Judging Chair Announcement

 
 
We are pleased to announce the 2022 Sponsorship Marketing Awards Judging Chair, Josh Epstein, Senior Vice-President, Oak View Group. 
 
“As a longstanding SMCC Member, SMCC Activate! Mentorship Program Mentor and SMAs Jury Member, I am thrilled to participate this year as SMAs Judging Committee Chair.
 

After an unprecedented year of challenges, pivots and wholesale changes to the way sponsorships are approached and activated, I don’t think there has ever been a more innovative and exciting time in our industry.

The programs, platforms and campaigns we have all contributed to will no doubt produce an incredible field of submissions for this year’s awards. 

We are excited to announce a new category to this year’s lineup:  Regional Award: Awarded to a regional sponsorship program (excluding Toronto) that drove a significant impact.”

2022 SMAs Jury

Diana Brenchley

Diana Brenchley

Canada Lead, Frontline Marketing & Asset Partnerships
Coca-Cola

Anne-Marie Buchanan

Director, Marketing Strategy, Canada
Sun Life

RJ Carlos

RJ Carlos

VP, Client & Business Development
Inventa Brand Experience

Shannon Cole

Vice President, Brand Marketing
RBC

Shana Coppen

National Director, Fundraising Communications
Canadian Cancer Society

Scott Cunningham

Scott Cunningham

Senior Manager, Partnerships
and Regional Brand
Rogers

John Griffin

John Griffin

Director, Corporate Partnerships
Toronto Blue Jays

Rishi Gupta

Rishi Gupta

Director
XMC

Justin Hasan

Justin Hasan

Group Account Director
MKTG Sports + Entertainment

Bianca Knopp

Bianca Knop

Founder
Wildfire Experiential and Events

Kristina Koprivica

Kristina Koprivica

Corporate Director, Marketing
Kruger Products

Brian Lim

Brian Lim

VP, Development and
Community Engagement
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Nicolas Marullo

Nicolas Marullo

President & CEO
Cinco

Sarah Miele

Sarah Miele

Sr. Manager, Sponsorships & Partnerships
Canadian National Exhibition Association

Joanna Milroy

Joanna Milroy

Sr. Director Sponsorships
CIBC

Deirdre Molloy

Deirdre Molloy

Head of Brand Partnerships
Live Nation Canada

Heather Nobes - Ravenpeak 7

Heather Nobes

Sr. Director, Sponsorships & Marketing
Visa

Fiona O'Brien

Fiona O'Brien

Director of Marketing
Danone Canada

Alan Palmer

Alan Palmer

Senior Vice-President
Wasserman

Pierre-Marc Paquet

Pierre-Marc Paquet

Owner
pmpaquet

Jacquie Ryan

Jacquie Ryan

Chief Brand and Commercial Officer
Canadian Olympic Committee

Clauderic Saint-Amand

Claudéric
Saint-Amand

VP of Creative and Strategy, Partner
Bob Agency

Andrew Stokes

Andrew Stokes

Senior Director, Global Partnerships MLSE

Ann-Julie Tremblay

Ann-Julie Tremblay

Director - Partnerships & Sponsorships
National Bank

Jenny Yuen

Jenny Yuen

VP, National Partnerships & Chief Community Officer
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