Panel of Judges


AMCF is pleased to have an independent panel of judges from a variety of fields, including business, government, journalism, and education. This group of distinguished leaders will be responsible for reading and discussing the project entries and ultimately decide on the finalists and winners for each category.

Each judge must pledge that "Confidential information provided (to them) in the project submissions and interviews will be held in the strictest of confidence before, during, and after the Awards program"


Click on a name to see a bio:


  • John Connolly, President & CEO, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

  • Mary Driscoll, Senior Research Fellow at APQC; Former President of CFO Research Services

  • Tammy Erickson, CEO, Tammy Erickson Associates

  • Mary Glenn, Associate Publisher, McGraw-Hill Professional

  • Rufino Hurtado, Director for Latin America and Inter-Regional Issues, Grocery Manufacturers Association; Former International Trades Specialist, Office of Service Industries, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Alan Kantrow, Chief Learning and Communications Officer, The Governance Lab @ NYU (GovLab)

  • Andrea Kates, Director of the Business Genome project and Author of "Find Your Next"

  • Walter Kiechel, Author of "The Lords of Strategy" and Former Editorial Director at Harvard Business Publishing

  • Chris Pinney, President & CEO, High Meadows Institute for Business Leadership

  • John Power, Business Professor, Mercy College; CFO & Co-Founder, OTC Mobile Stores

  • Bharat Rao, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Technology Management & Innovation, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

  • Susan Tardanico, CEO and Founding Partner, Authentic Leadership Alliance

  • Jeff Varney, Business Excellence Practice Lead, APQC

  • Denise Lee Yohn, Brand-Building Expert and Author of "What Great Brands Do"


*Additional Judges to be confirmed

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