2019 Recognition banquet

AAF-Lubbock and the Lubbock Avalanche Journal Present
Silver Medal Award & West Texas Trailblazers

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Join us for our end-of-year recognition banquet where we will honor this year's Silver Medal Award recipient and the inaugural class of the West Texas Trailblazers presented by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

This year's Silver Medal Award winner is Stephen (Steve) Beasley, retired Advertising Director and Publisher of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

The West Texas Trailblazers are:
James Hodgins, Advertising Instructor at Texas Tech College of Media & Communication
Allison Matherly, Social Media Manager at Texas Tech University Marketing & Communications
Susie Pfeiffer, Creative Director at UMC Health System
Rico Vega, Director of Creative Services at Slate Group

The banquet will take place on Thursday, June 27 at the Willows Event Center. Happy hour starts at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. The presentation will be from 7:30-9:00 pm. Cocktail dress is requested.

Seats are limited for this event, so we ask you to purchase your tickets in advance. RSVPs must be made by Friday, June 21.

The American Advertising Federation's Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry's standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Annually, the AAF's Ad Clubs bestow this honor upon outstanding members of the local advertising community. The award serves to enhance the image of advertising by recognizing a locally well-known person for his or her advertising and community involvement.

The West Texas Trailblazers will recognize a handful of advertising professionals under the age of 40 who have made their mark on our industry. Recipients were selected based on their creative contributions, demonstration of leadership, impact on our community, and overall professional excellence.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Title Sponsor: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Gold Sponsor: Texas Tech College of Media & Communication

Silver Sponsor: Texas Tech Department of Advertising