Announcements

 

2017 Irene Runnels-Paula McStay Scholarship Winners

We want to congratulate this year’s recipients of the Irene Runnels –Paula McStay $5,000 scholarships, Rita de Obarrio & Breck Faught.

Rita de ObarrioRita de Obarrio is one of our recipients for this year’s Irene Runnels- Paula McStay Scholarship. Rita is an international student currently attending SMU with a double major in Advertising and Psychology and a minor in Business.  She plans on graduating in May 2018.  During her college enrollment, Rita took on two internships to gain knowledge in the advertising world.  One with 4Ever Magic Corp (Disney consumer products) and the other in Panama City as a digital assistant where she was able to create a social playbook for Lexus & Toyota.  She believes the more we learn and know, the more creative we can be.  For her, women such as Paula McStay serve as an inspiration and reminder that, regardless of our gender, through hard work we can achieve great things and make positive influences in every field.  After her undergraduate graduation, she would like to continue her studies by pursuing a master’s degree in marketing management at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.  Her goal is to utilize her education to make an impact internationally in today’s advertising industry.  

Breck FaughtBreck Faught is also one of our recipients for this year’s Irene Runnels- Paula McStay Scholarship.  Breck is currently attending Texas Tech University with a major in Advertising and a minor in Business. She plans on graduating in May 2018.  Along with owning her own photography business since May of 2011, Breck has held multiple positions in the advertising field, such as a local reporter/photographer for Town Talk Radio and a social media director at Exceptional Events Texas.  While managing a small business, participating in extracurricular activities, volunteering in various organizations, Breck has maintained an overall 4.0 GPA and remained on the President’s list for Fall 2015, Spring 2016 & Fall 2016. Breck feels that the heart of advertising is uniting the consumer and the advertiser. And she believes her entrepreneurship and recent work experiences have influenced her ability to do just that.

 

Congrats To Our Awards of Excellence Winners!

We are excited to announce the nominees for the Awards of Excellence 2016 Gala!   

Category Company
1. TELEVISION/CABLE: LOCAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE   
a) Cathy Norman Telemundo
b) Jennifer Gray KTVT-Winner
c) Jimmy Hare Spectrum
d) Juliann Delozier WFAA
e) Lynette Forney CW33
   
2. TELEVISION/CABLE: LOCAL SALES MANAGER OR NATIONAL SALES MANAGER   
a) Brian Gee WFAA
b) Eric Atchley Spectrum
c) John Bounds Telemundo
d) Kyle Krebs KXAS
e) Mark Henager CW33-Winner
   
3. TELEVISION/CABLE: LOCAL GENERAL MANAGER OR DIRECTOR OF SALES   
a) Gary Schneider KTVT
b) Jeff Gurley KDFW
c) Mike Devlin WFAA
d) Sara Fulmer CW33-Winner
e) Tiffany Celli Spectrum
f) John Trevino KXTX
   
4. TELEVISION: TRAFFIC, CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT   
a) Denise Johnson CW33
b) Illya Roberts Spectrum
c) Jennifer Padgett WFAA
d) Lisa Navo KTVT-Winner
e) Nancy Harmon KXAS
   
5.   NATIONAL TELEVISION/CABLE REP FIRM: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE   
a) Angela Burdick Katz Media Group
b) Darrell Green NBC Universal
c) Julie Mercer ABC National TV Sales-Winner
d) Stephanie Burpo NCC
e) Twila Hill CBS Spot
   
6.   NATIONAL TELEVISION/CABLE REP FIRM: TEAM MANAGER   
a) Ben Fitchtenbaum Telemundo National Sales
b) Brian Dillon NBC Universal
c) John White CBS Spot
d) Mark Hawkins NCC
e) Sandy Cooke ABC National TV Sales-Winner
   
7.   RADIO: LOCAL ACCOUNT EXECITUVE   
a) Alissa Pena Radio One
b) Cameron Smith CBS Radio
c) Carlene Swensson Cumulus
d) Charlotte Allison iHeart Media-Winner
   
8. RADIO: LOCAL SALES MANAGER OR NATIONAL SALES MANAGER   
a) Kevin Maus iHeart Media
b) Paul Davis CBS Radio
c) Stephen Delasbour Radio One
d) Steve Holm Cumulus-Winner
   
9.   RADIO: LOCAL GM, GSM, or DOS  
a) Alec Drake Cumulus-Winner
b) Kevin Cassidy CBS Radio
c) Tami Honesty Radio One
   
10. RADIO: TRAFFIC - CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT  
a) Camisha Loving CBS Radio
b) Johnnie Tally Cumulus
c) Julie Davis iHeart Media
d) Rowena Montgomery Radio One-Winner
   
11.   NATIONAL RADIO REP FIRM: SALES MANAGER  
a) Adrienne Acuna Univision Radio Sales
b) Huy Pham iHeart Radio
c) Julie Quarm Gen Media Partners-Winner
d) Nicky Cassidy Entercom Sales
e) Robert Fabian Katz Radio
   
12.   NATIONAL RADIO REP FIRM: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE  
a) Alison Rae Gen Media Partners-Winner
b) Brenda Deaton Katz Radio Group
c) Clay Frenzel CBS Entercom National Sales
d) Deb Murphy Regional reps Corp
e) Larry Brown iHeart Radio
   
13.   DIGITAL MEDIA SALES: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TV, RADIO, PRINT, DIGITAL PROPERTY  
a) Adam Thomas WFAA
b) Ashley Ripp Pandora
c) Brad Geminder iHeart Media
d) Rick Westhoff CBS Radio
e) Tiffany Anderson KXAS-Winner
   
14.   DIGITAL MEDIA SALES: SALES MANAGER TV, RADIO, PRINT, DIGITAL   
a) Andrew Yeager KXAS
b) Haley Dugas Pandora
c) Paul Wetherhill iHeart Media
d) Russ Wilson CBS Radio
e) Stacie Poythress Spectrum-Winner
   
15.   DIGITAL MEDIA: AGENCY LEADERSHIP OF DIGITAL STRATEGY  
a) Bobby Paschall The Barber Shop Marketing
b) Brad McCormick Moroch
c) Eric Schaefer Southwest Media Group
d) Jaquie Hoyos The Richards Group
e) Rob Enright The Ward Group-Winner
f) Sam Bloom Camelot
   
16.   DIGITAL MEDIA: AGENCY DIGITAL ACCOUNT MANAGER   
a) Cody Bailey Moroch
b) Josh Morphew Camelot
c) Kindra Rigoulot Southwest Media Group
d) Lacy Edwards The Ward Group
e) Stephanie Wavro Asher Media-Winner
   
17.   OUT OF HOME: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - OUTDOOR, TRANSIT, DIRECT MAIL, EXPERIENTIAL   
a) Christy Schmidt Outfront Media
b) Jeff Daniels Clear Channel-Winner
   
18.   OUT OF HOME: SALES MANAGER - OUTDOOR, TRANSIT, DIRECT MAIL, EXPERIENTIAL   
a) Amber Goynes Grandesign Media Services-Winner
b) Scott Newman Outfront Media
c) Zack Danielson Outfront Media
   
19. PRINT MEDIA: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINE  
a) Leila Myers MNI-Winner
   
20.   RISING STAR: AGENCY, TELEVISION, RADIO, OUT OF HOME, PRINT, DIGITAL  
a) Amber Decker Telemundo National Sales
b) Glynn Price Radio One
c) John Kemp KTVT-Winner
d) Lauren Albin YUME
e) Paul Wetherhill iHeart Media
   
21.   LOCAL AGENCY: REGIONAL OR NATIONAL SPOT BROADCAST BUYER  
a) Gaela Renee Hall The Barber Shop Marketing
b) Katey Smart Southwest Media Group
c) LaDonna Miller The Richards Group
d) Lauren Cole Universal McCann
e) Lynn Fraker The Loomis Agency
f) Melodie Cottingham Camelot-Winner
   
22.   LOCAL AGENCY: DFW SPOT OR BROADCAST BUYER  
a) Gwendolyn Williams The Richards Group-Winner
b) Melissa Wolf Southwest Media Group
c) Stephanie McCallister Asher Media
d) Tisha Welsh Moroch
e) Vicki Cornelius Camelot
   
23.   LOCAL AGENCY: REGIONAL OR NATIONAL BROADCAST PLANNER  
a) Allison Archer Asher Media-Winner
b) Cassie Bunch TM Advertising
c) Elyse Gibson Southwest Media Group
d) Katelynn Martin The Richards Group
e) Kristen Hamilton Moroch
   
24.   LOCAL AGENCY: TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT  
a) Alicia Espinoza Camelot-Winner
b) Clancey Clarke The Barber Shop Marketing
c) Mandy Kinsey The Richards Group
d) Tammy Blake Moroch
e) Wendy Struhs Southwest Media Group
   
25.   LOCAL AGENCY: MEDIA DIRECTOR OR MEDIA SUPERVISOR   
a) Aimee Herron The Loomis Agency
b) Alex Walker Universal McCann
c) Jackie Barrera Asher Media-Winner
d) Matt Powell Moroch
e) Otto Bischoff Global Team Blue
   
26.   LOCAL AGENCY: OWNER, PRESIDENT, PRINCIPAL OR VICE PRESIDENT   
a) Carla Shoope Global Team Blue-Winner
b) Lowery Ferguson Universal McCann
c) Shirley Ward The Ward Group
d) Tom Kalahar Camelot
e) Tom Moroch Moroch
   
27.   LOCAL AGENCY: AGENCY OF THE YEAR   
a) Moroch  
b) Southwest Media Group  
c) The Barber Shop Marketing  -Winner
d) The Richards Group  
e) Universal McCann  

 

THANK YOU ALL!

 

Silver Award of Excellence Recipient Announced

The Richards Group’s Stan Richards Named DFW-AWM 34th Silver Award of Excellence Recipient

DALLAS (February 24, 2017) -- The Dallas/Fort Worth affiliate of Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is pleased to announce that Stan Richards, founder and principal of The Richards Group, is the recipient of the 34th annual Silver Award of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award.

Stan RichardsSilver Award of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award given by the DFW-AWM chapter, it is presented annually to a media professional in Dallas/Fort Worth who is above reproach both in regard to the hiring and promoting of women and promoting and helping the media business; directly contributes to the community at large; has made a direct, positive impact on the DFW media community; solely represents a commitment to excellence; and whose accomplishments are an example to others in the media and business community.

Stan founded The Richards Group as a freelance practice after graduating from Pratt Institute in New York. His work has received awards in virtually every major competition in the world, and broader recognition has followed. 

He was chosen by the Dallas Society of Visual Communications as “the single individual who, over his career, has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of creative standards in the Southwestern United States.” His alma mater, Pratt, honored him with a Distinguished Alumnus Award. The leading trade magazine, Advertising Age, featured Stan as a cover story; he was included in The Wall Street Journal’s “Giants of Our Time” series; named an Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine and most recently was selected to be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame’s 2017 class.

The University of Texas honored Stan with its Reddick Award for leadership in communication, preceded by honorees Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner, and Bill Moyers. Southern Methodist University announced the Stan Richards Creative Chair and, in the same year, Stan received the AIGA Gold Medal, the award for career achievement in design. 

In 1999, Stan received the highest honor available to a creative with his election to the Art Directors Hall of Fame, joining such luminaries as Walt Disney, Norman Rockwell, and Andy Warhol. 

And in 2014, the University of Texas renamed its nationally recognized advertising program the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations. 

In addition, Stan serves, or has served, on many boards: The Salvation Army, Episcopal School of Dallas, YMCA, Cooper Aerobics Enterprises, Dallas Symphony Association, United Way, the Creative Committee of the 4A’s, Pratt Institute Board of Trustees, and the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. 

Apart from business, Stan’s interests include skiing in Utah and fly-fishing the backwaters of Laguna Madre. He is an avid runner, having logged 45,000 miles. 

In her nomination of Stan Richards, Diane Fannon, Principal at The Richards Group, said “This agency began in the corner of Stan’s garage apartment. And it has grown, blossomed, and achieved industry milestones because of Stan’s ability to recognize talent and foster an environment where that talent has the freedom to thrive.”

Stephanie Vanderlinden, Principal at The Richards Group, added “I think you’d be hard-pressed to find many agencies that have women at the helm of their analytics, media, new business, public relations, brand management, creative, and strategy teams. But we do. And we have for a long time.”

The 34th Annual AWM Awards of Excellence Gala recognizing Stan Richards and top DFW media professionals will be held Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Dallas Hyatt Regency Hotel at 6:00 PM. For more information about the gala, go to www.allwomeninmedia-dfw.org.

Alliance of Women in Media is a national, nonprofit organization of men and women who work in the media and allied fields. Founded in 1951 as American Women in Radio and Television, AWM (formerly American Women in Radio and Television) is proud to represent men and women engaged in all aspects of creating high-quality media and related services. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.