Adweek Executive Mentor Program

Adweek’s Executive Mentor Program connects senior-level marketers with some of the world’s top CMOs, CBOs, CEOs, Chief D&I Officers, Chief Creative Officers, and more to help shape the next generation of marketing leaders.

How to Apply

A pitch competition will be held for interested mentees (mid-senior executive marketers) to earn time with one of our executive mentors. Adweek will qualitatively evaluate every pitch and assign the strongest pitch for each mentor based on the merit of submission. If chosen, the mentee earns two 30-minute phone calls with their mentor and Adweek will help prepare both the mentee and the mentor for success.

Mentee Qualifications:

 

The 2020 application process is now closed. Current applicants will receive status updates soon.

Program Partners

Meet The Mentors

Abbey Klaassen

President, NY
360i

Adam Grossman

CMO
Boston Red Sox

Adam Stotsky

former President
E! Entertainment

Adrian Parker

Global VP, Marketing - Patrón Tequila
Bacardi

Adrienne Hayes

VP Marketing Devices and Services
Google

Aimee Lapic

former CMO
Pandora

Aldo Quevedo

Co-Chairman of the Board
Círculo Creativo

Alegra O'Hare

former CMO
Gap

Alex Chang

CMO
SF 49ers

Alicin Reidy Williamson

SVP, Chief Inclusion Officer
Endeavor

Alison Wagonfeld

Head of Marketing
Google Cloud

Allyson Witherspoon

VP, Marketing Communications and Media
Nissan Motor Company

Alvin Bowles

VP, Global Partnerships
Facebook

Andrea Mallard

CMO
Pinterest

Andrea Perez

Global VP and General Manager
Nike, Jordan Brand

Andrea Sengara

SVP Consumer Planning and Innovation
Moët Hennessy USA

Andrea Zahumensky

CMO
KFC US

Andrea Zaretsky

Chief Marketing Officer
E*TRADE

Andreas Waldmann

CMO
Citibanamex

Andrew McKechnie

Chief Creative Officer
Verizon

Andrew Steinthal

Co-founder and Chief Partnerships Officer
The Infatuation

Andy Berndt‎

VP, Creative Lab
Google Creative Lab

Ann Lewnes

CMO
Adobe

Antonio Lucio

Global CMO
Facebook

Arancha Cordero

SVP, Chief Growth Officer
Danone Waters

Arielle Gross Samuels

Head of Business Strategy & Engagement
Facebook

Audrey Wu

VP Strategic Partnerships
Haptik

Azania Andrews

VP Connections
Anheuser-Busch

Barbara Leshinsky

Chief Revenue and Development Officer
The Ad Council

Barbara Martin Coppola

Chief Digital Officer
IKEA Group

Barbara McHugh

SVP, Marketing
Major League Baseball

Barbara Messing

former CMO
Walmart

Ben James

Head of Creative, T Brand Studio
The New York Times

Benjamin Lord

CMO
Mira Beauty

Bernard Coleman III

Head of Employee Engagement
Gusto

Beth Gumm

CMO
Sur La Table

Beverly Stotz

former CMO
illy caffe North America, Inc.

Brad Hiranaga

Chief Brand Officer, North America
General Mills

Brad Jakeman

Co-founder, Managing Partner
Rethink Food

Brandon Rochon

Chief Managing Creative Officer
Kastner Agency

Bruno Cardinali

Head of Marketing North America
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Carla Hassan

Global Chief Brand Officer
Citi

Carla Serrano

Chief Strategy Officer and CEO Publicis NY
Publicis

Carolyn Everson

VP, Global Marketing Solutions
Facebook

Casey Hurbis

CMO
Quicken Loans

Charisse Ford Hughes

CMO
Pandora Americas

Chris Bruzzo

CMO
Electronic Arts (EA)

Chris Stang

Co-founder and CEO
The Infatuation

Claudia Romo Edelman

Founder and CEO
We Are All Human Foundation

Cynthia Chen

GM/President, Consumer Health
RB

Daisy Auger-Dominguez

Founder and CEO
Auger-Dominguez Ventures

Dalana Brand

Head of Inclusion and Diversity
Twitter

Danielle Lee

Chief Fan Officer
NBA

Danielle Wiley

CEO
Sway Group

Danny Wright

Chief Brand Officer
Adweek

Dara Treseder

CMO
Carbon

David Buckley

Head of Hardlines Advertising
Amazon

David Dancer

CMO
Inspire

David Edelman

CMO
Aetna

David Messinger

CMO
Activision Blizzard

David Rubin

CMO
The New York Times

Debora Koyama

Global Growth Operations Officer
Unilever

Deborah Yeh

CMO
Sephora

Debra Bass

Global CMO and U.S. President
Nuvo Group

Deirdre Findlay

Global CMO
Condé Nast

Denise Karkos

CMO
SiriusXM

Doug Sweeny

CMO
One Medical

Doug Zarkin

CMO
Pearle Vision, Luxottica

Duff Stewart

CEO
GSD&M

Ed Wise

CEO, Omnicom Health Group
Omnicom

Elisabeth Charles

former CMO
Rodan + Fields

Elizabeth Rutledge

CMO
American Express

Emily Culp

CEO
Cover FX Skincare Inc.

Eric Toda

former Head of Marketing
Hill City

Erica Fite

Creative Director and Co-founder
Fancy

Eugene Cha

Director Consumer Marketing Strategy & Operations
Facebook

Evan Greene

Partner
3 Emerald Marketing

Fabiola Torres

CMO, Energy
PepsiCo

Fara Howard

CMO
GoDaddy

Fatima Seliu

Head of International Marketing
Facebook

Fernando Machado

Global CMO
Burger King

Fiona Carter

CBO
AT&T

Gabby Etrog Cohen

Chief Brand Officer
Rent the Runway

Gail Tifford

CBO
WW International

Greg Lyons

CMO, PepsiCo Beverages North America
PepsiCo

Geoff Walls

SVP Customer Experience
Verizon

Greg Revelle

CMO
Kohl's

Greg Welch

Sr. Partner and Practice Leader
Spencer Stuart

Helen Vaid

Global Chief Customer Officer
Pizza Hut

Ivan Heredia

VP of Marketing
Disney Radio Network

Jabari Hearn

VP Marketing
Lyft

Jamese McGowan

Director Media Investment
Facebook

Jane Hwang

Global VP, Fruit Confections & Skittles
Mars Wrigley

Jason Bunge

SVP, Global Brand Management and Marketing
Electronic Arts (EA)

Jason Klarman

EVP, Marketing
Fox News Media

Jason White

CMO
Cura Solutions

Jeanine Liburd

Chief Social Impact and Communications Officer
BET

Jeff Jones

President and CEO
H&R Block

Jeffrey Litvack

CEO
Adweek

Jennifer Breithaupt

CMO, Global Consumer
Citi

Jeremy Miller

EVP, Global Chief Communications Officer
McCann

Jerome Hiquet

former CMO
Formula E

Jesse Stollak

CMO
Converse

Jesus Malverde Gonzales

former SVP Brands & Partnerships
Universal Music Group

Jim Stengel

President and CEO
The Jim Stengel Group

Jo McKinney

CEO
Burns Group

Jodi Ropert

Head of Marketing, YouTube Brand, Music and Growth
Google

John Birmingham

President Central Region
Spark Foundry

John Dillon

Chief Brand Officer
Denny's

John Zissimos

Head of Creative, Brand, Media & Customer Programs
Google

Jonnie Cahill

CMO
Heineken USA

Josh Cole

CMO
SkyZone Franchise Group

Josh Dean

CMO
S'well

Joyce Chen

Head of Production
Facebook

Judy Lee

Global Head of Experiential Marketing
Pinterest

Judy Toland

VP, Head of Scaled Solutions
Facebook

Julian Duncan

CMO
NFL Jacksonville Jaguars

Julie Channing

Head of Marketing
allbirds

Karin Timpone

former Global CMO
Marriott International

Kate Gunning

CMO
IEX

Katrina Craigwell

Head of Global Employer Brand
JPMorgan Chase

Keith Grossman

President
TIME

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson

Chief Business Officer
Beautycon

Kenny Mitchell

CMO
Snap, Inc.

Kevin Thompson

CMO
Sotheby's International Realty

Kieran Hannon

CMO
Openpath Security Inc.

Kim Perell

former CEO
Amobee

Kimberly Evans Paige

EVP, CMO
BET

Kofi Amoo-Gottfried

VP, Marketing
DoorDash

Kristin Harrer

CMO
Dollar Shave Club

Kristin Patrick

Chief Brand Officer
Sugar23

Kristina Heney

former Chief Marketing & Experience Officer
Cirque du Soleil

Kyle Wong

CEO
Pixlee

Lara Balazs

CMO and GM of Strategic Partnerships
Intuit

Lara Krug

VP Marketing, Stella Artois
Anheuser-Busch

Laura Maness

CEO
Havas

Lauren Gallo

Senior Director, Brand Marketing
Nike

Lauren Weinberg

Global Head of Marketing
Square Inc.

Lina Shields

Chief Media Officer - Lilly USA
Eli Lilly & Co.

Linda Boff

CMO
GE

Linda Jonhson Rice

Chairman
Johnson Publishing Co.

Lisa Granatstein

Editor, SVP of Programming
Adweek

Lizette Williams

Global Head of Vertical Solutions Marketing
Facebook

Luis Miguel Messianu

Co-Chairman of the Board
Círculo Creativo

Lukeisha Paul

Manging Partner, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion U.S.
GroupM

Lynne Biggar

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Visa

Marc Pritchard

CBO
Procter & Gamble

Marcel Marcondes

U.S. CMO
Anheuser-Busch

Maria Weaver

Global CMO
Comcast Advertising

Marisa Thalberg

Chief Brand and Marketing Officer
Lowe's Companies

Mark D'Arcy

VP, Global Business Marketing & Chief Creative Officer
Facebook

Marvin Chow

Head of Marketing
Google Consumer Apps

Mary Beech

CEO
Sarah Flint

Maryam Banikarim

Head of Marketing
Next Door

Matt Kerbel

Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy
Canoo

Matt Kohan

VP Marketing Culture & Capabilities
Anheuser-Busch

Matt McGowan

GM, Canada
Snap, Inc.

Mayur Gupta

CMO
Freshly

Meg Goldthwaite

former CMO
NPR

Megan Jones

SVP, Group Media Director
Digitas

Megan McCurry

EVP, Media
Digitas

Melissa Waters

CMO
hims and hers

Michael Lynch

Partner
3 Emerald Marketing

Michelle Klein

VP, Global Customer Marketing
Facebook

Michelle Hillman

Chief Campaign Development Officer
The Ad Council

Minjae Ormes

CMO
Visible

Monica Rustgi

VP Marketing, Budweiser
Anheuser-Busch

Monique Nelson

Chair and CEO
UniWorld Group

Musa Tariq

Global Head of Marketing, Airbnb Experiences
Airbnb

Nadine Dietz

Chief Community Officer
Adweek

Nick Bartle

Head of Marketing
Google Nest

Nick Drake

VP Global Marketing
Google

Nick Kelly

VP Partnerships, Beer Culture & Community
Anheuser-Busch

Nick Tran

Head of North America Marketing
TikTok

Nuno Teles

President
Diageo Beer Company

Pam Kaufman

President, Consumer Products
ViacomCBS

Paolo Provinciali

Head of U.S. Media
Anheuser-Busch

Patricia Corsi

Chief Marketing and Digital Officer
Bayer

Peter Giorgi

CMO
Celebrity Cruise, Inc.

Rachel Tipograph

Founder & CEO
MikMak

Rachel Webber

CMO and President, Corporate Strategy
Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

Rachel Weiss

VP of Strategic Growth and Innovation
L'Oreal USA

Raja Rajamannar

CMCO and President - Healthcare Business
Mastercard

Ricardo Marques

VP Marketing, Michelob Ultra
Anheuser-Busch

Rich Lennox

CMO
Macy's

Rick Gomez

Chief Marketing, Digital and Strategy Officer
Target

Rob Lynch

President and CEO
Papa John's International

Rob Schwartz

CEO
TBWA

Robyn Streisand

Founder and CEO
The Mixx

Rodney Williams

President & CEO
Belvedere Vodka

Ronalee Zarate-Bayani

CMO
LA Rams

Rosi Ajjam

GM Aramis and Designer Fragrances, North America
Estee Lauder Companies

Ryan Brown

Head of Content and Creative
Twitter

Ryan Reynolds

Head of Global Social and Content Marketing
Uber

Sara Tate

CEO
TBWA\London

Sarah Hofstetter

Board Member
Campbell's Soup Co.

Sarah Thompson

Global CEO
Droga5

Sarah Kate Ellis

President and CEO
GLAAD

Seth Farbman

former CMO
Spotify

Seth Freeman

CMO
Buffalo Wild Wings

Seth Solomons

CMO
Equinox

Sheila Shekar Pollak

CMO
Athleta

Shelley Haus

CMO
Ulta Beauty

Shelley Zalis

CEO
The Female Quotient

Sheryl Adkins-Green

CMO
Mary Kay, Inc.

Singleton Beato

Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer
McCann Worldgroup

Spencer Gordon

VP Digital
Anheuser-Busch

Stephanie Gallo

CMO
E. & J. Gallo

Stephanie McMahon

CBO
WWE

Steven Tristan Young

CMO
Poshmark.com

Steven Wolfe Pereira

CEO and Co-founder
Encantos

Stuart Redsun

CMO
Waste Management

Sue DeSilva

EVP, Executive Director of Creative
Digitas

Supriya Gujral

Head of Partner Marketing, Android, Chrome OS, Play, and Assistant
Google

Susan Vobejda

CMO
The Trade Desk

Suzanne Kounkel

U.S. CMO
Deloitte

Svetlana Kouznetsov

VP Beyond Beer
Anheuser-Busch

Taj Alavi

Global Head of Brand
Uber

Talia Bender

President
The Female Quotient

Tara Back

Head of Marketing
Google Events and Experiences

Tariq Hassan

CMO
Petco

Tesa Aragones

CMO
VSCO

Tim Ellis

CMO
NFL

Tina Walsh

CBO
Tongal

TJ Abrams

Head of Global Brand Strategy and Performance
Holiday Inn

Todd Ballard

CMO
GoPro

Todd Krugman

SVP of Marketing
The Trade Desk

Tracy Heller

Chief Customer Officer
Universal Standard

Ty Heath

Global Lead, B2B Institute
LinkedIn

Victor Lee

former CMO
RxBar

Victoria Russell

Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Papa John's International

Vimla Black Gupta

former CMO
Equinox

Vineet Mehra

Global CMO
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walter Woods

CEO
Humana Foundation

Wanda Young

CMO
Samsung

Zach Enterlin

EVP, Program Marketing and Creative Services
HBO

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