JUDGES | 2017
Coca-Cola North America
Sustainable Packaging Program Director
Sarah Dearman leads Sustainable Packaging for The Coca Cola Company in North America. She collaborates internally and externally to reduce the environmental footprint of Coca Cola’s iconic packaging through design, innovation and end-of-life solutions. Prior to joining Coca-Cola more than five years ago, Sarah worked on sustainability programs for the State of Georgia. She has a Physical Science degree from the University of Maryland. Sarah serves in advisory roles with several industry and community organizations including The Recycling Partnership, Closed Loop Fund and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
Dallas Duncan Franklin
Dallas Duncan Franklin is the Art Director at Neenah Paper and comes to the AIGA Atlanta Board with over 14 years experience in the design industry. Dallas is passionate about typography and an avid believer in strong, simple communication that informs as well as surprises. Her work has been published in Graphis, Communication Arts, and Graphic Design USA, among others. A native West Texan, Dallas is a graduate of Georgetown University and Portfolio Center. She enjoys gardening, preserving, pickling, and canning her signature “jammies”. Dallas lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, three dogs, and two cats.
Bemis North America
Commercial Director, Labels Business Unit
Gabrielle Whittaker is the Commercial Director for the Labels Business Unit of Bemis Company, Inc. she has over 20 years’ experience in the Flexible Packaging Industry. Gabrielle enjoys developing through innovation and launching new products which enhance the consumer experience. She is responsible for key growth initiatives as well as development of new markets, expanding the company’s footprint in labels. In her career, she has enjoyed roles in R&D, Innovation, Marketing and Sales. She has a Packaging Degree from Michigan State University and is a native of Michigan. She has lived many places but is pleased to call Ohio home now and lives in Akron, Ohio with her daughter.