Tom Sullivan

An Atlanta native, Tom entered radio immediately upon leaving high school where he landed the job as “Quixie Quacker” for one of America’s greatest radio stations, 79 WQXI  (Home of the Gary McKee morning show with Willis the Guard.)  “Getting a job at WQXI was an unbelievable dream for me” says Tom.  Tom hosted every show on WQXI then worked his way over to 94-Q  (WQXI-FM) eventually landing the night show on the revamped Star 94 FM (WSTR-FM.)

It was during this time Tom discovered Ryan Seacrest. “Ryan and I became friends.  I saw the same passion and talent for broadcasting in Ryan that I had in myself.” says Sullivan.  Tom eventually put Ryan on the air for the first broadcast of his now famous radio career.  Tom’s personality allowed him to easily  transition to the morning show with Steve McCoy and Vikki Locke where he entertained the masses on their morning commute.

While working in radio Tom became a host on NBC Television’s “Atlanta & Company“,  a daily one hour show he hosted with Holly Firfer.  During this time Sullivan became nominated for an Emmy award as Outstanding On Camera Talent and Performer. “I was thrilled to receive the recognition and grateful for the experience of working along side Holly who helped me learn the dynamics of hosting a television show” says Tom.

Tom continues to host many corporate, private and charity events in Atlanta and around the country including Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.  Tom has hosted events with The Atlanta Convention Visitors Bureau, Choice Hotels, ACI Worldwide,  American College of Rheumatology, Amdocs, McKesson, Mercedes Benz USA, Americas Mart,  Gift For Life, Diffa, Verizon Wireless, Coors Brewing Company, Lennar Homes, International Facility Management Corporation, U.S. Army, GaMPI Phoenix Awards, Techbridge Digital Ball, Coca-Cola, Piedmont Healthcare, Volkswagen, Home Depot, Lowe’s, AT&T, Federated Dept. Stores, Linc Service, G.H.T.A. and more.  Tom easily steps into the virtual environment connecting with his audience as he has done on television for years.

Tom is a five time semi-finalist for SURVIVOR on CBS, a semi-finalist for Oprah’s THE BIG GIVE on ABC, appeared in the season finale of AMERICAN GLADIATOR’S on NBC and twice on “Live” with Kelly Ripa.  Tom starred in the PBS special CHICK IN A CHAIR, a show that helped bring greater awareness to people with disabilities.  Tom also worked along side Matthew McConaughey as an extra in the film WE ARE MARSHALL.  Tom was proud to be the first civilian ever to host a Change of Command service among Four Star Generals  at Fort McPherson in one of the military’s most honored traditions and was invited back by the Army four years later to emcee the event again.  Tom was also invited on stage at Harpo studios for Oprah Winfrey’s “Farewell Show” to warm up the crowd!  Ellen DeGeneres loved Tom’s spontaneous support of her show so much that she tweeted about him to her over 13,000,000 followers!

Tom strongly believes in giving back to the community and works with countless charities during the year.  “I am most proud of helping raise over $5,000,000.00 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta” says Tom

Tom enjoys photography, music, fitness, working with people and is a proud Eagle Scout!

Melissa Gonzalez

A former Wall Street Executive Gonzalez is the founder of The Lionesque Group, a firm of award winning retail strategists and pop up shop experts who have strategized and produced more than 150 retail experiences in major cities across the United States. In 2017, she also launched Clark, an interactive platform for physical retail that empowers consumers to truly connect the online and offline worlds while giving brands real-time transparency into store performance. Some of her clients include major brands such as COTY, Estee Lauder, Intel, M.Gemi, The RealReal, YUM brands, and others.

She reflects on her work in her book, The Pop-Up Paradigm: How Brands Can Build Human Connections in a Digital Age. In 2018, she was named one of Design:Retail’s Top 10 Retail Design Influencers of the Year. In 2017 her teams work was selected as a Glossy Award's finalist for Best New Pop-Up Store Concept for IRL at home. In 2016 she was awarded Design:Retail's 40 under 40. In 2015 she was awarded Innovator of the Year for pop-up retail experiences by Retail Touchpoints. And, in 2014, her work was honored with the CLIO Image Award for experiential engagement, and was a finalist for the New York Design Award for marketing and branded experiences. She has also been awarded the Wall Street Journal’s Donor of the Day, one of the top 20 Most Inspiring People in New York City.

Todd Dittman

Chief Executive Officer of Shop!, a global trade association with over 1,500 members. Dedicated to engaging stakeholders and maximizing member benefits through collaboration, innovation, and integrity. Board leader who has led organization through strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Successful in Global expansion through relationship building, technology sharing, and education programs. Actively initiating innovation programs to reach next generation of members. Active in fund raising for non profit stakeholders. Retail executive leading change in industry by understanding consumer trends. Staff manager professional utilizing performance management. 

JANIECK DEVY

Singer-songwriter Janieck, first known for his worldwide hit 'Reality', is bridging the gap between dance and pop music in his very own style.

BUDGET AWARDS

This award recognizes displays that had the greatest effectiveness while being budget conscious. To be eligible for the Budget Award, entries must be Gold, Silver or Bronze Award winners in the OMA Contest. In the Temporary Division the entry must cost under $25, Semi-Permanent under $50, and Permanent under $100.

THEO & BRENNA

Theo and Brenna MacMillan are a sibling duo who offer a signature vocal blend and memorable songwriting.

FIXTURE OF THE YEAR

Fixture of the Year celebrates and recognizes innovation in store fixture design among the Design Award Contest.

JOSH MIRENDA

Country music singer, songwriter touring after release of self titled EP, Josh Mirenda, is Nashville's newest emerging superstar.

CREATIVE AWARDS

The Creative Award recognizes and celebrates creativity and execution of at-retail merchandising design based solely on the creative merits of the submission. Entries eligible for this award are Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners from all OMA categories.

JAKE HOOT

Jake Hoot is an American country singer. He is the winner of season 17 of the American Talent competition The Voice

DESIGN AWARDS VISUAL PRESENTATION OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Visual Presentation winner of this award is chosen from the elements award In-Store Visual Display and Window Display categories.

DISPLAY OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is the most prestigious award of the OMAs and the highest recognition in the in-store marketing industry. One DOY Award is awarded in each division (permanent, semi-permanent, and temporary) and they are chosen from the Gold Award winners.

STORE OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award recognizes the most creative and innovative retail store designs in the world.

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