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:

 

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:

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:

 
Agency of the Year 2016

Agency of the Year

2016

Agency of the Year 2014 + 2015

Agency of the Year

2014 + 2015

Agency of the Year 2013

Agency of the Year

2013


MAIPers to Watch 2017

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.

Marianne Bellorín, 2015 Strategist Co:Collective

Marianne Bellorín, 2015

Strategist

Co:Collective

Valerie Nguyen, 2010 Partner Wolf & Wilhelmine

Valerie Nguyen, 2010

Partner

Wolf & Wilhelmine

Bennett Bennett, 2013 Staff Writer The Drum

Bennett Bennett, 2013

Staff Writer

The Drum

Candace Queen, 2014 Senior Designer & Art Director SapientRazorfish

Candace Queen, 2014

Senior Designer & Art Director

SapientRazorfish

Laura Linthicum, 2013 Copywriter Publix

Laura Linthicum, 2013

Copywriter

Publix

Chris Vega, 2010 Copywriter Apple

Chris Vega, 2010

Copywriter

Apple


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:

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

Edward Frankel

SVP, Director of Talent Acquisition

Omnicom Health Group, 2017

Tony Weisman CEO, NA | DigitasLBi, 2016

Tony Weisman

CEO, NA | DigitasLBi, 2016

Susan Credle Global Chief Creative Officer | FCB, 2015

Susan Credle

Global Chief Creative Officer | FCB, 2015

Renetta McCann Chief Talent Officer | Leo Burnett, 2014

Renetta McCann

Chief Talent Officer | Leo Burnett, 2014


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.

Pam Fujimoto MAIP 1995

Pam Fujimoto

MAIP 1995

David Hernandez MAIP 1988

David Hernandez

MAIP 1988

Dhane Scotti MAIP 2003

Dhane Scotti

MAIP 2003

Keith Yamashita MAIP 1987

Keith Yamashita

MAIP 1987


MAIP Mentor of the Year

The Mentor 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 Account Executive | Wing, 2017

Ingrid Patino

Account Executive | Wing, 2017

Tracy Wong Chairman, Co-Founder | WONGDOODY, 2015

Tracy Wong

Chairman, Co-Founder | WONGDOODY, 2015

Chris Lorn Sr. Analyst - MAIP 2011 | Big Spaceship, 2014

Chris Lorn

Sr. Analyst - MAIP 2011 | Big Spaceship, 2014

Aaron Padin Head of Design | JWT, 2013

Aaron Padin

Head of Design | JWT, 2013


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:

John Paul Napelton Account Manager | Blue State Digital NY, 2017

John Paul Napelton

Account Manager | Blue State Digital NY, 2017

Michael Butts Account Manager | McCann Erickson NY, 2016

Michael Butts

Account Manager | McCann

Erickson NY, 2016

Jake Quintanilla Account Executive | DigitasLBi NY, 2015

Jake Quintanilla

Account Executive | DigitasLBi NY, 2015

Donovan Triplett Jr. Account Planner | BBDO Atlanta, 2014

Donovan Triplett

Jr. Account Planner | BBDO Atlanta, 2014


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:

Alexandra DeCespedes Art Director A&G, 2017

Alexandra DeCespedes

Art Director

A&G, 2017

Ramla Ali Art Director RG/A, 2016

Ramla Ali

Art Director

RG/A, 2016

Amy Lai Art Director McGarryBowen, 2015

Amy Lai

Art Director

McGarryBowen, 2015

Candace Queen Art Director DigitasLBi, 2014

Candace Queen

Art Director

DigitasLBi, 2014