THE TOMORROW AWARDS MONSTER JUDGES
A panel of highly esteemed leaders from their respective disciplines will come together to debate the merit of the work and select five winners of the Tomorrow Awards. The diverse nature of this panel will bring a fresh and exciting new energy to the proceedings that will invite everyone in the creative industry to break the mold.
Monster Judge Chair
VP of Global Brand Strategy
Joel has been one of the top influencers in the digital space for over a decade. He is known for encouraging his clients and teams to venture down unchartered paths to discover new ways of igniting conversations between brands and people.
Prior to joining Twitter, Joel was a founding member and CEO of Moxie Interactive, a top digital agency, leading engagement with world-class brands such as Verizon Wireless, L’Oreal, Twentieth Century Fox and Coca-Cola. Joel is an entrepreneur and change agent that believes in the power of participation and the new role technology plays connecting brands and their customers.
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Vice President, Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy
Kaydee focuses on digital strategy in the Brand Marketing and Digital Strategy group at Goldman Sachs. She is involved in all efforts to continue to build out and enhance the firm’s digital and social presence, drive engagement with content and channels, identify new opportunities, and manage metrics and analytics.
Previously, Kaydee was at JPMorgan Chase for 10 years, most recently as a digital and social media strategist in the Digital Marketing Group. She executed a number of projects including the @ChaseSmallBiz twitter handle, digital efforts for the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, and US Open digital activation for Chase.
Kaydee also worked in JPMorgan Chase’s Global Philanthropy group, where she launched and led Chase Community Giving, a crowd- sourced philanthropic program on Facebook which donated over $30 million to thousands of charities.
Kaydee earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BSFS in International Politics from Georgetown University.
Marisa F. Thalberg
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Vice President, Corporate Global Digital Marketing
As the Vice President of Corporate Digital Marketing Worldwide for The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., Marisa is charged with supporting the development of world class digital and social marketing across the company’s portfolio of over 25 prestige beauty brands. Her efforts have helped propel the company to be ranked as having the highest “Digital IQ” of any global beauty company.
Leading up to this position, Marisa’s background spanned both the client and agency worlds, including stints as Vice President of Global Advertising at Unilever Cosmetics International, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the home furnishings company Sure Fit, Vice President of Advertising for Revlon, and advertising agency account leadership positions for such preeminent companies as P&G Haircare, Marshalls, J&J, Clairol and Victoria’s Secret stores.
Concurrent to her advertising and marketing career, in 2002 Marisa founded the organization + website Executive Moms (www.executivemoms.com), which has become a leading social network and content provider to this important demographic of accomplished, multi-faceted women. In this capacity, she has appeared on The Today Show, NBC, CBS, FOX, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Redbook, and in numerous other TV and print media nationwide.
Marisa was recently named a 2013 Brand Innovators’ Top 50 Women Brand Marketers, a 2012 Advertising Age Woman to Watch, a Digital Doyenne by Cosmetic Executive Women, and a 2011 Advertising Working Mother of the Year by Advertising Women of New York (AWNY). One of her most gratifying honors was being selected by UNICEF as their iconic representative of U.S. working mothers for their State of the World’s Children report.
Marisa is a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brown University. She lives in New York City with her forbearing husband David and their generally perfect daughters Hannah and Avery.
Facebook Creative Shop.
Chris Gomersall is a Creative Strategist at Facebook, mainly focused on the world's leading Entertainment and Restaurant brands. As a part of the Facebook Creative Shop, he advises mega brands, collaborates with agency partners, and guides internal development to ignite ideas and opportunities.
Chris was previously the creative lead at Moxie, a digital agency in Atlanta, NY, and LA. Prior agencies include Euro RSCG (DSW), Exile on Seventh (Agency.com), and a start-up of his own. Past projects outside the entertainment and restaurant verticals include award-winning work for Verizon, Intel, HP, The American Cancer Society, UPS, Coca-Cola, and more.
Chris has served on the American Association of Advertising Agencies Branded Content Committee and the Microsoft Gaming Advertising Advisory Council. He studied Fine Art/Advertising at Michigan State University and Art Direction/Interactive Design at The Portfolio Center in Atlanta. Even in his downtime, Chris enjoys consulting the creative community on quality creative, publishing, and experiences as foundations of best in class marketing.
Director of Global Digital Business Development and Social Media Strategy
Michael serves as Director of Global Digital Business Development and Social Media Strategy at American Express. In this role, he’s charged with driving forward global strategies from ideation to development and implementation in order to bring innovative social/digital programs to life. He plays a key function in forging, developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter to translate market assets into value for Cardmembers and prospects.
Michael’s spent the majority of his career in the agency world developing digital programs across sports and music sponsorships, including programs with the USGA, PGA and the award winning UNSTAGED music series. In addition, he’s led agency Innovation teams in developing their digital portfolios across a variety of new business accounts.
When not 20 tabs deep in the latest digital developments, he’s a keen participant in and supporter of the Silicon Alley tech scene. When unplugged, you’ll likely find him around the globe as an avid traveler and adventurer.
Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy Lead for Chicago and San Francisco
Creative catalyst and observer of human condition, Brooke Skinner serves as senior vice president and head of brand strategy practice for DigitasLBi (Chicago and San Francisco), the leading, “most complete” global digital agency network. Her team includes creative strategy, experience design strategy and connections strategy, leading the agency’s high-profile global brand teams in building brands and driving business with creativity and relevance. She is responsible for the $1 billion Team Sprint account and helped win the Taco Bell, eBay and Kao businesses. Brooke is also a leader within her community as an activist and thought leader.
Brooke has been named a Crain’s Chicago “40 Under 40”, published in industry and philanthropical publications (AdAge, mastercast, Philanthropy for Dummies) has taught courses and workshops at Columbia College, Miami Ad School and the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a 2014 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, was named one of “Chicago’s Top Singles” in Today’s Chicago Magazine. As an advocate for the LGTBQ community, Brooke is able to pair her dedication to the industry with her commitment to causes she cares about. She founded and leads a queer women's giving circle (www.she100.org), and has donated her time and talent to fundraising and leadership for GLAAD, the Howard Brown Health Center, and the Center on Halsted. She will run her third marathon in 2013 as a fundraiser for Team to End AIDS and the Chicago AIDS Foundation.
Since the start of her career at age 19, Brooke has focused on strategic planning, having worked at respected agencies, such as PriceWeber, Doe Anderson, FCB & Draftfcb, and now, Digitas. Her work has driven results for prominent clients, such as SC Johnson, Valvoline, Biersdorf, Kraft, Qwest and Brown-Forman. While at FCB, Brooke led the global strategic planning for the agency’s largest client, SC Johnson. Also during her time at FCB & Draftfcb, she sponsored and helped make possible the first “It Gets Better” video for the ad industry, which aligns with her important work for the LGTBQ community. At Digitas, Brooke creates a culture focused on strategy and creativity through collaboration across teams of many functions, levels and diverse perspectives.
Brooke recognizes that marketers must first understand consumers as human beings in order to fully understand their consumer behavior. She believes that insights serve as inspiration for possibility and are opportunities for brands to connect directly with consumers. Brooke works this belief into her strategic planning to develop campaigns that drive results straight from the consumer. She is a consummate innovator, believing that the work emerges when we are willing to live in beta and stay open to every possibility while remaining focused on the true north of building brands and business.