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Silver Medal Award

2018 Silver Medal Awards

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This is a past event

The Chicago Advertising Federation (CAF) has named Kathy Ring,
CEO of Starcom USA
, as the 2018 Silver Medal Award winner. Kathy is the 24th professional and 4th woman to receive the prestigious award.

“Kathy Ring is a stand-out leader within the Chicago advertising community and the industry overall,” said Kim Theiss, VP, Disney Advertising Sales and President, Chicago Advertising Federation. “Kathy’s passion and dedication to mentoring and developing talent, combined with her commitment to the Chicago and Midwest market was truly what made her stand out for our Board of Directors at the Chicago Ad Federation. Kathy is committed and consistently giving back to our Chicago community, and she is making a difference each day.”

“I am truly honored and have been lucky to be surrounded by inventive clients, industrious activation partners and, of course, tremendous co-workers,” said Kathy. “My passion continues to be mentoring, inspiring and supporting talent – and watching them grow into authentic, strong leaders throughout our advertising community.”

A celebration honoring Kathy was held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019.

Past Honorees

2017: Fay Ferguson
2016: Chris Boothe
2015: Tony Weisman
2014: David W. Selby
2013: Rishad Tobaccowala
2012: John Muszynski
2011: Ron Bess
2010: Howard Draft
2009: Carla Michelotti
2008: Betsy D. Holden
2007: William “Bill” Lamar Jr.
2006: John Johnson
2005: Jack Klues
2004: Bob Scarpelli
2002: Ralph Campagna
2000: Rick Fizdale
1999: Bud Frankel
1998: Tom Burrell
1997: Ralph Rydholm
1996: George Lazurus
1985: Joe Sedelmaier
1984: William E. Ross
1983: Keith Reinhard

About the program

The annual Silver Medal Award program was created in 1983 to recognize a distinguished member of the Chicago advertising community for their contributions to the advertising profession, mentorship, support for the broader community, and their accomplishments.

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