Business Intelligence Group Announces Leadership Promotions to Foster Social Engagement and Deepen Judge Relationships


Philadelphia, PA–June 13, 2024– Business Intelligence Group (BIG), a leading organization hosting and producing 10 prestigious business award programs, today announced key leadership promotions designed to drive increased social media engagement and strengthen relationships with the volunteer judges who form the backbone of BIG's award programs.

Maria Jimenez

Maria Jimenez Takes the Helm as Chief Social Officer

Maria Jimenez, a 12-year veteran at BIG, has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Social Officer. Leveraging her extensive knowledge of BIG's award programs and proven success in nominee outreach, Maria will lead efforts to enhance the company's social media presence across all channels. This includes developing engaging content, fostering a vibrant online community, and amplifying the voices of BIG's dedicated volunteer judges.

"Maria's passion for BIG and her deep understanding of our award programs make her the perfect candidate to spearhead our social media strategy," said Russ Fordyce, CEO of Business Intelligence Group. "We are confident that Maria's leadership will enable us to connect with a wider audience and showcase the incredible achievements of our nominees and winners."

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Eliana Starbird

Eliana Starbird Steps Up as Chief Nominations Officer

Eliana Starbird, who has served BIG for the past four years as Director of Nominations and Operations, is stepping into the role of Chief Nominations Officer. Eliana brings a wealth of experience to this critical position, having worked closely with Maria Jimenez in managing all aspects of the nomination process. Her entrepreneurial spirit, honed through her ownership of a successful small business, Diary Joy, will be a valuable asset in her new role.

"Eliana's expertise and her dedication to BIG's mission are undeniable," said Maria Jimenez. "We are thrilled to have her lead our nominations team and ensure a seamless experience for all participants in our award programs."

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Building a More Social and Judge-Centric BIG

These leadership promotions mark a significant step forward in BIG's commitment to social engagement and judge appreciation. By investing in social media and fostering closer relationships with our judges, BIG aims to further empower businesses seeking recognition for their achievements and elevate the value of our award programs.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry or business award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization's proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.