Next Generation Award
Recognizing advertising professionals age 40 and younger who are making a significant impact on the industry through their leadership, career achievements and personal qualities, which also inspires others to excel. Industries include media, design and advertising. A new inductee will be honored each year during the annual Hall of Achievement awards ceremony.
2019 Award Recipient
A Tucson native, Sarah has always held a passion for art and business. At age 10, she was an entrepreneur, selling her arts and crafts to family and friends. In high school, she participated in DECA. To pursue her passion, Sarah attended the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management an d graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Management and Marketing. As a Marketing Coordinator with Elle r’s Professional Development Center, Sarah had the opportunity to collaborate with staff and students on events and school promotions.
She launched her career at Madden Media as an Account Project Coordinator where she connected clients to Madden’s destination marketing solutions. She also took a position on the Ad2 Tucson Board of Directors as the Program’s Chair and initiated events that brought the Ad2 an AAF community together. As President of Ad2 Tucson, she had the opportunity to help launch a new website and build leadership and advertising community experience.
As her career continued with Madden, Sarah was promoted to specialize in digital marketing and eventually led the way for a new con tent marketing department where she became the Director of Content. Sarah rallied a team of content strategists an d specialists, and hundreds of freelance writers and social media influencers to tell the story of how travel is more than a verb, it is an experience, a feeling, and creates a true transformation. She has contributed to national-level award winning campaigns featuring brands such as Visit Tampa Bay, Visit Oakland. Visit Amarillo, Experience Kissimmee, and Table Rock Lake.
In 2018 Sarah received her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Arizona and graduated among the top 20% of her class. Her fellow students nominated her as the “Most Influential” of the MBA class.
Today, Sarah is the Vice President of Account Strategy with Madden Media where she leads the Account Management team and continues her passion for collaborating with clients on smart and creative marketing solutions.
Other Next Generation Award Recipients
• 2018: Alexis Favis, Madden Media
• 2017: Nickolas Duarte, Crown Chimp Productions
• 2016: James Patrick, JP Photography
• 2015: Julie Rustad, Julie Originals
• 2014: Susan Roe, Smart Pop Creative
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