Jersey’s Best

2022 Photo Gallery:

Congratulations to the 2022 inductees

Alexa Saltzman, Rizco
Anthony Galasso, AGAIN Interactive
Ashley Villarreal, William Paterson University
Brittany Fisektsis, SKC & Co. CPAs, LLC
Caroline Criste, FocusWorks Marketing
Clayton Pollard, DSM
Desiree Daniello, Aberson Narotzky & White
Gillian Small, Gillian Small PR
Holly Petti, The S3 Agency
Jacquelyn Kirby, 7 Layer Studio
Jessica Cummings, R&J Strategic Communications
Kaila Starita, R&J Strategic Communications

Katie Boyle, Oxford Communications
Lauren Konopacki, Refresh Advertising
Louis Braschi, OUTFRONT Media
Maria Mastoris Saltzman, Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach
Michael Calia, 3E Public Relations
Nicole Francisco, Coyne PR
Qurra-tul-Ayn Saleem, William Paterson University
Samantha Foy, Marketsmith, Inc.
Taylor Tobey, 9Sail
Vincent Resciniti , Giovatto Advertising
Vincent Van Zile, Giovatto Advertising
Vix Reitano, Agency 6B

A look back on our 2020 & 2021 celebrations


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Brittany Hull
Brittany Fortner
Jamie Volansky
Ashley Kloczynsky
Julia Abraham
Westley Hackmann
Gene Kelly
Trami Pham
Adam Ruth
Sierra De Blank
Morgan Clarke

Michelle Mazur
Dorian-Lee Velastegui
Kelsey Tweedly
Gisselle Guillèn
Diana Tantalos

Adrian Peralta
Rena Odette
Amanda Early
Virginia Buechel
Tim Anderson
Matt McTaggart

This year, the NJ Ad Club is excited to introduce 34 Jersey’s Best 40 under 40 MARCOM Professionals. These industry professionals have each had a substantial impact on our industry before they’ve reached the age of 40.

Billy AshToday’s Business

Bridget EspositoPrudential

Chaz GarrityDial800

Dan KunigonisNJ Advance Media

Eric DubnoffGrey Sky Films

Erin SmithTravelSmiths Inc.

Francis LillCreative Click Media

Jordan Croninfatrabbit CREATIVE

Kate DuffyCentralReach, LLC

Kelsea PearceKraus Marketing

Kristen BroderickCreative Click Media

Natalie Veronica Jean PelusoThree Summers Creative

Patrick DillonAR Management Company

Shana WaltherCoyne PR

Victoria DuffinLakeland Bank

Anjelica SenaPrudential

Brooke BurdgeAttentive

Carolyn WhitmaniHeartMedia

Christina Forrest2

Christina ForrestViolet PR

Drew O’Brien, O’Brien Creative Group

Erik NowickiKraus Marketing

Eve WeinerOutfront Media

Gina Marie MatteiRevelation Creative

Justin HahnCoyne PR

Katie SwordNJPAC

Kevin WilsonKushner

Kristin ReiserSpitball

Rachel HerskovitziHeart Media

Rebecca SmithR&J Strategic Communications

Steve DeLusant2

Steve DeLusantiHeart Media

Zack RosenbergCATAPULT


In this fast paced world of marketing and communications, we often don’t pause to appreciate those around us whose contributions make our lives a little better. We typically honor the creative itself or those that have dedicated a lifetime to our industry yet all too often fail to give recognition to those that have made a substantial impact on our industry before they’ve reached the age of 40.

For the fourth straight year, the NJ Ad Club put out a call for nominations to find Jersey’s Best marketing and communications professionals under 40. Based on the criteria, thirty outstanding, driven, detail orientation, successful MARCOM professionals were selected.

They are professionals who impact their respective fields and company, they exhibit qualities such as leadership, career progress, community involvement and creating and/or achieving recognition from their peers, the public or their employers.

We are so excited to introduce you to Jersey’s Best for 2019.

David Alvarez
The S3 Agency
Megan Barlow
Pure RED
Alyssa Bartlett
Marketsmith, Inc.
Dana Brooks
Pure RED
Kristen Carter
Paradigm Marketing and Design
Nicole Chiarella
Marketsmith, Inc.
Samantha Codd
Kraus Marketing
Anthony D’Amato
SCG Advertising + Public Relations
Dan Enrico
Sebastian Escobar
William Paterson University
Courtney Fagan
Pure RED
Stefanie Fernandez
The S3 Agency
Ty Fujimura
Cantilever Web Design & Development
Donald Gallant
Marketsmith, Inc.
Jason Goldman
NJ Advance Media
Adella Hillebrecht
Pure RED
Dan Johnson
R&J Strategic Communications
Joel Kraus
Kraus Marketing
Jason Laychock
Giovatto Advertising
Christina Leahy
David Lee
David Lee Consulting
Lauren Mackiel Gory
Coyne PR
Rick Magennis
Bear Cat Media
Sabrina Matera
Logical Design Solutions
Anthony Oade
Giovatto Advertising
Jennifer Pagliei
Jaffe Communications, Inc.
Samantha Parisi
Giovatto Advertising
Gina Partite
Marketsmith, Inc.
Whitney Proud
Emily Reilly
Imbue Creative
Marggiori Salas
Smith & Solomon
Katie Seifert
Coyne PR
Amanda Sexton
Focus Works Marketing
Armando Triana
Coyne PR
Paul Zakrzewski
Coyne PR
Emily Zinberg