Past Award Recipients

AAF-BR Awards throughout the years.

* In 2009, in order to better align the club’s award names with District 7 and AAF, the Board of Directors officially voted to change the lifetime achievement award to the E.A. “Pete” Goldsby Silver Medal Award and the volunteer of the year award to the President’s Award.

President's Service Award *

The Board of Directors presents the President’s Service Award annually to the member in good standing who has given the most toward the betterment of American Advertising Federation–Baton Rouge and its activities during the previous calendar year.

2019 – Barb Braud
2018 – Jonathan Palmisano
2017 – Patrick Box
2016 – Maggie Bowles
2015 – Theresa Nguyen
2014 – Trenton Bland
2013 – Brian Rodriguez
2012 – Becky Sadler
2011 – Connie McLeod
2010 – Mandy Porta
2009 – Kelley Criscoe
2008 – Ace Bourgeois
2007 – Jason Feirman, Colleen Jackson
2006 – Saundra Lane
2005 – Carol Shirley
2004 – Carrie Brantley
2003 – Curtis Vann
2002 – Francelle Theriot
2001 – Francelle Theriot
2000 – Danielle Chapman
1999 – Margaret Lisi
1998 – John Carambat
1997 – Nicole Duet
1996 – Elizabeth Perry
1995 – Jeff English
1994 – Nancy Glaser
1993 – Susan Saurage-Altenloh
1992 – Karen Gaupp-Wozniak
1991 – Gerald Bower
1990 – Jorli Wales
1989 – Tracia von Dameck
1988 – Kevin Hebert
1987 – Kathy Milburn
1986 – Bob Davis
1985 – J.H. Martin
1984 – Gus Wales
1983 – Sandy Deslatte

E.A. “Pete” Goldsby Silver Medal Award*

The highest personal award presented by the American Advertising Federation–Baton Rouge is the E. A. Pete Goldsby Award, presented each year to the person who has made the greatest overall contribution to the advertising profession. The Goldsby Silver Award is named for the late E.A. “Pete” Goldsby. Mr. Goldsby was the advertising manager of the State-Times/Morning Advocate and gave most generously of his time and talents to the advertising profession as well as many civic, fraternal and charitable activities. After his death in 1954, the Board of Directors of the Advertising Club of Baton Rouge established the Goldsby Award, to be presented to worthy recipients for outstanding contributions in the interest of advertising.

2019 – Stafford Wood
2018 – John Maginnis
2017 – Connie McLeod
2016 – Steve Davison
2015 – Jeff Wright
2014 – Curtis Vann
2013 – Tommy Teepel
2012 – Julio Melara
2011 – Don Cassano
2010 – Elizabeth Perry
2009 – Francelle Theriot
2008 – Saundra Lane
2007 – Jeff English
2006 – Greg Milneck
2005 – Gerry Lane
2004 – Angela deGravelles
2003 – David Humphreys
2002 – Jensen Holiday
2001 – Jensen Holiday
2000 – Otey White, Karen Gaupp-Wozniak
1999 – Rod Parker
1998 – Rolfe McCollister, Jr.
1997 – Gerald Bower
1996 – Charles East, Jr.
1995 – Al McDuff
1994 – Pat Cheramie
1993 – Gus Wales
1992 – Sonny Cranch
1991 – Diane Allen
1990 – J.H. Martin
1989 – Sandy Deslatte
1988 – Martin Flanagan
1987 – Cyril Vetter
1986 – Gus Weill
1985 – Allen McCarty
1984 – Don Berlin
1983 – Jules Mayeux, Grace McElveen
1982 – Don Stewart
1981 – Bob Furlow
1980 – Art Root
1979 – Mervin Rhys
1978 – Jerry Turk
1977 – Kevin Reilly
1976 – Charlie Kantrow
1975 – Lamar Simmons
1974 – Charles Manship
1973 – Ralph Sims
1972 – Orene Muse
1971 – Douglas L. Manship
1970 – Roger Davison
1969 – Annie-Claire Mote
1968 – Jack Sanders
1967 – Tom Gibbens
1966 – Allan Brent
1965 – Pres Kors
1964 – Bob Earle
1963 – Tommy McGuire
1962 – Lee Herzberg
1961 – Charles Garvey
1960 – J.B. Myers
1959 – Vic Ehr
1958 – Frank Kean
1957 – Alvin H. Meyer
1956 – Roland Caldwell
1955 – Foy Bennett

Ralph Sims Award

Honoring Lifetime Achievement in Advertising Education
Ralph Sims was a member of the American Advertising Federation–Baton Rouge from 1965 till 2009. He served as President in 1967-68 and was honored with the Pete Goldsby Award in 1973. Prior to retiring, Sims worked as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Fidelity National Bank. In honor and recognition of Mr. Sim’s achievements and contributions to our organization, AAF–BR presents an annual award of excellence to an advertising professional in the Baton Rouge area who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and mentoring of area college and university students in the fields of advertising, design and related fields. The Board of Directors solicits nominations in March of each year and votes for the winner at the April board meeting. The award is presented at the May “Salute to Students” luncheon.

2019 – Amber Goodwin
2018 – Jeremy Grassman
2017 – Hunter Territo
2016 – Dr. Lance Porter
2015 – Dr. Yongick Jeong
2014 – Greg Milneck
2013 – Jason Feirman
2012 – Martin Flanagan
2011 – Otey White
2010 – Al McDuff
2009 – Karen Gaupp-Wozniak
2008 – Ralph Sims

Company Service Award

The Board of Directors presents the Company Service Award annually to a company in good standing who has given the most toward the betterment of American Advertising Federation–Baton Rouge and its activities during the previous calendar year.

2019 – Eye Wander Photography
2018 – Emprint / Moran Printing
2017 – Rebel Graphix
2016 – Lamar Graphics
2015 – Otey White & Associates
2014 – TriStar Graphics Group
2013 – Lamar Advertising Company

Rising Star Award

The American Advertising Federation–Baton Rouge Board of Directors presents the Rising Star Award annually to a member in good standing who has shown active involvement in club activities, given the most toward the betterment of the club, and set a shining example for other members.

2019 – Will Heflin
2018 – Andrew Reilley
2017 – James Peck
2016 – Vitalija Svencionyte
2015 – Barb Braud
2014 – Jay Watson
2013 – Josh Chenier
2012 – Peter Browne
2011 – Erin Trabeau
2010 – Tiffanie Hunter Pitre
2009 – Hunter Territo
2008 – David Coner
2007 – Kelley Criscoe
2006 – Michael Kraxenberger
2005 – Jennifer Maturin
2004 – Luther Gooch
2003 – Catherine Noel

Mosaic Champion Award

This award is inspired by the principles of the national American Advertising Federation’s Mosaic Council, the US advertising industry’s preeminent think tank on diversity and inclusion.

2019 – Quinton Jason
2018 – Orhan Mc Millan

Jeff Wright Memorial Scholarship

The Jeff Wright Memorial Scholarship is designed to assist and support an outstanding student who has shown significant professional promise and a commitment to a career in the advertising/creative industry and their supporting sectors. It is dedicated to the memory of Jeff Wright, a loving husband and an accomplished Baton Rouge advertising professional who supported the American Advertising Federation–Baton Rouge and mentored many of its members. The scholarship provides $2,000 to be applied to the recipient’s current or future university’s tuition and fees plus an honorary one-year membership in AAF–BR .

2019 – Jennifer Hernandez
2018 – Tiffany Landry
2017 – Kathleen Smith
2016 – Hye Jung
2015 – Sophie Goodgion
2014 – Jenny Dillon

National & District Awards

The American Advertising Federation awards “Club of the Year” for Division and District levels. Our club has a prestigious history having achieved these honors:

National AAF: Div. III Club of the Year

5-Time Winners

2016-2017 – Trenton Bland, President
2010-2011 – Jason Feirman, President
2000-2001 – Danielle Chapman, President
1999-2000 – Nicole Duet Latiolais, President
1994-1995 – Karen Gaupp-Wozniak, President

National AAF: Div. III Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives Award

2018-2019 – Patrick Box, President

District 7 AAF: Div. III Club of the Year

22-Time Winners

2018-2019 – Patrick Box, President
2017-2018 – Theresa Nguyen, President
2016-2017 – Trenton Bland, President
2015-2016 – Becky Sadler, President
2014-2015 – Jason Broha, President
2013-2014 – Brian Rodriguez, President
2012-2013 – Hunter Territo, President
2011-2012 – Connie McLeod, President
2010-2011 – Jason Feirman, President
2009-2010 – Marielle Land Howard, President
2008-2009 – Ace Bourgeois, President
2007-2008 – Carol Shirley, President
2004-2005 – Glen Duncan, President
2001-2002 – Lee Scioneaux, President
2000-2001 – Danielle Chapman, President
1999-2000 – Nicole Duet Latiolais, President
1998-1999 – Elizabeth Perry, President
1997-1998 – Jeff English, President
1996-1997 – Nancy (Glaser) Steiner, President
1995-1996 – Pierre Guidroz, President
1994-1995 – Karen Gaupp-Wozniak, President
1993-1994 – Charles East, Jr., President

DISTRICT 7 Governors from AAF-BR

2017-2018 – Ace Bourgeois
2011-2012 – Elizabeth Perry
2009-2010 – Curtis Vann
2001-2002 – Charlie East
1992-1993 – Gus Wales
1990-1991 – Allen McCarty
1966-1967 – Annie-Claire Mote
1949-1950 – Lee Herzberg, Jr.

District 7 Governor’s Award

2010 – Saundra Lane
2003 – Kendra Kimmons
2002 – Jeff English

District 7 Up Your Ad Fed Award

2003 – 1st Place

District 7 Otis Dodge Memorial Award

2013 – Ace Bourgeois
2005 – Elizabeth Perry
1997 – Gus Wales
1996 – Gerald Bower
1970 – Annie-Claire Mote

District 7 Donald G. Hileman Award

2010 – Lance Porter, LSU
2005 – Dr. Anne Cunningham Osborne, LSU
1990 – Gerald Bower, LSU
1988 – Dr. Elsie Hebert, LSU

District 7 Bolton-Macvicar Award

2008-2009 – Amber Goodwin
2007-2008 – Gerald Bower

District 7 Jan Gardner Scholarship

2015-2016 – Hannah Alkadi, LSU
2009-2010 – Jeffrey Noel, LSU
2008-2009 – Mallory Broussard, LSU
2005-2006 – Katie East, LSU