2024 Judges

Track 1: Main Street

Johnathan M. Holifield 

Partner, Forward Impact Solutions and author of The Future Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness®: How Demographic Trends and Innovation Can Create Economic Prosperity for All Americans.


Lloyd G. Jackson II

Chair of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Board of Trustees

Nancy Bruns

Co-Founder, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works


Rani Boukerrou

Senior Vice President – Consumer Products (Retired) KeyBank

Teresa Skaff

C.F.O./ President, Skaff Development


Track 2: Tech and Innovation

Frank Vitale

President and CEO – Strategy Development, Government Services, Small Business and Entrepreneurship at @ForgeBiz


Monika Jaensson

Attorney: Intellectual Property & Business Law; Surrogacies & Adoptions


Ron Gabriel

Head of Business Development at Shelfmark


Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO of YAS Corporation

Executive Director of the University of New Hampshire Broadband Center of Excellence


Sunnie Southern-Boukerrou

Product management executive focused on healthcare & life sciences + tech + AI with experience @ Sanofi, Takeda, Google, and several startups. 3X founder, speaker, startup mentor, GenAI enthusiast.