SOUTHWEST ADVERTISING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2010 CLASS

 
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SOUTHWEST ADVERTISING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2010 CLASS

The Tenth District of the American Advertising Federation is proud to announce
the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame’s 2010 class of inductees. Each of the
seven distinguished inductees has made significant contributions in the
advertising industry and in his or her community.
 
George Arnold of Dallas is the retired CEO of Arnold/Harwell/Sherrill/Carrithers,
later Evans/AFSC, and served clients such as TomThumb and Pilgrim’s Pride.
Arnold, now living in Fredericksburg, is a published author of seven books.
 
Audrey Gilbreath of Houston is the founder and president of Houston’s oldest
and largest African-American advertising agency. Clients have included Shell
Oil, ConAgra Foods and Waste Management. Her outside achievements
include Texas Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Texas Small Businessperson of
the Year of the Small Business Administration and a former director of the
American Advertising Federation.
 
Warren K. “Doc” Jordan (deceased) of Oklahoma City was the founder and
former CEO of Jordan Associates, one of Oklahoma’s largest advertising
agencies. He is a former chairman of the Southwest Council of the American
Association of Advertising Agencies, Chairman of Arts Council of Oklahoma City
and a published author.
 
Herbert D. Kelleher of Dallas is the founder, former president and CEO, and now
chairman emeritus of Southwest Airlines. While at the helm of Southwest, he built
the company into the world’s largest airline in passengers carried. He has been
the driving force behind the brand’s personality, operations, and advertising,
and appeared in SWA advertising and promotions for twenty years. In 2001 he
was named CEO of the Year by Fortune Magazine.
 
Alex Lopez Negrete of Houston is President of Lopez Negrete Communications,
the second largest independently owned Hispanic agency in the United States.
Clients served include Wal-Mart, Microsoft, Miller Brewing and Visa. He is the
past chairman of the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies and was
appointed by George W. Bush to the President’s Advisory Committee on the
Arts.
 
Tom Moroch of Dallas is founder and chairman of Moroch Partners, the largest
U.S. agency for McDonald’s franchisees. He also founded Moroch Latino (now
INSPIRE!), Moroch PR, and Moroch Urban. Tom is active in Ronald McDonald
House Charities International.
 
Willard Walbridge (deceased) of Houston was first vice president and general
manager of KTRK-TV in Houston. Early in his career, he became the first full-time
employed television person in Detroit in 1947. He is a former chair of the
National Association of Broadcasters and was director of the International Radio
and Television Federation.
 
The Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame is a creation of the Tenth District of the
American Advertising Federation, encompassing Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma
and Texas. The mission of the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame is to honor men
and women from this region who have distinguished themselves in their careers,
who have contributed to the betterment of advertising and its reputation, and
who have made volunteer efforts outside the workplace.
More information about the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame and the Tenth
District of the American Advertising Federation can be found at www.aaf10.org.
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Author: Randy Kemp
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