OCTOBER 9, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:30PM


The Folio: Rising Star Honorees are a who’s who of individual who are making their mark and disrupting the status quo of magazine media, even at the early stages of their career. Honorees will be celebrated during The Folio: Show at a lively luncheon on Tuesday, October 9 from 12 – 1:30 pm. Access to the luncheon is included in all Folio: Show Conference Passes or can be purchased as an Awards-Only Ticket. Group rates are available.



  Awards Luncheon Only $325
  Full Conference (Awards Luncheon Included) $1,420
  Two Day – Tues/Wed (Awards Luncheon Included) $1,370
  One Day – Tuesday (Awards Luncheon Included) $795






  • Mike Bailey, Account Executive; Brand Partnerships, Gear Patrol
  • Brad Bosserman, Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, POLITICO
  • Katelyn Boyden, Graphic Designer, GIE Media, Inc. (Cannabis Business Times)
  • Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, Lifestyle Editor, The Forward
  • Leyna Chovan, Digital Data Analyst, North Coast Media
  • Abbie Crouse, Director of Events, Becker’s Healthcare
  • Erin Cullum, Assistant Editor, Trending and Viral Features, POPSUGAR
  • Sarah Mouton Dowdy, Associate Content Specialist, dvm360 Animal Care
  • Kyle Dyer, Creative Director, Peake Media
  • Litty Flynn, Executive Producer, Lifestyle, Meredith
  • Alexis Gajewski, Digital Editor, Putman Media
  • Jocelyn Gillespie, Principal Analyst, Index Exchange
  • Emma Goodman, Director of Key Accounts and Webinars, Becker’s Healthcare
  • Erin Gottlieb, Manager, Content & Strategy, The Foundry @ Meredith Corporation
  • Emily Hepworth, Analyst, Pricing and Inventory, Bloomberg Media Group
  • Lexi Herrick, SEO Manager, SourceMedia
  • Evan Howard, Director of Marketing: Growth and Engagement, CBS Interactive
  • Katie James, Associate content specialist, dvm360 Animal Care
  • Liz Janetschek, Digital Editor, Harborside
  • Joon Lee, Staff Writer, Bleacher Report
  • Katie Link, Manager of Program Development, Newsy
  • Brennan Long, Social Media Editor, Southern Living/Meredith
  • Becky May, Marketing Solutions Manager, Bobit Business Media / Modern Salon
  • Alicia Meglio, Associate Creative Strategist, Quartz
  • Chloe Mehring, Art Director, Marijuana Venture
  • Katherine Mikuta, Senior Account Manager, Bloomberg Media Group
  • Jessica Morrison, Product Manager, C&EN, American Chemical Society
  • Cassie Neiden, Managing Editor, GIE Media Inc. (Cannabis Business Times & Cannabis Dispensary)
  • Jesse Nichols, Associate Video Producer, Grist
  • Viktorija Pashuta, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, BASIC Magazine
  • Tierney Roland, Digital Marketing Associate, Informa Engage
  • Gabrielle Roman, Marketing Copywriter, UBM Animal Care
  • Lucy Rosen, CX Strategist, Bloomberg Media Group
  • Skye Rubel, Communications and Events Associate, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
  • Frank Salatto, Director, Audience Marketing, Government Executive Media Group
  • Zach Stafford, Editor-in-Chief, INTO
  • Tony Starks, Associate Editor, PGA Magazine
  • Jade Sterling, Associate Editor, Informa Exhibtions
  • Elaine Teng, General Editor, ESPN The Magazine
  • Eric Uhl, Art and Production Assistant, Zoomba Group
  • Gina Vaynshteyn, Editor In Chief, First Media
  • Macy Cate Williams, Assistant Editor, Shop, POPSUGAR
  • Randi Windt, Vice President, Brand Partnerships, Valence Media (Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, DCP)
  • Rachel Zabonick, Editor-in-Chief, Peake Media
  • Anna Zeck, Managing Editor, 10 Missions Media
  • Anna Zhang, Editor-in-Chief, Pulse Spikes


Tuesday, October 9 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019



For questions about The Folio: Rising Star Awards Luncheon or for assistance in registering, contact Jessica Coonan at; 203-899-8436. For sponsorship opportunities or information about congratulatory ads, contact Tania Babiuk at; 203-899-8498.



The Folio: Show, held October 9-10 at the Hilton Midtown NYC, provides two days of thought-provoking sessions, unparalleled networking and enlightening keynotes to immerse you in a deep dive of where media is heading. This year’s program boasts 50+ speakers from industry leaders at Facebook, Amazon, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Meredith, SourceMedia, and more. Visit for a full list of speakers and to view our full program.