Annually, AAF Spokane recognizes one person as the Advertising Professional (Ad Pro) of the Year. For nearly sixty years, this award has recognized ad professionals for their contributions to the advertising industry and their position in the Spokane business community. AAF also honors the current recipient with their inclusion in a book honoring all Ad Pros from across the country that is distributed at the National conference each June.
Deadline to submit nominations for our 2017 Ad Pro was Monday, January 22, 2018.
Current Ad Pro
Klündt | Hosmer
Ad Pro of the Year Winner for 2016
Nominate an Ad Pro
Nominations are no longer being accepted for the 2017 Ad Pro. They are accepted each year from December 15 through January 20. Please check back in December to nominate someone for the 2018 AdPro.
Ad Pro Criteria
Please nominate anyone from a member business who you feel has been a positive force within AAF Spokane, the community, and their company in local advertising and/or related fields.
This can be recognition for industry achievement or for someone who has just worked hard to make a difference. Please note, this is not intended to be a lifetime achievement award and should reflect the person’s recent activity as well as their involvement in AAF Spokane.
Nominees are accepted from the general membership with additional nominees submitted by the Ad Pro selection committee during the selection meeting. Also, nominees from the previous year are considered for the current year’s award.
The selection committee is made up of past Ad Pro recipients, one representative from the Board of Directors, and the Executive Director of AAF Spokane.
Past Ad Pros
AAF Spokane would like to thank all of these past Ad Pros for their commitment to AAF Spokane and our community.
2015, Tyler Lafferty, Seven 2 2014, Mellie Price, Global Credit Union 2013, Jean Klündt, Klündt | Hosmer Design 2012, Shawn Davis, Zipline Interactive 2011, Nick Murto, Seven2 Interactive 2010, Greg Stiles, Spokane Falls Community College 2009, Kosta Panidis, Clear Channel Radio 2008, Dean Davis, Dean Davis Photography 2007, Ed Miller, Miller White Runkle 2006, Coleen Quisenberry, Quisenberry Marketing & Design 2005, Darin Klündt, Klündt | Hosmer Design 2004, CK Anderson, Anderson Mraz Design 2003, Steve Johnston, Johnston Printing 2002, Mark Dahlstrom, North By Northwest 2001, John Baechlor, Hanna & Associates 2000, John Mraz, Anderson Mraz Design 1999, Dayne Hanna, Hanna & Associates 1998, Bill Robinson, Robinson Research 1997, Don Hamilton, Hamilton Photography & Film 1996, Joyce M. Cameron, American Red Cross 1995, Bob Runkle, WhiteRunkle 1994, John Robideaux, Robideaux & Associates 1993, Toni Robideaux, Robideaux & Associates 1992, Al LaCom, KXLY TV. 1991, Ed Clark, Clark White & Associates 1990, Chuck Birmingham, KHQ TV 1989, Bill Burke, Burke Marketing 1988, Shaun O.L. Higgins, The Spokesman-Review 1987, Jack C. White, Clark White Associates 1986, Ray Lawton, Lawton Printing
1985, Bob Coons, Boulevard Consulting 1984, Linda Kerr Kuhns, KREM-TV 1983, Frank Schoonover, Washington Mutual 1982, Birney J. Blair 1981, Jude Onthank 1980, Jerry Shackette 1979, Harold E. Hodge 1978, Larry Gants, KHQ 1977, Donna Lipe, Quinn-Lipe Advertising 1976, Dean Woodring 1975, Florence Petheram 1973, Maurice Hickey 1972, William L. Hart 1971, Ken Degerness, Degerness & Associates 1969, R.H. “Bob” Lewis 1968, Keith Oka 1967, Bryant Rooney, Markham Outdoor Advertising 1966, C.H. “Tiny” Talbot 1965, Thomas Hogan 1964, Robert Showacre 1963, Virgil Warren 1962, Paul Cartier 1961, Marie Ferrell 1960, Gilbert Swanson 1959, Robert Sprague 1958, Arthur Madsen 1957, Hal Bacon 1956, Randall Johnson