Previous Recipients of the AAF-H Trailblazer Award

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Houston Trailblazer Award Industry Giants and Legends

The AAF-Houston Trailblazer Award was established in 1997 by the American Advertising Federation-Houston to recognize business leaders who have built Houston companies through effective advertising, sound marketing and corporate citizenship. Through their marketing, the Trailblazers have enhanced their companies’ images and the City of Houston’s reputation.

Celebrating an honoree who underscores the strong partnership between the advertising and business communities, the Trailblazer Gala brings together an audience of influential business, media and advertising professionals to honor a remarkable individual who personifies the spirit of the Trailblazer and celebrates that person’s energy, ingenuity, imagination and vision.

Proceeds from the annual gala support the work of the AAF-Houston and help fund scholarships, internships and educational activities for aspiring young advertising and marketing professionals in Houston. Annual scholarships are awarded to college students within the AAF’s Tenth District – Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

The AAF-Houston is the city’s preeminent advertising and marketing communication organization. Founded in 1911, it is one of the oldest professional service clubs in Houston. The promotion of education and excellence in our industry is at the core of the AAF-Houston’s mission.

 

  Stacey Gillman Wimbish President, The Gillman Automotive Group 2015
  Dan Wolterman Retired President & CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System 2014
  Welcome Wilson Sr. Chairman of the Board, Welcome Group, LLC. 2013
  Martha F. Turner Retired President & CEO, Martha Turner Properties 2012
  Leroy Shafer
COO, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2010-2011
  Leslie L. Alexander Owner, Houston Rockets 2009
  Walter E. Johnson Chairman, Amegy Bank of Texas 2008
  George DeMontrond, III President, DeMontrond Automotive Group, Inc. 2007
  H-E-B   2006
  Tilman J. Fertitta Chair, President & CEO, Landry’s Inc. 2005
  John L. Nau, III President & CEO, Silver Eagle Distributors 2004
  Jim McIngvale President, Gallery Furniture 2003
  Bob McNair Founder, Chairman & CEO, Houston Texans
2002
  Richard J.V. Johnson Retired Publisher, Houston Chronicle (Deceased) 2001
  Don D. Jordan Retired Chairman, Reliant Energy 2000
  Drayton McLane Retired Owner & President, Houston Astros 1999
  Randall Onstead, Jr. 
Former President & CEO, Randall’s Food Markets 1998
  Gordon M. Bethune Retired Chairman & CEO, Continental Airlines 1997
       
       

 

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