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The Marketing Academy unveils the CMOs selected to join their exclusive 2023 US Fellowship Program

The Marketing Academy, a highly respected non-profit organization has selected 20 CMOs and growth leaders who will form the 2023 cohort of their US Fellowship Program. This board level, executive development program, designed exclusively for CMOs, develops the skills to help make the transition to a CEO or broader C- Suite roles.

The 2023 US Program is sponsored by Salesforce and supported by our Knowledge Partners; McKinsey & Company, Board level coaching organization; Wisdom8 & Marketing Leadership expert Thomas Barta who is also Global Dean of the Program.

Brian Gregg, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company said – “We are delighted to continue our partnership with The Marketing Academy as the sponsor and knowledge provider for this impactful program. The Fellows will be equipped with distinctive content from McKinsey & Company, mentorship from industry veterans, and coaching during and beyond the program. Together, we will enable a new cohort of CMOs & growth leaders to expand their leadership skills and management capabilities, and chart a path for accelerated growth for themselves and their organizations”.

The Fellowship Program runs in USA, EMEA and more recently APAC with a curriculum consisting of three immersive residential events and masterclasses covering all elements of Board stewardship including strategy, corporate finance, organizational health, leading transformational change, operational effectiveness and stakeholder influence. Fellows also benefit from mentoring, enabling them to spend one-on-one time with seasoned Board members and are assigned an Executive Coach for the duration of the program.

Sherilyn Shackell, Founder & Global CEO of The Marketing Academy said – ‘We are very excited to be working with such incredible marketing leaders over the next 8 months. This class marks the 4th intake of the program in the USA and each year it gets harder to select just 20 people from such exceptionally high calibre applicants.

The Marketing Academy Fellowship Program has an enviable list of more than 220 Alumni globally including; Cristina Diezhandino – Chief Marketing Officer, Diageo, Bob Sherwin – Chief Marketing Officer, Wayfair LCC, Robert Chatwani – President, DocuSign, Dara Treseder – CMO, Autodesk, Katie Vanneck-Smith – CEO, Hearst UK, Catherine Tan-Gillespie – President & GM, KFC Canada, David Doctorow – CEO, Move Inc. and many more.

Fellow Alumni Andréa Mallard – Global Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Pinterest said “The Fellowship Program is absolutely not another conference and it’s not an online course. Most amazing: it helped me think more broadly about my entire life, not just my career.”

The 2023 Fellows are:

Ahmed Darwish, Chief Marketing Officer, New England Sports Network
Catherine Solazzo, Chief Marketing Officer, Syntax
Chad Fox, Chief Marketing Officer, Dollar General Corporation
Cyler Pennington, SVP Marketing, Wynn Resorts
Desiree Motamedi, VP, Global Head of Product Marketing, Shopify
Emily Campbell, Chief Marketing Officer, Infinite Electronics
Gerald Youngblood, Chief Marketing Officer, North America, Lenovo
Hope Bagozzi, Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Hortons
Jayne O’Brien, Head of Marketing, Product and Loyalty, JetBlue
Jennifer Chung, Global Marketing Excellence Lead, Pfizer
Jennifer Hewlette, SVP Marketing, DataRobot
Kate Rundell, Global Head of Central Marketing, Amazon Business
Kelly Megel, SVP, Head of Marketing, True Value Corporation
Kelly Soligon, Vice President of Marketing, Microsoft Consumer Sales Org.
Krystal Putman-Garcia, SVP CMO & GM of Community, FiscalNote
Mani Dasgupta, VP, Global Advisory Partnerships, IBM
Meghan Gendelman, SVP, AMERs Field Marketing, Salesforce
Najoh Tita-Reid, Global CMO, Logitech International
Sophie Kelly, SVP of Whiskies, North America, Diageo
Tyra Neal, Chief Marketing Officer, Vivid Seats

Acceptance on The Marketing Academy Programs in the USA, EMEA & APAC is merit based and all our Programs are delivered free of charge to the selected cohorts.

The Marketing Academy would not be possible without the support of our global Partners. Our thanks also go to the incredible Mentors, Coaches, Selection Panel and Guest Speakers around the world who donate their time and expertise to The Marketing Academy Programs. For more details, visit

The Fellowship Program commences in June and runs for 9 months. More information about The Marketing Academy Fellowship and other Programs can be found via the website


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