Industry Recognition Awards

Media Sales Professional of the Year

Tara Hungate

2017 Award Recipient

Tara started her career at KXEW Spanish radio, then “Radio Fiesta” in 1987 and joined Arizona Lotus Corp. in 1991.  

Tara started with Arizona Lotus Corp as an Account Executive for KLPX / KTKT and later KFMA as well.  Throughout her 25+ years with Arizona Lotus Corp. she has co-managed KLPX and was Sales Manager of KCMT La Caliente & KTKT La Buena for 13 years and is currently Sr. Account Executive for KCMT La Caliente & KTKT La Buena.       

Tara served on the board of directors for the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for 8 years including 2 years as Board Chair.  Tara has also been a member of Assistance League of Tucson for the past 16 years and currently serves on their Board.  Tara was named Sales Manager of the Year by industry magazine, Radio Ink in 2012.  She has lived in Tucson since 1977 and is committed to the progress of Tucson’s businesses and the community.

 

Tara Hungate

Tara Hungate
Sr. Account Executive
KLPX / KFMA / KCMT / KTKT
Arizona Lotus Corp.

 

Marketing Executive of the Year

Cara Frank

2017 Award Recipient

Cara joined Simpleview in 2008 as a Sales Associate and the moved into the role of Director of Marketing & Communications in 2009. She was recently promoted to Vice President of Marketing. In her role, Cara is responsible for the communication and marketing efforts of Simpleview products and services. Her past experience includes working as the Director of Convention Services for the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors (GMCVB). She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and works from the Wisconsin Simpleview office.

 

Cara Frank

Cara Frank 
Vice President of Marketing Simpleview


Creative Professional of the Year

Mike McPherson

2017 Award Recipient 

Mike McPherson is the Art Director for the DesertLeaf magazine. He has held
that position for almost 24 years. During his time there, the Leaf has grown
from a Catalina Foothills community newspaper to a respected, mature magazine.
Because of an eclectic content and oversized format, Mike has been able
to “push” designs that may not be traditional solutions for some magazines.
With assistance from the DesertLeaf staff he continues to meet the creative
challenges of a monthly publication.

Prior to the DesertLeaf he worked for several advertising agencies and design
fi rms in Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff. He also owned a small graphic design
studio locally. During his 32+ years as a graphic designer, Mike has won numerous
design awards and been recognized for his talents. 

 

Mike McPherson

Mike McPherson
Art Director
The DesertLeaf

Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year

Even Jedi Need a Kissimmee Vacation

2017 Award Recipient

Madden Media

Neil Bernardo, eMedia Creative Director
Curtis Thompson, Director of Development
Ivy Morris, Content Manager
Kathleen Johnson, Content Coordinator
Clara-Jane Saetren, Project Manager

Even Jedi Need a Kissimmee Vacation

 

Social Media Marketing Campaign of the Year

Kiss Campaign

2017 Award Recipient

Casino Del Sol

Jeffery White, Multi Media Social Designer
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2017 Creative Professional of the Year
Mike McPherson, Art Director, The Desert Leaf



2017 Social Media Marketing Campaign of the Year
"KISS Campaign"
Jeffery White, Multi Media Social Designer, Casino Del Sol