THE COMMITTEE

The committee of judges is made up of a carefully selected group of thoughtful leaders across multiple industries.

THE JUDGES

KATHY KIELY

PRESIDENT, THE AD CLUB

Kathy has served as President of The Ad Club since 2005, one of the largest trade organizations of its kind nationwide, and is Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.

For more information on Kathy and The Ad Club, please visit http://www.adclub.org/

DARRYL SETTLES

PRESIDENT, D'VENTURES LIMITED, LLC

Darryl has served as a leader in a variety of Boston industries and as president and founder of D'Ventures Limited, LLC, a business consulting and investment fi rm. In 2010, he co-founded Wise Urban Development LLC, which helps non-profi t and private owners increase their capacity to develop multi-family affordable housing in urban communities throughout the Northeast.

For more information on Darryl and Wise Urban Development, please visit http://www.wiseurbandev.com/

AJ GERRITSON (MODERATOR)

FOUNDING PARTNER, 451 MARKETING AND PRESIDENT OF THE BOSTON IRISH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

AJ is a Founding Partner at 451 Marketing and oversees the agency's strategic direction, sales, and marketing efforts. AJ also serves as President and Board Member for the Boston Irish Business Association, an organization he co-founded.

For more information on AJ and 451 Marketing, please visit http://www.451marketing.com/

EDWARD OWEN

FOUNDING PARTNER AND SERVICE DIRECTOR, EUROPEAN AUTO SOLUTIONS

Edward is a local graduate of Boston College, one of the founding partners of European Auto Solutions of Waltham, MA and co-founder of The Boston Cup Classic Car Show on Boston Common.

For more information on Edward and European Auto Solutions, please visit http://www.virtualeas.com/

KEVIN KOPANON

MANAGING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, MCGLADREY

Kevin is the business development and marketing leader for McGladrey's New England region and is a member of the National Advisory Team supporting the annual McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, GA and sits on the Boston Offi ce Executive Management Team.

For more information on Kevin and McGladrey's, please visit http://mcgladrey.com/

PATRICIA VILLANI

PRESIDENT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE

Patricia is president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England and oversees the daily operations of the company's 90 real estate offi ces and more than 4,000 employees. Villani is also a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.

For more information on Patricia and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, please visit http://www.newenglandmoves.com/

RONDA IVY MCLEOD

REGIONAL MARKETING MANAGER, JETBLUE AIRWAYS

Ronda leads the marketing efforts for JetBlue in Boston, DC and Chicago, and has been an active member of the travel and tourism community for 20 years. Ronda serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, and actively supports a variety of local community organizations.

For more information on Ronda and JetBlue Airways, please visit http://www.jetblue.com/