American Advertising Awards

American Advertising Awards


2016 National Judges


On-Site National Judges

Aldo Quevedo, Principal / Creative Director, Richards/Lerma
Aldo QuevedoA native of Cuernavaca, Mexico, Aldo has brought to Richards/Lerma his passion for great ideas and innovative solutions. In 2004, he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement® – the prestigious industry award that recognizes advertising leaders age 40 and under – making him the first Mexican to receive the accolade. Read More

Curt Detweiler, Chief Creative Officer, Grey
Curt DetweilerCurt has lived and held executive leadership roles in New York, Tokyo, Paris, Singapore, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. He joined Grey from Arnold Worldwide where he was EVP, Managing Director and a member of the Global Executive Committee. Read More

Ecole Weinstein, Group Creative Director, Havas
Ecole WeinsteinEcole Weinstein is a seasoned Group Creative Director and fearless leader at Havas Chicago. Under her creative leadership, Havas has transformed numerous brands from old school relics into modern agents of culture. For Hefty, she created engaging, provocative and socially fueled campaigns such as #PartyHardMoms and #SaidNoSchoolEver, which injected the brand with cultural relevance and struck a chord with coveted millennials. Read More

Pete Favat, Chief Creative Officer, North America, Deutsch 
Pete FavatAs North American Chief Creative Officer, Pete works with the LA and NY offices to deliver award-winning work for Deutsch clients. Since joining Deutsch as a partner and chief creative officer in 2013, Pete has led transformative creative work on behalf of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Dr Pepper, as well as helped bring eight new clients into the fold for Deutsch LA. Read More

Sam Bonds, VP, Creative Director, Sanders\Wingo Advertising
Sam BondsSam Bonds is a VP, Creative Director with Sanders\Wingo Advertising in Austin, TX, where he is creative lead on the AT&T U-verse/DIRECTV business. A Washington D.C. native, Sam's work at agencies in New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Austin has earned praise by not only the AAF but also One Show, Graphis, Luerzer's Archive, MOSAIC and AdWeek. Read More

Susan Mersch, SVP/Creative Director, Team Detroit
Susan MerschSue is SVP/Creative Director at Team Detroit.  Currently, she leads a team responsible for the Ford Customer Service Division (FSCD) which includes Ford Service, Quicklane, Motorcraft and several other divisions.  Prior to that, she was Creative Director of the Ford SUV business in North America and the Ford Brand initiative, Go Further Stories. Read More

Ted Royer, Chief Creative Officer, Droga5 New York
Ted RoyerSince graduating from Atlanta’s Portfolio Center, Ted’s 20-year advertising career has taken him around the world, most notably to Singapore, Argentina, Australia and finally New York City.  In his first year in the business, Ted won more One Show Pencils than any other rookie creative, and since then he has won more than 100 major awards in the industry, including Pencils, Cannes Lions, Webby's and even Facebook Studio’s inaugural Grand Prix. Read More

Digital National Judges

Andrés Arlía , Creative Director, mcgarrybowen
Andres ArliaAndrés has over 10 years of experience in both multicultural and general market. Originally from Argentina, he arrived to Miami to work on accounts like Volkswagen, Burger King and Miller Lite. In 2006 he moved to Chicago to work at Leo Burnett/Lapiz, where he lead the H&R Block creative and did work for Allstate, Chase, Coca-Cola and P&G. At one point Andrés moved to digital agency Razorfish to help launch the new Moto X, from Motorola. Read More

Anne Marie Hite , VP, Creative Director, The Martin Agency
Anne Marie HiteAnne Marie Hite is an award-winning Vice President and Creative Director at the Martin Agency, where she has spent the past 20 years working on everything from Mercedes to Walmart to GEICO to Sabra Hummus. Some of her favorite recent projects have included working with a publishing house to create the GEICO Gecko’s first book, “You’re Only Human. Read More

Lori Nygaard Cabrera , Freelance Creative Director/Copywriter
Anne Marie HiteLori lives in San Francisco as a Freelance Creative Director/Copywriter and has known that is what she wanted to be since the age of 10. She has a B.A. in Advertising from Michigan State University and studied copywriting at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. After school she worked at Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, Oregon and then moved to Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco before she began freelancing, which she did for a number of years. Read More

Marty Senn, COO, Carmichael Lynch
Marty SennMarty Senn oversees Carmichael Lynch’s creative team, and has more than 15 years of experience developing award-winning, cross-platform ideas and experiences. Marty joined Carmichael Lynch in 2013 from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, where he was a Creative Director on Google, Comcast, and the NBA. Read More

Tony Sharpe , Executive Creative Director, Epsilon
Tony SharpeTony has spent most of his career in Chicago where he was Group Creative Director on the SC Johnson account at FCB Global. He created the long-running Windex “Birds” campaign and led creative on Glade, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shout, Ziploc, Pledge, Fantastik, Drańo, Raid and Off! Read More

Troy Burrows , ECD, EVB Boulder
Troy BurrowsTroy is a CD and writer who has worked on clients like Sharpie, DiGiorno, Dickies, Hot Wheels, Hipmunk, Ebates, and Jameson Irish Whiskey. He has lived in cities like Portland, Dusseldorf, Chicago, Seattle, Miami and Boulder. He was worked at shops like FCB, Creature, and CP+B (for three whole months), and (it's probably obvious) Evolution Bureau. Read More