2019 Judges

Leia Rogers

Leia Rogers

Leia Rogers, Creative Director & Managing Partner, Rethink Canada

Leia is an award-winning creative director and managing partner at Rethink Canada. She’s creatively-led campaigns for A&W, Shaw, Coast Capital Savings, BCAA, Playland, Uniqlo, The YWCA, and The Canadian Mental Health Association. Her work has been recognized nationally and internationally by Cannes, The Clios, Communication Arts, Marketing, Applied Arts, Archive Magazine, and the ADCC.

Rene Rouleau

Rene Rouleau

Rene Rouleau, Creative Director, BIMM

With over 15 years in “the biz”, Rene has worked on everything from print to outdoor to radio, but truly found his calling in digital. In 2007, he joined Proximity Canada as a little ol’ copywriter. There, he stretched his digital wings and won over 100 industry-recognized awards for various clients including RBC, Shaw, Smart car and Gillette. He’s won the local shows as well as The Webby Awards, The One Show, Cannes Lions and New York Festivals. He's now VP Creative Director at BIMM where he leads Enercare and national accounts like Bridgestone.

 
Trent Thompson

Trent Thompson

Trent Thompson, VP, Creative Director, BBDO

With over 17 years in the business, Trent has worked at MacLaren, Proximity, DDB and Cossette – Strategy Magazine’s 2016 Agency of the Year. Today, he is VP, Creative Director 1:1 at BBDO Toronto. An award-winning writer and creative director, Trent has overseen the direct creative on such clients as Beam Global, Blackberry, BMW Canada, GM Canada, Mercedes-Benz, RBC, Rogers, TD, TELUS and Volkswagen. He also helped launch the ground-breaking SickKids VS campaign while at Cossette.

Cass Zawadowski

Cass Zawadowski

Cass Zawadowski, VP, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman, Canada

Cass Zawadowski hails from Toronto, where she began her career 15+ years ago, but has also spent time working Internationally at agencies in NYC and Europe (Germany), and even Asia (Singapore and Seoul). She’s had the fortunate opportunity to work on a wide range of brands and categories, with heavy experience across the retail (IKEA) beauty (Maybelline), consumer packaged goods (P&G), and automotive (Ford, Toyota, Smart). She's currently VP, Executive Creative Director for Wunderman, Canada, overseeing Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. Outside of work, she’s an avid traveler (28 countries and counting), an active 3% participant, and a Board of Directors Member with two non-profits: Photographers Without Borders and Champions Against Bullying.