Judging Panel

The judging panel for the Corporate Content Awards are made up of leading industry experts who are based in in-house. We have two agency slots and they are filled by the 2020 winners of the 'Best corporate storyteller' and the 'Grand Prix'. If you are interested in judging the 2022 awards, please send in a short bio for consideration, to michelle.manton@communicatemagazine.co.uk

Maliha Aqeel

Maliha Aqeel

Fix Network World

Director, Global Communications and Digital Channels

Maliha Aqeel

Fix Network World

Maliha Aqeel, PMP, SCMP, is Director of Global Communications & Digital Channels at Fix Network World, where she leads multi-channel, integrated communication programs. Previously, she was Assistant Director, Brand, Marketing and Communications at EY. She spent several years in agency before heading communications for the Institute of Corporate Directors. She serves on IABC’s international board of directors and is a regular speaker at industry conferences. She has won several IABC Gold Quill awards for brand development, content marketing, publications and internal communications, including two Gold Quill “Best of the Best” awards for employee engagement and COVID-19 response management and communications.

Daniella Carrie

Daniella Carrie

Cardinal Health

Manager, content strategy and social media

Daniella Carrie

Cardinal Health

Manager, content strategy and social media

Daniella is Manager, Social Media and Content Strategy at Cardinal Health. She helps oversee organic and paid boosting social media strategy as well as governance, social listening, and thought leadership strategy. Daniella’s experience over the past seven years in her former roles at Amazon and MetLife include helping to launch social media for Amazon Fashion, and leading MetLife brand storytelling content strategy at the enterprise level. She has a passion for brand storytelling, crisis management, and using data analytics to drive results.

Karen Clyne

Karen Clyne

BlackBerry

Head of global communications

Karen Clyne

BlackBerry

Head of global communications

Karen Clyne is the Head of Global Communications at BlackBerry. She manages a global team responsible for corporate communications, content strategy and campaigns, internal and external communications, crisis, social media, advocacy, executive thought leadership, and other opportunities to promote the brand. Before joining BlackBerry, she was Executive Vice President and Western Region General Manager at MWWPR. She also led the U.S. Technology Practice during her years there. Karen holds a BA in Communications from Saint Mary’s College of California, where she currently serves as a Regent on the Board of Regents for the College.

Kristin Fallon

Kristen Fallon

GE Healthcare

Vice President, brand & digital marketing

Kristen Fallon

GE Healthcare

Vice President, brand & digital marketing

Kristin Fallon leads the award winning global brand and digital marketing program at GE Healthcare, a $17B medical technology and software company. She is responsible for the team building and executing brand messaging, thought leadership, and storytelling, as well as the strategy, design and management of GE Healthcare's owned and paid channels including web, social media, content hub, email, advertising, media partnerships, and martech. 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

Delta Air Lines

Senior manager, employee communications, flight operations

Nira Gale

Delta Air Lines

Nira has over 20 years’ communications experience, spanning the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. In 2017, she moved from the UK to the US. She is the senior communications manager at Delta Air Lines at their global headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. Nira’s experience includes the development of local and global award-winning communication strategies, crisis management, media relations and employee communications.

DJ Hamm

DJ Hamm

Securian

Head of social media

DJ Hamm

Securian

Head of social media

Consumer-led social media strategist with demonstrated success in building and scaling social and digital marketing programs. Currently leading the enterprise social media program at a Fortune 500 financial services brand. Known among industry peers as an expert and “go-to”; frequently sought-after to speak to internal social teams, academia, and present at industry conferences. Leveraging cross-sector experience leading public relations and digital/social marketing teams to foster innovative strategies that drive tangible results.

Cindy Hoots

Cindy Hoots

Amazon Web Services

senior manager of employee experience & communications

Cindy Hoots

Cindy Hoots

Amazon Web Services

Cindy Hoots is the Senior Manager, Employee Experience and Communications for Amazon Web Services, overseeing employee and culture communications, executive communications, and the storytelling strategy. In 2020, she launched a new content management system to help inform, inspire, and empower Amazon’s close to one million employees to be better brand advocates. With her 20 years of experience in external and internal communications, she found her passion in employee engagement, elevating the employee voice, and employee advocacy and activism. Before joining Amazon, Hoots managed employee engagement for Unilever North America and KPMG. She also led the external activist engagement strategy for Starbucks Coffee Company.

Karen Johnston

Karen Johnston

IC Thrive

Director of communications

Karen Johnston

IC Thrive

Karen Johnston is an accomplished communications professional with 18+ years of experience in corporate, non-profit, big project, tech and agency environments in Canada and abroad. Karen is particularly excited about the changing business landscape and the role of internal communicators within this new environment.

As the Director of Communications at IC Thrive, she currently heads-up a team of communicators who dedicate their efforts to finding software and service solutions to make the lives of those tasked with internal communications infinitely easier. This includes research, a recently launched academy and bespoke training sessions on all things internal comms.

Karen also identifies with the journey of professional communicators and brings empathy and encouragement to her role as Director of Career Development for IABC BC chapter.

Rob Manfredo

Rob Manfredo

OTG Management

Vice President, Head of marketing & communications

Rob Manfredo

OTG Management

Rob Manfredo, VP, Head of Marketing & Communications at OTG Management, is a proven public relations leader with decades of experience handling corporate communications for some of the most well-known brands in the world.

Throughout his 24-year career, companies and executives have trusted him to steer their engagement with the public, media, and stakeholders. Whether in-house at Sony Electronics or as an agency counselor for consumer, lifestyle, and technology brands and products, he has been instrumental in driving success across all communications channels.

Rob was most recently director of corporate communications in the U.S. for global tech leader Huawei where he managed crisis and business communications amid one of the most challenging reputational environments any company has faced in recent years.

A lifelong New Yorker, Manfredo resides in Manhattan with his wife, Rachel and dog, Moxie.

Holly Mckinlay

Holly McKinlay

WWF US

Senior communications director

Holly McKinlay

WWF US

Holly McKinlay is a senior communications leader with 15 years’ experience in marketing communications, brand strategy, PR and strategic planning for not-for profit organizations, 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 six 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.

Chad Parizman

Chad Parizman



Executive consultant

Chad Parizman



Executive consultant

Chad Parizman is a content & marketing executive that recently left corporate life to help other brands tell their stories. Most recently Chad led Pfizer's Digital & Social Communications team overseeing the creation, publishing and analytics of corporate content including the launch of their podcast series The Antigen - an eight-part audio-documentary style podcast about the scientific, cultural, and political elements of vaccination. Chad also spent more than a decade at Scripps Networks Interactive, the leader in non-fiction and unscripted storytelling, where he held several positions leading community, social and mobile teams. 

Veronica Rossini

Veronica Rossini

Tent Partnership for Refugees

Global head of marketing and communications

Veronica Rossini

Tent Partnership for Refugees

Veronica (Noni) is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Tent, overseeing earned and owned media, research output and events.

Prior to joining Tent, Noni was the Director of Communications at Girl Effect, a UK-based nonprofit founded by the Nike Foundation. In this role, she managed all global communications activities for the Girl Effect parent brand through high-profile integrated campaigns spanning press, digital, and reputation management. She spent the majority of her career at communications consultancies in the UK – Teneo and Havas PR – advising corporate clients such as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Instagram and the Guardian News & Media.

Noni has a BA in English Literature from University of Warwick, and an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.

Teri Wade

Teri Wade

Rippel

Director of communications and influence

Teri Wade

Rippel

Director of communications and influence

Teri Wade has more than 25 years of experience leading nonprofit communications and marketing programs for organizations in a variety of fields, including health and human services, education, philanthropy, and social research. She has served as a strategic communications consultant to numerous mission-driven organizations, helping them to develop strategies that build their visibility and influence. She currently serves as Director of Communications and Influence at The Rippel Foundation, a nonprofit operating foundation that works with health-focused partners throughout the United States to foster a future of equitable health and well-being for all. Before joining Rippel, Wade was the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Amida Care, a Medicaid managed care health plan specializing in comprehensive coverage and coordinated care for New Yorkers affected by HIV. She previously served as Managing Director of Pro-Media Communications, a bi-coastal public relations firm specializing in social advocacy; Vice President for Communications at the Foundation Center (now known as Candid), a national organization that advances knowledge about philanthropy and the social sector; and Director of Marketing at Baruch College/CUNY.

Wade is on the Board of Directors of Ariva, a nonprofit organization that empowers low-wealth New Yorkers with financial management tools and assistance to help them achieve economic stability. She earned a master’s degree in corporate communication from Baruch College/CUNY and a B.A. in media studies from Fordham University. In 2019, she was recognized with a Schneps Media Power Women in Business award.

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.