Washington Business Journal and DC AD Club host Legends & Leaders Gala

Washington Business Journal and DC AD Club host Legends & Leaders Gala

Advertising Week DC Legends & Leaders Gala

Greg Kihlstrom of VP of the DC Ad Club and of company Carousel30; Lindsey Bucklew of Klewism Jewelry; and Paul Dunning of Capitol Communicator

By Punch Correspondent Kia Scipio 

Photos by Tim Lundin  – TDLphoto.com

Earlier in this very busy month of October, the Washington Business Journal, the staid and reputable business-focused publication, joined forces with the DC AD Club for the 10th Anniversary of Advertising Week DC. This also marked the 95th Anniversary of the DC Ad Club. The night of October 3rd, a sold-out crowd of 160 advertising and marketing professionals gathered at the Historic Howard Theatre for the Legends & Leaders Gala—a night of celebration and recognition.

Advertising Week DC Legends & Leaders Gala

Cary Hatch Co-Chair of Legends and Leaders Gala and company affiliation of MDB Communications; Debra L. Lee Legends & Leaders Brand Champion Honoree and company affiliation BET; and Sherri Anne Green, President of the DC Ad Club and company affiliation LM&O Advertising

Advertising luminaries paid tribute to the entrepreneurs, creative geniuses, marketing strategists and media mavens who have built Washington’s marketing communications industry. The night recognized firms and individuals that have led to the industry success we realize today. Distinguished executives from the top firms in the Washington Business Journal Book of Lists—Advertising and PR executives, Media, Digital and Creative leaders—were in attendance.

As part of the festivities, the DC Ad Club honored Debra L. Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks, with the Legends & Leaders Brand Champion Award. The award, presented for the first time last night, recognized the extraordinary achievements of men and women who have made significant contributions to branding, commerce and society, while inspiring and mentoring future generations.

Advertising Week DC Legends & Leaders Gala

Michael Miller and Amanda Sheehan of Comcast Spotlight flank “President Obama” (Reggie Brown)

Advertising Week DC Legends & Leaders Gala

The event was emceed by Pat Lawson Muse of NBC Washington, and featured a performance by Emmy-award winning comedian and President Obama impersonator Reggie Brown.

Advertising Week DC Legends & Leaders Gala

Carol Ann Montoya Executive Director of the DC Ad Club; Anuj Vedak Board Member of the DC Ad Club and of company Chief; Sherri Anne Green President of the DC Ad Club, Co-Chair of Advertising Week DC and of company LM&O Advertising; Greg Kihlstrom VP of the DC Ad Club and company Carousel30; Jodie Warren DC Ad Club Board of Directors and company MDB Communications; Debbie Kaplan DC Ad Club Board of Directors and Kaplan Consulting; Karen Riordan Co-Chair of Advertising Week DC, DC Ad Club Board of Directors and of company SmithGifford; Partick Rafferty DC Ad Club Board of Directors and company RaffertyWeiss Media; Amanda Sheehan DC Ad Club Board of Directors and company Comcast Spotlight; and Tiffany Bacon DC Ad Club Board of Directors and company rp3.

Alix Montes of LM&O Advertiing, Louise Salas of LMS Creative, Ron Owens of Ron Owens & Associates, and Susy Jordan of Interface Media Group

Alix Montes of LM&O Advertiing, Louise Salas of LMS Creative, Ron Owens of Ron Owens & Associates, and Susy Jordan of Interface Media Group

Travis Reid of NBC Washington, Katie Conway of NBC Washington, Seth Niman of MDB Communications, and Ray Riller of NBC Washington

Travis Reid of NBC Washington, Katie Conway of NBC Washington, Seth Niman of MDB Communications, and Ray Riller of NBC Washington

For more information on DC AD Club, please click HERE.

About Kia Scipio:
Punch Playlist Correspondent Kia Scipio believes that “music makes the people come together.” While she’d love to create a soundtrack to go along with her daily activities, Kia is perfectly happy listening to the music created by others, both known and up and coming, and frequently attends concerts and live shows. She is the Manager of Attorney Professional Development at a national law firm in the DC office. She lives in Maryland. For more on Kia’s musings on all things, including music, her blog is HYPERLINK "http://www.thatsjustmytwocents.com" www.thatsjustmytwocents.com and follow her on Twitter @justkia76.
TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,