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Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Elizabeth Cutler, SoulCycle

Cathie Black, Hearst

Edward Nardoza, WWD E-I-C

Alex Ljung, Soundcloud

Patrick Doyle, Dominos CEO

David Pecker, American Media


Linda Sawyer, Deutsch Inc

Charlotte Ronson

Alex Wilcox, Jetsuite

Matthew Hiltzik

Jaimes Leggett, MC Saatchi

Achilli Matteo Egomnia Founder/CEO
Ansel Dominque Dominique Ansel Bakery Owner
Antebi Marcus JuicePress Founder
Avino Mariella Palazzo Avino Owner/CEO
Barker John Barker/DZP Founder/President
Bassett Jennifer Jennifer Bassett Events Owner
Bastianich Lidia Felidia, Eataly, Del Posto Owner
Belfort Jordan Straight Line Systems Founder
Berman Sarah The Berman Group Founder/President
Black Cathie Hearst Magazines Former Chairman
Blumenstein Penny JDC President

Borries/Stefano Philippe/Justin Refinery29 CEO/Founders
Bowen Arabella Fodors Editor-in0-Chief

Bragman Howard 15 Minutes PR Founder/Chairman
Brodsky Howard David Barton CEO
Burke David David Burke Group Owner
Carter Will Burner App/AhHoc Labs Co-Founder
Cassidy Sean DKC President
Chapur Rafael Hard Rock Inclusive Resorts COO
Chevanne Antione Groupe Floriat CEO
Chong Alexandra LuLu Founder/CEO
Church Jeff SUJA Juice Founder
Cuomo Cristina Modern Luxury EIC
Cutler Elizabeth SoulCyle Co-Founder
Dadich Scott WIRED EIC
Darabi Soraya Zady Co-Founder
Davis Peter Scene Magazine EIC
Desseigne Dominque Groupe Lucien Barriere CEO
Doyle Patrick Domino's President/CEO
Ducasse Alain Alain Duccase Restaurants Owner
Dufresne David Bandzoogle CEO
Evans Annie Beautified App Co-Founder
Feeley Tom Sole Hotels Owner
Ferdman Michael Firstborn Founder
Foster Stuart Luxury Brands, Hilton VP of Marketing
Freid Brandon Sanctuary Hotel President
Georges Elie Hotel San Regis President/Owner
Gillis Neil Round Hill Music President
Godfrey Jay Jay Godfrey Founder
Goldstein Tara Brookfield VP of Marketing
Gomes Philma Cape Grace Hotel DOSM
Guest Cornelia Cornelia Guest Cookies Owner
Harrison Phil Perkins+Will CEO
Hendry Ricky Isaora Founder
Hiltzik Matthew Hiltzik Strategies President/CEO
Hofstetter Sarah 360i CEO
Hostettler Daniel Ocean House Management President
Humm Daniel Eleven Madison Park Owner
Huvane Stephen Slate PR Partner
Ivan Sir Peaceman Foundation Founder
Jackson Lisa LJ Cross Jewelry Founder/CEO

James Paul Starwood Luxury Collection Global Leader
Javian Michelle Harboring Hearts CEO/Co-Founder
Kaplow Liz Kaplow Communications Founder/CEO
Karan Donna DKNY Founder
Karlitz Herb Karlitz & Company Founder
Katz Allen NY Distilling Company Fonder
Kenner Nick Just Salad Founder
Kepmner Michael MWW Founder/President
Kessler Richard The Kessler Collection Chairman/CEO
Kliegerman Stephen Halstead President
Kolodny Shawn VIP Room Managing Director
Kunkel John 50 Eggs, Yardbird CEO/Founder
Labrecque Paul Paul Labrecque Owner
LaForce James LaForce + Stevens Founder/CEO
Le Calvez Didier Le Bristol Paris CEO
Lee Stacy Brazilian Court Hotel DOSM
Leggett Jaimes M&C Saatchi Australia CEO
Lekach David Dream Water Founder/CEO
Leyland Chelsea Chelsea Leyland Owner/Producer
Ljunberg Jenny C/O Hotels, Maidstone Owner
Ljung Alex SoundCloud Founder
Lo Anita Annisa Owner
Maccioni Mario Maccioni Group Partner
Malin/Goetz Matthew/Andrew Malin + Goetz Founders
Mamone Tony Livingly Media Founder/CEO
Martin Amy Jo Digital Royalty CEO/Founder
Matsuhisa Nobu Nobu Restaurants Owner
Mazar Mike Tenthwave Partner
Morimoto Iron Chef Morimoto Owner
Moscot Zack MOSCOT Creative Director
Murphy Sean Jetsetter EIC
Murphy Rhona The Daily Beast CEO
Musolino Sheila Ronald McDonald Chairty VP/COO
Nardoza Edward WWD EIC
Novogrod Nancy Travel + Leisure EIC
Olay Pablo PaddilaCRT VP
Osher Shaun CORE Founder/CEO

Pauli Dimitri Sant Ambroeus Owner
Pechar Edward McCormick/360 Vodka Chairman
Pecker David American Media Chairman/CEO
Perkins Lynn UrbanSitter Founder/CEO

Preysman Michael Everlane Founder/CEO

Rabin David Skylark, Lambs Club Owner
Reckford Jonathan Habitat for Humanity CEO
Rondeau Chris Planet Fitness CEO

Ronson Charlotte Charlotte Ronson Owner
Rotten Lilian Swissotel VP
Rousseau Linda Singita Group DOSM
Russell Charles Stribling & Associates DOSM

Sawyer Linda Deutsch CEO
Schoenberg Bruce Oasis Spa Owner
Senbahar Izak The Mark Hotel Owner
Siegel Alan Siegelvision CEO
Silvstedt Victoria Very Victoria Silvstedt Owner
Spencer Miles Mojiva/TrustCloud Founder
Spindel Janice Serious Matchmaking Owner
Steinberg Leonard Urban Compass President
Steinberg Richard Warburg Realty Managing Director
Tahlin Jonas Absolut Elyx CEO
Tanaka Patrice PaddilaCRT Founder
Tarkoff Rob Lithium Tech CEO
Tetrick Joshua Hampton Creek CEO/Founder
Thomson Amy ATM Artists President
Torossian Ron 5W PR Founder/President
Van der Meer Antonia Coastal Living EIC
Verschleiser Eli American Jewish Congress Treasurer
Vongerichten Jean-Georges Jean Georges Restaurants Owner
Wagner James Emory University President
Wales Jimmy Wikipedia Founder
Westergren Tim Pandora Founder
White Alex Next Big Sound Co-Founder
Wiedlin Andy BuzzFeed CRO
Wilcox Alex JetSuite CEO
Winter Alexandre Placemeter CEO/Founder
Wolffer Marc Wolffer Estate Vineyard Owner
Wunderman Lester Wunderman Chairman/Founder
Zecher Linda Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President/CEO

Our online platform, theNativeSquare, features inspiring & aspiring people via theNativeSociety.


theNativeSociety's Top 10 Culinary Rising Stars Awards:


Jean-Georges Vongerichten: Owner/Chef, Jean-Georges Restaurants

Dana Cowin: Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine

Mark Maynard-Parisi: Senior Managing Partner, Blue Smoke Enterprises

Daniel Humm: Chef/Co-owner, Eleven Madison Park

Jeff Zalaznick: Managing Partner, Major Food Group

Jimmy Haber: CEO, ESquared Hospitality

Kurt Gutenbrunner: Chef/Owner, KG-NY Group

Rocky Cirino: Managing Director, Altamarea Group

Michael Stillman: President/Founder, Fourth Wall Restaurants

Dominique Ansel: Chef/Owner, Dominique Ansel Bakery

Brooke Johnson: President, Food Network & Cooking Channel

Luke Ostrom: Managing partner, NoHo Hospitality Group

Drew Nieporent: Owner, Myriad Restaurant Group

Izabela Wojcik, Director of House Programming, James Beard Foundation

theNativeSociety announces our Top 10 Culinary Rising Stars Awards. We will recognize 10 inspiring and aspiring stars who embody the qualities theNativeSociety celebrates: exemplary leadership, creativity, passion, initiative and a desire to make a difference in their professional and personal lives.

The deadline is May 8th, 2015.

Submissions (Chefs, Managers, Owners) will be accepted through Please include your bio, picture, and resume/accomplishments. 



Miles Young, Worldwide Chairman/CEO of Ogilvy & Mather


Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia


Tim Westergren, Founder of Pandora Radio


 Adam Sandow, Founder/CEO of SANDOW


Mike Perlis, CEO of Forbes


Lester Wunderman, Founder/Chairman Emeritus of Wunderman


Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Owner of Jean-Georges restaurants


Patrice Tanaka, Co-Founder/Chief Creative Strategist of PadillaCRT



Chris Salgardo, CEO of Kiehl's


Jaimes Leggett, CEO of M&C Saatchi, Australia


Linda Sawyer, CEO of Deutsch Inc.


Cathie Black, Former Chairman of Hearst Magazines

Lizanne Kindler, CEO of Talbots


Peer Schneider, Co-Founder & GM of IGN


Paul James, Global Brand Leader of Starwood Hotels


Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx


Kenny Dichter, CEO/Founder of Wheels Up


Norman Bonchick, CEO of Van Gogh Imports


Tony Fant, President/COO of GrandLife Hotels


Bertha Nieves, CEO of Casa Dragones Tequila


Tamie Adaya, Owner/Creative Director of Hotel Shangri-La


Phil Harrison, CEO of Perkins+Will


Rob Tarkoff, CEO of Lithium


Miles Spencer, Founder of TrustCloud & Mojiva


Ed Pechar, Chairman of McCormick Distilling Co.


Tristan Walker, Founder/CEO of Walker & Company


Charles Von Abercorn, Founder/CEO of Glossybox 


Naveen Tewari, Founder/CEO of InMobi


 Adam Braun, Founder of Pencils of Promise



Jo Ann Thrailkill, Founder of Pablove Foundation

Matthew Corrin, Founder/CEO of Freshii


Courtney Gould, CEO of SmartyPants


Tomer Shoval, Founder/CEO of Simplee


Diane Ramirez, CEO of Halstead Property


Dr. Greg Wells, Author of SuperBodies


Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup



Brittany Hodak, Co-Founder of ZinePak


Katherine Hague, Founder of ShopLocket and The BluePrint


Chef Philip Foss, Owner of El Ideas (Chicago)


Jacob Lief, Founder/CEO of Ubuntu Education Fund


Eddie Shapiro, Founder of Nestseekers International


Tomer Ben-Kiki, Founder/CEO of Happify


Neil Capel, Founder/CEO of Sailthru


John Baldonin, Chair of N2Growth


Mark-Maynard Parisi, Founding Partner of Blue Smoke


 Jon Stein, Founder/CEO of Betterment


Fiona Pool, CEO of Hunton Powerboats


Monisha Perkash, Founder/CEO of Lumo BodyTech


Hugh Forrest, SXSW Interactive Director

Apu Gupta, Founder/CEO of Curulate


Neils Meersscheart, CTO of Qualia


Lynn Perkins, Co-Founder of UrbanSitter


Alexandra Chong, Founder/CEO of LuLu


Annie Evans, Co-Founder of Beautified


Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity


Will Carter, Founder/CEO of AdHoc Labs


Amy Jo Martin, Founder/CEO of Digital Royalty