SOUTHWEST ADVERTISING HALL OF FAME 2012 CLASS ANNOUNCED


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SOUTHWEST ADVERTISING HALL OF FAME 2012 CLASS ANNOUNCED

AAF Dallas to Host Induction Luncheon on October 15, 2012

DallasJune 28, 2012 ─The Tenth District of the American Advertising Federation(AAF), encompassing Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, is proud to announce the 2012 Induction Class of the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame. This will be the fifth class inducted. Each of the six distinguished honorees has made significant contributions to the advertising industry and in his community.
AAF Dallas will host an inductee ceremony and luncheon recognizing the 2012 class of the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame on Monday, October 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas. Visit the “upcoming events section” atwww.aafdallas.orgto reserve tickets and access sponsorship information.
2012 inductees include:

Norman Brinker(deceased) of Dallas was a noted restaurateur who founded the Steak and Ale Restaurant chain in 1966. After growing the chain and selling it to Pillsbury ten years later, he stayed on to lead that company’s portfolio of brands, including Burger King, where he introduced the ground breaking advertising campaign that became known as “The Burger Wars.” After leaving corporate life, Brinker purchased Chili’s Grill and Bar and expanded its 23 locations to create the “casual dinnnerhouse.” In 1982, Brinker and his then wife Nancy founded Susan G. Komen for the Cure, one of the most effective non-profit organizations and a leader in the fight against breast cancer.

Chuck Carlberg of Houston is the Principal/Brand Creative Director for Richards/Carlberg. His work has been recognized by every major advertising creative competition from Houston to New York. His awards include several National ADDYS, CLIOS, numerous medals from New York Art Directors Clubs, Gold Medals from the Dallas Society of Visual Communicators, and more the 100 Gold Medals from AAF-Houston and the Art Directors Club of Houston. Chuck Carlberg has also been honored by AAF-Houston with the Silver Medal for outstanding work in advertising and the community.

Bill Fogarty and Rich Kleinof Houston are co-owners of FKM, a Top 50 Agency that has been open for 32 consecutive years. They’ve been the agency of record for national and regional accounts such as Chef Boyardee, Pam, Rotel, Ranch Style Beans, Advance Auto Parts, Popeye’s, Builders Square, Randall’s Supermarkets, Shiner Beer, Mission Foods and many more. Fogarty and Klein’s list of volunteer efforts is long, including the YMCA, the Susan Komen Foundation, American Diabetes foundation, the United Way, March of Dimes, various food pantry and grocery store initiatives and more.

William L. (Bill) Hill(deceased) of Dallas was Chairman of Levenson and Hill. His advertising career spanned over 50 years, beginning as a young advertising pioneer who embraced the “creative revolution” of the 1960’s. His creative mark was imprinted on clients such as Zales, Radio Shack, Southwest Airlines, Six Flags Over Texas, Church’s Chicken and the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Hill and his agency also created a holiday tradition of giving, purchasing desks for Guatemalan schoolchildren, building a playground for a Dallas foster mother of a dozen special needs children, sponsoring scholarships and supporting a wide variety of civic and religious organizations.

Tom Kalaharof Dallas is the Chairman and CEO of Camelot Strategic Marketing and Media, founded in 1983 after a distinguished career serving in a variety of increasingly more responsible positions with two of America’s most respected companies – Proctor and Gamble and Dr. Pepper/7-Up. Today, Kalahar and Camelot provide marketing and media services to clients such as Southwest Airlines, 7-Eleven, AT&T, Neiman Marcus, and Guitar Center, among other major U. S. corporations. Kalahar is actively involved in such charities as Juvenile Diabetes foundation, Ronald McDonald Houses, DREAM Fund and Multiple Sclerosis. He also serves or has served on the boards of JDRF, NAACP and the Tom Joyner Foundation (supporting historically black colleges and universities).

“This tremendous group of honorees have differentiated themselves by their exemplary careers, the betterment of advertising and its reputation and their volunteer efforts outside the workplace,” said Randy Kemp, co-chair, Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame.

The Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame was created by the Tenth District of the American Advertising Federation to honor men and women from the region who have distinguished themselves in the advertising industry. Inductees need not be a member of the AAF Tenth District.Inductees will automatically be nominated for the National Advertising Hall of Fame as they become eligible.

About the Tenth District of the American Advertising Federation

The Tenth District of the American Advertising Federationrepresents the affiliate advertising clubs and federations of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in Arkansas, Western Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The AAF is the only national grassroots trade association to encompass all segments of the advertising industry, including advertisers, agencies, corporate marketing departments, broadcast and print media companies, industry suppliers, college chapters and national trade associations engaged in various advertising pursuits.

About the AAF Dallas
Founded in 1908, AAF Dallasis nearly 1,000 members and is affiliated with the Tenth District of the American Advertising Federation, part of AAF’s national network of more than 200 ad clubs and 40,000 professionals. AAF Dallas, AAF’s 2010-2011 Division 1 Club of the Year, strives to elevate the success of the advertising community through innovation, creative excellence, collaboration, professional development, education and philanthropic endeavors. To find out how to get involved in the Dallas ad community, visit www.aafdallas.org.
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