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Meet the Jury

Susan Alinsangan

Art Director

Susan Alinsangan is a freelance art director in Santa Monica. She attended Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and built her portfolio at The Bookshop. That got her into TBWA\Chiat\Day where she spent the next eleven years. Most notably, Alinsangan is the art director behind the iPod silhouette campaign, one of TBWA\Chiat\Day's most successful global campaigns in a long history of creating cultural icons. Among her honors are Cannes Gold/Bronze Lions, Grand Kelly, Grand Effie (twice), Obie Hall of Fame, Gold/Silver ADC, Gold Clio, Bronze Andy, D&AD, The One Show, One Show Design, Communication Arts Advertising Annual, Archive, Graphis Photo, CBS's Top Ten Super Bowl Spots of the Decade, Advertising Age's Best Spots of the Decade, Adweek's Best Spots and Best Outdoor of the Decade. In collaboration with her favorite partner, husband and fellow art director, Brian Doyle, she thinks her best work is their son Owen, but so far, no award.

Brian Brooker

Creative Director

Brian Brooker, formerly executive creative director at Barkley in Kansas City for the last seven years, is a nationally recognized creative leader and expert in the advertising industry. His work as writer and creative director has helped build brands like Rolling Stone, PGA Tour, Southwest Airlines and Sonic Drive In. He's won hundreds of prestigious awards, including Andys, Archive, Cannes, Clio, Communications Arts, Effies, D&AD, National Addies, Mercury and The One Show. He's written articles for Advertising Age, served on the AAAA board, spoken at their events and developed a Creativity Symposium in which he attracted a roster of prominent creative thinkers who share his belief that "great ideas can come from anywhere."

Mark Fitzloff

Executive Creative Director
Wieden+Kennedy

Mark Fitzloff is an executive creative director at Wieden+Kennedy, in Portland, Oregon. Fitzloff was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and lived there just long enough to claim Midwestern roots before moving to San Francisco. He started his career in Boston working on AT&T and FedEx and then moved back to California and a job on Microsoft. Fitzloff came to Wieden+Kennedy as a copywriter in 1999 writing spots for AOL, AltaVista, Siemens and Nike, but it was working on Coca-Cola that he found his true talent, breathing fresh life into iconic American brands. This talent served him well as creative director on Old Spice. His ability to create work that both wins awards and pushes the client's bottom line was similarly felt as creative director on Powerade and Careerbuilder.com and led to his promotion to executive creative director of the Portland office in 2008. Fitzloff and his wife Courtney have a son named Max and a daughter named Mia.

James Mikus

Executive Creative Director
McGarrah Jessee

James Mikus is co-executive creative director of McGarrah Jessee in Austin, Texas. He joined McJ in 1999 and has helped the agency grow from 15 to 70 employees, outgrow two buildings and win Advertising Age's Southwestern Agency of the Year for 2009. Mikus works on, and oversees, everything from integrated campaigns to store design for all of McGarrah Jessee's clients including Shiner Beer, Frost Bank, Whataburger and Costa Del Mar. His work has been recognized by The Athena Awards, Communication Arts, Graphis, The OBIES, The One Show, and Print and he has also enjoyed stints at GSD&M, DDB and The Richards Group. He lives in Austin with his wife Lisa, their sons Matt and Will and their dog Trapper.

Mylene Pollock

Creative Director
Leo Burnett, Chicago

Mylene Pollock is a creative director at Leo Burnett, Chicago. She has created and shaped ideas for over 25 years in this ever-changing, never boring business. She's been fortunate enough to have worked at Ogilvy & Mather New York, Euro RSCG and Hal Riney & Partners. In those various incarnations she worked on Allstate, Cotton, Inc., Dove, Hallmark, IBM, Kellogg's and P&G. Awards and recognition include Addys, Archive, The Art Directors Club, Cannes, Clios, Communication Arts, D&AD, Effies and The One Show. Pollock has a degree in Visual Communications from the University of Delaware and has received the University's Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement. She has two sons and spends her spare time watching little league, chaperoning regattas and squeezing in a soup kitchen whenever possible.

John Stapleton

Chief Creative Director
22squared

John Stapleton is the chief creative director at 22squared in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia in 1993 and burst into the logo and brochure scene with a serious eighteen hour-a-day work habit. Once that burned out, he took a crack at advertising at James Bunting Advertising in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A few agencies later, and further down the eastern coast, he ended up at WestWayne in Tampa, Florida as a senior art director. Eight years later, the company changed its name to 22squared and promoted Stapleton to chief creative director on the majority of its accounts and relocated him, his wife Becky and their two daughters Maia and Amelia to Atlanta. His work has been recognized by numerous industry publications, including Archive, Communication Arts and Graphis as well as The Effies and The One Show.

Mary Webb

Executive Vice President/Group Creative Director
Arnold Worldwide

Mary Webb is an executive vice president, group creative director at Arnold Worldwide in Boston. She's worked on The Harford, Progressive Insurance, Talbots and on the Tyson Foods accounts among others. Prior to Arnold, she cut her advertising teeth working on John Hancock's, Real Life, Real Answers campaign at Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos. From there she headed to Anderson & Lembke in New York. She could only take the Yankee-loving New Yorkers for so long before heading back to Boston and Arnold Worldwide. She's had work featured in D&AD, Effie, The New York Art Director's Club and The One Show. When she's not directing creatives, she's directing her husband and three teenaged children.