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DMN announces the winners of its 2015 40 Under 40 Awards—top young marketers taking the industry by storm.

Young. Driven. Unstoppable.

The Direct Marketing News 40 Under 40 Awards celebrates exceptional achievement in marketing before the age of 40—and we've found a stellar group of exceptional for 2015.

DMN's 40 Under 40 winners represent the best of the best: young marketers who have helped significantly grow their companies; wowed their clients with creative or strategic plans; and influenced the industry in numerous ways—from rethinking data-driven marketing strategies, to advancing measurement, to guiding their company and clients on mastering new technologies.

Those who nominated these leaders did so with enthusiasm. Consider:

“Coltrane changed the archetype of how a marketer should think, look, and act.”

“Danielle is 100% passion backed by ferocious tenacity and a hunger for knowledge…. I wish I could clone her.”

“Cecile is an exemplary leader.”

And the praise rightly goes on.

So, who are these young all stars? The Direct Marketing News 2015 40 Under 40 winners are:

Danielle Avalone, VP, Account Services, Lanmark360 Inc.
Dan Barcus, Executive Director, Acquisitions and Direct Marketing, Comcast Cable
Brad Bedoe, Director of Lead Generation Marketing, Fleetmatics
Kirsten Bjork-Jones, Director, Global Marketing Communications, Edmund Optics
Cristina Bozas, Principal and Chief Creative Officer, Polvora Advertising
Adam Bravo, Executive Director of Loyalty Marketing Operations, MGM Resorts International
Courtney Caldwell, Founder and President, The Write One and Advisor CMO, Sparksfly Technology
Jennifer Capistran, Senior Director, Merkle Analytics, Merkle Inc.

Rachel Carpenter, Global Marketing and Sales Leader, Mercer
Kyle Christensen, VP, Marketing, Invoca
Yasmeen Coning, VP, Head of Marketing, Genesis Media LLC
Coltrane Curtis, Founder and Managing Partner, Team Epiphany
Bhumika Dadbhawala, Senior Director of Businesss Development and Partnerships, Drawbridge
Donald J. Gallant, Director of Analytics, Marketsmith Inc.
Aaron Ginn, Growth Product Manager, Everlane
Judge Graham, President, SQ1
Chad Hallert, Strategy Director, Noble Studios
Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO and Chairman, Hawthorne Direct
Elizabeth Holub, Marketing Manager; Interim Manager, Performance Promotion, Carl Fischer Music & Theodore Presser Company
Jerry Jao, CEO and Founder, Retention Science
Alia Kemet, Marketing Director, Brand Strategist, IKEA
Amrit Kirpalani, Founder and CEO, NectarOM
Patricia Korth-McDonell, Partner and Managing Director, West Coast, Huge
Jamie LaRose, VP, Digital Marketing, Home Lending, Wells Fargo
Donald Patrick Lim, Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN Corp.
Greg Mazen, Director of Creative Services, Boy Scouts of America
Betsy Miller, Senior Marketing Manager, Investment Management, S&P Capital
Joel Moore, Director, Strategic Leadership, Force 3
Jessica Nable, Vice President, Strategic Communications, Epsilon
Jessica Nielsen, VP, Communications, Lockheed Martin
Adam Padilla, President and Chief Creative Officer, Brandfire
Natasha Raja, VP of Marketing, Dice
Ben Roberts, VP of Marketing Operations, Acumen Brands
Pedro L. Rodriguez, Director of Integrated Marketing, People en Español
Dhanusha Sivajee, EVP of Marketing, XO Group Inc.
Cecile Thirion, Global Marketing Director - Government & Transportation Sector, Xerox
Amanda Todorovich, Content Marketing Director, Cleveland Clinic
Charlotte Tsou, SVP, Regional Head of Analytics and CRM, HSBC
Justin Yoshimura, Cofounder and CEO, 500 Friends, a Merkle Company
Tania Yuki, Founder and CEO, Shareablee

DMN will honor these exceptional marketing leaders with a swank awards dinner on Thursday, September 24 in New York. We hope you'll join us. You can find all the details here.

This is a 40 Under 40 Profile. Click here to see all profiles as well as previous year's winners.


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