History

The E.A. “Pete” Goldsby Silver Medal Award*

The highest personal award presented by the American Advertising Federation– Baton Rouge is the E. A. Pete Goldsby Award, presented each year to the person who has made the greatest overall contribution to the advertising profession. The Goldsby Silver Award is named for the late E.A. “Pete” Goldsby. Mr. Goldsby was the advertising manager of the State-Times/Morning Advocate and gave most generously of his time and talents to the advertising profession as well as many civic, fraternal and charitable activities. After his death in 1954, the Board of Directors of the Advertising Club of Baton Rouge established the Goldsby Award, to be presented to worthy recipients for outstanding contributions in the interest of advertising.

1955 – Foy Bennett
1956 – Roland Caldwell
1957 – Alvin H. Meyer
1958 – Frank Kean
1959 – Vic Ehr
1960 – J.B. Myers
1961 – Charles Garvey
1962 – Lee Herzberg
1963 – Tommy McGuire
1964 – Bob Earle
1965 – Pres Kors
1966 – Allan Brent
1967 – Tom Gibbens
1968 – Jack Sanders
1969 – Annie-Claire Mote
1970 – Roger Davison
1971 – Douglas L. Manship
1972 – Orene Muse
1973 – Ralph Sims
1974 – Charles Manship
1975 – Lamar Simmons
1976 – Charlie Kantrow
1977 – Kevin Reilly
1978 – Jerry Turk
1979 – Mervin Rhys
1980 – Art Root
1981 – Bob Furlow
1982 – Don Stewart
1983 – Jules Mayeux, Grace McElveen
1984 – Don Berlin
1985 – Allen McCarty
1986 – Gus Weill
1987 – Cyril Vetter
1988 – Martin Flanagan
1989 – Sandy Deslatte
1990 – J.H. Martin
1991 – Diane Allen
1992 – Sonny Cranch
1993 – Gus Wales
1994 – Pat Cheramie
1995 – Al McDuff
1996 – Charles East, Jr.
1997 – Gerald Bower
1998 – Rolfe McCollister, Jr.
1999 – Rod Parker
2000 – Otey White, Karen Gaupp-Wozniak
2001-02 – Jensen Holiday
2003 – David Humphreys
2004 – Angela deGravelles
2005 – Gerry Lane
2006 – Greg Milneck
2007 – Jeff English
2008 – Saundra Lane
2009 – Francelle Theriot
2010 – Elizabeth Perry
2011 – Don Cassano
2012 – Julio Melara
2013 – Tommy Teepel
2014 – Curtis Vann
2015 – Jeff Wright
2016 – Steve Davison

* In 2009, in order to better align the club’s award names with District 7 and AAF, the Board of Directors officially voted to change the lifetime achievement award to the E.A. “Pete” Goldsby Silver Medal Award and the volunteer of the year award to the President’s Award.

The President’s Service Award*

The Board of Directors presents the President’s Service Award annually to the member in good standing who has given the most toward the betterment of AAF-Baton Rouge and its activities during the previous calendar year.

1983 – Sandy Deslatte
1984 – Gus Wales
1985 – J.H. Martin
1986 – Bob Davis
1987 – Kathy Milburn
1988 – Kevin Hebert
1989 – Tracia von Dameck
1990 – Jorli Wales
1991 – Gerald Bower
1992 – Karen Gaupp-Wozniak
1993 – Susan Saurage-Altenloh
1994 – Nancy Glaser
1995 – Jeff English
1996 – Elizabeth Perry
1997 – Nicole Duet
1998 – John Carambat
1999 – Margaret Lisi
2000 – Danielle Chapman
2001-02 – Francelle Theriot
2003 – Curtis Vann
2004 – Carrie Brantley
2005 – Carol Shirley
2006 – Saundra Lane
2007 – Jason Feirman, Colleen Jackson
2008 – Ace Bourgeois
2009 – Kelley Criscoe
2010 – Mandy Porta
2011 – Connie McLeod
2012 – Becky Sadler
2013 – Brian Rodriguez
2014 – Trenton Bland
2015 – Theresa Nguyen
2016 – Maggie Bowles

The Ralph Sims Award

Honoring Lifetime Achievement in Advertising Education
Ralph Sims was a member of AAF-Baton Rouge from 1965 till 2009. He served as President in 1967-68 and was honored with the Pete Goldsby Award in 1973. Prior to retiring, Sims worked as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Fidelity National Bank. In honor and recognition of Mr. Sim’s achievements and contributions to our organization, the AAF-BR presents an annual award of excellence to an advertising professional in the Baton Rouge area who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and mentoring of area college and university students in the fields of advertising, design and related fields. The Board of Directors solicits nominations in March of each year and votes for the winner at the April board meeting. The award is presented at the May “Salute to Students” luncheon.

2008 – Ralph Sims
2009 – Karen Gaupp-Wozniak
2010 – Al McDuff
2011 – Otey White
2012 – Martin Flanagan
2013 – Jason Feirman
2014 – Greg Milneck
2015 – Dr. Yongick Jeong
2016 – Dr. Lance Porter

Rising Star Award

AAF-Baton Rouge Board of Directors presents the Rising Star Award annually to the new member who has been the most actively involved in club activities, given the most toward the betterment of the club and set a shining example for other members during his or her first year of membership.

2002-2003 Catherine Noel
2003-2004 Luther Gooch
2004-2005 Jennifer Maturin
2005-2006 Michael Kraxenberger
2006-2007 Kelley Criscoe
2007-2008 David Coner
2008-2009 Hunter Territo
2009-2010 Tiffanie Hunter Pitre
2010-2011 Erin Trabeau
2011-2012 Peter Browne
2012-2013 Josh Chenier
2013-2014 Jay Watson
2014-2015 Barb Braud
2015-2016 Vitalija Svencionyte

The AAF awards Club of the Year for Division and District levels. Our club has a prestigious history having achieved these honors:

National AAF: Division III Club of the Year

4-Time Winners

1994-1995 Karen Gaupp-Wozniak, President
1999-2000 Nicole Duet Latiolais, President
2000-2001 Danielle Chapman, President
2010-2011 Jason Feirman, President

District 7 AAF: Division III Club of the Year

17-Time Winners

1993-1994 Charles East, Jr., President
1994-1995 Karen Gaupp-Wozniak, President
1995-1996 Pierre Guidroz, President
1996-1997 Nancy (Glaser) Steiner, President
1997-1998 Jeff English, President
1998-1999 Elizabeth Perry, President
1999-2000 Nicole Duet Latiolais, President
2000-2001 Danielle Chapman, President
2001-2002 Lee Scioneaux, President
2004-2005 Glen Duncan, President
2007-2008 Carol Shirley, President
2008-2009 Ace Bourgeois, President
2009-2010 Marielle Land Howard, President
2010-2011 Jason Feirman, President
2011-2012 Connie McLeod, President
2012-2013 Hunter Territo, President
2013-2014 Brian Rodriguez, President
2014-2015 Jason Broha, President
2015-2016 Becky Sadler, President

DISTRICT 7 Governors from AAF-Baton Rouge

1949-50 Lee Herzberg, Jr.
1966-67 Annie-Claire Mote
1990-91 Allen McCarty
1992-93 Gus Wales
2001-02 Charlie East
2009-10 Curtis Vann
2011-12 Elizabeth Perry

District 7 Governor’s Award

2002 Jeff English
2003 Kendra Kimmons
2010 Saundra Lane

District 7 Up Your Ad Fed Award

2003 1st Place

District 7 Otis Dodge Memorial Award

1970 Annie-Claire Mote
1996 Gerald Bower
1997 Gus Wales
2005 Elizabeth Perry
2013 Ace Bourgeois

District 7 Donald G. Hileman Award

1988 Dr. Elsie Hebert, LSU
1990 Gerald Bower, LSU
2005 Dr. Anne Cunningham Osborne, LSU
2010 Lance Porter, LSU

District 7 Bolton-Macvicar Award

2007-08 Gerald Bower
2008-09 Amber Goodwin

District 7 Jan Gardner Scholarship

2005-06 Katie East, LSU
2008-09 Mallory Broussard, LSU
2009-10 Jeffrey Noel, LSU
2015-16 Hannah Alkadi, LSU