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Folio Award Judges, Class of 2023

Accomplished business and community leaders, academics, former journalists, and students serve as Folio judges. They are news consumers who represent a cross-section of society yet have one thing in common: They care about their communities. The entries they deem to be Folio Award-worthy send a clear and powerful message back to the media: This is what we, the public, want and need in our newsfeeds. The process of choosing Folio winners teaches our judges how to be critical news consumers.  Ultimately, this program helps us all win by keeping democracy strong. 

Judge Christopher Wright, Ed.D.

Global Solution Leader – Business Performance Improvement, Protiviti Consulting

Status: Chair of the 2023 Folio Awards Judges

Chris Wright, from Protiviti’s New York office, is the firm-wide Managing Director of our Business Performance Improvement solution, which includes our Public Company Transformation and Financial Reporting Remediation and Compliance groups, and chairs our ESG Steering Committee. He has over thirty years of experience serving clients as an external auditor, including 6 years as a partner at two global accounting firms (Arthur Andersen and KPMG), and as an internal auditor and financial reporting risk consultant.

At Protiviti, Chris has provided significant assistance to companies with new accounting and disclosure requirements, and those experiencing restatements, regulatory inquiries, stock compensation and other financial investigations. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting from Franciscan University, a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University and a Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University.

Chris serves on the boards of several charitable, civic, educational and business organizations. His work in Financial Reporting Remediation and Compliance has also involved a significant commitment to public speaking and the development and delivery of internal and external training. He is a member of the board of directors of the Fair Media Council.


Judge Ozgur Akgun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor/Manager, Media Innovation Center Manager, SUNY Old Westbury 

Status: Returning Judge

Dr. Özgür “Oz” Akgün, an assistant professor in the American Studies/Media and Communication Department at SUNY Old Westbury, earned his Ph.D. degree from Istanbul University School of Communication. He has an MFA degree from the University of Maine, and is currently an interdisciplinary doctoral candidate at the same institution. Dr. Oz is the manager of the Media Innovation Center (MIC) and OWTV studios. He mentors students works closely with SUNY Old Westbury community and off-campus non-profit organizations. Prior to his academic career, he worked in various positions in the advertising industry and worked with Istanbul University to develop their television studio, and photography and videography divisions. His creative works and academic research focus on collaboration, participation, and process in non-fiction storytelling. 

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Judge Sarah Baxter

Director, Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting

Status: New Judge

Sarah Baxter joined StonyBrook University’s School of Communication and Journalism after extensive experience as an editor and foreign correspondent, working mostly in North America for London’s Sunday Times.

In addition to teaching journalism, Baxter is the director of the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting. The Center, founded in 2013, honors the late Marie Colvin, who was killed by Bashar al-Assad’s regime during the war in Syria. It champions the causes for which Colvin gave her life: human rights, justice for victims of war, support for refugees, and attention to the safety of reporters at risk.

As a reporter and editor, Baxter covered the Obama and Trump campaigns, the election of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, the rise of Hamas in Gaza, the refugee crisis in Greece, and conditions at Guantanamo Bay for the Sunday Times and other newspapers and magazines. More recently, she has written about efforts to uncover and atone for the abuses of Canada’s residential schools.


Judge Joe Calderone

Senior Vice President, Communications & Development, Mount Sinai South Nassau

Status: Returning Judge

Joe Calderone is a seasoned public relations executive and author of the thriller, Don’t Look Back, distributed by Simon and Schuster. He served as Investigations Editor of the New York Daily News at the time of the World Trade Center attack and helped cover the FDNY in the aftermath of 9/11, including documenting the problems firefighters had communicating via radio that day. He worked as a newspaper editor and reporter for more than 25 years, including covering City Hall for New York Newsday. While with Newsday, he was a member of a team of reporters that won a Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. He is a long-time adjunct instructor at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, where he teaches investigative reporting. He is a member of the board of directors of the Fair Media Council.

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Judge Ray Caliendo

Founding Principal, Art-of-Form Architects

Status: Returning Judge

Ray is the Managing Director and Chief Coordinator of all firm activities. He is the primary client liaison and acts as the Architect of Record for most of New York State and City projects. Ray is a graduate of NYIT, and after concluding his full-time studies in 1985, Ray worked first as a Draftsperson and then as a Project Manager for a variety of firms within the architectural industry. Ray received his license to practice architecture in 1992 and founded Art-Of-Form Architects in 1994. Ray is a registered architect and a registered interior designer with professional affiliations in both the AIA and ASID. He is a member of the board of directors of the Fair Media Council.


Judge Michael Canders

Aviation Center Director, Farmingdale State College

Status: Returning Judge

Dr. Michael Canders is an Associate Professor of Aviation at Farmingdale State College (FSC) and is an active pilot, serving as the Director of the FSC Aviation Center at Republic Airport. He regularly provides expert aviation commentary to various media including News 12, WCBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, Newsday and the Associated Press.

He is a past President of a $221 million electronics manufacturing division of Telephonics Corp. headquartered in New York and worked for many years in the Long Island technology business sector. Mike is also a retired US Air Force rescue pilot and served as the Commander of the 106th Rescue Wing of the NY Air National Guard in Westhampton, NY and as the Commander of the main US Air Base in Baghdad, Iraq. 

He is an advisor and mentor for veteran owned businesses and serves on the Military Advisory Committee of Fiserv Corporation.


Judge Jamie Cohen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Media Studies, Queens College

Status: Returning Judge

Jamie Cohen is the Head of Education for Digital Void, an internet literacy project that helps people bridge the gap between digital life and everyday culture. Jamie holds a PhD in Cultural and Media Studies specializing in internet culture and graphical communication. He formerly founded and directed the New Media degree at Molloy University and continues to lead teams of students in immersive digital production design projects in Rome, Italy. 

Jamie is an assistant professor of Media Studies at CUNY Queens College. He is a member of the board of directors of the Fair Media Council.


Judge Mike Dawidziak

President, Strategic Planning Consulting

Status: Returning Judge

Michael D. Dawidziak (more popularly known as Mike D.) is the founder and president of Strategic Planning. He is a nationally known pollster, general consultant and political strategist and has worked on races for all levels of government in every state in the country, including four presidential campaigns. Mike has appeared as an opinion writer and political expert in the pages of Newsday, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and many other national publications. He has appeared nationally on NPR, FOX News and CNN. He is frequently interviewed by WCBS, WPIX and is a regular political analyst for News 12.


Judge Jessica McAleer Decatur

Vice President for Marketing & Communications, St. Joseph’s University

Status: Returning Judge

Jessica McAleer Decatur is the VP for Marketing and Communications at St. Joseph’s University, New York, where she is responsible for maintaining a consistent institutional brand while enhancing the university’s overall reputation and visibility on the local, regional and national levels. She oversees all efforts and initiatives related to the university’s marketing and branding, advertising, internal and external communications, print and digital publications, media relations, social media, community relations, public, government and legislative affairs and the website. With more than two decades of experience as an industry leader, Jess also serves on the board of directors for the Rose Brucia Educational Foundation, a national not-for-profit organization that teaches the importance of stranger safety awareness. She is a member of the Fair Media Council Board of Directors. 


Junior Judge Lauren DelGuidice

Corporate Media Relations Specialist, Henry Schein Inc.

Status: Returning Judge

I’m Lauren DelGuidice, and I’ve been a Henry Schein team member since I graduated college in 2019. I started as an intern on the Corporate Communications team, further refining the communications skills I learned in various public relations classes at LIU Post. Throughout my time at Schein, I’ve continued to build relationships with key media, both locally and with medical trade publications.


Judge Jody Fisher

CEO, Jody Fisher PR

Status: Returning Judge

As a veteran PR man and a former New York City radio reporter, Jody has worked on both sides of the newsroom assignment desk. So he knows a good story when he hears one—and how to make a bad one better.

Judge Trudy Fitzsimmons

Chair, Vision Long Island
Status: Returning Judge

Trudy Fitzsimmons is currently the chairwoman of Vision Long Island, a nonprofit organization advocating for the smart growth of Long Island. She has been a member of the board since 1997. 

Trudy was vice president of Liable and Fitzsimmons Inc. from 2011 to 2021. She contributed to the curriculum development and was a board member of Leadership Huntington from 1998 to 2011. She directed and developed the Leadership Huntington program with Kate Liable from 2010 to 2015. She has worked in the communications industry for more than 30 years.


Judge Paul C. Focazio

Director of Communications, New York Sea Grant

Status: Returning Judge


As New York Sea Grant’s (NYSG) Communications Director, Paul C. Focazio oversees the development and production of the coastal science program’s Web site (, e-newsletter and all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube). Focazio writes and disseminates NYSG’s content quarterly via New York Coastlines, the program’s flagship publication, and a “Social Media Review” at  He also maintains NYSG’s numerous resource sites for extension specialists and a number of special research and education initiatives.


Judge Reg Gale

Senior Editor and Deputy Managing Editor (Retired), Bloomberg News 

Status: Returning Judge

Reg Gale retired this year after 16 years at Bloomberg News as a team leader, senior editor, and deputy managing editor. Previously, he was a senior editor at Newsday for over 20 years. Reg has been a speaker in Fair Media Council programs over the years, and his participation helped the Fair Media Council to quickly establish its annual event, The News Conference: Real & Powerful, as an important forum for exploring the state of the news media in real time.


Judge George Gorman

Long Island Regional Director, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Status: Returning Judge

George Gorman’s career with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation began in 1977 as a summer seasonal Park Worker at Jones Beach State Park. Through New York State Civil Service examinations and hard work, he has successfully risen to Deputy Regional Director overseeing park operations for 32 state parks on Long Island. He has also served as Regional Director under the appointment of Governor George E. Pataki.

In 2006, George Gorman successfully advanced to Deputy Regional Director and responsible for the administration and management of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Long Island Region.  Today, responsibilities include all aspects for the Long Island State Park Region and full oversight of a budget exceeding $35 million dollars. He supervises and administers personnel programs of nearly 2500 employees.  Responsibilities include managing 32 state parks and historic sites and nearly 35,000 acres of parkland.  He reviews all regional capital construction programs and ensures safe and enjoyable recreational experiences for nearly 20 million park visitors annually.


Judge Ann Marie Gothard

Vice President, Global Corporate Media Relations, Henry Schein Inc.

Status: Returning Judge

A seasoned communications professional, Ann Marie’s experience spans nearly two decades, across a variety of sectors in health care. Currently, she is Vice President, Global Corporate Media Relations for Henry Schein, Inc., where she leads strategic media relations for the company. Prior to joining Henry Schein, she worked at NYC’s EmblemHealth, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health plans, which she joined from Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she led marketing and communications for one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers. She has also led global communications for Orbis International, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating blindness, and AETNA, the health care insurer. She is a member of the Fair Media Council Board of Directors.


Judge Ginny Greenberg

Director, Public Relations, Hofstra University

Status: Returning Judge

Ginny Greenberg is director of public relations at Hofstra University. Before returning to her alma mater, she worked in magazine, theatrical, and consumer PR. She is part of a small group of very lucky people to have worked at Hofstra’s student newspaper, The Chronicle, when Jaci Clement was its editor in chief!

Judge Aimee Keegan

Director of Development & Community Relations. ACLD  (Adults & Children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities)

Status: New Judge

Aimee Keegan is the Director of Development and Community Relations for Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities (ACLD), headquartered in Bethpage, N.Y. ACLD is one of the region’s leading non-profits supporting and providing opportunities for children and adults with autism, learning and developmental disabilities to pursue enviable lives.

Aimee’s responsibilities are to advance the ACLD brand, build awareness and visibility for the agency, and create and implement strategic development opportunities through fundraising initiatives, events and programs. One of her largest and most fruitful accomplishments was to help develop the ACLD Foundation, to fundraise directly for the exclusive benefit of ACLD while recruiting board members to serve on the Foundation.

Aimee has 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, specifically dedicated to human services. She began her career as an education reporter for a daily newspaper in Georgia before moving back to New York to pursue a career in public relations.


Judge Michael Kinane

Vice President for Communications & College Relations, SUNY Old Westbury

Status: New Judge

Michael Kinane has been a member of the SUNY Old Westbury team since 2000 and currently manages all communications, marketing, and government relations activities of the College. He has served as the chief media and marketing officer since 2000 and from 2005-2017 held additional responsibility for fundraising activities as Executive Director of the Old Westbury College Foundation, Inc. Prior to joining SUNY Old Westbury, Mike had been a vice president/senior account manager with Epoch 5 Public Relations, among the leading public relations firms on Long Island. His career also includes serving as Press Information Coordinator for The Culinary Institute of America and as a news reporter and anchor for three radio stations serving New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.

Having earned an M.A. in Integrated Marketing and a B.A. in Communication Arts, both from Marist College, Mike maintains an active role in professional and business organizations, including Public Relations Society of America, International Association of Business Communicators, Society of Professional Journalists and Public Relations Professionals of Long Island.


Judge Katheryn Laible

President, Synchronicity Planning & Communications

Status: Returning Judge

Katheryn Laible is a writer and a photographer with extensive experience in organizational development. For the last three years she has been a Managing Partner of The Firefly Artists of Northport, NY, an eclectic, community oriented gallery founded in 2011 that she first became involved with in 2017. In 2015, Katheryn co-founded the Synchronicity Network Newsletter, a networking and communications platform that serves and celebrates folks who care for Art, Science and the Common Good on Long Island and beyond.

From 2010-2015, Katheryn served as Acting Director of Leadership Huntington, Long Island’s first and only Community Leadership Program, which she graduated from herself in 2001. For nearly ten years prior, she was Assistant Director of Vision Long Island, the region’s premier Smart Growth organization. Katheryn has further served as a consultant, program coordinator, writer and more for many other organizations, notably the Nassau County Museum of Art, Nathan Hale VFW Post 1469 and The Corridor: Long Island’s Journal for Strategic Alliances. She is a long-time Friend of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills and appreciates every opportunity she gets to highlight and connect all those who uplift and inspire her. Katheryn resides with her husband and children in Syosset, NY.


Judge Carolyn Levin

Partner, Miller Korzenik Sommers Rayman

Status: Returning Judge

Carolyn Schurr Levin, a media and First Amendment attorney, is a partner at Miller Korzenik Sommers Rayman LLP in New York. She was the vice president and general counsel of Newsday, vice president and general counsel of Ziff Davis Media, and media law adviser for the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University. She teaches Media Ethics & Law at City University of New York’s Baruch College, and has also taught media ethics and law at Stony Brook University, Long Island University, and Pace University. From 2010-2019, she was the faculty adviser for the Pioneer, the student newspaper at Long Island University, during which time the Pioneer won 28 awards.


Judge Larry Levy

Executive Dean, Associate Vice President, Hofstra University

Status: Returning Judge

As executive dean, Larry Levy oversees all aspects of the research and engagement work at the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. 

Prior to joining the school in 2007, he was chief political columnist, and senior editorial writer at Newsday where he was a Pulitzer Finalist. He also cohosted face-off, a local, PBS public affairs show. Today, he continues to provide content for local regional and national media.


Judge Donna Martini

Wellness Coach & Writer, DM Enterprises

Status: New Judge

Donna Martini is a wellness activist, coach, and speaker for over 30 years. She is the author of The Ten Commandments of Divorce, and My Mini Book of Mighty Mantras, which features a cartoon character called MantraMouse. Donna works to help businesses, non-profits, government agencies, families, and individuals learn how to overcome human frailties by tapping into their potential through an energy technique she named, Positive Manipulation®.

Donna is a former Planning Commissioner and Lead Ambassador of Wellness and Green for Nassau County. She spent years on the NC Heroine Task Force and has been a volunteer for various organizations, including Northwell, WORC, Riverhead Jail, Hofstra University, and many others.  Donna has been involved in the film and TV industry for over ten years as an actor, as well as art director and production designer. 


Judge Nina McCann

Business Development & Marketing Manager, Harris Beach PLLC

Status: Returning Judge

Nina McCann is a Marketing, Public Relations and Business Development professional with over 20 years of experience in the professional services environment. Some of her in-house roles at professional services firms have included overseeing marketing at a national accounting firm and regional and global law firms. Currently, she is the Manager of Business Development and Marketing at Harris Beach PLLC a top tier national law firm.

Nina has contributed to numerous industry articles and been featured on the radio and podcasts discussing social media, marketing, public relations and the media. She serves as co-chair of the marketing committee and is a member of the board of directors of the Social Media Association. She is also a member of the Hispanic Public Relations Association – New York Chapter, Law Firm Media Professionals and a former Board member of the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island where she co-chaired the young professionals committee.

She is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and received her B.A, degree from Queens College and her M.B.A. from Hofstra University.


Judge Walter Middlebrook

Foster Professor of Practice, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Penn State University

Status: Returning Judge

Walter Middlebrook, a former assistant managing editor at The Detroit News, is a longtime senior editor and newsroom manager, whose career includes editing stints at The New York Times, Newsday/New York Newsday, USA Today and the St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch. He was part of a Newsday team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for spot news. A Lifetime Achievement award-winner (the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists) and a lifetime member of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Memphis, Tenn., native is a graduate of Boston University and an Eagle Scout.


Judge Jeff Morosoff

Chair, Dept. of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations, Hofstra University

Status: Returning Judge

Jeffrey S. Morosoff is chair of the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Pubic Relations at The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate PR courses and is faculty adviser to Hofstra’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter. His 30-year PR career included positions at Cablevision, Long Island Association, Town of Babylon, New York Institute of Technology, and Nassau Community College. He has received Hofstra’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award, Public Relations Professionals of Long Island’s Jack Rettaliata Lifetime Achievement Award, and International Association of Business Communicators’ Achievement in Communications Award. He is a member of the Fair Media Council Board of Directors. 

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Judge David Okorn

Executive Director, Long Island Community Foundation

Status: Returning Judge

David M. Okorn has been the executive director of Long Island Community Foundation since 2010. He began his career at LICF in 2008 as the Foundation’s director of advancement and donor relations. Previously, he was the senior vice president of development and external relations at the Viscardi Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children with disabilities. Prior to that he held positions as the director of community relations at KeySpan and executive director of the KeySpan Foundation.

Dave received his B.S. and M.S. in Business Administration and Energy Management at New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury. He is a member of the board of directors of the Long Island Volunteer Center, the Better Business Bureau Foundation and is a Member of the Long Island State Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission. 


Judge Jeffrey Reynolds, Ph.D.

President & CEO, Family & Children’s Association (FCA)

Status: Returning Judge

Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds is the President/CEO of Family & Children’s Association (FCA) and a nonprofit professional with 30+ years worth of experience. He’s been a leading voice in addressing our region’s opioid crisis, the dramatic increase in gun violence and the worsening condition of children’s mental health. Reynolds is a frequent op-ed contributor and expert source frequently used by local, regional and national media.


Judge Dana Sanneman

Vice President, Public Affairs, Mount Sinai South Nassau

Status: New Judge

Dana Sanneman oversees the planning, implementation and synchronization of strategic communications and development programs that combined drive the positive reputation and philanthropic support of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s services and programs. She coordinates the hospital’s strategic communications and public messaging in collaboration with stakeholders and community advocates, including the news media, civic leaders, elected officials, government leaders, hospital volunteers and auxiliary. 

In addition, she directs the hospital’s award-winning Truth in Medicine quarterly public health poll and an array of other essential community health efforts, including the Vaxmobile, the region’s first mobile (COVID-19) vaccination bus. 

Dana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Siena College and a Master of Public Administration in public and nonprofit management and policy from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Judge Dina Santorelli

Best-Selling Author, Freelance Writer, eLuna Media LLC

Status: Returning Judge

Dina Santorelli has been a freelance writer and editor for more than 20 years. She has edited, written, cowritten, ghostwritten, and collaborated on a variety of nonfiction books and is an award-winning, best-selling author of thriller and suspense novels.

Judge Jay Schoenfeld

Past President, Temple Isaiah

Status: Returning Judge

Working closely with the media in both business and government, Jay Schoenfeld is a creative leader with strong business acumen and proven ability to align business objectives with corporate goals, long term strategy, and organizational culture. He has extensive experience in managing relationships with Federal, State, and local officials to promote and advance an organization’s priorities. He has held leadership positions at EmblemHealth, HIP Health Plan, and Vytra Health Plans. He has served as President of Temple Isaiah and remains active on its board.

Judge Charles Skop

Member of the Firm, Meyer Suozzi

Status: Returning Judge

Charles Skop is a Member of the law firm Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, P.C. His practice consists of representing business owners and commercial real estate owners in a variety of transactions including sales, purchases, financing, leasing and contract drafting and negotiation. Charlie was a college news reporter for WKCR-FM (89.9) at Columbia University and a writer and editor for Columbia’s Sundial Magazine.


Judge Richard Torrenzano

Chief Executive, The Torrenzano Group

Status: Returning Judge

Richard Torrenzano is a sought-after expert and leading commentator on financial markets, brands, crisis, media and reputation. He is chief executive of The Torrenzano Group, a reputation and high-stakes issues management firm specializing in building and protecting corporate reputations, helping clients grow their business and enhance brand and shareholder value. The Torrenzano Group helps organizations take control of how they are perceived™. 

He co-authored the award-winning book, bestselling Digital Assassination: Protecting Your Reputation, Brand, or Business Against Online Attacks, published by St. Martin’s Press.

He has extensive hands-on experience in global financial markets. For nearly a decade, he was a member of the NYSE Management (policy) and Executive (operations) Committees. And on the firing line as the Big Board’s chief spokesman, he had a unique vantage on business, industry and media. Rich has counseled chief executives and boards of international corporations in the United States, Europe and Latin America, as well as several heads of state.


Judge Ebru Ulusoy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing, School of Business, Farmingdale State College

Status: Returning Judge

Dr. Ebru Ulusoy is an Associate Professor in the Business Management Department at the Farmingdale State College. She earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing from the University of Texas-Pan American. Dr. Ulusoy received her master’s degree in Production Management and Marketing from Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. She received her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising from Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Ulusoy is primarily interested in teaching and conducting research in the field of consumer behavior. She has various publications in prestigious peer-reviewed academic journals, such as the International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Marketing Management; and presentations at international conferences such as Association for Consumer Research and American Marketing Science.


Judge Jennefer Witter

CEO/Founder, The Boreland Group Inc.
Status: New Judge

Jennefer Witter is the chief executive officer and founder of The Boreland Group Inc., a 20-year-old boutique public relations firm. The agency specializes in women-led and minority owned businesses. She was named one of the nation’s “10 most successful black CEOS and entrepreneurs” by MadameNoire Magazine, and her company was recognized as one of 12 black-owned businesses to be “loved by its community and beyond” by ThriveGlobal.


Jennefer is an active public speaker on implicit bias; inclusive leadership; gender-based workplace conversation; personal branding; inclusive and thought leadership; and networking. Venues include: TedX Albany; Tishman Speyer; The Pentagon; The Brookings Institution and Pennsylvania Conference for Women. Jennefer has also presented at York Correctional Facility on personal branding to incarcerated women working on developing businesses that they could start upon release. She is a signed speaker with Never Stop Learning, a New York City-based speakers bureau. She is the author of “The Little Book of Big PR: 100+ Quick Tips to Get Your Small Business Noticed,” published by Amacom/HarperCollins. 


Judge Leila Zogby

Editor, Zogby Editorial Services

Status: Returning Judge


Leila Zogby has practiced her craft as a journalist, a corporate communicator and as an independent writer of marketing and communications materials for more than 30 years. No matter the situation, Leila is a firm believer that Good Writing is Good Business and Good Sense.

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