Past Silver Medal Award Recipients

2017
Fay Ferguson
Co-CEO of Burrell Communications

2016
Chris Boothe
CEO, Mediavest|Spark, North America

2015
Tony Weisman
CEO Digitas North America

2014
David Selby
President, Managing Partner
SCC

2013
Rishad Tobaccowala
Chair of DigitasLBi and Razorfish
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at VivaKi

2012
John Muszynski
SMG Exchange (SMGx)

2011
Ron Bess
Euro RSCG North America

2010
Howard Draft
Draftfcb

2009
Carla R. Michelotti
Leo Burnett Company, Inc.

2008
Betsy Holden
McKinsey & Comapny

2007
Bill Lamar Jr.
McDonald's Corporation

2006
John H. Johnson
Johnson Publishing

2005
Jack Klues
Starcom MediaVest Group

2004
Bob Scarpelli
DDB Chicago 

2002
Ralph Campagna
Off The Street Club 

2000
Rick Fizdale
Leo Burnett 

1999
Bud Frankel
Frankel 

1998
Tom Burrell
Burrell Communications Group 

1997
Ralph Rydholm
EURO RSCG Tatham 

1996
George Lazarus
Chicago Tribune 

1985
Joe Sedelmaier
Sedelmaier Productions 

1984
William E. Ross
Tatham Laird & Kudner

1983
Keith Reinhard
Needham Harper & Steers/USA 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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