2021 Under 40 South - Brand Innovators

2021 Under 40 South

Brand Innovators Announces Ninth Annual List Of ’40 Under 40′ Brand Marketers in The South U.S.

Honorees were nominated by the Brand Innovators community which includes more than 25,000 brand side marketers across the US, Canada and UK. Winners were then selected by the Brand Innovators editorial team based on their professional accomplishments, expertise in leveraging digital media and emerging advertising technology platforms and a drive to continually keep their respective brands on the cutting edge of innovation.

Following is the Brand Innovators ’40 Under 40′ South Class of 2021:

  • Amy Craven, Director, Brand & Advertising, American Airlines
  • Ryan Luckey, AVP, Corporate Brand Marketing, AT&T
  • Jorge Almeida, Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Avocados from Mexico
  • Gabriela McCoy, Director of Grey Goose, Patron & Agave Portfolio, Bacardi
  • Dave Levin, VP of Marketing, CareerBuilder
  • Jordan Lalor, Manger Creative Strategy & Content, Coca-Cola
  • Michael Pittman, Global Director, Next Generation Social Media Capabilities, Coca-Cola
  • Jeff Haynes, Brand Manager of Innovation, Cox Communications
  • Shannon Womack, General Manager, Brand Communications, Delta Airlines
  • Luis Martinez, Director, Marketing Intelligence and CRM, Denny’s
  • Sarah Groves, Senior Director, Global Integrated Communications, ExxonMobil 
  • Emily Allen, Omnichannel Marketing Grocery Lead, Georgia-Pacific
  • Teresa Bossong, Senior Director, Content/Agency Strategy, Georgia-Pacific
  • Kristi Gole, VP, Head of Transformation, Global Hotel Alliance
  • Arianna Orpello Lewko, Head of Marketing, Consumer Bank/Marcus, Goldman Sachs
  • Brittany Clauss, Director of Media Strategy and Planning, Hilton
  • Lisa Copeland, Director, Customer Acquisition and Activation, Hilton
  • Adwoa Frimpong, Program Director, Global Marketing, IBM
  • Shermika Anglin, Senior Channel Marketing Manager, Kimberly-Clark
  • Bailey Surrett, Director of Brand Advertising, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
  • Christine Kettmer, Senior Director, Global Enterprise Insight & Strategy, Marriott International
  • Holly Waisanen-Hatipoglu, Vice President, Loyalty and Card Analytics, Marriott International
  • Sam Niburg, Global Digital Innovation Director, McCormick & Co.
  • Keri Richardson, AMG Product / Brand Manager, Mercedes-Benz USA
  • Cedric Brown, Director of Digital Programs, Miami Heat
  • Sebastian Saldarriaga, Group Director, Social Media, Neiman Marcus Group
  • Sarah Holley, Marketing Manager, Nestle USA
  • Whitney Magnuson, Senior Director, Social Marketing, Northwestern Mutual
  • James Clarke, Sr. Director, Digital and Social, PepsiCo
  • Courtney Vogel, Chief Transformation Officer, Pizza Hut International
  • Yvette Davis, Associate Director, Category Brand Marketing, Sam’s Club
  • Hassan Anjum, Director, Product Marketing and Strategy, Samsung Electronics America
  • Casey Terrell, Sr. Director of Marketing, Schlotzsky’s
  • Kimberley Hickman, Senior Manager, Integrated Campaign Management, Southwest Airlines
  • Anne Stringer, Brand Director: PORTER-CABLE, Stanley Black & Decker
  • LeJeanne Thomas, Media Strategy Manager, The Home Depot
  • Allie Wester, Director, Marketing Communications, Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Amanda Bailey, Vice President, CRM & Loyalty, Marketing, Tory Burch
  • Christiana DiMattesa, Senior Director, Americas DTC Marketing, Under Armour
  • Andrew Kim, Director, Media & Analytics, Walker & Co
  • Taiya Ryan, Director, Global Brand Marketing, Pizza Hut, Yum! Brands