2011 Advertising Hall of Achievement
Recognizing Top Young Advertising Talent of the Industry
Induction Ceremonies Held on the West Coast for the First Time
Inductees From Chobani, Droga5, Facebook, BING and MSN, MAGNAGLOBAL, Paramount Pictures, Wieden+Kennedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advertising Hall of Achievement has long been the hallmark in recognizing the leading young advertising professionals age 40 and under; on November 2, another seven young superstars will be inducted in the Hall. The program is operated by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the same organization which operates the Advertising Hall of Fame.

The 19th class of inductees are: Jonny Bauer, Head of Strategy, Droga5; Carolyn Everson, Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook; Eric Hadley, General Manager, Worldwide Marketing, BING and MSN; Iain Tait, Global Interactive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy; Amy Powell, Executive Vice President, Interactive Marketing Strategies & Film Production, Paramount Pictures; Brian Monahan, Managing Partner, Intelligence Practice, MAGNAGLOBAL; and Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO, President & Founder, Chobani, Agro Farma.

Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO, President & Founder, Chobani, Agro Farma, will also be presented with the esteemed Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award. Since 1996, this award has recognized an inductee who has demonstrated an exceptionally high commitment to public service and the betterment of both the advertising industry and the community.

Kim Kelleher, Worldwide Publisher of TIME and co-chair of the 2011 Council of Judges, said, “These are extremely gifted individuals who are trailblazers in today’s advertising industry. We have observed some incredible work so far, but I believe we have yet to see their true masterpieces.”

“We’ve selected emerging leaders who are not only reinventing the rules of advertising, they’re focusing their considerable talents on the most pressing social issues of our time. If the work we’ve seen from their young and foolish years is any indication of things to come, we should prepare to be amazed,” added Council of Judges co-chair Adam Werbach, Chief Sustainability Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi; Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi S.

For the first time ever, the Advertising Hall of Achievement induction ceremonies and luncheon will be held on the West Coast, at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, a location that is ideal to the mission of this program – seeking out the industry pioneers and rising talent of the industry. The Hall of Achievement includes 129 members with expertise spanning the entire spectrum of the advertising industry, from the publishing world to online digerati. Last year, over 400 top advertising executives attended the event to celebrate the 2010 inductees.

“This move to the West Coast recognizes both the pioneering nature of our inductees, and the ever-expanding linkage between our industry and Silicon Valley,” said James Edmund Datri, president & CEO of the AAF.

Event tickets and sponsorship packages are available. For detailed information, please contact Lisa Rubin, VP, Events and Corporate Services, at 1-800-999-2231 or via email at lrubin@aaf.org. For more information on the 2011 Advertising Hall of Achievement, go to http://www.aaf.org/ahoa. For the 2011 sponsorship kit, click here.

2011 Advertising Hall of Achievement Council of Judges

Kim Kelleher,* Worldwide Publisher, TIME
Adam Werbach,* Chief Sustainability Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi; Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi S

Richard Beaven, Worldwide CEO, Initiative
Michael Burgi, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Communications Director, Starcom MediaVest
Wendy Clark,*+ Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing Communications & Capabilities, The Coca-Cola Company
Lynne Collins,+ Vice President and Director, Communications, Saatchi & Saatchi
Laura Desmond,*+ Global CEO, Starcom MediaVest Worldwide
David Droga,* CEO, Droga5
John Durham,+ CEO, Managing General Partner, catalyst S+F
Beth-Ann Eason,*+ Senior Vice President/GM, Epicurious, Gourmet Live, Brides.com, Condé Nast
Daryl Evans, Vice President, Consumer Advertising and Marketing, AT&T
Sean Finnegan,*+ CEO, Geomentum
Alain Groenendaal, President and CEO, Wing
Hilary Hamer,+ Senior Vice President, Group Management Director, Draftfcb
Julia Huang,+ CEO, interTrend
Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO, Media Link Worldwide
Steve Katelman, Head of Global Partnerships, Omnicom Media Group
Jacki Kelley,*+ Global CEO, UM
Chris Kempczinski,*+ Senior Vice President, U.S. Grocery Division, Kraft
Jeff Levick*
Vicki Lins,+ Chief Marketing Officer, Canoe Ventures
Emmanuel Marques, Vice President, Marketing, Media Strategy & Activation, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Rob Master,*+ Vice President, Global Media, Unilever
Brandon McCormick, Head of Global Communications, Monetization, Facebook
Peter McGuinness,* President and CEO, DDB Chicago
Kathy Mitchell,+ Executive Vice President, Client Services, AlterSeekers; Governor, AAF District 14
Bob Molineaux, Founder and President, Venables Bell & Partners
Erin Nelson,*+ Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Bazaarvoice
Andrew Orcí, President and CEO, Orcí
John B. Osborn,* President and CEO, BBDO New York
Jonathan Perelman,+ Director, Global Industry Relations, Google Inc.
Jon Raj,*+ Founder and Managing Partner, Cello Partners
Pat Sloan, Senior Vice President, Corporate Director of Public Affairs, DDB Worldwide
Steve Stoute,* Founder and CEO, Translation Marketing
Linda Thomas Brooks,* President, Ingenuity Media, The Martin Agency
Michele Thornton, + Senior Director Emerging Partnerships, CNN Ad Sales

*Advertising Hall of Achievement member
+ Executive Committee member

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association, and the only association representing all facets of the advertising industry, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF also has 15 district operations, each located in and representing a different region of the nation. The AAF’s membership is comprised of nearly 100 blue chip corporate members comprising the nation’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies; a national network of 200 local federations, representing 40,000 advertising professionals, located in ad communities across the country; and 220 AAF college chapters, with over 6,000 student members. The AAF operates a host of programs and initiatives including the Advertising Hall of Fame, the ADDY® Awards, the National Student Advertising Competition, and the Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism. For more information on the full range of AAF programming, visit the AAF's website at www.aaf.org.