Advertising Person of the Year

Award recognizes outstanding contributions to advertising, marketing and design.

The Advertising Person of the Year recipient embodies the professionalism, dedication, and creativity that are at the heart of the advertising profession. This is NOT a lifetime achievement award and is designed to recognize recent accomplishments within the LAST CALENDAR YEAR. Nominees may be in the creative, marketing, advertising management, media, or other relevant advertising fields. Nominations of an individual or organization is not limited to membership with AAF Roanoke.

Nomination for Advertising Person of the Year

A committee comprised of previous winners will review all applications. The recipient of the Advertising Person of the Year Award will be announced at the Western Virginia American Advertising Awards show. For questions about submitting a nomination, contact Ananda Gilmore at

NOTE, nominations that do not include outstanding work in all categories may not be considered. When submitting the nominee’s lists of achievements, please consider how the nominee’s actions have brought about significant change, impact, or improvement to the fields of advertising, marketing, or design in each of the categories.

What makes a great nomination?

A great award nomination starts with a stellar member of the industry that has gone above and beyond their day-to-day job to make significant contributions to the community. They do not have to be members of AAF, but we definitely love it when they are. Be detailed in your nomination; it’s the small things that can make the biggest impact.

Past Winners

  • 2024 – Monica Millner
  • 2023 – Liz Lively
  • 2024 – Carrie Cousins
  • 2021 – Jeff Joiner
  • 2020 – DeShea Witcher
  • 2018 – Stefanie Brown
  • 2017 – Jamal Millner
  • 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
AAF Roanoke Ad Person of the Year Award

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