2023 STAR AWARDS GALA
Ever wonder how nominee selection and voting works for Star Awards?
Here's what you need to know!
Those who won an award for a specific category the previous year are not eligible to be nominated for that same category the following year, however they can be nominated for other categories if applicable.
Each company can submit one nomination ballot for first round of voting.
Nominees must be in the Houston Market.
TV, Radio, Out of Home and Print companies will receive 20 votes in addition to their membership.
If there is no membership, then they will just receive 20 votes.
Agencies receive 10 votes in addition to their membership.
If there is no membership, they will just receive 10 votes.
MAH Members receive the number of votes outlined in their membership, in addition to their given votes.
Example: If KHOU has a 5 person membership, they will receive 25 votes (5 for their membership, 20 for being a TV station)
Individual members are eligible to vote.
First round of voting—the top three or four nominees for each round will move on to the final round of voting.
For categories, like MAH Rising Star and Market Rock Star or any category where there is a close tie, four will move on to the final round of voting.
Each nominee for the final round of voting will be sent an essay to complete, as part of their overall score.
Essays will be sent to 10 out-of-market judges who will submit their ballots to the CPA.
All essay scores and voting scores will be submitted to a CPA to tabulate the final winner for each category.
Scoring is 55% voting and 45% essay for final scores.
Congratulations to our 2022 Media Alliance of Houston Star Awards Recipients!
Digital Sales Professional (All Media)
Leslie Poroo, iHeart Media
Out of Home or Print Account Executive
Sari Chase, Houston Chronicle
Out of Home or Print Media Manager or VP
Jeni Heard, Houston Chronicle
Sports Team Professional
Bill Zachry, Professional Sports
On-Air TV Personality
Deborah Duncan, KHOU
Local TV Account Executive
Kim Ryan, Telemundo
TV Sales Manager or Director of Sales
Patricia Buchanan, Telemundo
TV News Director
Dave Strickland, KPRC
TV Market Manager or VP
Tony Canales, Telemundo
Radio Producer or News Director
Laurie Johnson, Houston Public Media
Radio On-Air Personality
Sarah Pepper, Audacy
Local Radio Account Executive
Robert Hartye, Houston Public Media
Radio Sales Manager or Director
Millie Adan-Garza, Houston Public Media
Radio Program Director or Operations Director
Kyle Claude, Houston Public Media
Radio Market Manager or VP
Lisa Shumate, Houston Public Media
Promotions Director or Marketing Professional
Abby Anderson, KPRC
Local Media Sales Assistant or Traffic Assistant
Summer Salas, KTRK
Local Community Affairs Director
Dale Lockett, KHOU
Local Agency Support Staff
Charity Cain, Love Advertising
Local Agency Account Service/Brand Management
Virginia Vorster, Love Advertising
Local Agency Buyer
Amanda Rossy, BrivicMedia
Local Agency Planner
Marlena Majoie, Love Advertising
Local Agency Digital Professional
Sheryl Grigsby, Briggs and Caldwell
Local Agency Media Director or Associate Media Director
Kelley Robinson, BrivicMedia
Tina Murray, Mind Dance Marketing
Agency of the Year (Small)
Briggs & Caldwell
Agency of the Year (Large)
MAH Rising Star
Maria De La Riva, Love Advertising
Market Rock Star
Kelley Rodriguez, Love Advertising