Thank You to the 54th Bell Ringer Judges

Each year, there is one constant for the Bell Ringer Awards: our judges.

The categories may update to reflect the times and the ceremony itself may look different (including two years of virtual ceremony iterations most recently), but the dedication of our judges remains the same.

Once again, we welcomed more than 60 judges (both new faces and many returning veterans) to meet with each other virtually in March. And once again, our judges remained steadfast, collaborating remotely to evaluate, discuss, and share their assessments of each entry in their designated categories. We rely on their expertise and industry knowledge to make the Bell Ringer awards what they are – thoughtful reflections on what the PR and communications industry can do.

We know our judges are just as excited as we are to celebrate the nominees in person again as we announce the winners on June 16. A heartfelt thanks to all of our judges for volunteering their time to evaluate all of the outstanding work from so many entrants this year.


54th Annual Bell Ringer Awards Judges

Shweta Agarwal, Director, Global Corporate Communications, Forrester

Kristin Allaben, VP Account Management, Megawatt Content Marketing

Lisa Allen Brown, Managing Director, Internal Communications, State Street

Michael Antonellis, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

Lea Armstrong, Internal Communications, IBM

Meredith Baumann, Director, Strategic Communications, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Michael Brewer, Partner, Brodeur Partners

Robert Brown, Emeritus Professor, Salem State University; Affiliated Faculty, Emerson College

Risa Burgess, Consultant, Independent

Stacy Clougherty, Senior Vice President, Hollywood Agency

Amanda Comeau, Senior Director – Communications, Pall Corporation

Kaitlynn Cooney, Account Director, Brodeur Partners

LaKay Cornell, Independent Communications Consultant,

Mark Crowley, Global Communications Practice Leader, Blue Communications

Jackie D’Andrea, Vice President, Inkhouse

Pamela DeCoste, Senior Marketing Manager, Boston University

Derrick DeLuties, Owner / Executive Producer, Lunchpail Productions, Inc.

Michael Dowding, Principal, Wordscape Communications, Inc.

Edward Downes, Associate Professor, College of Communication, Boston University

Jeff Drew, Public Relations Consultant, Guyer Group

Meredith L. Eaton, Director of North America, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

Amanda Ellis, Senior Vice President, SHIFT Communications

Kirsten Fallon, Portfolio Communications Lead, Sunovion

Maura FitzGerald, Founder, Partner, V2 Communications

Rich Greif, Director of Communications and Development, The Guild for Human Services

Justine Griffin, Principal, Rasky Partners

Michele Hammer, Manager, Media and Public Relations, Savvas Learning Company

Kari Hanson, Vice President of Marketing, Spiro.AI

Ed Harrison, EVP and General Manager, Inkhouse

Darlene Hollywood, Principal, Hollywood Agency

Toni Iafrate, Chief Communications Officer, UiPath

Stephanie Jackman, Sr. PR Manager, NORAM, AspenTech

Don Jennings, Sr. Director Global Communications and PR, HYCU, Inc.

Amanda Keane, Vice President, Racepoint Global

Monique Kelley, U.S. Neuroscience and Commercial Operations/COO Communications Lead, Takeda Pharmaeuticals

Christine Lewis, Vice President, Inkhouse

Catherine Lynn, Communications and Public Affairs, The Greater Boston Food Bank

Annette Maggiacomo, Senior Vice President/Partner, Duffy & Shanley

Carole McFall, Communications Consultant, Freelance

Matt Mendolera-Schamann, Vice President & Leader, Diversity + Inclusion, Matter Communications

Tim Morin, Senior Vice President, fama PR

Katie Morrison, Account Manager, Porter Novelli

Aidan Murphy, B2B VP Marketing, GTM Advisor, Independent

Kelly O’Brien, Director of Communications and PR, PDI

Karen O’Neil, CMO, The Shed

Justin Ordman, Account director, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

Annie Perkins, Managing Director, SHIFT Communications

Karen Pevenstein, Consultant, KP Strategic Communications Consulting

Matthew Reid, Copywriter/Project Coordinator, John Guilfoil Public Relations

Susanne Salerno, Founder, Social Impact Consultant, SE Salerno Consulting LLC

Lesley Sullivan, PR Director, Sophos

Nicole Tabak, Copywriter and Content Creator, Independent/Freelancer

Todd Van Hoosear, Lecturer, College of Communication, Boston University

Ted Weismann, Executive Vice President, fama PR

Kathy Wilson, Managing Partner, Tier One Partners

Stephanie Worrell, CEO, Sedulo Communications

Tom Zuppa, Account Executive, John Guilfoil Public Relations

Erin Zwirn, Director, Strategic Communications, Lumavate