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Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame


The Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame was created by the Tenth District of the American Advertising Federation to honor individuals from the 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. 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.

Eligible Candidates

Eligible candidates are those individuals, 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.

Nominations are to be submitted via the online form below.

The nominee’s record of advertising and service must have been accomplished in the advertising industry in the United States or with an American company abroad, with connection to the four-state area of the Southwest Tenth District (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas). The Selection Committee considers the election of either living or deceased persons.

Candidates not elected will be considered automatically for selection for two additional years. However, additional nominations or supporting data on behalf of these nominees may be submitted in any year.

The Selection Committee will consider only candidates who have been formally nominated in accordance with the following rules:

1) Each nomination must include a description of the significant contributions the nominee has made to the advertising industry. In what ways was this contribution innovative? How has it impacted the advertising industry over time?

2) Each nomination must include a description of the nominee’s contribution to the betterment of society outside his/her business career.

3) No illustrations, speeches, books or samples may be included.

4) Living Nominees must be present for Induction.

5) Nominee and nominator should be aware that congratulatory ads and sponsorship opportunities will be available for each inductee.

Please submit nomination materials as one combined PDF.
Do not submit illustrations, speeches, books or samples.

The 2023 Induction Class:

David Beckerman began his advertising career with Radio Shack, a nine-store electronics chain based in Boston. As advertising manager, he helped grow sales in both the stores and in the company’s direct-mail catalog business. After Tandy Corporation bought and moved Radio Shack to Fort Worth, Beckerman served as vice president of operations for six years at Tandy.  He returned to Radio Shack as vice president and oversaw one of the largest in-house agencies in the country. Because of his mastery of direct mail marketing, Beckerman served as Secretary of the American Mail Marketing Association, on the Government Affairs Committee for the Direct Marketing Association and as Special Volunteer Advisor to the U.S. Postmaster General.


Allen Brivic is a nationally recognized media expert with over 45 years of experience.  He worked for several national agencies and handled the full range of media assignments for major accounts. Brivic relocated from New York City to Houston in 1987.  In 1992, he formed Taylor-Brivic, a media subsidiary of the Taylor-Smith Group. In 1997, he founded his own company, BrivicMedia, Inc., becoming the only six-time winner of the MAH Houston Advertising Agency of the Year. He has won numerous awards for his media acumen. Throughout his career Brivic has been actively involved in his local community. Currently, he serves on the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute National Council, as well as the Bayou City Art Festival Board.


Kevin Dobbs is known as an advertising professional at Dobbs Printing Company in Odessa, Texas where he was the third generation working as the preeminent printer in the Permian Basin, for his charitable work in his community and for his decades of service to the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Dobbs has made an impact locally, regionally and nationally in the AAF.  He served as President of the Permian Basin AAF, Governor of the 10th District, Chair of the AAF Council of Governors and Chair of the AAF Central Region. For almost two decades he has served as Executive Director of the AAF 10th District. As a leader, Dobbs has always worked to ensure the highest standards of professionalism for the industry.


Jay Hagins has always been the type of individual to say “yes, I will.” In 1980, Hagins served as president of AAF Houston.  He then continued his involvement as the Executive Director of the organization for more than a few decades. In 1988, Hagins was named the AAF 10th District Silver Medal Award recipient. In 2002, the 10th District once again honored him, this time with the Sterling Service Award. In 2015, Hagins was elected and served as Governor of the AAF 10th District. His accomplishments and contributions have impacted multiple organizations such as Texas Tech College of Media & Communications, The Houston Food Bank, the Rotary International and the Houston Society of Association Executives.


Lewis Kornfeld went to work for a one-store electronics company called Radio Shack in 1948, where his work focused on merchandising and advertising. He created catalog advertising for the mail-order business. By 1955, Kornfeld was instrumental in launching its entry into the import/export business in the Far East and opening several dozen company owned manufacturing profit centers, plus the company’s in-house ad agency. He would soon rise to the office of president of Radio Shack. Kornfeld as responsible for getting Radio Shack into the personal computer retailing and manufacturing business. He coined the slogan “The Biggest Name in Little Computers.”  Kornfeld would retire as Vice-Chairman of Tandy Corporation in 1981.


Gordon Law is a highly accomplished advertising professional who has represented the profession with honor. His distinguished career is full of highlights that include several executive-level agency leadership positions, the founding of three advertising agencies and a media buying firm, as well as serving for more than a decade as an adjunct college instructor at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He has served on boards and committees for the Ad Council Dallas, the Dallas Ad League, the Dallas All Sports Association, the United State Olympic Committee, the Kluber Family Foundation and the Semone’s Family YMCA. His accomplishments are a testament to his talent, hard work and dedication to the advertising profession.


Brad Todd has a list of agency clients in a career spanning more than 50 years that reads like an encyclopedia of American business. He started on the agency side in Chicago.  After a few years he moved to the client side and was hired by Frito-Lay and rose quickly to Marketing Director. He specialized in new product and new market development.  After almost 10 years on the client-side Todd made another major career change.  He became one of three principals to start the Richards Group in Dallas. While recognized for his creative brand strategy, Todd would go on to work on some of the most iconic advertising campaigns in advertising history.


Governor’s Award

2023 Mosaic Awards Sponsor

Bill Richmond


Randy Kemp
Program Co-Founder

Phone: 405.627.5700
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Enter the quantity you want to purchase in the box below, then click “Add to Cart.”

Single Ticket: $150.00


Conference Attendee: $75.00

Table of 8: $1,500.00



Select the Ad Size/Qty below then click “Add to Cart.”

Full Page Ad: $1,000.00


Half Page Ad: $750.00



Select the Sponsorship Level below by pressing “Purchase.”

Underwriter: $20,000.00

  • Two tables at event (16 guests)
  • Full Page ad in the event program
  • Logo on all signage, collateral, and website postings
  • Recognition at event as the Underwriting Sponsor

Trophy Sponsor: $10,000.00

  • One table at event (8 guests)
  • Full Page ad in the event program
  • Name on all signage, collateral, and website postings
  • Recognition at event as the Trophy Sponsor
  • Logo on each Hall of Fame Trophy presented

Platinum Sponsor: $7,500.00

  • One table at event (8 guests)
  • Full Page ad in the event program
  • Name on all signage, collateral, and website postings
  • Recognition at event as the Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor: $5,000.00

  • One table at event (8 guests)
  • Full Page ad in the event program
  • Name on all signage, collateral, and website postings
  • Recognition at event as the Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor: $2,500.00

  • Seating for 4 guests at the event
  • Half Page ad in the event program
  • Name on all signage, collateral, and website postings
  • Recognition at event as the Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor: $1,500.00

  • Seating for 2 guests at the event
  • Name on all signage, collateral, and website postings
  • Recognition at event as the Bronze Sponsor

Drink Sponsor (3 Available): $1,500.00

  • Recognition at event as a Drink Sponsor

Past Inductees

Click each year below to view inductees

Nomination Form

Nominate a candidate using the Form below


2020 Inductees

Jim Stuart (Deceased) & Randy Bacon – Fort Worth
Dennis D’Amico – Dallas
Michael R. Levy – Austin
Mark McGarrah & Bryan Jessee – Austin
Brad Snyder – Corpus Christi
Mary Ann Stutts – San Antonio
Adan Trevino – Houston

Governor’s Award
WALO Creative – Dallas


2018 Inductees

Nelda Armstrong – Lubbock
Mike Crawford – Dallas
Ross Cummings – Oklahoma City
Jackie Dryden – Houston
Hymen Childs – Dallas

Governor’s Award
Balcom Agency – Fort Worth


2017 Inductees

The Founders of GSD&M – Austin
The Founders of Stone Ward – Little Rock
Roger Rienstra – Forth Worth
Ann Iverson – Houston
John Murphy – Austin
Rick De Julio – McAllen

Governor’s Award
Moroch – Dallas


2016 Inductees

Locke and Camille Bryan – Houston
Brenda Love – Houston
Bill Young – Houston
Cecil B. “Bud” Phillips – Dallas

Governor’s Award
Lopez Negrete Communications – Houston

2015 Inductees

2015 Inductees

Richard C. Brown – Dallas
Jim D. Johnson – Little Rock
Jack Sweeney – Houston
H. C. Zachry – Abilene

Governor’s Award
GSD&M – Austin

2014 Inductees

2014 Inductees

James P. Goodnight – Dallas
Phil Price – Lubbock
Everett Richard (Dick) Smith – Houston
Michael G. Turner – Houston

2013 Inductees

2013 Inductees

Cliff Gillock – Houston
Raymond Locke – Dallas
Mike Rawlings – Dallas
Shelley Tracy – Dallas
Weldon Weekley – Houston
Shelby Woods – Arkansas
Wayne Woods – Arkansas

2012 Inductees

2012 Inductees

Norman Brinker – Dallas
Chuck Carlberg – Houston
Bill Fogarty – Houston
William L. (Bill) Hill – Dallas
Tom Kalahar – Dallas
Rich Klein – Houston

2011 Inductees

2011 Inductees

Jean William Brown – Houston
Robert D. Brown – Dallas
Amon G. Carter – Fort Worth
Ron Chapman – Dallas
Stan & Barbara Levenson – Dallas
Lyle Metzdorf – Houston
William Neale – Dallas

2010 Inductees

2010 Inductees

George Arnold Brown – Dallas
Audrey Gilbreath – Houston
Warren K. Jordan – Oklahoma City
Herbert D. Kelleher – Dallas
Alex Lopez-Negrete – Houston
Tom Moroch – Dallas
Willard Walbridge – Houston

2009 Inductees

2009 Inductees

Jim Anderson – San Antonio
Bob Bloom – Dallas
Ernest W. Bromley – San Antonio
Norm Campbell – Dallas
Richard J. V. Johnson – Houston
Lionel Sosa – San Antonio

2008 Inductees

2008 Inductees

Ray Ackerman – Oklahoma City
Sam R. Bloom – Dallas
J. Wayne Cranford – Arkansas
Roger A. Enrico – Dallas
Morris Hite – Dallas
Dave Keith – Houston
Fred J. Korge – Houston
Earl Littman – Houston
Stanley Marcus – Dallas
Stan Richards – Dallas
Lowe Runkle – Oklahoma City
Liener Temerlin – Dallas



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