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Frank DiCarlantonio III, Chief Executive Officer
Scaffidi Restaurant Group, Steubenville, Ohio

Frankie DiCarlantonio is the CEO of the Scaffidi Restaurant Group in Steubenville, Ohio, a multi-brand Foodservice Corporation that was started by his family in 2009. Leading the day-to-day operations of the Group as well as its Development Operations, Frankie has been in his family business since he was a teenager and is now the top executive of the company.

Aside from his role with the Scaffidi Restaurant Group, Frankie is also a respected Business Consultant, specializing in Small to Mid-Size Businesses with Development, Growth, Rehabilitation, and Expansion. Apart from his Business Ventures, Frankie also gives a lot of his time and energy to causes in the Civic and Non-Profit Sectors, including serving as one of the youngest Board Members of a County Board of Elections in the State of Ohio helping administer elections in his home county of Jefferson County, Ohio; serving as President of the Italian-American Cultural Club where Frankie is able to give back and celebrate his rich heritage; and so much more in his local community.

Frankie is proud to have been a judge with the Stevie Awards group of award programs for several years and being able to evaluate so many great organizations through time. He looks forward to helping administer a great round of judging for his Judging Committee and knows that he will be amazed by the many accomplishments of many companies throughout the world. 


Narasimha Prasad Bhat, Manager
PwC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Narasimha is a seasoned SAP supply chain architect who worked in fortune 500 companies like Infosys-USA, SAP, and Bharat Petroleum-India in the past and is currently a manager in PwC-USA. He has 25+ years of consulting experience in Railways, Utilities, Power, Oil & Gas, and Chemical Industries.


Chris Braccio, Vice President, Human Resources
American Systems, Chantilly, Virginia, United States

Leila Craig, HR & Change Consultant
TROCA Caribbean Limited, Westmoorings, Trinidad & Tobago
Leila is a CIPD-qualified HR Professional and a PROSCI-certified change practitioner. She has a breadth of international strategic change experience across various industries, including oil & gas, security, fintech, beauty, and telecommunications. She is a skilled leader with broad experience in HR - Change Management, Organizational Development, Performance Management, Capability Frameworks

Oguz Gencer, Human Resources Professional and Trainer
OG Training and Consultancy, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Oğuz completed the Istanbul Bilgi University Political Science undergraduate and Sabancı University Conflict Management graduate programs with a merit scholarship. Believing that development is a journey that should never end, she continues her development in Yeditepe University Psychology undergraduate program today.

Joseph Ilarraza, Global Learning & Development Leader
Medidata Solutions, New York City, New York, United States
Joseph is an experienced Global Learning & Development Leader with a demonstrated history of working across diverse industries. He is skilled in all aspects of Talent Management with expertise in Professional Management & Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Coaching, Career Development & Succession Planning, and Organizational Development.

Kelly Lane, Head of US
HR Healthy.io, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Christine Nitsch, SVP Strategy & Business Development
SoundCloud, New York City, New York, United States

Dr. Debra Phillips, Chief Human Relations Officer
Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies, Torrance, California, United States
Dr. Phillips is an advocate for the HR profession and loves pets.


Dr.Mohamed Rabie ElSheik, Founder & CEO
Tanmyah Group for Management Consulting & Training, Kuwait
For more than 27 years, Dr. Mohamed has led & contributed in various projects to assess organizational performance, improve effectiveness, and create GREAT customers & employees experience in GCC, Middle East and Africa. Dr. Mohamed's mission is to “Inspire People & Organizations to Accelerate Growth & Achieve Excellence.”

Keith Survillas, Human Resources Manager
Byron Bank, Byron, Illinois, United States
Keith has been a Human Resources professional for almost 20 years, with experience in many industries including international gaming and finance. His areas of focus are Employee Relations, Recruiting, and Performance Management. In his spare time Keith volunteers with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Keith is humbled and very proud to be a Stevie judge in HR once again.

Valerie Utsey, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
ICBA, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Valerie Utsey is executive vice president and chief human resources officer for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA). She is responsible for leading ICBA’s human capital strategy in the areas of talent acquisition, professional development, employee wellness to include mental, financial and health and work-life balance, employee engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.