TAFEF Hall of Achievement Awards

Every fall, the Tucson Advertising Federation Educational Foundation (TAFEF) honors Tucson’s notable advertising professionals – past, present, and future – by hosting the annual TAFEF Hall of Achievement (HOA) Awards. Those awards include induction of honorees into the Tucson Advertising Hall of Fame, which recognizes marketing and industry professionals who have led, mentored, and inspired others as part of the AAFT.

Other Hall of Achievement awards include the AAF Silver Medal Award for lifelong contributions to the industry here, the Ad Professional of the Year, for being an outstanding role model to others in the industry, and the Next Generation Award, which recognizes outstanding advertising professionals, age 40 and younger, who have made a significant impact on the industry.

2024 HOA Awards Ceremony

This year's HOA awards event will be held at the Hacienda Del Sol on Sept. 5, 2024. Nomination forms for the 2024 AAF Silver Medal Award, Ad Professional of the Year, Next Generation Award, and HOA Inductees can be found here. All HOA nominations are due April 5, 2024.

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2023 Hall of Achievement Recipients

Silver Medal Award: Jennifer Nunn, Market Manager/Vice President of Sales at Clear Channel Outdoor Tucson. The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal is a nationally recognized award honoring individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern.

Ad Professional of the Year: Joan Lee, Account Executive at KDRI Radio The Drive. This award recognizes marketing and advertising professionals who have led, mentored, and inspired others to succeed.

Hall of Fame Inductee: Linda Fahey, President of Dark Horse Media. HOA inductees are recognized as the best among local industry professionals who have led, mentored, and inspired others to succeed in this industry.

Hall of Fame Inductee: John Hudak, Publisher of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine/Conley Media Group. HOA inductees are recognized as the best among local industry professionals who have led, mentored, and inspired others to succeed in this industry.

The Next Generation Award: Daniela Siqueiros, Director of Advertising & Marketing at Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. This award recognizes advertising professionals 40 and younger who are making a significant impact on the industry through leadership, career achievements, and personal qualities that also inspire others to excel.

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