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Loyalty360 Awards Finalist Presentations: Program Partnerships

Monday, September 19, 2022 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The finalists competing in the 2022 Loyalty360 Awards will share details of their programs and strategies in fast-paced, 10-12 minute presentations. These presentations give attendees a chance to hear first-hand from the brands that are delivering experiences that set them apart from the competition in creating loyal customers. 

As a part of the award process, all registered conference attendees are eligible to vote for platinum, gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention (if applicable) for each category. Winners will be announced during the Loyalty360 Awards ceremony. 

Category Description - Program Partnerships
Today’s successful customer loyalty programs are not launched in a vacuum, and a growing number of brands are embracing the idea of partnering with one another to fully engage their respective consumers. This type of partnership was not always common, but as brands move into a new realm of co-opetition, they realize that outside-of-the-box thinking and unique partnerships can prove mutually beneficial and drive measurable program results for both partners. This award goes to the company that best leveraged these outside brand partnerships to successfully drive loyalty.


Ally Wallo, Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Ally Wallo serves as a Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. In this role, she manages key Wyndham Rewards partnerships including Caesars Rewards, Travel + Leisure, and Bakkt, delivering strategic marketing plans to drive member and program engagement.  Ally is back at Wyndham after previously spending 5 years with the brand marketing team, where she lead creative campaign development of 7 brands. In between her stints at Wyndham, Ally led brand marketing efforts at buybuy BABY, launching their new Welcome to Parenthood brand positioning. Prior to joining Wyndham, Ally worked at the American Cancer Society, leading events to raise money towards cancer research, education, advocacy and services. Ally holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Fairfield University. 

Elizabeth McNeil, Senior Manager - Partnerships, SCENE+

Elizabeth McNeil is the Senior Manager, Partnerships for the newly relaunched Scene+, helping transform the program into one of Canada’s leading lifestyle loyalty programs. In her role today she oversees retail and grocery partnerships with brands such as Apple, Best Buy, Bakkt, Blackhawk, Empire and Rakuten. Formerly Elizabeth has worked on a variety of loyalty programs for leading Canadian retailers including Scotia Rewards, Air Miles and Plum Rewards. Her focus is on driving innovation and reinvention to enable established programs to reach new heights. 

Matt Goldberg, Director of PRO Strategy and Loyalty, Floor & Decor 

Matt Goldberg is the Director of PRO Strategy and Loyalty at Floor and Decor, a leading specialty retailer of hard surface flooring based in Atlanta, Ga. Matt has created and lead the Loyalty strategy at Floor and Decor for the past 5 years and is focused on growing the professional customer segment the business. Floor and Decor’s PRO Premier Rewards loyalty program is focused on helping their PROs grow their business and rewarding them for it. Matt is focused on cultivating and driving emotional loyalty with Floor and Decor’s PRO Customers and is constantly looking for ways to enhance their program. Matt loves being a member of Loyalty 360 and is grateful for all the partnerships he has made and the ideas that start at this Conference.

Stephanie Paisley, Marketing Manager, SCENE+

Stephanie joined Scene+ in early 2021 and has helped transforms the brand into one of Canada’s top loyalty programs, taking it from and entertainment focused program to a lifestyle program that rewards members for their everyday purchases across retail, travel, dining and now grocery! As the Partnerships Manager, Stephanie played a lead role in the growth and development of Scene’s dining and entertainment partners, as well as the onboarding and launch strategy of our newly added retail partner. In her current role as Marketing Manager-Grocery, Stephanie is launching the new grocery vertical across Canada, and taking Scene+ to the next level.

Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Collaborative Innovator General, Bal Harbour Shops

Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard serves as the Collaborative Innovator General at Whitman Family Development and Bal Harbour Shops in Miami, Florida. She founded the ACCESS Membership and Rewards Program to celebrate the Shops’ loyal customers on their curated journey through the roster of retail, restaurants and luxury partners. Steph developed the Bal Harbour Shops app and created the Virtual Series for the company as well. She heads up the sponsorship program as well as creates innovative programming for the Shops. She secures external partnerships and produces large scale partner events including the Official Miami Super Bowl Host Committee VIP Party at Bal Harbour Shops for more than two thousand notables from the worlds of business, entertainment, media, sports and fashion.

Stephanie has collaborated with Bal Harbour Shops for decades before she joined the official team. While serving as Senior Director of Major Gifts, Corporate Relations, Marketing and Events at the University of Miami’s The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund, Steph created Destination Fashion, an interactive entertainment and fashion event at the Shopping Center.

In Steph’s spare time, she has covered the social, celebrity, sports, fashion and charity scene in South Florida for her Steph Sez column every Sunday in The Miami Herald for more than twenty years. Steph created, produced and hosted her own entertainment television show, Steph Sez, where she interviewed boldfaced names from George Clooney to Tiger Woods to Mikhail Gorbachev. 

She also hosts the monthly Steph Sez Book Club with Books & Books. Stephanie has received numerous accolades during her career and for philanthropic work from many organizations. Stephanie is married and is the proud mother of two sons.  

Steve Wilhelmi, SVP - Sr. Digital Manager, Bank of America

Steve Wilhelmi leads Engagement Strategy for the Personalization and Loyalty Strategy team within Consumer & Small Business Digital at Bank of America. He is responsible for driving customer engagement opportunities for BankAmeriDeals, Partner Rewards and Incentives.

Steve joined Bank of America in 2021, and prior to his current role, spent over 20 years in the Turf industry with John Deere.  As the Loyalty Program Manager, he led the creation, strategy, and development for John Deere Rewards. During that time, he fueled growth by creating new programs for military servicemembers, first responders, Farm Bureau members and many corporate partners - propelling the program to over 7MM members.

Before his loyalty role with John Deere, Steve had a diverse career background with responsibilities in Tactical Marketing, Product Sales, Supply Management, Packaging, Project Management and Six Sigma. In 2015, he helped launch a revolutionary new product, the Michelin® X® TWEEL TURF, which was the landscape industry’s first-ever airless radial tire for zero-turn mowers.

Steve holds a B.B.A. in Marketing and International Business from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

He is involved in several community organizations including Wake County foster care and the Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue. He currently resides in Cary, North Carolina with his wife and two children.

SuAnn Carriero, Sr. Digital Director of Rewards, Bank of America

SuAnn Carriero is a Senior Digital Director in BofA Rewards.  In this role SuAnn is responsible for the Rewards Program Strategy, Overall Performance, Business Analysis, Associate Readiness and Client Satisfaction. In 2022, Preferred Rewards was named ‘America’s Best Loyalty Program’ by Newsweek and  ‘Best Bank Customer Loyalty Program’ by Motely Fool.

Prior to her current role, SuAnn worked in Quantitative Analytics leading various teams including Segmentation, Investment, and Rewards.   SuAnn led the Preferred Rewards Quantitative Analytics team when the program first launched in 2014. 

Additionally, SuAnn managed teams and processes across a variety or areas within Bank of America, including Business Intelligence, External Reporting, Finance and was the CFO of America’s Investment Banking. Through the 30 years SuAnn has been with the Bank of America/Merrill her passion about associate development has been apparent. Over the past 5 years SuAnn has helped to create employee satisfaction teams to foster cross team collaborations and shared best practices.

SuAnn graduated from Rider University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, majoring in accounting.  She is also a certified public accountant and is currently attending Lehigh University for her Master’s in Business Administration. 

SuAnn resides in Scarborough, Maine loves to spend time outside hiking, skiing and biking.  She is also active in her community across various school and non-profit organizations. She participates in her children’s school’s woman career days by sharing skills and experiences with young ladies. Recently SuAnn has been fostering puppies for the local Animal shelter.

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