40 Under 40 - Emerging Leaders Award

4 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award Nomination Form
Make your nomination by April 30

The AMA 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 program is highly selective, with 4 individuals selected annually. Before submitting a nomination, please read carefully the following eligibility criteria.

 Fellows may be nominated by another individual or organization, self-nominated, or nominated from within the American Marketing Association volunteer leadership.   

 Successful candidates:

  • Have consistently demonstrated a commitment to their industry, and the advancement of Marketing in general or any sub-field (e.g., advertising; analytics; brand; channels; digital; insights; etc.).

  • Are passionate leaders who have a high potential for collaboration and success, including leading by example, mentoring, transferring knowledge, taking a risk to achieve a desired outcome and motivating others.

  • Are under 40 years of age at time of nomination

Nominations for the 2014 awards are due by April 30, 2014.

Selected individuals will be honored during a presentation at the 2014 AMA Annual Marketing

Conference winners will be announced no later than July 1, 2014

Selected Individuals will receive a travel stipend and complimentary registration to the conference.  Nominations will be reviewed and winners will be selected by a committee drawn from the advisory councils of the American Marketing Association.


Congratulations to the 2013 Emerging Leaders Award Recipients

Elea Feit, Executive Director, Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative, University of Pennsylvania

Dan Foreman, President, ESOMAR and CME, Lumi Mobile

Claudia Perlich, Chief Scientist, Media6Degrees

Natasha Stevens, VP, Digital Market Intelligence at GfK Custom Research North America


Phil Berry, President, Jibunu

Tom Ewing, Digital Culture Officer, BrainJuicer

Melissa Hobley, Chief Marketing Officer, Buyology

Alec Maki, Vice President, BehaviorLens business of InsightsNow


Amanda Durkee, Partner and Senior Research Consultant, Zanthus

Martijn van Kesteren, Manager of Consumer/Shopper Insights, Unilever Benelux

Pravin Shekar, Kreator-in-Chief, Krea

Orlando Wood, Managing Director, BranJuicer Labs


Tom Anderson, Founder and Managing Partner, Anderson Analytics

Tom De Ruyck, Senior R&D Manager, InSites Consulting

Nick Harrington, Principal Scientist, Procter & Gamble

Kristin Luck, President & CMO, Decipher