The Marketing Academy US reveals the 5th cohort of marketing executives selected for its coveted annual Scholarship Program. The selection process saw leaders from client-side brands, media owners and agencies compete via a 3-stage selection process for a select number of places. The Program is free but highly selective and is designed to utilise the collective knowledge of the industry to develop the Scholars’ skills and prepare them for their journey towards senior and board level business leadership roles.
Often described as ‘transformational’ and ‘life-changing,’ The Marketing Academy US Scholarship Program is now entering its 5th year. After four hugely successful years of the Scholarship Program, The Marketing Academy US Community continues to grow and thrive, contributing to over 1000 Alumni globally.
Funded in 2023 by partners: Salesforce, Mars and Bazaarvoice, the comprehensive program curriculum includes one-to-one mentoring with an enviable line up of board level executives. These include: Beth Ann Kaminkow, Global CEO VMLY&R Commerce & CEO NY VMLY&R, Claudine Cheever, VP Global Brand & Fixed Marketing – Amazon , David Jones, Founder & CEO – The Brandtech Group, Margaret Molloy, Global Chief Marketing Officer – Siegel + Gale, Robert Chatwani, President – DocuSign.
In addition to the mentoring, Scholars all work one-to-one with an Executive Coach and attend residential ‘Boot Camps’ packed with inspirational speakers and masterclasses, hosted by renowned subject matter experts.
The Marketing Academy Founder & Global CEO, Sherilyn Shackell, said:
‘We could not be more delighted to work with these fabulous ‘Scholars’ during the coming months. The volume and calibre of applications this year did not disappoint, proving the bench strength of talent in the US marketing industry continues to thrive. Developing these ‘exceptional’ people is the greatest privilege we have and we can’t wait to get started.’
Here is the US Scholarship Class of 2023:
ALICIA BEERMAN, DIVISION VICE PRESIDENT, Pharmavite
ANUJ CHHABRA, MALIBU RUM SENIOR BRAND MANAGER, Pernod Ricard USA
CHANEL GANT, SENIOR BRAND MANAGER, M&MS, Mars Wrigley
CHAR ALFONZO, VP GLOBAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR, Fresh Beauty (LVMH)
CHIN WU, DIRECTOR, CONSUMER MARKETING, NORTH AMERICA, Lenovo
DAN ROBBINS, VP, MARKETING & PARTNER SOLUTIONS, Roku
DAVID MCKENZIE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, FCB
DEEPA SEN, HEAD OF STRATEGY, EA GAMES, Electronic Arts
EVAN MARSHALL, COO, Black Menswear LLC.
GEMMA DAVIES, HEAD OF GLOBAL ABM STRATEGY, ServiceNow
GREG COHEN, VP, SMALL BUSINESS BANKING & B2B PRODUCT MARKETING, American Express
ILINCA BARSAN, DIRECTOR OF DATA SCIENCE, Wunderman Thompson
JASMINE CLENNON, MARKETING MANAGER, Meta
JOY OGUNNEYE, GLOBAL BRAND EQUITY & INNOVATION LEAD, DERMOCOSMETICS, NEOSTRATA CO., Kenvue
JULIEN BOUSQUET, HEAD OF BUSINESS MARKETING CPG – FOOD & BEVERAGE, Snapchat
KATE HAHN, HEAD OF GROWTH MARKETING, Bazaarvoice
KATHRYN FLYNN, VP, DIRECTOR OF GROWTH MARKETING, Zip Co
KATIE JOHNSRUD, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, Target
KEXIN CHEN, VICE PRESIDENT, C-SUITE MARKETING, Salesforce
KHARI MPAGAZEHE, GROUP ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, Droga5
LINDSEY PATTERSON, DIRECTOR OF BRAND MARKETING, Magnolia
LORENA LIZETH ZÁRATE ROSALES, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, We Are All Human Foundation
MARIA CHILEWICZ, HEAD OF BRAND MANAGEMENT, Who Gives A Crap
MELISSA PEACE, DIRECTOR, BRAND MARKETING, Expedia Group
MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN, HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY, DDB North America
PATRICK RUBENSTEIN, VP OF CLIENT MANAGEMENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS LEAD-WORKDAY, Jellyfish
RICKY COLLETT, AVIATION AMERICAN GIN DIRECTOR, Diageo
SANDY CHAPMAN, SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER, Impossible Foods
SARAH CROWE, EXECUTIVE CREATIVE PRODUCER, Amazon
TAMAR RIMMON, VP, RESEARCH AND ANALYTICS, Fandom
TELLY CARAYANNAKIS, MARKETING DIRECTOR, PERFORMANCE & MEDIA, KFC Canada
Furthermore, each Scholar is invited to enrol themselves and select members of their team in The Marketing Academy Virtual Campus Program, which is a powerful development Program designed exclusively for the Academy’s community of Alumni, Partners, Mentors, Coaches, and their respective teams. Currently, there are more than 9000 individuals from around the world actively participating in this Program.
The Marketing Academy thanks the incredible Mentors, Coaches, Selection Panel and Guest Speakers around the world who donate their time and expertise to the Marketing Academy Programs. You can find further details about them here https://themarketingacademy.org/us/
The announcement of the 2023 US Scholarship Cohort is not the only exciting news within the US Community. The Marketing Academy are also thrilled to share that applications for the 2024 US Fellowship Program are now open. Since the launch of The Fellowship in the US in 2019, the Program that is designed to provide CMOs with access to board-level thinking and development in all elements of Board stewardship has gone from strength to strength. Those selected to take part in the esteemed Fellowship Program join a long list of industry leaders, named here.
Nominations are also now open for the 2024 Scholarship program which can be found here.