The Advertising Hall of Achievement is the premier event recognizing top young thought leaders making a significant impact on our industry and their communities. The impressive alumni network–each selected by peers in the advertising industry–includes nearly 200 members who have transformed the landscape of advertising, entertainment and media.

Ceremonies & Dinner
November 16, 2023
The Lighthouse
Pier 61 | NYC

The Advertising Hall of Achievement is the industry's premier award for outstanding advertising professionals age 40 and under. The AAF established this program in 1993 as a way to recognize talented individuals whose leadership, career achievement and personal characteristics inspire others to excel.

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2023 Class

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Elicia Azali

Marketing Executive & Board Member

Elicia is no stranger to blazing new trails, driving customer-driven growth, and lifting as she climbs. Elicia believes "to whom much is given much is required"—she uses her voice as force for good and is not afraid to advocate for bold change that creates space for others to win. 

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Baldwin Cunningham

State Farm Insurance

Baldwin sits at the intersection of culture, entertainment, and innovation. Throughout his career, he's become a respected thought leader, culture curator, and creative nomad. At State Farm, Baldwin is transforming the media and partnership portfolio with a new perspective and redefining the approach to market. He is passionate about breaking barriers and dedicating his time and resources to mentoring young professionals. Baldwin co-founded the digital network Partnered and continues crafting groundbreaking campaigns, keeping his focus firmly on the future.

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Morgan DeBaun

Blavity Inc.

Morgan is a trailblazing entrepreneur, investor, and advisor who has dedicated her career to empowering Black consumers and professionals.  Her company, Blavity Inc., builds solutions for Black and multicultural audiences and those enterprises who want to reach them through content that reaches more than 250 million monthly readers.  Through it all, Morgan remains committed to empowering Black voices and positively impacting the world. “Our corporate mission is to build tools and platforms to advance Black happiness.” 

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Tammy Henault

National Basketball Association (NBA)

Currently leading marketing efforts at the NBA, Tammy’s mission is to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  This includes driving the launch of the NBA’s Next Gen Platform, NBA App and NBA ID, the league’s new global membership program.  She built a best-in-class marketing group during her earlier tenure at Paramount+, efforts that have only been exceeded by her community activism in support of API representation.

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Travis Montaque

Group Black / Crater

From a cashier at Chick-fil-A at the age of 15 to his current recognition as a next-generation entrepreneur, Travis is not only building businesses that tackle real problems head on but is also building them within the context of his values.  Travis believes in the “Inclusion Age”—the more we share, the more we are able to progress together.  Group Black does just that: it sets out to fuel a richer pipeline by dramatically changing the face of media ownership and investment.

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God-is Rivera

Essence Ventures

As a proud Black American woman hailing from the Bronx, NY, God-is believes passionately in amplifying all communities, and that they deserve to be recognized, respected, and rewarded—not counted out.  And when God-is has something to say, the industry listens. This has been apparent in how God-is has created new paths and roles in which she has amplified and advocated for diverse voices.  God-is has had and continues to drive industry impact, lifting as she climbs. 

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Perfecto Sanchez

Equity Quotient
Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award Recipient

Perfecto is dedicated to building brand solutions that drive measurable impact.  An Iraq War Veteran turned entrepreneur, Perfecto believes in making “doing good” more accessible.  As co-founder of Equity Quotient, an AI-powered stakeholder intelligence platform that aggregates socioeconomic data, he is enabling organizations to make smarter decisions to drive a more productive and inclusive economy.  Perfecto is also co-founder of Keep The Change, a for-purpose agency focused on shaping a more sustainable and equitable society.

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Chris Paul

NBA All-Star, Author, and Entrepreneur  
Cultural Force Award Recipient

Chris Paul personifies this multifaceted dimension of advertising. He’s been a pitchman, a video game collaborator, an outspoken advocate for racial equality—he’s even cloned himself. 

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