Showing Competence, Aptitude, Leadership, and Professionalism

Rising Marketing Stars EntriesSince 2010, the ANA Rising Marketing Star Awards offer the next generation of top marketers recognition of their valuable contributions to their marketing organizations. The winners are nominated each year for demonstrating leadership, innovative forward thinking, and the ability to elevate their marketing teams.

During each Masters of Marketing Week, we present the Rising Marketing Star Award to the future leaders of the marketing community. The winners of the Rising Marketing Star Award act as role models for other up-and-coming marketers across the industry. It is a terrific opportunity for someone at your company, as the winners carry the recognition this award conveys throughout their careers.



"You have to be willing to work hard, adapt to a constantly changing media landscape, and take on whatever comes your way. I’ve also had the privilege of working with great people who invested in my growth and development."

- Previous Rising Marketing Star Winner Courtney Buckley, Marketing Manager, Allstate Insurance Co.

Rising Marketing Star Award Past Winners

  • Simmy Bhargava, dentsu good
  • Georgie Manera, Johnson & Johnson Consumer
  • Elysia Cook McDermott, Dexcom
  • Mary Myles, BlackRock
  • Bryan Doyle, Grant Thornton
  • Jessica Guffey, Design Pickle
  • Nada Khan, Deloitte Digital's Heat
  • Nick Wendel, USAA
  • Charley Costa, Johnson & Johnson, Consumer Inc.
  • Olivia Donnan, Marriott International
  • Lizzie Duffey, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
  • Natalie Pascaretta, Ford Motor Co.
  • Brianna Barnebee, VISIT FLORIDA
  • Liz Cramton, Miller Lite
  • Alicia Curley, Grant Thornton's Atlantic Coast
  • Joanna Henley, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Amanda Diaz, JPMorgan Chase
  • Sarah Ingle, Western Union
  • Melissa Oppenheim Lano, Facebook
  • Kellye Lopez, Mike's Hard Lemonade Co.
  • Kira Clayborne, Church's Chicken
  • Michael Reese, Western Union
  • Sara Sindelar, IBM
  • Matt Sutton, Facebook
  • Lyndsy Clark, Western Union
  • Sam Farber, National Basketball Association
  • Ashley Kornbluth, MillerCoors
  • Jessica Sheehan, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Tomas Arias, Johnson & Johnson
  • Dave Dickson, Adobe
  • Eddie Eames, The National Theatre for Children, Inc.
  • Anna Scott, Rent-A-Center
  • Alexandra Bozenhard, Novartis Consumer Health
  • Jay Sethi, Procter & Gamble
  • Emma Fryer, TOMY International
  • Coley Holnback, Visa, Inc.
  • Courtney Buckley, Allstate Insurance Company
  • Jason Hill, GE
  • Lisa Wang, State Street Global Advisors
  • Sloan White, Capital One
  • Kerry Camisa, International Speedway Corporation
  • Lauren Gulbrand, McDonald's USA
  • Trevor Lambert, Samsung Mobile
  • Dave Poeschl, Kimberly-Clark
  • Hannah Cho, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Karen Hornberger, Allstate Insurance Company
  • Courtney Kelso, American Express
  • Josh Kidd, Siemens Corporation

Frequently Asked Questions

Who qualifies for a Rising Marketing Star Award?
To be considered, nominees must be:

  • 30 years of age or younger by December 31, 2021
  • Currently employed by an ANA member company
  • Nominated by a senior executive in their marketing organization
  • Regarded as an emerging leader by senior members of their company

What does the ANA look for in a nominee?
Rising Marketing Star Awards nominees are the future of the marketing industry. They are highly talented marketers, innovators, disruptors, and leaders. Rising Stars have contributed materially to the overall excellence and effectiveness of the marketing organization in their companies. Their work is measurable and accountable. They are skilled in integrating marketing with other departments and are conversant in many of the issues of our industry.

When will the winners be announced?
Awards will be presented during 2021 ANA Masters of Marketing Week (October 5–8, 2021). Winners of the Rising Marketing Star Awards will be recognized and presented with their awards by ANA CEO Bob Liodice.

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"The award itself was such a momentous moment for me, and the ANA Masters of Marketing conference and the organization have really helped shape my career. I have been so inspired by seasoned — and up-and-coming — professionals around the world and from all industries."

- Previous Rising Marketing Star Winner Lisa Wang, State Street Global Advisors