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Delta Ones to Watch

Delta Ones to Watch

Rising Stars in Entertainment, Tech, and Media

Delta Ones to Watch honors the movers, the shakers and the tastemakers who Keep Climbing to new heights in their pursuits.

Launched in 2017, the program recognizes innovative, inspirational and upwardly mobile leaders in Los Angeles’ Entertainment & Technology communities. Like other prominent industry lists, nominations came from a committee made up of Delta executives and industry partners, including top studios, networks, agencies, venture capital firms, and early-stage companies.

Program Criteria & Benefits

Delta Ones to Watch honorees are selected based on the following qualifications:

  • Designated as a rising star in entertainment, technology and/or media
  • Possesses a proven track record of exemplary performance within their company and industry
  • Has made significant impacts to their respective business and/or industry
  • Has demonstrated significant leadership qualities in line with Delta’s brand attributes (innovative, reliable, thoughtful)

Each honoree receives a congratulatory package inclusive of travel credit, Medallion status, a hosted cocktail reception, and access to a host of other Delta-related events and initiatives throughout the year.


The 2019 Delta Ones to Watch


Adia Matthews - The Walt Disney Company

Alexander Zahn - Sony Pictures

Brian Tannenbaum - Quibi

Eric Hoberman - ITV 

Jose Vazquez - Paramount

Josh Cohen - Amazon Studios 

Katie Goldsmith - Universal Pictures 

Kristin Robinson - Shondaland

Lauren Jarvis - Spotify


Leanne Sawicki - Netflix

Meron Alon - Facebook 

Michelle Mendelovitz - Apple 

Patrick Aviles - Los Angeles Football Club

Sanjay Amin - YouTube

Stacey Carr - Endemol Shine 

Tanase Popa - Ryan Murphy Television

Tatiana Olsak - Hulu 

Yelena Rachitsky - Oculus

The 2018 Delta Ones to Watch

Alex Tompkins – Monkeypaw

Baolu Lan – Del Shaw Moonves et al.

Brady Fujikawa – Good Universe

Christina Diaz – Buzzfeed

CJ Stanley – Spotify

Dre London – London Entertainment

Emily Bender – Live Nation

Joe Izzi – WME

Jon Gonda – Paramount

Julia Sourikoff – Tool of North America

Kevin Ferguson –

Laura Delahaye – Netflix

Lauren Neustadter – Hello Sunshine

Michael Aragon – Twitch

Molly Saffron – FOX 2000

Natasha Vaquer – Refinery29

Neil Parris – Google

Olivia de Courson-Weber – Apple Music

Preeya Khanna – YouTube

Rebecca Arzoian – Focus Features

Sasha Quintana – Mitu

Sasha Silver – Hulu

Shaden Abboushi – Bumble

Shujin Lan – Alibaba

The 2017 Delta Ones to Watch

Andrew Freston - Vice

Chantal Nong - Warner Bros

Chelsea Barnard - Annapurna

Collin Creighton - Netflix

Dana Krupinski - Illumination

Danny Miller - HWHM+F LLC

Emma Fleischer - Marvel Television

Gregory Ouanhon - Fundamental Films

Hillary Newman - Omaze

Inga Bereza -

Ivana Kirkbride - Verizon Go90

Jack Maloney - Free Association

Jen Garcia - Whalerock Industries

Jessica Virtue - Disney

Johanna Byer - Gaumont

Jordan Gilbert - Lionsgate

Justin Manfredi - Activision

Kellyn Parker - Comedy Central

Kevin Zhang - Upfront Ventures

Kori Adelson - Chernin Entertainment

Lindsay Krug - IDPR

Linnea Toney - Harto Media

Matt Phelps - Ubisoft Productions

Natasha Bolouki - UTA

Noah Heller - 3Rodeo

Ryan Andolina - Amazon Studios

Sari Katz - Youtube

Stacy Vee - Goldenvoice

Yuriana Zamora - Mitu

Matt Smith - ICM