Celebrating the 2024 Ragan Prime Ladies in Communications


Ragan's Top Women in Communications 2024

The 2024 Ragan Prime Ladies in Communication Awards celebrated the trailblazing achievements of the ladies who’ve raised the bar for the remainder of the comms world by means of their work growing high-performance, relentlessly inventive work throughout inner and exterior communications, HR, public relations and past

Ragan Communications hosted an awards luncheon on Feb. twenty ninth at New York Metropolis’s Metropolis Vineyard, the place attendees took time to have fun one another within the face of each world and inner trials to beat at present’s most pressing challenges.

“This 12 months’s class of Prime Ladies exemplifies the heights that ladies can attain throughout our business after they come collectively,” mentioned Diane Schwartz, CEO of Ragan. “It’s an honor to acknowledge their energy and have fun their means to enact significant change by means of their efforts.”

Ragan additionally had two Corridor of Fame honorees in attendance, who spoke to crowd about their takeaways from their completed careers.

“What this business actually wants is nice folks, and we’d like each other,” mentioned Marian Salzman, senior vice chairman at Philip Morris Worldwide. “What we’d like is a office that embraces variations, champions strengths, and guides us all by means of it collectively.”

Susan Donlon, chief communications officer at KeyBank, acknowledged that her induction as a Corridor of Famer wasn’t a person pursuit.

“I wish to thank my group as a result of they all the time carry professionalism and enjoyable to my position day-after-day,” she mentioned.

Congratulations to all of this 12 months’s winners and nominees.

Bridge Builders

Melissa Buscher, Vice President, Chief Communications and Advertising and marketing, Officer SPX FLOW

Laci Hasenour, Vice President of World Advertising and marketing and World Model Proprietor, Berry World, Inc.

Kimberly Leidgertwood, Vice President, Inner Communications, Cognia

Trish Nicolas, Government Vice President, rf.interact, Ruder Finn

Yolanda Schufford, Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer, Past Finance

Gina Spatafore, Vice President of Company Communications & Public Relations, Ancestry

Angela Sullivan, EGM/SVP of Communications, Xero

Racquel White, Vice President of Company Affairs for Royal Canin North America, Royal Canin North America

Disaster Navigators

Marisa Bluestone, Senior Director, Communications, Macmillan Studying

Kristy Campbell, Chief Communications Officer, OneTrust

Gina Czark, System Vice President Public Relations and Content material Technique, CommonSpirit Well being

Atalanta Rafferty, Co-Founder and Senior Government Managing Director, RF|Binder

Sara Sendek, Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Knowledge Dynamos

Jacqueline Boggess, Director of Communications, Corn Refiners Affiliation

Alex Christian, VP, Analysis & Analytics, EvolveMKD

Karen Cyphers, Accomplice and Director of Analysis, Sachs Media

Sally Slater, EVP, Head of Innovation, The Bliss Group

Range, Fairness & Inclusion Champions

Ti’Ara Brown, Supervisor, Model Communications, McDonald’s

Eliza Chlebeck, Vice President, Communications & Group, Andersen Company

Jewelyn Cosgrove, Vice President of Authorities and Public Relations, Melwood

Gigi García Russo, Chief Innovation + Development Officer, HUNTER

Madeline Hiller, Senior Account Government, French/West/Vaughan (FWV)

Priscila Martinez, Founder and CEO, The Model Company

Leah Reynolds, Principal, Engagement Apply, Buck, A Gallagher Firm

Jenny Wang , Senior Vice President, Clyde Group

Dynamic Do-ers

Holland Behn, Lead US PR Supervisor for Smartphones and Life-style – Cell, Samsung Electronics America

Lenee Breckenridge, Senior Vice President of Communications, UFC

Cortney Collins, Director, US Communications and Worker Engagement at Haleon, Haleon

Kenzie Freeman, Senior Program Specialist, Communications, Institute of Nuclear Energy Operations (INPO)

Erin Frostad, Worker Communications and Involvement Supervisor, Mohegan Solar

Reed Handley, Government Vice President, Head of Development, Monetary Providers Apply Co-Lead, The Bliss Group

Mayra Hernandez Bergman, Vice President, Communications & Advertising and marketing, Pepco Holdings

Megan Kessler, Chief of Built-in Advertising and marketing and Technique, PAN Communications

Christina Leeds, Senior Director Public Relations, Amtrak

Stephanie McCay, Director, U.S. Communications, PCL Development

Claire Nance, Head of World Communications & Trade Advertising and marketing, Activision Blizzard

Jasmine Palmer, Supervisor, Model Communications, McDonald’s

Krysta Pellegrino, Chief Shopper Officer, Well being+Commerce

Amy Individuals, Senior Supervisor, Earned Media, Aflac

Jordan Phillips, Senior Supervisor of Public Relations, Avocados From Mexico

Rania Rostom, Head of World Communications & Advertising and marketing for GE, GE

Stephanie Rufo, Senior Supervisor, Model PR & Affect, PATRÓN Tequila

Julie Sculley, Director, Company Communications, Virgin Pulse

Athena Snow, Senior Supervisor of Public Relations & Giving, Coldwell Banker Actual Property

Steph Spanos, Senior Director, Company Communications & Operations, Precise Sciences

Kristina Spychalski, Head of Communications, Spire World, Inc.

Michelle Trautman, Director, Advertising and marketing Communications, SPX FLOW

Nancy White, Senior Director, Communications, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Affiliation

Alison Zurcher, Director, Inner Communications, Seattle Youngsters’s Hospital


Jodi Amendola, CEO, Amendola Communications

Daybreak Buzynski, Assistant Vice President, Communications, Hy-Vee, Inc.

Katie Clark, Vice President of Communications, Mattress Agency

Anne DeAngelis, Government Vice President, Worker Engagement, Zeno Group

Vanessa DeGier, AVP, Communications, Windfall

Nina Devlin, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Vertex Prescription drugs

Keally DeWitt, VP Advertising and marketing & Public Coverage, GAF Power

Megan Doern, Public Relations & Exterior Communications Chief, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Theresa Dolge, EVP, Chief Media Relations Workplace, Evoke Kyne

Monique Fahlstedt, Senior Director, Inner Communications, ESPN

Melanie Fatouros-Richardson, Vice-President, Communications and Authorities Relations, SkipTheDishes

Brittany Geldmacherm, SVP, Head of Company Model & Communications, Scopely

Erin Griffin, SVP of Advertising and marketing & Communications, Riddell

Mara Hedgecoth, Chief Communications & Advertising and marketing Officer, APCO Worldwide

Suzanne Hendery, Chief Advertising and marketing, Communications & Buyer Officer at Renown Well being, Renown Well being

Jennifer Hines, Chief Communications Officer, Tyler ISD

Jessica Hohn-Cabana, VP of World Communications, Rocket Software program

Katie Huang Shin, President, Massive Valley Advertising and marketing

Ashley Kline Shapiro, Vice President, Publicity ABC Leisure, The Walt Disney Firm

Melissa Lander, Vice President, Communications, Trinity Well being

Kate Laufer Gorenstein, Founder & President, KLG Public Relations

Lisa Lesniak, Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs Officer, Advocate Well being

Amanda Marotti, Director, Strategic Communications & OCM, AWL Methods, LLC

Johnna Muscente, Vice President of Communications & Public Relations, The Corcoran Group

Rebecca Nunez, Founder & CEO, The MRN Company

Lauren Pearson Riley, Director of Communications, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Joellen Perry, World Head of Public Relations, SAP

Dalya Qualls White, Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Melissa Sachs. Senior Vice President, Communications, Hyperlink Logistics

Lauren Triffler, Director of Company Communications, HARIBO of America

Hannah Vazzana, SVP, Chief Communications Officer, Hilton Grand Holidays

Heather Younger, Vice President, Communications, Okinawa Institute of Science and Expertise (OIST)

Mentors & Coaches

Samantha Anderson, Vice President, EvolveMKD

Cindy Auten, Senior Accomplice, Communications, ICF

Ellen Bremseth, Director, Strategic Communications, Milhouse

Elizabeth Erpelding, Head of Accomplice & Shopper Expertise, Advertising and marketing and Communication, Albertsons Media Collective

Jessie Monroe, Communications Guide, Alliant Insurance coverage Providers, Inc.

Susan Stipa, Government Vice President, CG Life

Tech Leaders

Donetta Allen, Chief Social + Digital Officer, HUNTER

Rachel Pipan, Founder, Maneuvre

Kelly Waltrich, Co-Founder and CEO, Intention.ly

Stephanie Wilson, Director, World Advertising and marketing and Communications, ZS


Diana Castellanos, Head of Advertising and marketing & Communications, Atlas Renewable Power

Adrienne Likelihood, Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Director of the SpartanNash Basis, SpartanNash

Karlin Keller, Senior Director, Worker Communications and Employer Model, Intel

Erin Lickliter, VP, Affiliate & Scientific Communications, Bon Secours Mercy Well being

Stephanie Lowenthal, World Head of Communications, Builder.AI

Tess Mattingly, Director, Model Communications, McDonald’s

Kelly Miller, Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Justine Sacco, Chief Communications Officer, Match Group

Christina Stejskal, VP of World PR & Communications, Fender Musical Devices Company

Jody Sunna, Vice President of Company Communications, Philip Morris Worldwide

Nichole Tillman, EVP-Communications, Philadelphia Housing Authority

Cheryl Waide, Chief Communications Officer, Vote Run Lead

Sharlene Wells, Senior Vice President of Public Relations and Organizational Communications, Mountain America Credit score Union


Sara Aiello, VP, Company Advertising and marketing, Trellix

Rhiannon D’Angelo-Parsons, Director of Exterior Communications & Media Engagement, Reynolds American Inc.

Gina Faridniya, Vice President, Areas, Antenna Group

Tori Fernandes, VP, Company Communications, The Walt Disney Firm

Sara Garibaldi, President, BODEN Company

Jenna McMullin, Vice President of Communications, Lockheed Martin, Area

Marisol Mendez Peron, Senior Vice President, Communications & Company Affairs, Genmab

Jennifer Moreau, Vice President, Public Relations, Greenback Normal

Kristina Peterson-Lohman, Vice President, World Communications, Weber

Amanda Schoch, Chief Communication Officer,, Pacific Northwest Nationwide Laboratory

Tracy St. Pierre, Government Vice President, World Communications & Advertising and marketing, Common Studio Group

Emily Williams, Senior Vice President, World Technique Group

Courtney Younger, Director Hulu Originals Publicity, Hulu

Jill Zuckman, Accomplice, SKDK

Rising Stars (Age 30 and Below)

Kristen Blomstrom, Director, The Levinson Group

Julia Brown, Director of Technique, Kaplow Communications

Jessica Bryant, Account Supervisor, SourceCode Communications

Samantha Casamento, Senior Account Government, EvolveMKD

Allison Chavez, Affiliate State Director of Communications, AARP-Florida

Amy Climenhage, Account Supervisor, Sachs Media

Sawyer Coffey Noel, Director of Communications and Advertising and marketing, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Kelsey Dalton, Senior Media Relations Specialist, Metropolis of Hope Orange County

Jane Ha, Supervisor, Communications, The Walt Disney Firm

Sunjay Lee, Account Supervisor, Ruder Finn

Vianca Lopez, Account Supervisor, The MRN Company

Samantha Miller, Senior Supervisor, Inner Communications, Xperi Inc.

Sabrina Negron, Director, FTI Consulting

Annah Otis, Account Supervisor, The Bliss Group

Michele Owen, Communications Director, Metropolis of Muncie

Maredie Palmer, Digital Communications and Worker Expertise Supervisor, Dominos

Bailey Williams, Supervisor, Disaster Communications, McDonald’s

Michaela Zukowski, Senior Supervisor, Publicity ABC Leisure, Walt Disney Firm

Study extra about our full listing of winners right here.

Sean Devlin is an editor at Ragan Communications. In his spare time he enjoys Philly sports activities, a very good pint and ’90s trivia evening.



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