AAF Roanoke Hall of Fame

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2020 Silver Medalist Bruce Jacobson (second from left) with past winners Steve Huff and Bill Houck.

Each year, AAF Roanoke recognizes some of the best advertising and creative professionals in the industry for their accomplishments this year and over the span of decades.

Silver Medal

The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award Program recognizes outstanding lifetime contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern. AAF Roanoke has awarded the Silver Medal since 1966.

  • 2020 – Bruce Jacobson
  • 2019 – Tommy Holcomb
  • 2018 – Katie Wallace and Steve Huff
  • 2016 – Lindy Adams and John Anstey
  • 2015 – Todd Marcum
  • 2011 – Bill Houck (AAF Palm Springs-Desert Cities)
  • 2010 – Tony Pearman
  • 2009 – Terri Jones
  • 2007 – David Hodge
  • 2006 – Richard Boyd
  • 2003 – Robin Chalkley
  • 2002 – Sandy Murray
  • 2001 – Freda Carper
  • 2000 – Greg Vaughn
  • 1991 – Jim Webster
  • 1990 – Howard Packett
  • 1989 ­ – Jan Wilkens
  • 1988 – Larry Bly
  • 1987 – Don Foutz
  • 1985 – Julie McDowell
  • 1984 – William B. Houck, Sr.
  • 1983 – Fred Mugler (Frelantz)
  • 1982 – Mamie Vest
  • 1981 – Dick Burton
  • 1980 – Dale Poindexter
  • 1979 – Claude Harrison
  • 1978 – Wiley Wright
  • 1977 – Herb Weaver
  • 1976 – Burt Levine
  • 1975 – Jerry Conrad
  • 1974 – Bill Snider
  • 1973 – Gordon LeGarde
  • 1972 – John Harkrader
  • 1971 – Cecil Edmonds
  • 1970 – Chuck McKeever
  • 1969 – C.B. Houck
  • 1968 – Clay Ferguson, Jr.
  • 1967 – Shields Johnson
  • 1966 – John Will Creasy

Ad Person of the Year

The Advertising Person of the Year award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of advertising, marketing and design in Western Virginia. The recipient of this award embodies the professionalism, dedication and creativity that are at the heart of the advertising profession each calendar year.

  • 2019 – DeShea Witcher
  • 2017 – Stefanie Brown
  • 2016 – Amy Pearman
  • 2015 – Chris Dodd
  • 2014 – Daniel Bliley
  • 2013 – Greg Brock
  • 2012 – David Catalano
  • 2005 – Ananda Gilmore
  • 2004 – Tony Pearman
  • 2003 – Lolly Quigley
  • 2001 – Peggy Underwood
  • 1999 – Gary Gilmore
  • 1997 – Tony Pearman

Vendor of the Year

The Vendor of the Year award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of advertising, marketing and design in Western Virginia. The recipient of this award embodies the professionalism, dedication and creativity that are at the heart of the advertising profession each calendar year.

  • 2015 – Corrugated Container Corporation
  • 2014 – Innerworkings, Inc./Andrea Stevens
  • 2011 – Two Robs

Mosiac Award

The AAF’s Mosaic Awards recognize companies, agencies and individuals whose commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident through their creative work and organization-wide initiatives. Past recipients have embraced advanced marketing techniques and business practices and have developed diversity programs that not only help improve the bottom line, but also secure a relevant role in a continuously evolving corporate environment.

  • 2015 – Jamal Millner