LONDON—Two US representatives from the Influence 100—The Holmes Report’s list of the world’s most influential in-house marketing and communications professionals—will be among the senior corporate communicators on this year’s SABRE Awards jury.
Ray Day, who is vice president of communications at Ford, and Mike O’Neill, senior VP of corporate affairs and communications at American Express, will help to judge entries in the Americas region’s largest and most prestigious PR awards competition, which is currently seeking entries.
They are joined by Nestle USA VP of corporate and brand affairs Hannah Coan, along with senior communicators from companies such as 3M, Dupont, Mars, NetApp, Prudential and RBS, among others.
Day leads the automotive company’s global external and internal communications and public relations activities. His role includes building the company’s reputation globally and leading communications that reach Ford’s key audiences. He was appointed to his position in 2007, after serving as executive director of global corporate communications and executive director of global automotive communications and spending more than two decades with the company, including four years in Europe.
O’Neill heads the financial services giant’ communications group and is a member of the American Express global management team, serving as the company’s principal spokesman and supervising media relations; employee, online and shareholder communications. He joined American Express in 1991 from Shearson Lehman Brothers, where he had been senior vice president, corporate affairs and communications.
Coan joined Nestle in 2012, after working agency-side for several years, at Waggener Edstrom and Publicis Consultants.
Other client-side judges include:
• Robert Brittain, manager of consumer brands PR, 3M
• Colleen Rooney, global director of corporate communications, DuPont
• Debra Fair, vice president of corporate affairs, Mars Petcare
• Jeremiah Glodoveza, director of global public relations and social media, NetApp
• Scott Hoffman, vice president of global communications, Prudential Financial
• Jim Hughes, head of media relations and social media, RBS Citizens Financial Group
Further details, including entry forms, can be found at the dedicated website, which is now accepting entries.