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The Marketing Academy unveils the CMOs selected to join their exclusive 2024 US Fellowship Program

The Marketing Academy, a highly respected non-profit organization, has selected 21 CMOs and growth leaders who will form the 2024 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 2024 US Program is sponsored by Salesforce and The Brandtech Group. The Program is also 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).

Julien Boudet, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company said – “We’re excited to continue our partnership with The Marketing Academy again this year, driving impact through the program as the knowledge provider and sponsor. Our partnership will continue to provide the Fellows distinctive knowledge from McKinsey & Company, along with mentorship from experienced industry leaders and coaching support throughout and beyond the program. Together, we will unlock a new group of CMOs’ & growth leaders’ acceleration toward developing their leadership skills for rapid personal, professional, and organizational growth!”

The Fellowship Program runs in USA, EMEA and more recently APAC. With a curriculum consisting of three immersive residential events and masterclasses, the Program covers 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’re very excited to be spending the next 8 months working with this fabulous group of CMOs and Marketing Leaders who make up our 5th cohort of Fellows in the USA. It’s an honour to be able to provide our curriculum of board level development to such high calibre, ambitious, C-Suite executives’.

The Marketing Academy Fellowship Program has an enviable list of more than 300 Alumni globally including; Cristina Diezhandino – Chief Marketing Officer, Diageo, Robert Chatwani – President, DocuSign, Katie Vanneck-Smith – CEO, Hearst UK, Catherine Tan-Gillespie – President & GM, KFC Canada, Joshua Leatherman – CMO, Service Express, Emily Ketchen – CMO & VP, Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo, and many more.


Abhilash Edathil , SVP, Sales and Marketing, Alludo (KKR Portfolio Company)
Alexander Tomlin, SVP, Head of Marketing, Bacardi North America
Amy Weisenbach, SVP, Head of Marketing, The New York Times
Carrie Ruddy, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, Trane Technologies
DeLu Jackson, Executive Vice President and CMO, ADT Inc.
Erin Oles, Senior Vice President, Strategic Events and Brand Experiences, Salesforce
Henry F. Detering, Chief Marketing Officer, Neuberger Berman
Jayne Fieldhouse, Managing Director, Head of Global Marketing (Institutional), RBC Global Asset Management
Josh Golden, Chief Marketing Officer, Quad
Julka Villa, Group Global Head of Marketing, Campari Group
Karuna Rawal, Chief Revenue and Chief Marketing Officer, Nature’s Fynd
Kheri Holland Tillman, Chief Marketing Officer, BlueTriton Brands
Kyle Christensen, CMO/CRO, Splash Inc.
Matt Blevins, Chief Marketing Officer, Heaven Hill Brands
Michelle Anthony, Office of the CMO, Boomi
Nii Mantse Addy, Chief Marketing Officer, Philo
Oshiya Savur, Chief Brand & Marketing Officer, Maesa
Ram Subramanian, Chief Marketing Officer, Discover Bank, Discover Financial Services
Sangita Woerner, SVP Marketing & Guest Experience, Alaska Airlines
Stephen White, Senior Vice President, North America, Diageo
Steven Chauby, Head of Marketing, Digital, and Affiliate Sales, Horace Mann Educators Corporation

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 here


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