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.

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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

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Rani Boukerrou

Senior Vice President – Consumer Products (Retired) KeyBank


Teresa Skaff

C.F.O./ President, Skaff Development

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Track 2: Tech and Innovation


Frank Vitale

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

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Monika Jaensson

Attorney: Intellectual Property & Business Law; Surrogacies & Adoptions

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Ron Gabriel

Head of Business Development at Shelfmark

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Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO of YAS Corporation

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

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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.

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