The Advertising Hall of Achievement is the premier event recognizing top young thought leaders making a significant impact on our industry and their communities. The impressive alumni network–each selected by peers in the advertising industry–includes nearly 200 members who have transformed the landscape of advertising, entertainment and media.

Induction Ceremonies & Dinner
November 16, 2023 | Pier Sixty | New York City

The Advertising Hall of Achievement is the industry's premier award for outstanding advertising professionals age 40 and under. The AAF established this program in 1993 as a way to recognize talented individuals whose leadership, career achievement and personal characteristics inspire others to excel.

Nominations Open for the Class of 2023. Deadline Extended to May 12, 2023.



2022 Class

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TJ Adeshola


For the last ten years, TJ has led his Twitter team to make a real impact on the industry. He has become synonymous with the business of sports, though his impact extends well beyond, especially when it comes to uplifting diverse voices and women’s sports. TJ has consistently been the driving force behind the work and is set to take on the world.

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Bernice Chao

Zambezi; Asians in Advertising

Bernice is helping to shape the AAPI community. She’s one of the few female Asian American creative leaders working at the largest female-owned advertising agency in North America, giving back to the world by fighting against xenophobia toward Asian-Americans.

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Bing Chen

Gold House

Principal architect of the multibillion-dollar creator economy at YouTube, Bing used his newfound fame to help create the largest network of Asian and Pacific Islander cultural leaders to fight together for socioeconomic equity. He created AU Ventures, a holding company to house a broad range of companies that, collaboratively, ensure social impact and charity are not afterthoughts. Bing will also be receiving the Jack Averett Volunteer Spirit Award for industry service.

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Angela M. Guzman


Angela has taken a data-driven approach to redefine the way Fortune 500 companies think about equity, driving equity through economic empowerment and putting money in the hands of many. Today, these words have come to life across dentsu’s entire supply chain.

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Elle McCarthy

Electronic Arts

Elle’s work philosophy has been described as a not-so-delicate balance of punk rock and progress. Today, as EA’s first-ever VP of Brand and Social Impact, Elle fights toxicity in gaming and promotes healthier play. Her message is one of hope, or as David Bowie sang, “Ch-ch-changes.”

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Jordan Muse

The Martin Agency

The drive for creativity, diversity and community is in Jordan’s DNA. He knows that the work lands better when the team creating it reflects culture. And that can be seen in the young people and community he has built around him. Advertising is, after all, a team sport, and his role, among others, is to uplift.

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Stephanie Nadi Olson

We Are Rosie

Stephanie understands, first-hand, what it means to be “otherized.” She bootstrapped We Are Rosie as a way to match talent of all identities with brands seeking expertise across all marketing disciplines. In the process, Stephanie is normalizing flexible work within corporate America. 

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Crystal Zerrenner

Thinx Inc.

Crystal is relentless in her pursuit of strategies that are first and foremost rooted in purpose. From Barbie to Thinx, Crystal knows how to incite a brand movement to ignite exponential business growth. Honesty. Sincerity. Empathy. Values critical to promoting the progress the world needs.

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2022 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Clear Channel Outdoor

NYTimes Advertising

Silver Sponsors


Ad Trade Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

Amazon Advertising
AMC Networks

Spanish Broadcasting System