Club Awards

Silver Medal

The AAF’s Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. AAF member clubs bestow this honor upon outstanding members of the local advertising community.

  • 2021, Danielle Salley, Chernoff Newman
  • 2017, Andrew Evans, Unum
  • 2015, David Campbell, Chernoff Newman
  • 2013, Shelly Magee, WOLO-TV/ABC Columbia
  • 2010, Margaret Gregory, Providence Hospital
  • 2008, Bonnie Drewniany, USC
  • 2006, Rigby Wilson, WOLO-TV
  • 2005, Cathy Monetti, Riggs
  • 1998, Wayne Adams, The Adams Group
  • 1993, Mary Mills Safko
  • 1992, Marvin Chernoff, Chernoff Silver & Associates
  • 1991, William B. Goodrich
  • 1990, Hal Von Nessen
  • 1989, William E. “Chip” Clary
  • 1988, Billy J. Silver, C&S Bank
  • 1987, Peter Lloyd, Price McNabb
  • 1986, Dianne Bagwell, WIS-TV
  • 1985, Lee Ruef, Cook Ruef & Associates
  • 1984, Howard Hellams, Harper Hellams & Paige
  • 1983, Bill Kauric, Crowson Stone Printing
  • 1982, Billy Deal, SC State Credit Union
  • 1981, Tom Chandler, WNOK-FM
  • 1980, Tom Allen, WIS-TV
  • 1979, Raymon Bigalke, Central Advertising Co
  • 1978, Caldwell Withers, Withers & Carson
  • 1977, Van Newman, Newman Saylor & Gregory
  • 1976, Willis Cantey, C&S Bank
  • 1975, Ora Lee Dantzler, USC – President’s House
  • 1974, Frank Harden, State Telecasting Co.
  • 1973, Cantey Heath, Columbia Outdoor
  • 1972, Albert Scroggins, USC School of Journalism
  • 1971, V. R. Coward, SCE&G
  • 1970, William Duncan, Columbia Newspapers
  • 1969, Richard Laughridge, WNOK-TV
  • 1968, Betty Blair, Barton Blair & Associates
  • 1967, Gene Cline, Carolina Engraving
  • 1966, Robert Isbell, State Bank & Trust
  • 1965, Rufus Haltiwanger, Columbia Newspapers
  • 1964, Earl McIntire, USC School of Journalism
  • 1962, N.E. Brown, Tapp’s
  • 1960, Robert Phillips
  • 1959, Sam Weimer

Member of the Year

The Member of the Year Award was created to recognize a member that exhibits the greatest commitment to the industry and the AAF Midlands through committee involvement, time and resources invested, and their positive impact on our organization.

  • 2021, Herbie Holler, Softdocs
  • 2018, Megan Telencio, Lamar Advertising
  • 2017, Tyler Matthews, Tyler Digital
  • 2016, Danielle Salley, Chernoff Newman
  • 2015, George Fulton, George Fulton Photography
  • 2014, Professional Printers, Professional Printers

Board Member of the Year

The Board Member of the Year Award was created to recognize a board member that exhibits the greatest commitment to AAF Midlands through involvement, time and resources invested, and their positive impact on our organization.

  • 2019-20: Stephanie Hooker, UCI Medical
  • 2018-19: Jeff Lawler, Coldwell Banker
  • 2017-18: Lauren Elliott, Cyberwoven
  • 2016-17: Kiosha Boyles, Richland School District One
  • 2015-16: Lenza Jolley, SCRLA
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