Thank you for joining us at our Star Awards Gala!

See you in 2021!


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

Lisa Baldon, iHeart Media

Digital Sales Professional (Digital Exclusive)

Lisa Flores, Pandora

Out of Home or Print Account Executive 

Alberto Morales, Clear Channel Outdoor


Out of Home or Print Media Manager or VP

Kristina Shackelford, Community Impact Newspaper


Sports Team Professional

Erik Pulverenti, Professional Sports Partners


On-Air TV Personality

Derrick Shore, KPRC


Local TV Account Executive  

Natalie Hinloopen & Jenny Tucker, KHOU


TV Sales Manager or Director of Sales

Krystan LaChance, KPRC


TV News Director

Rehan Aslam, KTRK


TV Market Manager or VP

Jerry Martin, KPRC


Radio Producer or News Director

Producer Eric, Cumulus


Radio On-Air Personality

Rod Ryan, iHeart Media


Local Radio Account Executive 

Lesley Duncan, Cox Media


Radio Sales Manager or Director 

Tim Gratzer, Cumulus


Radio Program Director or Operations Director 

Jim Pivero, Houston Public Media


Radio Market Manager or VP

Sarah Frazier, Entercom


Promotions Director or Marketing Professional

Rebecca Cantu, KHOU


Local Media Sales Assistant or Traffic Assistant

Rachel Boeding, KHOU


Local Community Affairs Director

Lee Vela, Clear Channel Outdoor


Local Agency Support Staff

Christie Ko, BrivicMedia


Local Agency Account Service/Brand Management

Sheryl Grigsby, Briggs and Caldwell


Local Agency Buyer   

Leah Smith, Briggs and Caldwell


Local Agency Planner

Mia Vieira, Love Advertising


Local Agency Digital Professional    

Amanda Rossy, BrivicMedia


Local Agency Media Director or Associate Media Director

Kelley Rodriguez, Love Advertising


Agency Principal 

Brenda Love, Love Advertising


Agency of the Year (Small)   



Agency of the Year (Large)

MMI Agency


MAH Rising Star

Laura Reid, KHOU


Market Rock Star

Elizabeth Bond, KHOU

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.