Preliminary judging of The 2013 American Business Awards was conducted in April-early May by business professionals nationwide. Their average scores will determine the Finalists.
Final judging of the 2013 ABAs will be conducted in May-early June by nine specialized committees.
The following executives have been named chairs of the 2013 Final Judging Committees:
Company / Organization Awards Categories: Craig Lund, CEO, SecureAuth Corporation, Irvine, California
Corporate Communications, Investor Relations & Public Relations Awards Categories: Michelle Gilbert, Public Relations Manager, Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless, Southfield, Michigan
Creative Awards Categories: Otto Bell, Creative Director, Ogilvy Entertainment, New York, New York
Customer Service Awards & Support Awards Categories: Dawn Stevenson, Manager, Customer Retention, Customer Service & Inside Sales, Stamps.com, Los Angeles, California
Human Resources Awards Categories: Dave Craig, Vice President of Human Resources, Fazoli's Italian Restaurants, Lexington, Kentucky
Information Technology Awards & New Products & Product Management Awards Categories: Jesse Rothstein, CEO and co-founder, ExtraHop Networks, Seattle, Washington
Management Awards Categories: Joe Gillette, Owner/CEO, Stage 2 Networks, New York, New York
Marketing Awards Categories: Carmen Yazejian, President, Network9, New York, New York
Website Awards Categories: Josh Kelly, Managing Partner, FINE Design Group, San Francisco, California