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The Stars Shine Bright at Gramercy Institute!


Please join The Gramercy Institute along with other marketing leaders from the very top brands in financial marketing as we honor this year’s “Gramercy Institute 20 Rising Stars in Financial Marketing.” This year, this exclusive award reception takes place in the heart of New York City’s financial district at the Down Town Association.


Founded in 1859 the Down Town Association is one of the oldest private clubs in Manhattan and is a genuine example of New York City’s classic elegance.

Please note that tickets to this event are very limited and we encourage you to purchase tickets early. Heavy hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails will be served.


  • Sarah Alexander, Associate, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

  • Ashley Allison, Senior Marketing Manager, Aviva Investors

  • Kasia Antczak, Director, Life Marketing, Guardian Life

  • Esther Armstrong, Content Strategist, BNY Mellon Investment Management

  • Kerianne Austin, AVP, Marketing Manager, Campaigns, Eaton Vance

  • Jennifer Birnbaum, Sr. Specialist, Digital Advertising, TD Ameritrade

  • Hailey Brent, Manager, Advertising & Brand, OppenheimerFunds

  • Danette Ceriano, Vice President, Affiliate Marketing & Partnerships, Citi

  • Kerry Columbro, Sr. Specialist, Digital Advertising, TD Ameritrade

  • Lauren Dukes, Vice President, Marketing, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Melanie Elliott, B2B Marketing Manager, BMO

  • Lisa Ford, Director Digital Marketing Strategy, Capital One

  • Michael Goldberg, Global Director, Content Marketing, Dun & Bradstreet

  • Elizabeth Hare, VP, Center for Women & Wealth, Brown Brothers Harriman

  • Allora Heiberger, Marketing Communications Team Lead, FS Investments

  • Janette Jovic, Head of Digital and Content, PGIM / Prudential

  • Leonor Palao, AVP, Brand and Advertising, OppenheimerFunds

  • Kerry Roman Columbro, Sr. Specialist, Digital Advertising, TD Ameritrade

  • Elyssa Ruzal, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, BNY Mellon

  • Cochleen Sands, VP, Segment Marketing, J.P. Morgan Chase

  • Sharon Schallenkamp, Vice President, BNY Mellon's Pershing

  • Jen Simonds, Head of Content, Nasdaq

  • Andrea Spahr, Vice President, Wealth Marketing, Wilmington Trust

  • Lily Wong, Senior Manager, Digital Marketing & Sales, Royal Bank of Canada

  • Elizabeth Yellin, Defined Contribution Marketing Associate, BlackRock




The Gramercy Institute is the world’s leading think-tank for senior marketers at major financial firms.  GI produces over 22 different conferences around the world each year—each focused on the interests of senior marketers from the world’s major financial firms (Gramercy Institute 2016-17 Calendar). In addition, Gramercy Institute honors excellence in financial marketing through the following industry award programs: Gramercy Marketing Strategy Awards20 Most Valuable Partners in Financial Marketing, Financial Media & Marketing Mavens, The Best in the West in Financial Marketing and The Gramercy Global Achievement Awards.


Membership in the Gramercy Institute is open to marketing teams at major financial firms.


Gramercy Institute participation is welcomed and available to agencies, media companies and marketing service providers through numerous engagement programs.

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