Ally, Columbia Threadneedle, and TD Bank named to FMY 2019 Shortlist

On October 21st, the FCS announced the shortlist of finalists for the 2019 FCS Financial Marketer of the Year Award (FMY).  They are:

  • Ally Financial, Andrea Brimmer, Chief Marketing & PR Officer
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Andrew Most, Vice President of Marketing Communication
  • TD Bank, Arianna Orpello Lewko, SVP – Brand, Channel, Community and Field Marketing Strategy

FMY recognizes innovation, creativity and impact in the financial services marketplace, and rewards the brand and the marketing leader responsible. Trophies for the winner and runners-up will be presented at a gala dinner on November 21, 2019 at the New York Yacht Club in New York City.


The judging for this year's award was hosted by CNN Business in their Hudson Yards headquarters. Reviewing a record number of nominations, our judging panel held deep discussions about the entries, which represented a wide array of brands — from asset managers and consumer bankers to insurance companies and cryptocurrencies.  The discussions were moderated by FCS Board Director Melissa Scauri of Morgan Stanley. This year's judging panel included:

The Judging Panel for the 2019 FCS Financial Marketer of the Year Award included 16 senior executives from leading financial companies:

  • Berta Aldrich, Chief Marketing Officer, Private Advisor Group
  • Dan Allocca, Global Head of Brand Marketing, Nuveen
  • Dianne Anderson, Managing Director, Marketing, ProShares
  • Ivy Brown, Senior Vice President Head of Brand and Community Marketing, TD Bank
  • Mona Dessouki, Executive Director Marketing, JPM
  • Henry Detering, Managing Director, Global Marketing, Lazard Asset Management
  • Maureen Duff, Managing Director and Global Head of Marketing, Issuers Services, Pershing, Treasury Services, BNY Mellon
  • Russ Findlay, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Hiscox
  • Daniel Glantz, Global Head of Sponsorship and Strategic Partnerships, AIG
  • Toby Hoden, Chief Marketing Officer, Russell Investments
  • Allyson Kostick, Global Head of Brand & Creative, NASDAQ
  • Sheila Lamb, CMO of PGIM Fixed Income, PGIM
  • Seth Morrison, Head of Global Marketing, SEI
  • Emily Pachuta, Chief Marketing & Analytics Officer, Invesco
  • Paula Pullano, Global Head of Marketing, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
  • Amy Summy, Partner, Marketing & Insights Lead, Americas Advisory, EY

Now in its 14th year, FMY has celebrated how great marketing and communications can advance a firm’s business objectives and elevate the standard for exceptional work in the marketplace.  Year after year, we've recognized the brands and the leaders who have stood out among the competition.

Past Winners

  • 2018  E*TRADE; Lea Stendahl
  • 2017  Ally Financial; Andrea Brimmer
  • 2016  Prudential; Niharika Shah
  • 2015  Citi; Elyssa Gray
  • 2014  Edward Jones; Brad Iversen
  • 2013  TD Bank; Vinoo Vijay
  • 2012  Prudential; Colin McConnell
  • 2011  Liberty Mutual; Paul Alexander
  • 2010  MetLife; Beth Hirschhorn
  • 2009  Fidelity Investments; Jim Speros
  • 2008  E*TRADE; Nick Utton
  • 2007  Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management; Rich Aneser
  • 2006  Smith Barney; Barbara Glasser

This year’s Financial Marketer of the Year Committee is chaired by:

  • Tom Jago, The Ward Group
  • Karen List, The New York Times
  • Kirti Naik, Prometheum

Any questions about the Award or the Gala can be sent to [email protected].