Each year the Trailblazer Award is given to an outstanding Houston business professional who exemplifies the "Made in Houston" spirit and has built companies and organizations through effective communications and responsible corporate citizenship.
As the Founder and Chairman of Amegy Bank of Texas, formerly Southwest Bank of Texas, Walter Johnson has been a long time champion for change and progress for the city of Houston. For decades, Mr. Johnson has made a profound impact on the Texas banking community- providing thousands of job opportunities across the state and creating relationship banking for many loyal clients.
Mr. Johnson has successfully marketed his business by using the local talents of Houston's advertising and marketing community. Philanthropic efforts are also important to Mr. Johnson. Considered a man with a heart of gold, his charitable commitment to our community is unwavering. AAF-Houston is pleased to give him their highest honor.
Proceeds from this black tie event support the work of AAF-Houston, including educational support for local students seeking a career in advertising and marketing.
Due to complications from the storm, we have decided to reschedule the Trailblazer Gala for Friday, October 17th at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.