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Meet the Jury

Isidoro DeBellis

founding partner and co-creative director
Berlin Cameron/Red Cell

Isidoro DeBellis is a founding partner and a co-creative director of Berlin Cameron/Red Cell in New York City. DeBellis attended the University of Toronto and the University of Winsor and graduated with a degree in communications, followed by an accelerated advertising program at St. Clair College. Isidoro, also known as Izzy, wanted to make films after graduating and discovered that it cost money, lots of money to make films. So he decided to make commercials, since people paid you to make them. Isidoro has worked for numerous agencies but the ones you’ve heard of are Chiat/Day, Wieden+Kennedy Philadelphia and he has been with Berlin Cameron for the past twelve years. His awards include Communication Arts, D&AD and The One Show.

Lisa Francilia

creative director
TBWA

Lisa Francilia was creative director of the Vancouver office of TBWA when she judged our competition. She is returning to one of Canada’s largest video gaming companies, Electronic Arts, for a second time, after taking a short break where she served at TBWA for just over two years. Francilia got her start in advertising as an art director at Scali McCabe Sloves, Vancouver, which was purchased by Bob Bryant, Gary Fulton and Daniel Shee in 1995. Prior to her first stint at EA, Francilia worked as creative director of Bryant, Fulton & Shee where she maintained the firm as one of the top five creative agencies in Canada for over three years. Lisa was born in Vancouver and still lives there with her husband, Dirke Botsford, and their son.

Carolyn Tye McGeorge

creative director
RightMinds

Carolyn Tye McGeorge is creative director of RightMinds in Richmond, Virginia. Previously, she was the cre-ative director of Work, Inc., formerly Just Partners. She also spent four years at The Martin Agency as a senior art director. Carolyn graduated from Virginia Commonwealth Uni-versity earning her BFA. She has created nationally honored work for a host of clients including Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation, Healthtex, Wrangler, Mercedes-Benz, Remy Martin Cognac, Super 8 Motels and the Virginia Historical Society. She has won many local and national creative awards, including the Addy’s, Art Directors Club of New York, Communication Arts and The One Show and is a three-time Kelly Finalist. She spends her free time raising her two sons, Ellett and Wyatt, and playing exhausting rounds of two-on-one basketball games.

Tom Moudry

president, chief creative offices
Martin|Williams

Tom Moudry is president, chief creative officer at Martin|Williams, Minneapolis. Prior to M/W, he worked as vice president/executive creative director for Omnicom New York. During that time, Moudry was responsible for all the creative work at SBC. A native Minnesotan, Tom began his career in Chicago at Hal Riney & Partners. While in Chicago, Tom also worked at Cramer-Krasselt and Leo Burnett for a number of Fortune 500 companies. In 1993, Tom moved to Texas and joined DDB/Dallas as group creative director. In 1999, he returned to Minneapolis as senior vice president/group creative director at Carmichael Lynch. His award-winning work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club of New York, Cannes, the Clios, Communication Arts, the London International Advertising Awards and The One Show.

Guy Seese

executive creative director
Cole & Weber/Red Cell

As Seattle, Washington’s Cole & Weber/Red Cell’s executive creative director, Guy Seese oversees the agency’s integrated cre-ative department. Brought on four years ago, Seese handles the agency’s ongoing assignments for Nike, Rainier Beer, Borba Skincare, Gallo Wines and the Woodland Park Zoo. Prior to Cole & Weber/Red Cell, Seese gained the bulk of his client experience working with global brands (Intel, Volvo, MCI Worldcom) during his tenure at Euro RSCG in New York. He spent four years there as senior art director before joining Mad Dogs and Englishmen New York as a partner and creative director. At Mad Dogs, he created campaigns for Canadian Club Whisky, Haribo Gummi Bears and the Corcoran Group Real Estate. His work has been recognized in Archive magazine, Communication Arts, the Clios, Kelly’s, Cannes, Art Directors Club of New York and Graphis.

Rob Siltanen

chairman, chief creative officer
Siltanen & Partners Advertising

Rob Siltanen is chairman, chief creative officer of Siltanen & Partners Advertising in Marina Del Rey, California. Siltanen was one of the industry’s first to utilize a client’s Web site as a broadcast media vehicle for extended length creative content. Rob’s agency, Siltanen & Partners, was also the first agency to turn an advertising campaign character into a major network prime-time sitcom (Baby Bob, CBS 2002 and 2003). Rob has discussed his creative work on shows such as Oprah and Good Morning America and his honors include Time magazine, Rolling Stone, USA Today and Adweek Commercial of the Year, the Emmy Award for best commercial and two Grand Effie Awards. A graduate from the University of Oregon, Rob and his family live in the Los Angeles community of Manhattan Beach.

Luke Sullivan

group creative director
GSD&M

Luke Sullivan is a group creative director at GSD&M in Austin, Texas. In years prior, he spent five years at The Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia, ten years at the Minneapolis, Minnesota agency Fallon McElligott and four as the chief creative officer at WestWayne in Atlanta, Georgia. He began his career as an understudy of Tom McElligott at Bozell & Jacobs in Minneapolis. His 26 years in the business include working for such clients as SBC, Legacy, United Airlines and Lee Jeans. Sullivan is the author of a book on advertising, Hey Whipple, Squeeze This, now in its second edition, avail-able in five languages, and used across the country in colleges. He has been honored in every national and international competition, including Cannes, Communication Arts, London’s D&AD and The One Show.

Carolyn Hadlock

principal and creative director
Young and Laramore advertising

Carolyn Hadlock is a principal and creative director of Young & Laramore advertising in Indianapolis, Indiana. As creative director, Hadlock has pushed, prodded and inspired teams to do original, effective creative for Carmelite Nuns, Delta Faucet, Goodwill Industries and Stanley Steemer. Deciding early on between nursing and advertising, she chose the X-Acto™ blade over the hypodermic syringe and has a BFA in Visual Communications from Indiana University Herron School of Art. Joining Y&L in 1991 as an art director, her work has garnered recognition and many awards including The Art Directors Club, Advertising Age, Adweek, Communication Arts, Cannes, Effies, Graphis and The One Show and has been featured on NBC’s Today Show and in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today.