2010 AHOH

Young Advertising Innovators to Be Honored at 2010 Advertising Hall of Achievement

Inductees From  AOL, Dell Inc., Initiative, Havas Worldwide, Omnicom Group, Saatchi & Saatchi S, and Unilever Will Be Recognized

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Seven of advertising’s most talented and accomplished leaders will be inducted into the prestigious Advertising Hall of Achievement during a luncheon on Tuesday, November 16, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The Advertising Hall of Achievement is the industry’s premier award for outstanding advertising professionals age 40 and under. The American Advertising Federation established this program in 1993 as a way to recognize young individuals who are innovating the advertising profession.

 “The nominations AAF receives for this award already represent the top echelon of 40 –and-under professionals in the advertising industry nationwide. Each year the judging panel undertakes a painstaking process in making this selection and these individuals truly are the best of the best,” said James Edmund Datri, AAF President and CEO.

The 18th class of inductees are:

  • Andrew Benett, Global CEO, Arnold Worldwide and Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Worldwide
  • Bant Breen, President, Worldwide Digital Communications, Initiative
  • Jeff Levick, President, Global Advertising and Strategy, AOL
  • Rob Master, North American Media Director, Unilever
  • Erin Mulligan Nelson, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Dell Inc.
  • Tiffany R. Warren, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group
  • Adam Werbach, Chief Sustainability Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi; Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi S

Tiffany R. Warren, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, will also be presented with the esteemed Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award. Since 1996 this AAF award recognizes an inductee who has demonstrated an exceptionally high commitment to public service and the betterment of both the advertising industry and the community.
“The Council of Judges was incredibly impressed with the accomplishments of all of this year's AAF Hall of Achievement nominees,” said Wendy Clark, SVP, integrated marketing communications and capabilities, The Coca-Cola Company, and co-chair of the 2010 Council of Judges. “The seven inductees truly represent the very brightest contributors leading and shaping the advertising industry today and into the future.”

Kim Kelleher,* VP, Global Sales, Sports Illustrated Group, Time Inc. and co-chair of the 2010 Council of Judges added, “These are extremely gifted individuals and the trailblazers in today’s advertising industry. We have observed some incredible work, but I believe we have yet to see their true masterpieces.”


2010 Advertising Hall of Achievement Council of Judges

Wendy Clark,* SVP, Integrated Marketing Communications & Capabilities, The Coca-Cola Company
Kim Kelleher,* VP, Global Sales, Sports Illustrated Group, Time Inc.
David Bell, Operating Advisor, Pegasus Capital Advisors  
David Carey, * President, Hearst Magazines
Lynne Collins, VP & Director-Communications, Saatchi & Saatchi
Roy Elvove, EVP & Director, Corporate Communications, BBDO Worldwide
Daryl Evans, VP-Advertising & Marketing Communications, AT&T Mobility
Sean Finnegan,* President, Chief Digital Officer, Starcom MediaVest
Alain Groenendaal, President & CEO, wing/ Grey Global Group
Wenda Harris Millard,* President, Medialink Worldwide
Tony Hill, VP, Advertising Sales, USA TODAY
Julia Huang, CEO, interTrend
Rich Hunz, Director of National Advertising, Bay Area News Group
Andy Jung, Former Chairman of the Board, American Advertising Federation
Bill Katz,* President, Visible World
Jacki Kelley,* President, North America, Universal McCann
Chris Kempczinski,* SVP, Meals & Enhancers, Kraft
Beth Lawrence, EVP, Advertising Sales & Media Solutions, The Weather Channel Companies
Karen List, Director, Agency Relations, The New York Times/ nytimes.com
Peter McGuinness,* Chairman & CEO, Gotham Inc.
Christian McMahan, Chief Marketing Officer, Heineken USA Inc
Michael Monheim, VP, Axel Springer Group Inc.
Andrew Orci, COO, Orci
Penry Price,* VP, Advertising Sales, North America, Google Inc.
Elizabeth Ratliff, Advertising Lead, Amway
Andreas Roell, Chairman & CEO, Geary Group
Jack Rooney,* President, Ogilvy Chicago
Pat Sloan, Senior VP Corporate Director of Public Affairs, DDB Worldwide
Peter Stringham, Chairman & CEO, Young & Rubicam Brands
Linda Thomas Brooks,* President, Ingenuity Media Group, The Martin Agency
Michele Thorton, Director, Multi-Cultural Sales, CNN Networks
Tanya Ward, Public Relations, commonground Marketing
*Advertising Hall of Achievement member
For more information on the 2010 Advertising Hall of Achievement, go to http://www.aaf.org/ahoa. For sponsorship information, please contact Melissa Wong, Manager, Education & Events, at mwong@aaf.org.
The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 226 college chapters, the AAF provides nearly 8,000 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations. For more information, visit the AAF's Web site at www.aaf.org.
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