Thank you all to our wonderful chairs, committees, and sponsors

that made our awards night one to remember!

Congratulations to our Silver Star honoree, Judy Lakin, and to all of our winners!

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 Digital Sales Professional (OOH, Print, Radio, & TV Exclusive)

Angela Wilson, iHeart Radio


Digital Sales Professional (Digital Exclusive)

Stacy Hooper, Centro


 Digital Sales Manager (All Media)

Tammy Guest, KTRK


Out of Home or Print Account Executive

Karen Hernandez-Lix, Outfront Media


Out of Home or Print Media Manager or VP

Chris O'Donnell, Outfront Media


Sports Team Professional

Lacey Berlau, Houston Texans


On-Air TV Personality

Tom Koch, KTRK


Local TV Account Executive

Celina Bautovich, KHOU


TV Sales Manager or Director of Sales

Millie Adan Garza, Houston Public Media


TV News Director

Sally Ramirez, KHOU


TV Market Manager or VP

Harvey Saxer, KIAH


Radio Producer or News Director

David Fehling, Houston Public Media


Radio On-Air Personality

Sarah Pepper, Entercom


Local Radio Account Executive

Laura Filippone, Cox Media


Radio Sales Manager or Director of Sales

Joe Cesaratto, iHeart Media


Radio Program Director or Operations Director

Josh Adams, Houston Public Media


Radio Market Manager or VP

Eddie Martiny, iHeart Radio


National Sales Manager

Gwen Anderson, KTRK


Marketing or Promotions Director

Lauren Graff, Outfront Media


Local Media Sales Assistant or Traffic Assistant

Lupe Castro, Cox Media


Local Community Affairs Director

Cynthia Cisneros, KTRK


Research Director

Hope Dubois, iHeart Radio


Local Agency Support Staff

Ally Thonsgaard, Richards/Carlberg


Local Agency Account Service/Brand Management

Christy Saxer, Briggs and Caldwell


Local Agency Buyer

Thomas Goggins, Strike Marketing


Local Agency Planner

Kristina Early, Briggs and Caldwell


Local Agency Digital Professional

Kelley Robinson, Brivic Media

Local Agency Media Director or Associate Media Director

Stephanie Weaver McKee, Richards/Carlberg


Agency Principal

Tina Boaz Murray, Mind Dance Marketing


Agency of the Year (Small) 

Briggs & Caldwell


Agency of the Year (Large)

Love Advertising


MAH Rising Star

Kandis Lakin, Outfront Media


Market Rock Star

Judy Lakin, Cox Media

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.