The Holmes Group has announced a complete list of judges for the North American SABRE Awards, the largest and most prestigious awards competition for public relations programming.
The jury will again be chaired by Paul Holmes, editor and publisher of The Holmes Report and founder of the SABRE Awards, who has been active in the public relations awards business for more than 20 years. The panel will include leaders from the North American public relations agency business and from the client world.
Representatives of major American corporations include Brandee Barker (Facebook), Chris Atkins (Standard & Poor’s), Selim Bingol (General Motors), Bonin Bough (Pepsico), Tom Buckmaster (Honeywell), Sarah Colamarino (Johnson & Johnson), Jack Daly (McDonald’s), Ray Day (Ford), Chuck Greener (Walgreens), Mary Ellen Keating (Barnes & Noble), Doug Michelman (Visa), Charlie Perkins (Ernst & Young), and Steve Weiss (Aramark).
On the agency side, the judges include representatives of major multinational public relations firms, including Michele Clarke (Waggener Edstrom), Fred Cook (GolinHarris), Rob Flaherty (Ketchum), Richard Funess (Ruder Finn), Jacinta Gauda (Grayling), Jerry Johnson (Brodeur), Annie Longsworth (Cohn & Wolfe), Wendy Lund (GCI Health), Stephanie Marchesi (Fleishman-Hillard), Morgan McLintic (Lewis PR), Beth Pagano (Euro RSCG), Andy Polansky (Weber Shandwick), Nancy Ruscheinski (Edelman), Jason Schechter (Burson-Marsteller), Robert Schooling (APCO) and Paul Taaffe (Hill & Knowlton).
Other agency judges and founders and principals of some of the best independent firms in the region: Jim Allman (DeVries), Amy Binder (RF Binder), Lenore Cooney (Cooney Waters), Tom Coyne (Coyne PR), Valerie di Maria (Peppercom), Lou Hoffman (Hoffman Agency), Larry Kamer (Glover Park), Ralph Katz (CooperKatz), Aaron Kwittken (Kwittken & Co.), Marina Maher (Marina Maher Communications), Caryn Marooney (OutCast), Kathy Obert (Fahlgren), Dorothy Pirovano (Public Communications), and Paul Rand (Zocalo).
Other industry leaders include Julia Hood (Arthur W. Page Society), Thomas Mattia (Yale University) and Kiersten Zweibaum (American Jewish Committee).
More information about our judges can be found at the SABRE Awards blog (www.sabreawards.com).
SABRE entry forms can be downloaded from our website.