign.

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Chad Parizman

Pfizer

Head of social media and digital communications

Chad Parizman

Pfizer

Head of social media and digital communications

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Dom Pendry

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Vice President, strategic communications

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Uber

Global social and content marketing lead

Ryan Reynolds

Uber

Global social and content marketing lead

A Londoner turned New Yorker with over a decade of experience developing innovative, multi-national campaigns and managing integrated brand marketing. Ryan has benefited from working withing online media, travel, financial, and technology organizations across the UK, Asia, and North America. From a former CRM marketer developing lifecycle strategies at Fidelity and Hootsuite to building a centralized integrated marketing structure in Australia to leading the Uber Eats social marketing globally, Ryan is an astute leader with an industry-acclaimed track record of delivering impact at scale.

 

 

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Mark Walters

KPMG

Global head of communications

Mark Walters

KPMG

Mark Walters is the Global Head of Communications for KPMG, a professional services firm with more than more than 220,000 employees worldwide, generating annual revenues of nearly US$30 billion. He has almost two decades of strategic communications experience at the executive level, having led external communications at AIA, the largest publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group, and directed the global communications department at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm he began his communications career in a leading PR Agency. His passions are sport, his family and making sure people feel that their role is connected to a greater purpose.

Madeline Wyatt

Madeline Wyatt

SUEZ in North America

Director, communications and creative services

Madeline Wyatt

SUEZ in North America

Director, communications and creative services

Mrs. Wyatt is a communications leader with over 20 years of experience in community engagement, employee relations, strategic and crisis communications. Additional areas of expertise include planning and executing major events, policy and procedure development, employee development and creating brand engagement. Mrs. Wyatt delivers a unique combination of corporate and design experience with extensive expertise in marketing, public relations, communications and stakeholder engagement.