TheALUMS 2024

Celebrating 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 celebrated the incredible achievements of corporations and individuals specializing 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 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.

TheALUMS 2024 Nominees

1. Alumni Program of the Year

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




  • Bird & Bird
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (WINNER)
  • LinkedIn
  • McKinsey & Company

2. Newcomer of the Year

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



  • Bianca Zinsheimer, Bird & Bird (WINNER)
  • Cheryl Davidson, Northwell Health
  • Linda Triangolo, Addleshaw Goddard
  • Melinda Wedding, Ryan

3. Leading Lights

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




  • Alyssa Dominioni, LEK
  • Jillian Kaminski, BlackRock (WINNER)
  • Josh Bersin, The Josh Bersin Academy
  • Professor Matt Call, Texas A&M University

4. Alumni Marketing Campaign of the Year

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




  • BlackRock
  • PwC US
  • Rothschild & Co
  • Royal Air Force (RAF) (WINNER)

5. Executive Engagement Award

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




  • Ashley Magargee, CEO Genentech (WINNER)
  • Brint Ryan, CEO Ryan
  • Jamie Dimon, CEO JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Zarina Zeynalova, CEO Azercell

6. Alumni Launch of the Year Award

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



  • BBYO
  • Genentech
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel (WINNER)
  • UK Ministry of Defence

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. 
  • Harrods (WINNER)
  • Royal Air Force (RAF)
  • US Chamber of Commerce

8. The Alumni Engagement Award

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




  • Activision Blizzard (WINNER)
  • Egon Zehnder
  • Gowling WLG
  • RSM UK 

9. Alumni Perks, Treats & Goodies

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




  • Marks and Spencer
  • Northwell Health
  • Royal Air Force (RAF) (WINNER)
  • West Coast University

10. Alumni Branding Campaign Award

Awarded to an organization successfully stamping their own unique identity on their alumni program.




  • Activision Blizzard
  • Cooper Parry (WINNER)
  • Harrods
  • Swarovski

 11. Boomerang Campaign of the Year

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




  • Ernst & Young
  • Northwell Health (WINNER)
  • Mazars UK
  • Swarovski

12. Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award

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



Michael DeStefano, Dualboot Partners

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 closed 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


How do I nominate someone?

Nominations are open for 2025! 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 in New York City.

How do I buy tickets for TheALUMS?

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

Dates for 2025 are yet to be announced

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

Where is it taking place?

TheALUMS Conference 2024 was held at One Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017. The Awards and Dinner took place at The Times Square EDITION Hotel, 701 7th Ave, New York, NY 10036.

Dates and locations for 2025 have not yet been announced.

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!