Judges

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KAREN GIBERSON, THE ACCESSORIES COUNCIL

 
Giberson has over 20 years of experience in marketing, merchandising and public/media relations. She is the president of The Accessories Council where she sets the vision of the organization and is responsible for over 16 events annually, including the ACE Awards. She is also a partner in Fred Siegel Partners, has executive produced the television show/product line “Avec Eric,” airing on PBS since 2009 and is a partner in Hunter & Moss, a line of environmentally friendly handbags. www.accessoriescouncil.org







CLODAGH NORTON, EYESTYLIST

 
Norton is a British journalist who has worked in the optical sector for over 13 years. She is editorial director of 20/20 Europe and co-founder of the Eyestylist, The Fine Eyewear Design Review, a new site dedicated to high-quality sunglass and spectacle designs. Since 2008, she has also worked as a communications consultant specializing in consumer PR for eyewear companies. www.eyestylist.com








DEIRDRE CARROLL, VISION MONDAY

 
Carroll is senior editor of Vision Monday magazine, where she’s covered frames, sunwear and fashion accessories as well as retail buying and merchandising trends for the past six years. She is the creator and editor of Style.Pages in print and Bold Face and High Visibility on VisionMonday.com. Carroll also serves as VM’s social media coordinator and chief community officer for SightNation, the top social network community site for eyecare industry professionals.







CATHERINE WOLINSKI, VISION MONDAY

 
Wolinski is Vision Monday’s assistant editor. The newest member of the team, she has also taken responsibility for the daily maintenance of VM’s Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as assisting with the web production of VMail e-newsletters and content management for SightNation. Her focus for the publication is to cover independent retailers and professional associations, along with being editor of the Local Diary, In/Store and Communique features of VM in print.







MARGE AXELRAD, JONSON OPTICAL GROUP

 
A 24-year veteran in the optical industry, Axelrad is currently responsible for the overall editorial direction of Vision Monday including its print publication, VMail, its e-newsletters including CLICK, VisionMonday.com and special events including the VM Global Leadership Summit.