TheALUMS 2024

Join us in New York City this June to celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations across the corporate alumni community at an awards dinner not to be missed.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

In its 2nd year, TheALUMS Awards celebrates the incredible achievements of corporations and individuals specialising in the field of corporate alumni management at a glittering awards evening at the stunning Edition Times Square, set in the heart of New York City on Thursday June 13th 2024.

At the Awards evening, we celebrate the incredible value of alumni programmes throughout the world presenting a series of awards outlining excellence. Organizations are realizing the real value their former employees have as ambassadors, advocates, customers, and boomerang hires.

We want to recognize the outstanding contributions made in this field and pay homage to the innovators, pioneers and glass ceiling breakers that make the alumni management community such an energising one to be part of.

Join us and celebrate these achievements on June 13th at our exclusive gala awards dinner.

About TheALUMS

TheALUMS are an annual event dedicated to celebrating the remarkable achievements in the realm of corporate alumni management. As the pinnacle of recognition in the industry, TheALUMS Awards and Conference bring together thought leaders, innovators, and influencers to honor and explore the evolving landscape of alumni engagement.

Who is it for?

Alumni managers, alumni experts and the alumni-curious – all are welcome. Cultivating a trusted and relevant network is crucial for innovation and growing the value of your alumni network. TheALUMS brings together academics, innovators and decision makers who participate and contribute to the ever-growing field of corporate alumni management.

Celebrate Success

The Awards are a showcase of excellence across various categories, each spotlighting the dynamic contributions made in the field of corporate alumni management. From the prestigious ‘Alumni Program of the Year’ to the esteemed ‘Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award,’ TheALUMS recognizes and applauds achievements that redefine the standard.

Join the Alumni Community

We believe in the power of connections; TheALUMS is a convergence of industry leaders, providing a golden opportunity to build meaningful connections. Engage with peers, share insights, and be part of the new wave of corporate alumni community building – a must-have in today’s business landscape.

Entries are now open for 2024

Judging panel 2024

Maya Leibman
Senior advisor and outgoing CIO and long time airlines executive for American Airlines, with a passion for effective communication, workplace equity and fun Linkedin

Brigitte Trafford
Brigitte is a former FTSE 100 Corporate Affairs & Marketing Director with extensive C-Suite experience in Media, Financial Services, Tech and Telecoms industries LinkedIn

Mike Ettling

Mike Ettling joined Unit4 as CEO in April 2019. Previously he was President of SAP SuccessFactors, and has a wealth of expertise and insight across cloud-based technologies and business applications. LinkedIn

Judges TheALUMS24

TheALUMS 2023 Nominees and Winners

1. Alumni Program of the Year

Awarded to an organization who has shown us just how to do it.




  • LinkedIn
  • BlackRock
  • J.P. Morgan

2. Newcomer of the Year

Awarded to an organization/individual who have newly embraced the value of alumni.



  • Jillian Caffrey - BlackRock (WINNER)
  • Faith Wainright MBE - Arup
  • Shani Robinson - RAF
  • Briana Lebel - Activision Blizzard
  • Cheryl Davidson - Northwell Health
  • Heidi Crowe - Brunswick Group
  • Paige Bobick & Paul Burley - Bank of America

3. Leading Lights

Awarded to individuals who are growing our understanding of alumni through knowledge, data and thought leadership.




  • Josh Bersin, The Bersin Academy
  • Dr Ali Dachner & Dr Erin Makarius, The University of Akron (WINNERS)
  • Emma Jacobs, Financial Times
  • Sadhana Bhide, Faethm by Pearson

4. Alumni Marketing Campaign of the Year

Awarded to an organization or individual with the most creative campaign of the year.




  • LinkedIn
  • Marks and Spencer (WINNER)
  • Activision Blizzard 
  • Harrods
  • Mazars UK 

5. Executive Engagement Award

Awarded to an individual in a senior leadership position who has championed change through alumni inclusion.




  • Michael Gerstenzang - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Robert Fairbairn - BlackRock 
  • Kate Northrup - J.P. Morgan
  • Alison Mass - Goldman Sachs  
  • Patrick Chalhoub - Chalhoub Group 
  • Francis deSouza - Illumina   
  • Karl Hoods - BEIS
  • Margaret Laidlaw - Mazars in the UK (WINNER)
  • James Buchan - Gowling WLG  

6. Alumni Launch of the Year Award

Awarded to an organization/individual that kicked off with a bang!




  • Activision Blizzard (WINNER)
  • Gowling WLG
  • Royal Air Force (RAF)
  • Bank of America
  • Northwell Health
  • Swarovski
  • DAI

7. Alumni Culture and Community Award

Awarded to an organization that exemplifies the best of its culture, in the community at large.




  • 6453 Alumni for Nike Inc. 
  • Swarovski
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation
  • Royal Air Force (RAF) (WINNER)
  • IMD Business School
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year 
  • Egon Zehnder

8. The Alumni Engagement Award

Awarded to an organization/individual that has reached out and activated its alumni.




  • Harrods
  • BlackRock
  • Marks and Spencer 
  • Lumen
  • Bird & Bird
  • Indiana University 

9. Alumni Perks, Treats & Goodies

Awarded to an organization that knows just how to spoil its alumni.




  • LinkedIn
  • PwC US
  • Marks and Spencer (WINNER)
  • Rothschild & Co
  • Chalhoub Group

10. Six Degrees of Separation Award

Awarded to an organization/individual that has maximized connections across organizations.




  • Royal Air Force (RAF)
  • NCC Group
  • Northwell Health

 11. Boomerang Campaign of the Year

Awarded to an organisation that’s successfully campaigned to bring back the best talent.




  • Northwell Health (WINNER)
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Amedisys
  • Disney 

12. Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award

For an individual who has done more for Alumni in their life than the rest of us combined.




  • Sallie Hinson
  • Norma Cirincione - Cleary Gottlieb  (WINNER)
  • Richard Morrogh   
  • Sabriena Matthews 


How do I nominate someone?

Nominations are open for 2024! If there is an organization, team or individual that you feel deserves special recognition for their outstanding contribution to our industry, then you can do so here.

How are the winners chosen?

Once a nomination is submitted, the EnterpriseAlumni team will ensure we have all the information needed, before compiling a file for the judges. The judges will only receive all the nominations once the deadline has closed. The judges will shortlist the winners and EnterpriseAlumni will announce the shortlist before the event. Winners to be announced at the gala dinner and ceremony on June 13, 2024 in New York City.

How do I buy tickets for TheALUMS?

Tickets are available for the conference, for the awards dinner, or as a combined full-day ticket. 

They can be purchased at

If you are an EnterpriseAlumni customer, please reach out directly to

Where is it taking place?

TheALUMS Conference will be held at One Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017. The Awards and Dinner will be taking place at The Times Square EDITION Hotel, 701 7th Ave, New York, NY 10036

What's happening at the Conference?

Details of the conference agenda, including speakers and session titles, can be found by visiting the Conference Schedule and Agenda 

We Look Forward to Seeing You There!