Judges

Judging of The 2017 American Business Awards was conducted by the members of 12 specialized committees.  Explore the members of those committees here.  Their average scores determined the winners of this year's Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Awards.

Annual Reports & Publications Awards Categories: chaired by Renee Mallonee, Director of Marketing, MONI Smart Security, Farmers Branch, Texas

Company / Organization Awards Categories: chaired by George Gallate, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Merkle, Inc., Columbia, Maryland, USA

Corporate Communications, Investor Relations & Public Relations Awards Categories: chaired by Jennifer Cherry Foster, President, Catalyst Media Factory, Detroit, Michigan

Customer Service Awards & Support Categories: chaired by Natasha Chitre, Senior Client Partner, Novus Global Solutions LLC, North Brunswick, New Jersey

Human Resources Awards Categories: chaired by Stephen Childs, Vice President, Global Human Resources, Panasonic Automotive, Peachtree City, Georgia

Information Technology Awards Categories: chaired by Greg Gomel, Founder, The Gomel Group, Dallas, Texas

Live Events Awards Categories: chaired by David Sonntag, President & CEO, Decibel Management, Alexandria, Virginia

Management Awards Categories: chaired by Kellie Sirna, Principal & Co-Founder, Studio 11 Design, Dallas, Texas

Marketing Awards Categories: chaired by Allen Jernigan, CEO, My Marketing Department, Inc., Seminole, Florida

New Product and Service Awards Categories: chaired by Alec Stern, Co-Founder, Handy Cane, LLC, Salem, Massachusetts

Video Awards Categories: Chaired by Tod Plotkin, Principal, Green Buzz Agency, Alexandria, Virginia

Website & App Awards Categories: Chaired by Eric Shapiro, Founder & CEO, ArcTouch-Mobile & Connected Experiences, San Francisco, California