Meet the 2023 judges

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    Our panel of judges for the 2023 awards program represents capital markets, academia, law, industry and professional associations, and advocates for environmental and social justice. From innovation to business sustainability to governance best practices, our panelists are leaders in the marketplace.
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    Omar Blayton headshot

    Omar Blayton

    CFO, Sunwealth

    (2022 Award Winner)

    Daniel Byrd headshot

    Daniel Byrd

    ESG Industry Product Lead, Americas,

    Moody's Analytics 

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    Jeff Cherry

    Founder and Executive Director,

    Conscious Venture Lab

    Amanda Cimaglia headshot

    Amanda Cimaglia

    Vice President, ESG & Corporate Affairs,

    The AZEK Company (2022 Award Winner)

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    Susan S. Coffey, CPA, CGMA

    Chief Executive Officer – Public Accounting,


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    Kim Frankovich

    Global Vice President of Sustainability,

    Griffith Foods

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    Hunter Lovins

    President, Natural Capitalism Solutions

    Angela Paulk headshot

    Angela Paulk

    CEO, The Climate Board

    Alicia Ritcey headshot

    Alicia Ritcey

    Senior Vice President, ESG Advisory &

    Shareholder Activism, ICR

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    Rebecca Timms

    Director of ESG, Sustainability and Social Responsibility,


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    Aniket Shah

    Managing Director and Global Head of ESG Research and

    Sustainability Strategy, Jefferies

    Melissa Weidner headshot

    Melissa Weidner

    ESG Analyst, Alight Solutions

    (2022 NextGen Award Winner)

    Lei Zhou ESG Judge 2023 headshot

    Lei Zhou, PhD

    Research Scholar, University of Maryland



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    John Alfonso, CPA, CGMA

    2021 Board Chair, American Cancer Society

    Partner - Not-for-Profit & Education Industry Leader,


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    Jenny Brusgul

    ESG Advisory Practice Leader,



    Lee Peterson headshot

    Lee Peterson, JD

    Senior Manager & Infrastructure Advisory and

    Renewable Energy Leadership Team Member,