TAFEF Hall of Achievement Awards

Every fall, TAFEF honors Tucson’s notable advertising professionals– past, present, and future–by hosting the annual Hall of Achievement 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.

The Tucson Advertising Federation Education Foundation (TAFEF), in conjunction with the American Advertising Federation Tucson (AAFT) honored the following advertising professionals at the 2021 Hall of Achievement Awards held September 9:

(L to R) Linda Welter, Patty Ruiz, Steve Earnhart, Lee Klein, Linda Fahey

Patty Ruiz, of Bustos Media, received the 2021 AAF Silver Medal Award for her life-long contributions to Tucson’s Advertising Industry.

Linda Welter of the Caliber Group, and Steve Earnhart, of iHeart Radio, were inducted into the Tucson Advertising Hall of Fame, which recognizes marketing and industry professionals who have led, mentored and inspired others as part of the Tucson Advertising Federation.

Linda Fahey, of Dark Horse Media, was recognized as the 2021 Ad Professional of the Year, for being an outstanding role model to others in the industry.

Lee Klein, of Cox Media, received the Next Generation Award, which recognizes outstanding Advertising Professionals, age 40 and younger, who have made a significant impact on the industry.

Net proceeds from the AAFT Advertising Hall of Achievement event benefits the Tucson Advertising Federation Educational Foundation, a 501(C)3 charitable organization.

HALL OF FAME AWARDS
AAF SILVER MEDAL AWARDS
ADVERTISING PRO OF THE YEAR
NEXT GENERATION AWARD
GOLDEN MIC AWARD
GOLDEN PEN AWARD
PHYLLIS EHLINGER WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
OTHER AWARDS
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