Meet the 2024 Judges
Oktay Dogramaci, Former Vice President PayPal Giving; CTO and Co-founder, MissionFish
Oktay Dogramaci has a wealth of experience in philanthropic giving. His
present board and advisory work includes supporting St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital /ALSAC, GlobalGiving, KindKart and Vibrant Planet. He
was previously the Vice President, PayPal Giving, leading the company's
efforts on a mission to increase giving in the world. He had general
manager responsibility for a business unit that moves billions of dollars
to hundreds of thousands of charities from millions of people every
year. Under his leadership, PayPal's Giving platform raised more than
$21B for nonprofits around the world in 2022. Before PayPal he was a
co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of MissionFish, eBay Inc.’s nonprofit partner powering
cause-marketing and donation programs built into eBay properties since 2003. MissionFish was
acquired by eBay Inc. in May 2011, and Oktay became responsible for the integration of those
donation and nonprofit related capabilities into PayPal. Oktay obtained his B.A. from Johns
Hopkins University and his M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and currently lives in
Hillary Hoffower, Editor and Writer
Hillary Hoffower has a decade of journalism experience, most recently as an editor at Fortune, where she oversaw stories on work and money. Before that, she was a reporter at Business Insider covering the intersection of youth culture and wealth. Hillary graduated from the University of Florida and lives in New York City.
Jeff Odom, Director of Digital Marketing for IndyCar
Jeff Odom is the Director of Digital Marketing for IndyCar, North America’s premier open-wheel auto racing series. In his role, Odom oversees the vision, development and go-to-market plans of the series’ digital ecosystem, including the Official IndyCar App, IndyCar.com and all social media platforms for the NTT IndyCar Series and Indy NXT by Firestone. Odom joined IndyCar in June 2023 after serving as head of digital and social media for Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer and Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League for one season. Prior to that, Odom spent five years with the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL), first as the club’s website/digital manager before moving up to director of marketing. He got his start in professional sports as a digital media assistant with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2016-17 season. Odom also spent five years as a sports reporter, contributing to several major outlets, including The Associated Press, MLB.com and Tampa Bay Times, Florida’s largest newspaper. A native of Tampa, Florida, Odom graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications.
Gretel Truong, Producer
Gretel Truong is an award-winning producer and impact strategist. She has spent nearly 20 years working at the intersection of human rights, entertainment, and creative communications. She’s produced content, campaigns, and events seen by millions of people all around the world for businesses like HBO, Google, Newsweek, The Washington Post, National Football League, National Basketball Association, PepsiCo, Twitter, Facebook, Gucci, SAP, and Sleep Number, organizations like GENYOUth, CURE Epilepsy, The White Ribbon Alliance, UNICEF, Global Citizen, Represent Justice, The Global Business Coalition for Education, and the Malala Fund. For her work, Gretel has been awarded 6 Telly Awards, 2 Anthem Awards, 4 Pollie Awards and her films have screened in over 30 film festivals. She graduated from the University of Virginia, and now resides in Los Angeles, California.