STAR AWARDS GALA

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      

 

Agency Principal

Tina Murray, Mind Dance Marketing

 

Agency of the Year (Small)

Briggs & Caldwell     

 

Agency of the Year (Large)

Love Advertising

 

MAH Rising Star

Maria De La Riva, Love Advertising

 

Market Rock Star

Kelley Rodriguez, Love Advertising

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.