Co-CEO, Chief Creative Officer

Howard Belk is Co-CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Siegel+Gale. During his tenure with the firm, it has nearly quadrupled in size and become one of the most respected and largest strategic branding firms in the world.

Over the past 25 years he has served scores of Fortune 500, C-Suite clients, helping them compete and win by leveraging simplicity to activate customers and employees.

As Siegel+Gale’s Chief Creative Officer, Howard challenges design teams across the globe to bring humanity to brands. “Doing this for dynamic global organizations,” he notes, “requires supreme simplicity.”

A prominent figure in the industry, Howard has led global branding programs in every sector, receiving international recognition and numerous awards. He sees an extraordinary future for organizations at the nexus of change in health, energy, technology and communications. His work includes programs for Pfizer, CVS/Caremark, ConocoPhillips, Aramco, United Technologies, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, SAP, Qatar Telecom and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Howard is frequently quoted by the media regarding branding and design issues, and speaks at conferences on topics ranging from the influence of brand on talent to why people pay more for simpler experiences.

Howard earned a bachelor of fine arts at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, where he later served as a guest professor. He completed Omnicom’s Senior Management and Graduate Management Programs at Babson College in 2007. He is a Trustee on the Board of University of the Arts and an outside Director of apparel manufacturer Kahn Lucas Lancaster.

Judging panel

Ann Handley

Chief Content Officer

Jeremy Schutte

Managing Director and Executive Creative Director

Brian Laker

Head of Marketing

Chris Duffey

Sr. Strategic Business Development Manager, Creative Agencies, Creative Cloud Enterprise 

Howard Belk

Co-CEO, Chief Creative Officer

Howard Lenn

Group Creative Director
J. Walter Thompson New York

Kate MacNevin

Global Chief Operating Officer

Kenneth Hein

Global Chief Communications Officer

Mark Kiernan

Global Executive Managing Director: Digital & Content

Mike Wente

Chief Creative Officer, North America

Mike Romoff

Head of Global Agency and Channel Sales

Nicole Kaplan

SVP, Group Director
Momentum Worldwide

Paul Longo

Head of Agency Development

Reuben Webb

Chief Creative Officer 
Stein IAS

Ritesh Patel

Chief Digital Officer
WPP Health & Wellness