Society of Excellence

An elite collective of executives, who have been identified by MAIP as individuals of distinction. To be inducted into the society, an individual must be the recipient of one of the following awards.

  • A year in parentheses (EX: (2015)) marks the year that person completed the MAIP fellowship program.

  • A year following a name and comma (EX: First Last, 2005) marks the year that person received the award.

Header photo by Margarita Corporan Photography.

 

Gladiator

The Gladiator Award is a symbol of extraordinary achievement and fearlessness in the corporate arena. Its recipients have been steadfast and unyielding in their pursuit to challenge conventional wisdom and transcend the status quo.

This modern-day Gladiator is the highest caliber executive who takes great pride in leveraging their individual talent to propel their superiors, peers and those that they lead toward the best possible future. This leader is the embodiment of the highest standard of excellence in their organization and community.

Past recipients include:

  Karen Costello, 2018   Chief Creative Officer   The Martin Agency

Karen Costello, 2018

Chief Creative Officer

The Martin Agency

  Tiffany R. Warren, 2013   SVP, Chief Diversity Officer,  Omnicom Group   Founder,  ADCOLOR

Tiffany R. Warren, 2013

SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group

Founder, ADCOLOR

  Doug Alligood   EVP, Horizontal Markets & Chairman, Diversity Council  BBDO

Doug Alligood

EVP, Horizontal Markets & Chairman, Diversity Council BBDO


MAIP Agency of the Year

The MAIP Agency of the Year Award was established to recognize an agency who has made significant contributions to the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program and its alumni.

Past recipients include:

 

MAIPers to Watch - 2018

MAIPers to Watch are selected MAIP alumni, who have made significant strides in their career, recognized as high potentials within their agency and community, and have graduated from the program within the past 10 years.

  Jezz Chung (2013)   Copywriter   Anomaly

Jezz Chung (2013)

Copywriter

Anomaly

  Rishi Magia (2008)   Creative Director   VaynerMedia

Rishi Magia (2008)

Creative Director

VaynerMedia

  Nicole Narváez (2014)   Senior Art Director   Ogilvy

Nicole Narváez (2014)

Senior Art Director

Ogilvy

  Shannon Ross (2012)   Associate Creative Director   Spotify

Shannon Ross (2012)

Associate Creative Director

Spotify

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  Alex Santiago (2010)   Founder   Social Mosaic Communications

Alex Santiago (2010)

Founder

Social Mosaic Communications


Pantheon

The Pantheon Award is given to a transformational leader who is highly regarded as a cultivator, supporter and champion of multicultural talent. This individual has been recognized as a pillar of unwavering strength amongst peers, superiors and the community at-large, for their efforts to propel the advertising and media industry forward in the area of diversity and inclusion.

Past recipients include:

  Tiffany Edwards, 2018   Engagement & Inclusion Director   Droga5

Tiffany Edwards, 2018

Engagement & Inclusion Director

Droga5

  Edward Frankel, 2017   SVP, Director of Talent Acquisition   Omnicom Health Group

Edward Frankel, 2017

SVP, Director of Talent Acquisition

Omnicom Health Group

  Tony Weisman, 2016   CEO, North America   Digitas

Tony Weisman, 2016

CEO, North America

Digitas

  Susan Credle, 2015   Global Chief Creative Officer   FCB

Susan Credle, 2015

Global Chief Creative Officer

FCB

  Renetta McCann, 2014   Chief Talent Officer   Leo Burnett

Renetta McCann, 2014

Chief Talent Officer

Leo Burnett


Paragon

Paragons represent the epitome of top diverse talent within the MAIP community. Those selected are highly regarded by their peers, inside and outside, the industry for the impact he/she has made within their agency, company and/or community. They serve as role models for future generations of talent as they've proven that they can conquer any and all challenges presented to them.

  Bonita Coleman Stewart (1978)   Vice President, Global Partnerships  Google

Bonita Coleman Stewart (1978)

Vice President, Global Partnerships
Google

  Ronnie Dickerson Stewart (2004)   VP, Talent Engagement & Inclusion  Digitas

Ronnie Dickerson Stewart (2004)

VP, Talent Engagement & Inclusion

Digitas

  Monica Sánchez (2000)   Practice Lead, Quantitative Storytelling   Dieste, Inc.

Monica Sánchez (2000)

Practice Lead, Quantitative Storytelling

Dieste, Inc.

  Armon Moore (2006)   Creative Director   Walker & Company Brands, Inc.

Armon Moore (2006)

Creative Director

Walker & Company Brands, Inc.

  Justine Song Henning (1996)   VP, Account Director   HZDG

Justine Song Henning (1996)

VP, Account Director

HZDG

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MAIP Coach of the Year

The #MAIPCoach of the Year Award honors an individual who has gone above and beyond their responsibilities to provide consistent guidance and outreach to their mentee. They’ve not only showcased genuine interest in the rising talent of our community but has also provided excellent direction and fostered the skills necessary for professional and personal success.

Past recipients include:

  Ingrid Patino, 2017   Account Executive (2015)   Wing

Ingrid Patino, 2017

Account Executive (2015)

Wing

  Tracy Wong, 2015   Chairman, Co-Founder   WONGDOODY

Tracy Wong, 2015

Chairman, Co-Founder

WONGDOODY

  Chris Lorn, 2014   Senior Analyst (2011)   Big Spaceship

Chris Lorn, 2014

Senior Analyst (2011)

Big Spaceship

  Aaron Padin, 2013   Head of Design   JWT

Aaron Padin, 2013

Head of Design

JWT


The Clarence Leroy Holte MAIP Fellow of the Year Award

Combining our efforts to recognize the many unique creative fellows nationwide who exhibit a real passion and the promise for the creative advertising field, MAIP and The One Club are pleased to announce The One Club MAIP “Creative Fellow of the Year” Award. Inspired by a 2011 MAIP creative fellow whose resolve to overcome obstacles to become, not just the top creative fellow, but the finest creative in the agency, this new award represents the unrelenting spirit and drive we are looking for in the next generation of our industry’s creative advertising professionals.

Past recipients include:

  Alicia Harris, 2018   Strategy Fellow   Droga5, NY

Alicia Harris, 2018

Strategy Fellow

Droga5, NY

  John Paul Napleton, 2017   Account Management Fellow   Blue State Digital, NY

John Paul Napleton, 2017

Account Management Fellow

Blue State Digital, NY

  Michael Butts, 2016   Account Management Fellow   McCann Erickson, NY

Michael Butts, 2016

Account Management Fellow

McCann Erickson, NY

  Jake Quintanilla, 2015   Account Management Fellow   Digitas, NY

Jake Quintanilla, 2015

Account Management Fellow

Digitas, NY

  Donovan Triplett, 2014   Strategy Fellow   Barkley, MI

Donovan Triplett, 2014

Strategy Fellow

Barkley, MI


The One Club / MAIP Creative Fellow of the Year

Combining our efforts to recognize the many unique creative fellows nationwide who exhibit a real passion and the promise for the creative advertising field, MAIP and The One Club are pleased to announce The One Club MAIP “Creative Fellow of the Year” Award. Inspired by a 2011 MAIP creative fellow whose resolve to overcome obstacles to become, not just the top creative fellow, but the finest creative in the agency, this new award represents the unrelenting spirit and drive we are looking for in the next generation of our industry’s creative advertising professionals.

Past recipients include:

  Raquel Ortega, 2018   Art Direction Fellow   WONGDOODY, Seattle

Raquel Ortega, 2018

Art Direction Fellow

WONGDOODY, Seattle

  Alexandra DeCespedes, 2017   Art Direction Fellow   Allen&Gerritsen, Boston

Alexandra DeCespedes, 2017

Art Direction Fellow

Allen&Gerritsen, Boston

  Ramla Ali, 2016   Art Direction Fellow   R/GA, NY

Ramla Ali, 2016

Art Direction Fellow

R/GA, NY

  Amy Lai, 2015   Art Direction Fellow   mcgarrybowen, NY

Amy Lai, 2015

Art Direction Fellow

mcgarrybowen, NY

  Candace Queen, 2014   Art Direction Fellow   GSD&M, Austin

Candace Queen, 2014

Art Direction Fellow

GSD&M, Austin