BAA Judges


Rob Affuso
Founder & Leader of the Band
Soulsystem Orchestras Music & Production
Joseph V. Cozza 
Catering Sales Leader
New York Marriott International, Global Sales
Jim Cronin 
Council of Protocol Executives
Lauren Dato 
Director of Events
Briggs, Inc., a DMC Network Company
Julie Estes 
Senior Production Director, Special Events
Total Entertainment
Katie Hush 
Director of Special Events
Pratt Institute
Christopher Kelly 
Sentry Centers
Sharon Kessler 
Chief Development Officer
Big Brothers Big sisters of New York City
Christine Krische 
Vice President, Public Programs
The Municipal Art Society of New York
Sandy O’Loughlin 
Best Events Magazine and Red 7 Media
Chris Phelan 
Head of Special Events
Rubin Museum of  Art
Carla Ruben 
Creative Edge Parties
Janeen Saltman 
JKS Events Inc.
Claudia Santino 
American Express Business Travel Division
Matt Schechter 
Account Executive
Marriott International
Lauren Sudekum 
Great Performances
Matthew Saravay 
Wizard Studios
Bernard Toliver, CMP 
Renaissance Meetings & Special Events, Inc.
Mike Warren 
Director of Catering
CPS Events at the legendary Plaza Hotel
Lily Zhang 
Meeting Planner – Meeting & Event Services
Limited Brands, Inc.