Ad Pro

What is an Ad Pro?

ACKNOWLEDGING DIFFERENCE-MAKERS IN REGIONAL ADVERTISING AND DESIGN

Each of us has a responsibility to make a positive difference in the regional advertising scene — through our work, our involvement in the community, our advocacy of issues important to the advertising, design and marketing industry, and through the people we help and mentor in business.

For nearly 60 years, AAF Spokane has annually identified exceptional regional advertising professionals who meet this criteria by recognizing them as an Advertising Professional (Ad Pro) of the Year.

Recipients are nominated by members of the regional advertising community and are selected after a thorough vetting process by a committee of past Ad Pro recipients and representatives from the AAF Spokane board.

Receiving this award is not easy, and it is a recognized highlight in the careers of all to receive it.

Deadline to submit nominations for our 2018 Ad Pro was Monday, January 21, 2019.

Current Ad Pro

Ryan Stemkoski
Zipline Interactive | Partner

Ad Pro of the Year Winner for 2017

Ad Pro Criteria

The Ad pro nominee should be actively involved in regional advertising, design or marketing and should also participate as an AAF Spokane member. They should be exceptional through their work, involvement, leadership, and dedication. Your nomination should be based on what they are doing recently, rather than acknowledging a lifetime of achievement.

Recipients are nominated by members of the regional advertising community and are selected after a thorough vetting process by a committee of past Ad Pro recipients and representatives from the AAF Spokane board.

Nominate an Ad Pro

Please fill out and submit the below form explaining why you feel this person should be considered for the Advertising Professional of the Year.

Past Ad Pros

AAF Spokane would like to thank all of these past Ad Pros for their commitment to AAF Spokane and our community.

2016, Rick Hosmer, Klündt | Hosmer Design
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