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2021 4 Under 40 Emerging Leaders

The AMAF 4 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award honors individuals who have already made significant contributions to the field of marketing and its sub-fields and have demonstrated leadership and continuing service. The 2021 4 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award Recipients demonstrate leadership and the future of the Marketing Industry.

Learn more about this year’s recipients below!

Chris Bellinger, Vice President, Creative & Digital, Frito-Lay North America

2021 4 Under 40 Emerging Leader

Chris Bellinger is an agency veteran with more than 15 years of experience leading a variety of agency disciplines including creative, digital, and social. In his current role as Vice President of Creative and Digital, Chris is tasked with a multifaceted role that includes leading the company’s in-house creative agency which includes creative, social, and digital execution, championing the DE&I progress within the Frito-Lay marketing department, and helping to push creative excellence throughout all of the brands with external agency partners. 

Living by his “anything that tells a good story” motto, Chris is redefining what an in-house marketing agency is and can be: a creative force in TV, social content, ideas, and digital that is setting the iconic Frito-Lay portfolio ablaze.  

Zach Harris, Vice President of Marketing, Water Portfolio, PepsiCo Beverages North America

2021 4 Under 40 Emerging Leader

As Vice President of Marketing for the Water Portfolio, Zach Harris leads the brand strategy, communications, innovation, and commercial agenda for PepsiCo Beverages North America hydration brands, including bubly, LIFEWTR, and Aquafina. A 16-year PepsiCo marketing veteran, Zach’s breadth of expertise stems from previous roles working with Mountain Dew, the NFL partnership, PepsiCo’s Allied Brands, and most recently, the Ambient Juice portfolio. 

Zach oversaw the marketing agenda for the Ambient portfolio, which includes Dole, Tropicana ambient, and Izze, leading new product and packaging innovation to give PepsiCo a competitive edge in the $9 billion category. Zach is an executive sponsor of EQUAL, PepsiCo’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group. He graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and currently resides in Manhattan.

Lindsey Hefta, Marketing Director, Dakota Community Bank and Trust

2021 4 Under 40 Emerging Leader

A native to Stanton, North Dakota, Lindsey Hefta was added to the Dakota Community Bank & Trust team in July of 2018 as their Marketing Director. As a one-person marketing department, Lindsey coordinates and carries out marketing efforts between all branches, departments, and agencies. Lindsey Hefta shines as an experienced, performance-driven, marketing professional and graphic designer with a demonstrated history of leading the marketing industry.

Arianna Orpello Lewko, Head of Consumer Marketing, Consumer Bank/Marcus, Goldman Sachs

2021 4 Under 40 Emerging Leader

Arianna is head of Consumer Marketing and leads the brand and marketing strategy for the firm’s Consumer businesses, including Marcus by Goldman Sachs and partnerships. She joined the firm in 2021 as a managing director. Prior to joining the firm, Arianna served as senior vice president at TD Bank, where she led the bank’s brand strategy through modern content, advertising and innovative personalization capabilities. Prior to that, she held senior roles at ING Direct, Capital One and Capital One 360, focused on digital marketing, brand strategy and customer retention and experience.
Arianna serves as a board member on the Fairmount Conservancy and the Please Touch Museum of Philadelphia. Arianna earned a BS in Business and Advertising and an MBA from West Virginia University in 2005 and 2006, respectively.