Our 2020 Judges

Past Judges by Year:
Joe Maglio

Joe Maglio - Chief Judge

CEO, McKinney

Joe has a track record of pushing brands to be bigger and better. He joined us in 2017 from Havas New York, where he was managing director responsible for clients like TD Ameritrade, Dos Equis, NetJets, and Danone. Prior to that, he worked at Publicis, as SVP and group account director for Citibank, and at Ogilvy, as partner and marketing director working on Dupont and Time Warner Cable. Now Joe’s focus is on attracting clients who need to unleash their brand’s untapped potential. An entrepreneur at heart, in 2017 he co-founded a food concept in Yankee Stadium called The Mozzarella Joint, which now focuses on serving at charity events to raise money for causes such as No Kid Hungry. He is also passionate about giving back, and serves on the board of the charity Hoodies for the Homeless. Joe is a graduate of Colgate University.

Mike Byrne

Mike Byrne

Founding Partner, Global Chief Creative Officer, Anonma

Anomaly has demonstrated time and time again the ability to have one foot in advertising and one foot, albeit many toes, in an assortment of opportunities. 

From a two-time Emmy award winning cooking show, several successful brands that they started from the ground up, as well as, ventures in data and financing several start-ups that they engage with from inception to completion. 

Mike has been recognized throughout his career for creative excellence on all major fronts but you’re only as good as what you’ve done today. It’s worth noting he never once has been recognized for his fashion sense.

His biggest passion outside of work is his family followed closely by gardening. It’s amazing to work with nature. It’s actually not amazing - it’s a gift.

Jeff Honea

Jeff Honea

Creative Director, National Geographic

Jeff Honea is a creative director and writer at the National Geographic Society where he directs and writes content and creative executions in support of the Society’s nonprofit work to protect 30% of the planet by 2030. Jeff has won several creative awards, including a 2018 Webby for best home page, and was part of the team that received a Silver Obie last year for work for the National Geographic Museum.

Prior to National Geographic, he worked in creative and marketing positions at the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and spent many years at The New York Times where he was creative director/copy, and help create its “These Times Demand The Times” brand campaign. 

A graduate of the University of Arkansas, he lives in Washington, D.C.

Rodrigo Jatene

Rodrigo Jatene

Chief Creative Officer, Grey West

Rodrigo Jatene is Chief Creative Officer of Grey West, where he oversees the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices as a unified region for Grey Group, being responsible for the overall vision, culture, product and growth of the agency on the West Coast.

Jatene also runs Grey’s Regional Creative Council in North America and is member of the agency’s Global Creative Board. 

Jatene is also one of the very few people in the industry to achieve in 4 different opportunities a Cannes Gold Lion followed by a Gold Effie for the same project: ‘Corruption Detector’ in 2018, ‘The Colour of Corruption’ in 2017, ‘Bentley Burial’ in 2014 and ‘My Blood is Red & Black’ in 2013. With over 20 years of experience, he has created campaigns for brands of almost every industry, working in agencies like Leo Burnett Tailor Made, DM9DDB, AgenciaClick, EURO RSCG, McCann Erickson Madrid and Wunderman Brazil. 

Carlos Moreno

Carlos Moreno

Global Chief Creative Officer, Cossette

Carlos Moreno is one of the most successful creative directors in Canada. Under his leadership, Cossette was named Canadian "Agency of the Year" by Strategy Magazine in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He brought the same honor to BBDO in 2011. In both cases, firsts for the agencies. As an art director, he was twice included in the Top Ten list globally by The Gunn Report. In 2018 and 2019 he was the number one creative director in Canada on the Strategy Magazine Creative Report Card.

A native of Guatemala, Carlos was named as one of the most Influential Hispanics in Canada by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  He has worked as an art director and creative director in Toronto and New York for such agencies as McCann, Saatchi and Downtown Partners DDB.

In 2015, Carlos brought his skills to Cossette where he runs a variety of blue chip accounts, including McDonald’s, General Mills and SickKids.

Kelly Peppers

Kelly Peppers

CEO, Colossal Media

Kelly Peppers is the CEO of Colossal Media, the Brooklyn-based company celebrated for reviving hand painted outdoor advertising. Through 10+ years of relentless commitment to creativity, storytelling, and authenticity, she has grown Colossal’s specialized business and championed the craft of hand painted murals. Prior to Colossal, Kelly sold and marketed print, radio, and events at CBS and Billboard Magazine.

Julie Ruiz

Julie Ruiz

Creative + Design Director, VICE

Julie Ruiz is an award-winning creative and design director with more than fifteen years of leadership, branding, design, photography and advertising experience in the entertainment, music and broadcast industries. She is currently Creative & Design Director at VICE and a music photographer for A Horse With No Name.

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