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The Marketing Academy US announces the 30 emerging leaders selected for their 2022 Scholarship Program

The Marketing Academy US reveals the cohort of marketing executives selected for their coveted Scholarship Program. The selection process saw leaders from client-side, brands, media owners and agencies compete via a 3 stage selection process for just 30 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 leaders.

Now entering its 4th year in the US, The Marketing Academy has over 800 Alumni globally, frequently describing the Program as ‘transformational’ and ‘life changing’. The US program is funded in 2022 by long term partners Salesforce, The Wall Street Journal, Mars Wrigley and KFC.

The comprehensive curriculum includes one-to-one mentoring with an enviable line up of board level executives including: David Jones, Founder & CEO – The Brandtech Group, Chris MacDonald, Chairman & CEO – McCann, Karen Coppola, EVP & CMO – TJX, Mayur Gupta, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer – Gannetts, Margaret Molloy, Global Chief Marketing Officer – Siegel + Gale

In addition to the mentoring, Scholars are given 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 are humbled to see so many companies in the US nominating their talent for our programs, and it’s gratifying to witness organizations in marketing, media & advertising demonstrate how much they value their talent by enabling them to invest their time to develop their leadership capability in this way. We can’t wait to begin working with this fantastic Scholarship cohort and look forward to seeing the class develop and grow together’

Each Scholar will also be able to enroll their teams in The Marketing Academy Virtual Campus, a powerful development program designed exclusively for the Academy’s community of Alumni, Partners, Mentors, Coaches and their teams. This program has over 7000 people enrolled around the world.

Here is the US Scholarship Class of 2022:

• Bart Van De Vel, Global Program Manager, Meta
• Caio Correa, Sr. Brand Director Doritos USA, PepsiCo
• Christopher Symmes, Senior Brand Manager, Unilever
• Dana DiGregorio, Global Managing Director, MESH Experience
• Derrick L. Christian II, Director, Marketing & Brand Innovation, United Center
• Emily Gibson, Senior Director, Season Pass, Vail Resorts
• Emma Powers, Executive Director – Enterprise Marketing, Comcast Business
• James Reid, Vice President, Business Development, Collectively
• Jamie Rutherford, Global Strategy Director, FCB New York
• Jeanine Lewis, Vice President of Brand Management, Bumble Bea Seafood Company
• Johannah Rogers, Director, North American Whiskey, Diageo
• Jonathan Miller, Director of Retention Marketing, Crain Communications
• Juliet Randall, VP, Account-Based Marketing Strategy, Salesforce
• Kaavya Ashok Krishna, Lead-Knowledge, Learning & Advocacy, Crisis & Climate Risk Finance, The World Bank Group
• Kate Cohen, VP of Marketing, Happi Foodi
• Katie Fabry, Marketing Director, The Wall Street Journal
• Lindsay Schuhmann, Brand Manager, KFC US
• Louise Rapley, Group Account Director, Noble People
• Melissa Mendoza, Director of Marketing, Campbell Soup Company
• Marcus Andrew, Social Strategy Lead, Apple TV+
• Nick Gonzales, Chief Marketing Officer, Spikeball
• Qi Gu, Director of Integration & Digital Transformation, Omnicom Media Group
• Panos Bechrakis, Global Marketing Director, Godiva Chocolatier
• Rishi Mukhi, Director, Wholesale Digital Activation, adidas
• Ryan Shaw, Executive Director, Head of Mediacom Chicago
• Salvatore Salemme, Senior Manager, Marketing – US Retail, Wella Company
• Sally Tran, Sr.Brand Manager, Gum & Mints, Extra US, Mars Wrigley
• Sarah Shimmons, Global Marketing Director, Smirnoff, Diageo
• Stephanie Jones, VP, Account Director, The Martin Agency
• Tom Walter, Global Director of Brand Marketing & Innovation, Under Armour

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