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AMA Foundation 4 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award

The AMA 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. Meet the 2023 4 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award Recipients!

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Candidates who meet the following criteria are eligible for the award:

  • 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


The AMA 4 under 40 Emerging Leaders Award was established by the AMA Foundation to highlight and celebrate young marketing leaders who are impacting the marketing profession today and who have the potential to shape the future of the industry.

AMA Foundation

The philanthropic arm of the AMA, the AMA Foundation champions individual marketers who are making an impact in our profession and community.  We recognize marketing visionaries who have elevated the field, and we support the next generation of marketers who will transform the profession.

2023 Winners

Drew Brucker, Marketing Executive & AI Consultant

Vannesia Darby, Digital Marketing Manager, Shondaland and CEO, MOXIE Nashville

Lauren Heath, Marketing Director, Informa Engage

Rui Yang, Marketing Strategy Lead, Novartis and Adjunct Professor of Marketing, Stern School of Business, New York University

Past Winners


Allie Dicken, Director, Brand and Influencer Marketing, San Francisco 49ers

Danilo Tauro, Product Leader for CTV AdTech, Amazon Advertising

Dustin York, Associate Professor and Consultant, Maryville University

Julia Low, Brand Marketing Director, Tropicana Brands Group


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

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

Lindsey Hefta, Marketing Director, Dakota Community Bank and Trust

Arianna Orpello, Senior VP, Head of Brand, Channel, Community and Field, TD Bank


Shay Berman, Founder & President, Digital Resource

Nick Graham, Vice President, Insights and Analytics, PepsiCo Beverages North America

Tifair Hamed, VP of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, AGB Innovative Security Solutions

Megan Lau, Director of Research, Microsoft


Mary Owusu, Assistant Professor of Marketing & Information Systems and director of the Integrated Marketing Communications Center

Pranav Yadav,  Founder and CEO, Neuro-Insight

Erik Huberman, Founder and CEO, Hawke Media

Carolyn Tisch Blodgett, Strategic Advisor, CTB Advisory


Andrew Malcolm, CMO, Evernote

Bobby Singh, Senior Vice President and Head of Digital, BET Networks

Liliana Ciurlino, Privacy and Security Communications Manager, LoanDepor

Chris Smith, Co-Founder, Curaytor


Gareth Davies, Co-founder and CEO, Adbrain

Dionisios “Dio” Favatas, Managing Director of Digital Marketing, Truth Initiative

Andrew Modlin, COO and Co-Founder, MedMen

Mona Dessouki, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management


Omar Abdala, Chief Data Scientist, Lotame

Barbara Martin Coppola, Chief Marketing Officer, Grubhub

Brad Messinger, Senior Vice President of Client Service & Marketing, Rise Interactive

Carrie Montagna, Senior Marketing Manager, McKesson


Jeff Green, Founder and CEO, The Trade Desk

Edward Jenkins, Chief Communications Officer, Center for Infectious Disease Research

Elyse Meyer, Founder & Marketing Consultant, Prism Global Marketing Solutions

Mike Seiman, CEO & Chairman, CPXi


Louis Cohen, SVP – Head of Search, Affiliate Marketing & Lead Generation, Citi

Kip Havel, VP, Communications and Content Marketing, Aflac

Andrew Reid, President, Founder, and Chief Product Officer, Vision Critical

Andres Zapata, EVP, Strategy, idfive, LLC​


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​​​​​​


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