Elaine Bryant  Senior Product Manager, Lowe's  Elaine leads a team focused on the overall vision, strategy, roadmap and prioritization for MyLowe’s, Pro Account Management and Messaging products. Her role combines business strategy, analytics, user experience, customer feedback and technology to develop seamless customer experiences. She is passionate connecting the digital and physical worlds for customers while finding new and imaginative ways to transform the retail experience.   Prior to Lowe’s she spent 5 years in print and TV advertising working with agencies such as Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Deutsch LA on brand and retail advertising for the Saturn brand.

Elaine Bryant
Senior Product Manager, Lowe's

Elaine leads a team focused on the overall vision, strategy, roadmap and prioritization for MyLowe’s, Pro Account Management and Messaging products. Her role combines business strategy, analytics, user experience, customer feedback and technology to develop seamless customer experiences. She is passionate connecting the digital and physical worlds for customers while finding new and imaginative ways to transform the retail experience.

Prior to Lowe’s she spent 5 years in print and TV advertising working with agencies such as Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Deutsch LA on brand and retail advertising for the Saturn brand.

Joanne Coleman  VP, Media, CS Brands  Joanne Coleman is VP, Media at Constellation Brands where she is responsible for media strategy across a number of premium beer, wine and spirits brands. These brands include Corona Extra, Modelo Especial, Kim Crawford and SVEDKA vodka. She has been with Constellation for 12 years.  Prior to that she held a number of planning roles at various media agencies including Initiative Media, Hal Riney and JWT.

Joanne Coleman
VP, Media, CS Brands

Joanne Coleman is VP, Media at Constellation Brands where she is responsible for media strategy across a number of premium beer, wine and spirits brands. These brands include Corona Extra, Modelo Especial, Kim Crawford and SVEDKA vodka. She has been with Constellation for 12 years.

Prior to that she held a number of planning roles at various media agencies including Initiative Media, Hal Riney and JWT.

Carol Dunne  Director of Integrated Marketing, CEC Entertainment  (Chuck E Cheese)  Seeing the impact and power of creativity to solve brand problems, find opportunities and amplify marketing strategies has shaped my love affair with advertising and great ideas. My career began in the Chicago ad world and was followed by a leap to the client-side for La Quinta Hotels. I now have the delightful pleasure of working for that loveable, iconic entertainer, Chuck E. Cheese. Bonus extra: I get all the pizza I want!   Past judging: EFFIE finalist judge 2015-2018.

Carol Dunne
Director of Integrated Marketing, CEC Entertainment
(Chuck E Cheese)

Seeing the impact and power of creativity to solve brand problems, find opportunities and amplify marketing strategies has shaped my love affair with advertising and great ideas. My career began in the Chicago ad world and was followed by a leap to the client-side for La Quinta Hotels. I now have the delightful pleasure of working for that loveable, iconic entertainer, Chuck E. Cheese. Bonus extra: I get all the pizza I want!

Past judging: EFFIE finalist judge 2015-2018.

Walter Geer  Co-Founder and Head of Marketing & Strategy, Quarry  Walter Geer is responsible for growth and innovation. He is most notably known in the advertising space for creating compelling mobile advertising experiences that have re-invented and revitalized the way brands and advertisers connect with consumers through transformative mobile technology.   A veteran of the digital advertising space, Walter holds a total of six U.S Patents for digital ad formats, and has developed ad products and implemented creative strategies for a variety of publishers and leading technology and media companies including Google, Viacom, NYTimes and MySpace.

Walter Geer
Co-Founder and Head of Marketing & Strategy, Quarry

Walter Geer is responsible for growth and innovation. He is most notably known in the advertising space for creating compelling mobile advertising experiences that have re-invented and revitalized the way brands and advertisers connect with consumers through transformative mobile technology.

A veteran of the digital advertising space, Walter holds a total of six U.S Patents for digital ad formats, and has developed ad products and implemented creative strategies for a variety of publishers and leading technology and media companies including Google, Viacom, NYTimes and MySpace.

Kwame Taylor-Hayford  Managing Director of the Brand Development, Chobani  Kwame Taylor-Hayford is the Managing Director of the Brand Development discipline at Chobani, a food-focussed wellness company. The in-house agency Kwame built and leads was selected at In-house Agency of the Year by  Advertising Age  in 2019. Citing Kwame’s work on the brand, Fast Company ranked Chobani as one of the  Most Innovative Companies  in the world three years in a row.  Prior to joining Chobani in 2016, Kwame led teams at Sid Lee, Anomaly and Saatchi & Saatchi in New York. He also worked at Media Arts Lab in Los Angeles on global campaigns for Apple. Kwame's work on Uniqlo, Apple, Facebook, Stella Artois and Adidas has been recognized on multiple occasions by leading industry organizations Cannes, D&AD, One Show and the ADC, as well as the Webby, CLIO, EFFIE, Dieline, RACie, and the FWA. Kwame is on the jury for D&AD, the AICP and the FWA.

Kwame Taylor-Hayford
Managing Director of the Brand Development, Chobani

Kwame Taylor-Hayford is the Managing Director of the Brand Development discipline at Chobani, a food-focussed wellness company. The in-house agency Kwame built and leads was selected at In-house Agency of the Year by Advertising Age in 2019. Citing Kwame’s work on the brand, Fast Company ranked Chobani as one of the Most Innovative Companies in the world three years in a row.

Prior to joining Chobani in 2016, Kwame led teams at Sid Lee, Anomaly and Saatchi & Saatchi in New York. He also worked at Media Arts Lab in Los Angeles on global campaigns for Apple. Kwame's work on Uniqlo, Apple, Facebook, Stella Artois and Adidas has been recognized on multiple occasions by leading industry organizations Cannes, D&AD, One Show and the ADC, as well as the Webby, CLIO, EFFIE, Dieline, RACie, and the FWA. Kwame is on the jury for D&AD, the AICP and the FWA.

Kim Kyaw  Digital Marketing Director, Lindblad Expeditions  Kim Kyaw is Director of Digital, leading digital strategy & marketing for Lindblad Expeditions ( expeditions.com ). She is responsible for strategic leadership, planning and execution of all paid media, content/advertising, websites, organic search, social media, email communications, CRM, and marketing technology. Previously, Ms. Kyaw was at Jaguar Land Rover North America, where she was responsible for digital, social & CRM for both Jaguar and Land Rover brands. She also worked for Toyota Motor North America, where she was responsible for the company's digital media strategy and planning for general and multicultural markets.   Ms. Kyaw has been quoted in industry and news publications such as  Advertising Age  and  The Wall Street Journal . She has spoken at various conferences, is a mentor for Advertising Women of New York, and is also a former board member of ThinkLA.

Kim Kyaw
Digital Marketing Director, Lindblad Expeditions

Kim Kyaw is Director of Digital, leading digital strategy & marketing for Lindblad Expeditions (expeditions.com). She is responsible for strategic leadership, planning and execution of all paid media, content/advertising, websites, organic search, social media, email communications, CRM, and marketing technology. Previously, Ms. Kyaw was at Jaguar Land Rover North America, where she was responsible for digital, social & CRM for both Jaguar and Land Rover brands. She also worked for Toyota Motor North America, where she was responsible for the company's digital media strategy and planning for general and multicultural markets.

Ms. Kyaw has been quoted in industry and news publications such as Advertising Age and The Wall Street Journal. She has spoken at various conferences, is a mentor for Advertising Women of New York, and is also a former board member of ThinkLA.

Susie Lyons  Head of Strategy DDB  With more than 15 years of agency experience, Lyons joined DDB most recently from Lifetime Networks where she drove brand and creative strategy as the network’s VP of Consumer Marketing. During her career, she has worked on a wide range of clients, including Target, Volkswagen, Kia, Expedia, Nintendo, Bacardi, The California State Lottery, Verizon Wireless, The US Tennis Association, Universal Studios, Lexus and the American Red Cross at agencies across both coasts, winning numerous Cannes Lions and Effies.

Susie Lyons
Head of Strategy DDB

With more than 15 years of agency experience, Lyons joined DDB most recently from Lifetime Networks where she drove brand and creative strategy as the network’s VP of Consumer Marketing. During her career, she has worked on a wide range of clients, including Target, Volkswagen, Kia, Expedia, Nintendo, Bacardi, The California State Lottery, Verizon Wireless, The US Tennis Association, Universal Studios, Lexus and the American Red Cross at agencies across both coasts, winning numerous Cannes Lions and Effies.

Chung Ng  Chief Experience Officer, Rokkan (Publicis)  As the Co-Founder, Chung has overseen ROKKAN's dramatic growth and expansion to 4 cities, 200+ employees, revenue growth of 25-50% YoY and 100MM+ revenue. He is responsible for ROKKAN's global operations, including P&L management and financial tracking. In 2012, Chung led ROKAKN through the acquisition to Publicis Groupe the 3rd largest Advertising company in the world with over 77,000 employees and 9.5 BN revenue a year.   As the Chief Experience Officer, Chung leads all digital transformation engagements and believes businesses need to build a customer first approach driven by data and powered by smart technology. He’s driven by improving experience, and works with clients to find the best possible experience for their customers. For the past 18 years, his philosophy of building and innovating for the customer is shown through some of his most awarded work.

Chung Ng
Chief Experience Officer, Rokkan (Publicis)

As the Co-Founder, Chung has overseen ROKKAN's dramatic growth and expansion to 4 cities, 200+ employees, revenue growth of 25-50% YoY and 100MM+ revenue. He is responsible for ROKKAN's global operations, including P&L management and financial tracking. In 2012, Chung led ROKAKN through the acquisition to Publicis Groupe the 3rd largest Advertising company in the world with over 77,000 employees and 9.5 BN revenue a year.

As the Chief Experience Officer, Chung leads all digital transformation engagements and believes businesses need to build a customer first approach driven by data and powered by smart technology. He’s driven by improving experience, and works with clients to find the best possible experience for their customers. For the past 18 years, his philosophy of building and innovating for the customer is shown through some of his most awarded work.

David Toner  VP, Brand and Integrated Marketing, Shutterfly  Across his diverse career, David Toner has sat in every seat at the marketing table. Building upon an agency account service foundation which included tenures at BBDO and GSD&M, David has been a digital innovator since leading the pioneering consumer online marketing team at Dell in the early 2000s. An innovative brand builder and performance marketer with a track record of scaling brands, products and services from early adopter to mainstream consumer audiences and market leadership.   David’s experience includes leadership roles at Yahoo, CBS Interactive and currently at Shutterfly where he leads consumer marketing for the nearly $2 Billion company. David thrives in developing the marketing strategies, communications and media plans that inspire consumers and deliver market growth.

David Toner
VP, Brand and Integrated Marketing, Shutterfly

Across his diverse career, David Toner has sat in every seat at the marketing table. Building upon an agency account service foundation which included tenures at BBDO and GSD&M, David has been a digital innovator since leading the pioneering consumer online marketing team at Dell in the early 2000s. An innovative brand builder and performance marketer with a track record of scaling brands, products and services from early adopter to mainstream consumer audiences and market leadership.

David’s experience includes leadership roles at Yahoo, CBS Interactive and currently at Shutterfly where he leads consumer marketing for the nearly $2 Billion company. David thrives in developing the marketing strategies, communications and media plans that inspire consumers and deliver market growth.

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