Advertising Hall of Fame


The Advertising Hall of Fame Executive Committee and Council of Judges elects the nominees for this prestigious award, which recognizes industry leaders who have been retired from their primary career for at least one full year. The committee also assists the AAF in the programming and sponsorship of this annual event. The Executive Committee and Council of Judges are chosen annually by the president of the American Advertising Federation and chairman of the Advertising Hall of Fame. Judges are selected for their knowledge of the history and personnel of the advertising industry. All nominations are presented to the Council of Judges, who make their selection by secret ballot. The election of candidates is made at the discretion of the Council of Judges, who may choose not to make a selection in any given year.


Bill Hagelstein, President and CEO, RPA

Vice Chair
Carter Murray, Worldwide CEO, FCB

Council of Judges
Jack Bamberger*
DK Bartley, Senior Vice President, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition SME Dentsu Aegis Network*
David Bell, Former CEO, Interpublic Group;  Senior Advisor, Oath *+
John Boiler, Founder and CEO, 72andSunny *
Christian Borges, Senior Vice President, Marketing, true[X] *
Paul Caine
David Campbell, Chair, AAF Council of Governors President;  COO, Chernoff Newman *
Peggy Conlon, Former CEO, Ad Council +
Frank Cooper, Global Chief Marketing Officer, BlackRock *
Andrew Essex, Founder and CEO, Plan A *
Carolyn Everson, Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook *
Daisy Exposito-Ulla, Chairman and CEO, d exposito & Partners *+
Rita Ferro, President, Advertising Sales and Partnerships, The Walt Disney Company *
Kirsten Flanik, President and CEO, BBDO New York 
Irwin Gotlieb, Senior Advisor, WPP *+
Marcus Harper, Head of Global Agencies and Advertisers, Quantcast 
Kendra Hatcher King, Vice President, Strategy and Consulting, Lead for South Region, Publicis.Sapient *
Steve Hayden, Former Vice Chair, Ogilvy & Mather +
Jim Heekin III, Executive Chairman, Grey Group *
Lisa Ryan Howard, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Media, The New York Times 
Kim Kelleher *
Jacki Kelley, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Bloomberg LP *
Patrick Lafferty, President US, mcgarrybowen 
Jeff Levick, CEO, The Players’ Tribune *
Lynn Lewis, President, East Coast and Global Chief Marketing Officer, UM Worldwide*
Karen List, Executive Director Agency and Industry Relations, Sports Marketing, The New York Times 
Sean Lyons, Global CEO, R/GA 
Ross Martin, CEO, Blackbird *
Renetta McCann, Chief Inclusion Experience Officer, Publicis Groupe 
David Messinger*
Carla Michelotti, Retired EVP and Chief Legal, Government, Corporate Affairs Officer, Leo Burnett+
Nancy Rabstejnek Nichols, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Weber Shandwick/IPG *
Kalina Nikolova, Executive Vice President, Strategy Viacom Marketing and Partner Solutions *
John Osborn, US CEO, OMD *
Amanda Richman, US CEO, Wavemaker *
Wally Snyder, Former President and CEO, AAF+
Keith Turco, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather *
Tara Walpert Levy, Vice President, Agency and Media Solutions, Google *
Tiffany R. Warren, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group; Founder & President, ADCOLOR*
Carol H. Williams, President, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Carol H. Williams Advertising+

*Executive Committee
+Advertising Hall of Fame Member
• Advertising Hall of Achievement Member

AAF Staff

Lisa Rubin, Executive Vice President, Events & Corporate Services
Beatrice V. Santacroce, Senior Manager, Special Events and Corporate Services