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    Peace Out Skincare, BetterUp and Holler are among 2022 Future Leader Award nominees

    The Future Leader Awards, presented by Digiday, Glossy and Modern Retail, are back to recognize the next generation of industry leaders. From founders of brands that were created out of personal need to leaders who are unafraid to speak out — or even build entire companies around — formerly taboo topics, this year’s nominees signal an innovative, courageous future for marketing, media, retail, beauty, wellness and fashion. 

    Take Enrico Frezza, for example. The founder and CEO of Peace Out Skincare created the now number one best-selling acne brand at Sephora with no background in science or dermatology, only the will to overcome his skin struggles. After three years of intensive research and development, Frezza created the first-ever hydrocolloid acne dot, now a staple in any skincare toolbox. This, combined with leading the company through an ever-growing retail footprint and an expansion into the anti-aging space, has earned Frezza a spot on the Glossy Future Leader shortlist in the Beauty category. 

    During the pandemic and a time of racial reckoning and the oft-cited Great Resignation, Angelica Cadiente Kelly, senior manager of corporate communications at BetterUp, has been a strong advocate for equity for underrepresented groups and mental health in the workplace. At BetterUp, she positions the brand as a thought leader redefining the future of work, including updating the conversations around mental health and inclusion. Her work is informed by leveraging in-house psychologists and behavioral scientists. In turn, she encourages organizations to implement science-backed, measurable programs that support their employees’ career and personal growth, as well as their overall wellbeing. Her work has landed her a place on the Digiday Future Leader shortlist in the Brand category.

    As communication in the digital world became more important than ever over the last couple of years, Travis Montaque drove growth for his messaging technology company, Holler, by expanding it to brands and marketers looking to connect with customers authentically. Even with that growth, however, Montaque has stood firm in his commitment to data privacy, leveraging contextual rather than personal information to deliver the best experience. He also took his leadership a step further by co-founding Group Black, an organization with the mission of bringing investment and opportunity to Black-owned media companies. His leadership on both fronts earns him a nomination for Digiday Future Leader in the Technology Provider category. 

    While our judges determine the winners of this year’s awards, take a look at the complete list of very deserving nominees below.  

    Digiday Future Leader – Agency
    Brittany Johnson – Associate Creative Director, Art, Pace
    Hannah Farmer Lucas – Director, Strategy and Programmatic Media, Good Apple
    Khari Motayne – Director of Inclusive Strategy, Direct Agents
    Maddie Kaseeska – Associate Director, Marketplaces, Tinuiti
    Natasha Potashnik – SVP & Partner of Media Science, Known
    Stephen Nations – Director of Strategy, Drive Social Media

    Digiday Future Leader – Brand
    Angelica Cadiente Kelly – Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications, BetterUp
    Aylon Steinhart – CEO & Co-Founder, Eclipse Foods
    Meghan Ayles – Assistant Brand Manager, Rare Beauty Brands- Plant Apothecary & Dr. Dana Beauty
    Nikki Coleman – Head of People and Operations, We Are Rosie
    Stephanie Ortiz – CEO, It’s A Secret Med Spa
    Stephanie Walker – Senior Innovation Marketing Manager, PepsiCo Beverages North America, Juice Portfolio

    Digiday Future Leader – Publisher
    Danielle Rubino – VP of Brand Development & Marketing, Forbes
    Jenk Oz – Founder, Thred Media
    Kayla Libuda – Senior Marketing Strategy Manager, Insider
    Mack Sovereign – Executive Vice President, Content & Strategy, Wave Sports + Entertainment
    Niven McCall-Mazza – Editor-in-Chief, theSkimm
    Rachel Goldstein – Head of Industry, Technology, New York Times Advertising

    Digiday Future Leader – Technology Provider
    Allison Ferenci – CEO, Camera IQ
    Jessica Peterson – Brand Strategist – Customer Success, BlueOcean
    Katie Tiunova Popa – Director of Client Success, Adapex, LLC
    Katie Weintraub – Senior Product Marketing Manager, Zeta Global
    Meridith Rojas – Global Head of Entertainment & Creator Marketing, Logitech For Creators, Logitech
    Travis Montaque – Founder & CEO, Holler and Group Black

    Glossy Future Leader – Beauty
    Emma Lewisham – Founder and CEO, Emma Lewisham
    Enrico Frezza – Founder & CEO, Peace Out Skincare
    Hallie Gould – Editorial Director, Byrdie
    Jennifer Paxton – Senior Brand Manager, Neutrogena Megabrand, Johnson & Johnson
    Meghan Ayles – Assistant Brand Manager, Rare Beauty Brands- Plant Apothecary & Dr. Dana Beauty

    Glossy Future Leader – Fashion
    Aaron Sanandres – Founder, Definite Articles
    Brittany Bentley – Co-founder, Creative Director, Parker Clay
    Charu Subramanian – Director, Strategic Insights, Rothy’s
    Francesca Aiello – Founder & Creative Director, Frankies Bikinis
    Olivia Landau – CEO and Co-Founder, The Clear Cut

    Glossy Future Leader – Wellness
    Beatrice Dixon – Founder and CEO, The Honey Pot Company
    Priyanka Jain – Co-Founder and CEO, Evvy

    Modern Retail Future Leader – Digitally-native Brand
    Bradford “Chip” Malt – Co-founder and CEO, Made In Cookware
    Brittany Chavez – CEO, Shop Latinx
    Jordan Nathan – Founder & CEO, Caraway Home
    Juhi Girish Pikale – Sr. Director, Acquisition Marketing, Fabletics
    Massimiliano Tirocchi – Co-Founder and CMO, Trafilea

    Modern Retail Future Leader – Established Retailer
    Becca May – Retail Communications, Warby Parker
    Jessica Almanza – Senior Manager of Retail Communications & Training, Warby Parker
    Raja Dhir – Co-founder + Co-CEO of Seed Health, Seed Health

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