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Mark Smalls Honored with CMO Equality Leadership Award by the CMO Club

Mark Smalls Honored with CMO Equality Leadership Award by the CMO Club

Annual award recognizes marketing leaders for their commitment to diversity and inclusion


Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that Mark Smalls, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, has been honored with the CMO Equality Leadership Award by the CMO Club as part of their CMO Awards series.

Presented annually, the CMO Awards were established in 2013 to celebrate the marketing industry’s top leaders. The awards include 8 categories that recognize top senior marketing executives from around the globe. The CMO Equity Leadership Award honors leaders whose efforts have promoted inclusivity and high-performance within organizations that promote rich diversity that authentically reflects the markets and communities that they serve.

JAMS is rooted in its commitment to delivering unparalleled client service. At its core, that mission requires deep collaboration and innovation. Mark understands that those objectives are best met by honoring and empowering diverse voices and perspectives and works to ensure that JAMS’ pathway forward is paved with efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. He is a tremendous asset within our organization, and we congratulate him on this recognition.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

In his role at JAMS, Mr. Smalls oversees marketing and communications strategy globally and provides leadership to the managers tasked with business development responsibilities. He currently chairs the JAMS Diversity Committee and serves on the JAMS Foundation Board. Mr. Smalls is also the Orange County Chapter President of the CMO Club.

Founded in 2008, the CMO Club is a global community for senior marketing executives to come together to share ideas and help each solve challenges in a candid and trustworthy environment.

The CMO Awards ceremony will be held during the CMO Club Virtual Innovation and Inspiration Summit on December 7 – 8. You can view the full list of this year’s winners here

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual, and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology, and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.

More information is available at, and you can connect with us on TwitterLinkedInFacebook and our JAMS ADR blog. To learn about diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at JAMS, visit

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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