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Gramercy Institute Honors 20 Rising Stars in Financial Marketing-Class of 2020

On November 5, 2019, The Gramercy Institute hosted over 115 senior professionals from the most prestigious financial and marketing brands in the world at the Down Town Association in the heart of New York City's financial district. 


The gathering was in celebration of this year's inductees into Gramercy Institute's "20 Rising  Stars in Financial Marketing" (Class of 2020). 

For the past nine years, The Gramercy Institute has been honoring excellence and professional potential for tomorrow's stars in the financial services marketing industry. Bill Wreaks, CEO and Chief Analyst of The Gramercy Institute commented, "This year's roster of 20 Rising Stars represents a remarkable collection of talent and potential. I look forward to following their career paths in the years ahead!"


Each year, Gramercy Institute undertakes a rigorous nomination and examination process to identify up-and-coming leaders in financial services marketing. These nominees are then whittled down to a final roster of 20. 


"I wish all of our 20 rising stars great success in the years ahead," says Wreaks. "Please join The Gramercy Institute as we salute the future of financial marketing along with its future leaders."


  • Justine Arscott, Senior Mktg Manager, Content Strategy, Refinitiv

  • Evan Broome, Social Media Practice Lead, Blacklight/MA

  • Briana Brown, VP, Investment Management Mktg Mgr, M&T Bank

  • Jesse Chen, Senior Account Executive, Water & Wall Group

  • Jeremy Cohn, VP Global Markets Marketing, Bank of America

  • Bonnie DiJoseph, Senior Creative Advertising Strategist, Vanguard 

  • Dave Fogarty, VP, Equity Product Management, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

  • Stephanie Giardina, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Natixis Investment Managers

  • Andy Goldman, Senior Director, B2B Content Marketing, TIAA

  • Doug Hesney, EVP, Head of Financial & Professional Services, Makovsky  

  • Christina Jones, AVP, Lincoln Financial Group

  • Alicia McIlhinney, Director of Content Strategy, FS Investments

  • Angie Moncada, North America Head of Marketing, Reinsurance/Innovation, Munich Re

  • Emily Puffett, Head of North America Channel Marketing, Janus Henderson Investors

  • Joseph Sancio, Marketing Manager, YieldStreet

  • Meco Sparks, Senior Manager, Integrated Channel Marketing, Carillon Tower Advisers

  • Kate Stoodley, Social Media Strategist & Co-Founder, Comment Ground

  • Kelly Vives, Head of Marketing, Wells Fargo Asset Management

  • Karrie Wang, Senior Manager, American Express

  • Catherine Weigel, Vice President, Content, ProShares

  • Tracy Zdobinski, North America Marketing Manager - Team Lead, BNY Mellon


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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 Calendar). In addition, Gramercy Institute honors excellence in financial marketing through a series of industry award programsMembership 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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